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4 Ways to Raise More Money Before, During, and After Your Event 

April 4, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

You’ve planned a smashing event. Your RSVP list is a veritable who’s who of your community. Everyone is buzzing, and when the event rolls around, it’s a hit. Even that one hard-to-please board member is smiling. (You know the one.) So, how are you going to maximize this good feeling and keep the momentum going… Read More

5 Ways to Get More Event RSVPs 

April 3, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Your fundraising event’s success depends on the quantity (and quality) of guests who RSVP (and actually show up). In political campaigns, the “flake rate” tracks the number of volunteers who say they’ll canvas, phone bank, or attend a rally, but don’t show up. Every nonprofit experiences this phenomenon. A hi… Read More

How to Fundraise, Netflix Style 

April 2, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Netflix has forever changed the way we watch our favorite shows and arguably, our general construct of television. Hulu, Amazon, and now Apple are all trying to replicate the Netflix model for their customers. What can nonprofits take away from Netflix’s business practices and incorporate into our fundraising plans t… Read More

3 Event Planning Steps You Can’t Afford to Skip 

April 1, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Fundraising events are a nonprofit mainstay, but they take a lot of time, money, and effort to produce. Creating a solid plan before you launch your campaign, will help create an event that your guests will remember—and won’t break your bank! Vision What’s the first thing you need to decide when planning your eve… Read More

3 Fundraising Myths Debunked 

March 25, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Myths are inspiring stories of gods and goddesses. They can also be widely held, but false, beliefs or ideas. But they’re compelling because they’ve been passed along as fact by so many people for so long. Some have even made their way into the world of nonprofit fundraising and run the risk of putting off… Read More

4 Ways to Show Genuine Gratitude 

March 15, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Thankfulness strengthens relationships, and it’s one of the most important and impactful types of donor communication. Demonstrating your appreciation shows that you value your donors and count them as an essential part of your team. Sending tailored thank you messages creates goodwill and makes donors more engaged w… Read More

Tailor Your Communications for Greater Engagement 

March 13, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

The content of your messages isn’t the only way to tailor your communications to each donor. You can also customize the way you communicate and the methods you use. The more you tailor your communication, the more you supporters will welcome your messages. Honing Your Style and Tone The style of your communications w… Read More

9 Best Practices for Communications That Stand Out 

March 11, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

What makes the difference between donor communications that generate a response and action versus those that end up being forgotten? Effective donor communications share common characteristics based on best practices. Here’s how to create a communications plan that results in engaged donors. 1) Know Who You’re Cont… Read More

Network for Good Celebrates Women in Nonprofit 

March 8, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

As we celebrate International Women’s Day (and all of Women’s History Month) it’s worth taking a moment to look at the state of women working in the nonprofit sector. In a field where so many women find their calling, what is it that drives us? In this past year, we’ve seen a massive groundswell of… Read More

Create Communications That Motivate Donors 

March 7, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

To keep supporters engaged, you need to know what motivates them. Communications that connect with what donors care about resonate and generate a response. Let’s look at six motivations that drive supporters to give and how you can craft your communications accordingly. 1) Driven by Mission Donors choose to support y… Read More

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