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7 Reasons Why Donors Give (and 1 Reason They Don’t) 

March 9, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

Knowing what motivates your donors to give to your organization is vital to the growth and longevity of your relationship. Have they been personally affected by the issue? Are they eager for ways to give back to their community? Is it part of a family tradition, or did they learn about you through their social… Read More

Help! How Do I Write Stronger Emails? 

March 4, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

I just read the email fundraising strategy post and had a question. [editor’s note: read the post here] I saw the break-down recommendation for what each email blast should be about and wondered if you suggest keeping them separate or combining them? For instance, if we do a post educating people and sharing a st… Read More

Steal This Creative Donor Thank You Idea 

March 3, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

Donors love personalized acknowledgements! Network for Good surveyed thousands of recent donors to find out what would encourage them to give again. 41% said that receiving personalized communication explaining the impact of their continued support would make them much more likely to consider donating again. A similar … Read More

Help! I’m Struggling to Raise Funds Because My Mission Isn’t Appealing 

February 26, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

MEOW Now! (managing and ending overpopulation wisely) is a TNVR  (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) organization. We deal with the free roaming (often referred to as feral) cats throughout our large county.  We are 6 years old and struggle to raise donations. If not for the board donations, we could not operate. We ar… Read More

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

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