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Help! I Don’t Have an Email Fundraising Strategy 

February 19, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

What’s a good balance of impact stories and fundraising appeals in our email strategy? I’m not sure how to balance the mix of asking for money and talking about what we’re doing. We’re currently sending direct mail appeals but don’t really have an email plan. My preferred balance is listed below. I recommend … Read More

Help! I Need to Raise Awareness During Our Local Giving Day 

February 12, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

Our community foundation is hosting its first local giving day in May. How do I leverage this opportunity to raise awareness for my nonprofit’s mission? Let’s face it – local Giving Days are the best idea to help nonprofits since the Ice Bucket Challenge. Who doesn’t like a 24-hour party where your no… Read More

Help! How Do I Measure Impact? 

February 5, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

What resources do you have on measuring impact and/or program evaluation? Great question! In the last decade, the ability of nonprofits to measure impact and communicate it regularly and effectively has shifted from a “neat idea” to an “absolute must.” Unfortunately, impact measurement is all too often overlook… Read More

Help! I Need to Attract Major Donors 

January 29, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

Can you help us out with our donor messaging (story-telling and/or branding strategy)? We are well along our way to our crowdfunding campaign preparations. Although at this point, we are not 100% confident enough to launch with our current messaging strategy (which we think might need more of a storytelling component).… Read More

Help! My Coworker Doesn’t Respect Our Shared Office Space 

January 22, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

I have a coworker who wears very strong perfume/lotion. Some other staff have issues with allergies, etc. but personally I just really hate the way it smells (imagine a grandma’s attic-type of smell). Some of us have informally asked that everyone do not wear perfumes to work but this wasn’t directed toward the off… Read More

Take the #2020FundraisingChallenge! 

January 21, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

The #2020FundraisingChallenge 52 simple weekly actions for better fundraising results At Network for Good, we help thousands of nonprofits boost fundraising results, save time, and advance their missions. This year, we’ve set out to make fundraising even easier. Dozens of Network for Good staff members and Person… Read More

Help! I Have Volunteers but Nothing for Them to Do 

January 15, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

I have people wanting to volunteer but we do not have a space for them or any events at the moment (small nonprofit operating out of my home). What should I tell the people wanting to volunteer? Just wait until we have events or see if they are interested in other tasks that we need… Read More

Help! I’ve Been Accused of Nonprofit Accounting Misconduct 

January 8, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

I appreciate you taking questions! We just had a bookkeeper quit, citing that she felt it was morally reprehensible that my wage (with a % of my time spent on fundraising) was being wrongfully charged to the Administration accounting class (rather than a Development class). We are in the process of changing our accou… Read More

Help! My Boss Set Me Up for Fundraising Failure 

December 18, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

One of my 2020 goals is to improve the donor experience. However, I’m not sure where to start to see our donation experience through the donors eyes. What’s your go-to method for reviewing and improving donor experience?  First and foremost – congratulations!! This is a very important and all-too-often overlooke… Read More

Your Biggest Nonprofit Board Struggles, Ranked 

December 12, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

During a recent Network for Good webinar, we wanted to know: “What’s your biggest problem with your board?”  The responses were eye-opening. So many of you are struggling with uninvolved boards, members who don’t participate in fundraising, or board members who are resistant to change.   The board struggles… Read More

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