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Checklist Your Way to End the Fiscal Year Strong 

June 15, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Father’s Day is upon us this weekend. As we celebrate dad, I’ve been thinking about advice our fathers pass on to us throughout our lives. How fathers have a way of making us feel prepared, informed, and safe. Something about dad also makes me think of lists and the gratifying feeling of checking things off.… Read More

How To Launch a Peer-to-Peer Campaign 

June 14, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

The power of social media combined with the ease of online giving has contributed to the rise in popularity of peer-to-peer fundraising in recent years. These initiatives help nonprofits raise more money by amplifying your message through peer-driven campaigns. How often have your supporters asked what they can do to h… Read More

Monthly Gifts Checklist 

June 12, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

According to M+R’s Benchmarks Study for 2018, monthly giving revenue increased by 40 percent. A monthly, or recurring, gifts program builds a community of loyal, engaged donors; while simultaneously providing the regular income you can depend on. Recurring gifts are also the best prevention against lapsed donors. Som… Read More

6 Successful Major Donor Outreach Activities 

June 7, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Major donors need to be cultivated one at a time. A major gifts program takes time and commitment. The reality is that a small number of donors have the potential to make up a large part of your overall giving total. Reaching out to this group of donors will pay off. Cultivating relationships with major… Read More

5 Ways To Improve Mid-Level Donor Engagement 

June 5, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

For many nonprofits, mid-level donors are the backbone of any fundraising campaign. They’re loyal and generous and have multi-year retention rates. They serve as a bridge between small and major donors. A mid-level donor segment will differ from organization to organization. For some, it will include gift ranges of $… Read More

How To Write Memorable Donor Thank Yous 

June 1, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Gratitude comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether your method of choice is an email, a letter, or a phone call; those two little words —thank you— go a long way to brightening someone’s day and making them feel appreciated. A heartfelt, sincere gift acknowledgment can be the difference between a first-time donor a… Read More

Monthly Giving in 5 Easy Steps 

May 29, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Monthly donors are some of your most loyal supporters. But keeping them engaged takes dedication and planning. Just like growing any garden, you have to cultivate your recurring donors in order to make your program sustainable. Once you have established your monthly giving program, and one-time donors are upgrading to … Read More

Out of The Box Strategies: Q&A with Cortni Grange 

May 24, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

We’re thrilled to have Cortni Grange, Executive Director of Future Leaders & Young Entrepreneurs (FLYE), as our special guest for our next webinar “Out of the Box Strategies for Fundraising Success.” Since its founding in 2013, FLYE has been dedicated to the intersection between athletics, entrepr… Read More

Creating a Recurring Gifts Program 

May 22, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Recurring, or monthly, gifts programs provide the regular income you can depend on, while simultaneously building your donor base. Monthly gifts add a boost to your monthly revenue that can also free you up to tackle additional fundraising efforts. But what’s the best way to create one for your organization? Monthly … Read More

Recurring Gifts: The Key to Sustainability 

May 17, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

We all have certain seasons, or months, with lower cash flow than other times of the year. Imagine if that were no longer a concern. Imagine if there were a way to guarantee contributed income without the additional effort of events or multiple campaigns. A monthly, or recurring, gifts program provides the regular inco… Read More

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