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How to Master the ABCs of Fundraising 

April 22, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Pablo Picasso famously said one must “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Mastering the fundamentals of any field provides the foundation of success and creativity. You have to know how something works in order to go further and try something new. But where to begin? How do… Read More

3 Essential Spring Campaign Follow-Up Steps 

April 17, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

If your fiscal year ends June 30, chances are you’re planning a spring campaign. You’ve drafted a compelling, donor-driven appeal; branded your online presence; and integrated your messaging into every aspect. You’ve been so focused on launching your campaign. But did you plan your follow-up with as much attentio… Read More

Building the Perfect Spring Campaign 

April 16, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to launch a fundraising campaign. Use this time to engage and renew donors, attract prospects, build awareness, and plant the seeds that sustain your organization. Tailor your spring campaign to: Raise funds to support a new initiative. Expand the impact of your annual g… Read More

The Secret to Post-Event Donor Engagement 

April 10, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Are you doing enough to make the joy and excitement of your event last long after the guests have left, and all the decorations have been packed up? The days and weeks following your event are a prime time to increase your donor engagement (and giving). Extend the red carpet treatment to your post-event communications… Read More

4 Ways to Raise More Money Before, During, and After Your Event 

April 4, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

You’ve planned a smashing event. Your RSVP list is a veritable who’s who of your community. Everyone is buzzing, and when the event rolls around, it’s a hit. Even that one hard-to-please board member is smiling. (You know the one.) So, how are you going to maximize this good feeling and keep the momentum going… Read More

5 Ways to Get More Event RSVPs 

April 3, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Your fundraising event’s success depends on the quantity (and quality) of guests who RSVP (and actually show up). In political campaigns, the “flake rate” tracks the number of volunteers who say they’ll canvas, phone bank, or attend a rally, but don’t show up. Every nonprofit experiences this phenomenon. A hi… Read More

How to Fundraise, Netflix Style 

April 2, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Netflix has forever changed the way we watch our favorite shows and arguably, our general construct of television. Hulu, Amazon, and now Apple are all trying to replicate the Netflix model for their customers. What can nonprofits take away from Netflix’s business practices and incorporate into our fundraising plans t… Read More

3 Event Planning Steps You Can’t Afford to Skip 

April 1, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Fundraising events are a nonprofit mainstay, but they take a lot of time, money, and effort to produce. Creating a solid plan before you launch your campaign, will help create an event that your guests will remember—and won’t break your bank! Vision What’s the first thing you need to decide when planning your eve… Read More

3 Fundraising Myths Debunked 

March 25, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Myths are inspiring stories of gods and goddesses. They can also be widely held, but false, beliefs or ideas. But they’re compelling because they’ve been passed along as fact by so many people for so long. Some have even made their way into the world of nonprofit fundraising and run the risk of putting off… Read More

4 Ways to Show Genuine Gratitude 

March 15, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Thankfulness strengthens relationships, and it’s one of the most important and impactful types of donor communication. Demonstrating your appreciation shows that you value your donors and count them as an essential part of your team. Sending tailored thank you messages creates goodwill and makes donors more engaged w… Read More

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