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Behind the Numbers: Using Your Data to Create Better Donor Experiences 

April 18, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Although we recommend talking directly with your donors to learn what matters to them, one-on-one conversations aren’t the only way to gain valuable information about your donors. Through data analysis of the information in your donor management system, you can obtain insights that will help you create a better exper… Read More

Fundraising Spotlight: Q&A with Rachel Muir 

April 17, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

A sought after fundraising speaker and thought leader, Rachel Muir founded her own nonprofit, Girlstart, with just $500 and a credit card. A winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life award, Rachel is a three-time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, was named “Outstanding Fundraising Exe… Read More

Creating a Major Donor Program: If You Build It, They Will Come 

April 16, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

“The most useful and influential people in America are those who take the deepest interest in institutions that exist for the purpose of making the world better.” — Booker T. Washington Throughout American history, there have been wealthy patrons who have used their money for good—Andrew Carnegie, Madam C.J. Wa… Read More

How Donor Data Management Empowers Nonprofits 

April 11, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

“Segmenting our donors was the engine behind making our year-end campaigns more successful. After a year of using Network for Good, we beat our holiday giving goal by $12K!” – Melanie Burch, Middleburg Humane Foundation Director of Development Middleburg Humane Foundation is a Virginia-based nonprofit founded… Read More

Donor Experience: Converting New Donors to Recurring Donors 

April 10, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

As we mentioned in our recent post, “3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Focus on the Donor Experience,” one of the best ways to find out what a good donor experience looks like is to talk with your current, loyal donors. By listening to what matters to them and what makes them feel connected to your… Read More

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Focus on the Donor Experience 

April 3, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Although it’s unclear exactly how the new tax law will impact charitable donations, nonprofits can’t afford to wait and see. Many nonprofits are now thinking of new ways to attract and retain donors to ensure that funding stays consistent. According to research by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and th… Read More

The New Way to Fundraise for Your Nonprofit 

April 2, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

As a fundraising professional there are always many routes you can take to get to the same result. For example, importing and exporting donor lists from system to system to send out appeal messages or even thank yous vs having all the donor data in one system ready to email out directly, no import required.… Read More

How to Make More Money with Nonprofit Fundraising Events? 

March 6, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

Fundraising events are a nonprofit mainstay, but they typically take a lot of time, money, and effort to produce. Because even the most basic events can run into tens of thousands of dollars, it’s important to squeeze as much return on investment from these big-budget items as possible. All too often, though, many no… Read More

4 Fundraising Ideas to Develop Your Fundraising Plan 

January 16, 2018

By: Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Embarking on a new year—whether it’s a calendar or fiscal year (or both!)—is always an opportunity for a fresh start.  After all, that’s why resolutions are written at the start of a new year.  New year. New goals.  It’s the sa… Read More

5 New Year Resolutions Every Fundraiser Should Make 

January 8, 2018

By: Rachel Muir

You know what takes a lot of inspiration and a truckload of guts?  Fundraising. I learned this the hard way when I started a nonprofit in the living room of my apartment with just $500 and a credit card.  There were days when I second guessed myself but ten years later we raised over 10… Read More

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