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3 Ways to Shape Your Nonprofit’s Message 

June 27, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Knowing what to say is a top concern, according to questions the Network for Good support team regularly fields from fundraisers. The most valuable nonprofit messaging guidance we can share with you is to communicate back to your donors first and foremost with what connects them with your organization; what they care a… Read More

How To Write Memorable Donor Thank Yous 

June 1, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Gratitude comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether your method of choice is an email, a letter, or a phone call; those two little words —thank you— go a long way to brightening someone’s day and making them feel appreciated. A heartfelt, sincere gift acknowledgment can be the difference between a first-time donor a… Read More

Creating Meaningful Donor Relationship with Donor Management 

April 26, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

In order to build meaningful donor relationship that results in ongoing support, nonprofits must optimize the donor experience: the path of a donor’s engagements, interactions, and activities with the organization. With the right tools, building and managing an exceptional donor experience isn’t difficult. Eve… 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

How To Evaluate A Donor Management System For Your Nonprofit 

March 20, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

We’ve all been there: swimming in a sea of spreadsheets, climbing walls of sticky notes, and plowing through piles of note cards, all containing bits and pieces of valuable donor intel that we can never seem to find when we need it. Or worse: Maybe your organization invested in a system that didn’t end up… Read More

Donor Retention Should be a Focus in 2018 

February 6, 2018

By: Liz Ragland

The best way to raise more money is to get more new donors, right? Not so fast. Yes, donor acquisition is definitely a way to raise more money. New donors = new money. But, what about those donors you already have in your database? Those supporters who know your work is worthwhile and have already invested… Read More

Build a Fundraising Plan That Propels Your Nonprofit Forward 

January 12, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

The fundraising landscape has always been rugged terrain: Your team may feel stretched to its limits. Board members have a tough time viewing themselves as fundraisers. And despite continued growth in giving, especially in digital fundraising, most nonprofits lose more than 60% of their hard-won donors every year. Scal… Read More

Here’s How to Skillfully Upgrade Your Donors 

February 16, 2017

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

It’s much easier to upgrade an existing donor than it is to find and attract new ones (and it’s always more cost-effective). But before you start asking donors to upgrade their gifts, it’s essential to understand the reason why donors upgrade their gifts. Although specifics may vary from person to perso… Read More

7 Absolute Musts of a Donor Management System 

November 11, 2015

By: Connie Poulos

Looking for a donor management system or want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your current tool? Here are seven questions to ask when shopping for a donor management system for your organization: Does this donor management system have a nonprofit focus? As a nonprofit, you have unique tasks and a language… Read More

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