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The Next Big Thing in Fundraising: Emoji Appeals 

April 1, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

We all know that mobile technology is changing the way we communicate, work, and give. It was only a matter of time before the popularity of emojis, those cute little icons you see in text messages and social media updates, made their way onto the fundraising scene. Now, entire appeals are being written just with… Read More

Fundraising Benchmarks, Donor Data, and You: A Q&A with Heather Yandow 

March 30, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

I’m a big fan of Heather Yandow from Third Space Studio. Heather produces a labor of love for small and mighty nonprofits: The Individual Donor Benchmark Report (IDBR). The IDBR highlights fundraising data trends for nonprofit organizations with annual budgets under $2 million. If you’d like to share your organizat… Read More

Giving Across Generations: 5 Questions to Consider 

March 16, 2016

By: Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE

From Network for Good: Segmenting donors by age is made easier when you can store and track accurate donor data. Save time and raise more money with Network for Good’s new donor management system. Schedule a demo now. There’s no question that fundraising today is no longer “one size fits all.” In fact, i… Read More

The Benefits of .ngo and .ong: Q&A with Enset’s Jeri Curry 

February 25, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

  Have you heard about the new .ngo and .ong domains? Read my Q&A with Enset’s Jeri Curry and find out more about these new domain names and how they could impact your nonprofit’s credibility. What’s the big deal about the new .ngo & .ong domains? Why are they important? Jeri Curry: The .ng… Read More

5 Opportunities to Boost Giving, Donor Loyalty, and Job Satisfaction 

February 9, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Most communications and development teams aren’t communicating, cooperating, or collaborating with each other. But there’s good news: This disconnect is fixable.… Read More

More Ways to Find and Nurture Your Top Major Gift Prospects, Part 2 

January 26, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Read Part 1 for success factors one through four. As soon as I heard about Major Gift Fundraising: Unlocking the Potential for Your Nonprofit—a groundbreaking report marrying findings from the authors’ first-ever study of 662 small and midsized nonprofits with existing data on major gift fundraising—I was eager t… Read More

Find and Nurture Your Top Major Gift Prospects, Part 1 

January 22, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Can small and midsized nonprofit organizations like yours raise major gifts? Finally, thanks to Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, and friends, we have the answer—a resounding yes—and specific recommendations to get you there. Amy, together with Adrian Sargeant, director of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, and research… Read More

2016 Fundraising Trends and Opportunities 

January 20, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

Try these three key opportunities for small and mid-sized nonprofits to boost individual giving.… Read More

A Quick Look at Year-End Giving Data 

January 13, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

How was your year-end fundraising season? At Network for Good, we’re pleased to report growth in all major giving metrics from 2015 and in December. Here’s a brief teaser of our full Digital Giving Index which will be released in the coming weeks. (All stats come from 2015 donation data from the Network for… Read More

Happy Holidays from Network for Good! 

December 24, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

It’s the season of giving! The biggest giving days of the year are still ahead of us (in 2014, 12% of giving happened in the last 3 days of the year) so be sure your donation page is in good shape for those generous procrastinators! From all of us at Network for Good, happy year-end… Read More

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