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Stewardship Techniques to Build Donor Relationships 

September 6, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

A nonprofit organization’s success depends on the strength of its relationships with its donors. Those relationships are built on each donor’s sense of partnership and confidence that their gifts are making the impact they intend. The goal of donor stewardship is to build engagement and a commitment to ongoing supp… Read More

Go Back to School with Network for Good University 

September 5, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

September’s here and you know what that means. It’s time to go back to school! Welcome to Orientation! The learning never stops at Network for Good University, where class isn’t just for kids anymore. We know you’re always searching for the latest and greatest information that will set you up for fundraising su… Read More

7 Digital Practices to Win Donors’ Hearts 

August 30, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Technology has changed the nonprofit landscape—and your job—in more ways than one. A digital strategy is essential to the success of your fundraising campaigns. Use your donor management system to analyze your donor data and segment your donors into groups to target your campaigns for better fundraising results. Th… Read More

3 Ways to Efficiently Fundraise with Donor Management 

August 23, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Improving your fundraising efficiency all comes back to donor management. All the inspiration and motivation you arouse in your donors means nothing if you don’t have the proper tools to track their engagement, record their donations, thank them for their support—and contact them again. The right donor management s… Read More

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

August 21, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

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

How to Inspire Donors Across Generations 

August 16, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

The changing of the guard is as old as time. It can be a bumpy road if you don’t plan for it. The older donor generations can feel pushed out of the very causes they helped launch. Meanwhile, the younger generations cry out for change and inclusion. How do you reach across the generations and… Read More

Infographic: Bridging the Donor Generation Gap 

August 14, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Bridging the donor generation gap is a struggle every nonprofit faces. One of the constants of nonprofit work is the need to cultivate the next generation of donors and activists. At the same time, you don’t want to ignore donors who have been loyal, longtime supporters. Successfully engaging multiple generations ens… Read More

4 Messaging Strategies to Turn Advocates Into Donors 

August 9, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Every nonprofit fundraiser has a dual objective—cultivate existing donors and grow your base by prospecting and acquiring new donors. One area to focus on is activating your organization’s advocates or non-donor groups (volunteers, program participants and their families, community partners, etc) to donate. Not onl… Read More

3 Ways to Engage Younger Donors 

August 7, 2018

By: Liz Ragland

How can we get younger people to donate to our organization? What’s the silver bullet to getting more younger donors? This is a common issue that many nonprofits encounter regardless of how long they have been around or how big their donor base is.  Well, as we all know, there really isn’t a silver bullet… Read More

9 Tips to Write a Winning Nonprofit Message 

August 2, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Every nonprofit has multiple messages to tell, from your mission and organizational history to the story of the community you serve. You share your story every day—with donors, volunteers, staff, foundations, community partners, journalists. Think of the stories that keep people coming back time and again. They all h… Read More

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