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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

Help! I’m in Charge of Everything and I’m Overwhelmed 

December 11, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

I need help prioritizing. I have some volunteers but I’m still in charge of everything. I’m currently directing our programming, managing day-to-day operations, and fundraising. Out of all the things I have to get done (and want to do to grow), what are the top things I can do that will maximize impact? Here’… Read More

The 6 Reasons Your Monthly Donors Cancel 

December 10, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

Recurring donors are every fundraiser’s dream! They believe in your mission, they are easier to retain year-over-year, and they help your organization to do more to achieve its mission. So, when recurring donors cancel, it can feel like the sky is falling! That’s why Network for Good surveyed 3,000 year-end donors … Read More

Why Donors Give: Infographic 

December 9, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

We asked 3,000 year-end donors to tell us why they gave to find out what they care about most. Our conclusion: donors give out when they believe in your mission and know you do good work in the community you serve. They don’t care as much about self-interested reasons for giving, such as knowing someone… Read More

Steal This Creative Donor Thank You Idea For Year-End 

December 6, 2019

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

Elevate Your Year-End Fundraising: Infographic 

December 5, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

As temperatures cool down, donations are heating up. It’s time to gather your equipment, grab your map, and get started on the trek to year-end with these tips and our top-rated Donor Management System. Use this infographic to help you reach the year-end summit!   Read more on The Nonprofit Blog … Read More

Help! I’m Bitter About Small-Dollar Donations 

December 4, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

We hold a fundraiser once a year in June, and in June 2018 we sold a private event where Santa comes to your house and gives (your gifts) toys to your kiddos.   We reached out to the two donors who purchased the events and never heard back from one donor…until yesterday! It is a year… Read More

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