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Focus on your Fundraising Foundation: Build a Summer Campaign 

July 11, 2019

By: Amanda Khoury

Summer is here! Though the summer time is typically a slower time for nonprofits, it is the perfect time to dive into fundraising to ensure your nonprofit is ready for year-end. Turn up the heat this summer and create a fundraising plan that will engage and renew donors, attract prospects, build awareness, and plant th… Read More

Planned Giving 101: The Legacy a Donor Leaves Behind 

July 9, 2019

By: Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE

Everyone wants to leave a mark on the world (or at least within their own communities). The Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy found that mark is often charitable donations. Between 2007 and 2061, there will be a Great Wealth Transfer during which an estimated $59 trillion (yes, with a “t”) will b… Read More

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Get Ahead This Summer 

July 3, 2019

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Whether you are an Executive Director who is serving as your organization’s Chief Everything Officer, or a Development Director specifically tasked with creating a fundraising strategy, the first step to raising the money you need to power your cause is creating a plan. How do you do that? First things first, identif… Read More

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Giving Trends 

July 1, 2019

By: Kimberly O'Donnell

Every year, Giving USA releases a report on philanthropy and giving in the United States. The annual report, released on June 18, 2019, gives comprehensive highlights on charitable giving trends in the United States. Due in part to the tax law change or volatile December 2018 market, overall giving is down 1.7%. On the… Read More

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Donor Data 

May 29, 2019

By: Keith White

Whomever coined the phrase “spring cleaning” probably didn’t have donor data in mind. Even still, the age-old tradition of dusting off the cobwebs and freshening things up after a long winter can be helpful for nonprofit fundraisers. 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Donor Data Check for duplicate contacts in your … Read More

5 Tips to Make Your Spring Campaign Blossom 

May 27, 2019

By: Keith White

We know how tempting it can be to take a break from fundraising after the hustle and bustle of year-end giving in November and December. However, spring is a popular time to send out fundraising appeals. Why Launch a Spring Campaign Enough time has passed since year-end giving that fundraisers feel comfortable asking f… Read More

3 Reasons Your Board Isn’t Fundraising and How to Turn Them Around 

May 20, 2019

By: Keith White

There isn’t a nonprofit board that doesn’t shy away from fundraising. Some board members are nervous about making an ask, while some simply disappear when you need them most. But you can turn them around and increase your board’s comfort level with fundraising. 3 Reasons Why Boards Hate Fundraising They think tha… Read More

4 Fundraising Roles Every Board Must Fill 

May 16, 2019

By: Keith White

It’s not enough for your board members to simply make their own donation and call it a day. They have a fiduciary responsibility to your nonprofit. Whether they like it or not, fundraising is part of the deal when they agree to join your board. They don’t get the status without the effort. But you… Read More

Love Letter to Nonprofits 

May 14, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

I love nonprofits. I must. Why else would I voluntarily spend most of my career working 12-14 hour days for less money than the for-profit sector pays? And vacations or retirement? Those are for other people. Because working for a nonprofit isn’t a traditional job. It’s a vocation. A calling. A personal mission. No… Read More

4 Things Middle Schoolers Taught Me About Fundraising 

May 3, 2019

By: Amanda Khoury

As a company dedicated to helping small and mid-size nonprofits, one of the best things we get to do is actually go out into the community and see nonprofits in action. Network for Good staff recently spent the day participating in Junior Achievement USA’s JA Finance Park program, and it was priceless. Imagine a worl… Read More

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