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Monthly Giving in 5 Easy Steps 

May 29, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Monthly donors are some of your most loyal supporters. But keeping them engaged takes dedication and planning. Just like growing any garden, you have to cultivate your recurring donors in order to make your program sustainable. Once you have established your monthly giving program, and one-time donors are upgrading to … Read More

Recurring Gifts: The Key to Sustainability 

May 17, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

We all have certain seasons, or months, with lower cash flow than other times of the year. Imagine if that were no longer a concern. Imagine if there were a way to guarantee contributed income without the additional effort of events or multiple campaigns. A monthly, or recurring, gifts program provides the regular inco… Read More

4 Essential Nonprofit Messaging Secrets 

May 10, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Want to know a secret?  There’s a trick to crafting the perfect marketing message for your nonprofit. Put your audience first. We all know people who are all about “me, me, me.” We tolerate them when we need to, but we avoid them as much as we can. On the other hand, we gravitate towards… Read More

Convert Website Visitors into Donors in 5 Easy Steps 

May 3, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

It’s a busy world, full of distractions caused by the onslaught of notifications popping up on our computers and smartphones. As a result, nonprofits that hope to convert online visitors into donors need to focus on their overall website experience. Each element in the process of making a donation, from reading t… Read More

Hygge for the Holidays 

December 25, 2017

By: Lisa Bonanno

As the holiday season peaks and the daylight hours dwindle, it’s time to close our laptops, swap shoes for slippers, and share the gift of time with family and friends. The sounds of clinking glasses and happy voices fill our homes. We know you’ve worked hard all year, especially during year-end, to make a differen… Read More

End Strong 

December 14, 2017

By: Lisa Bonanno

As December 31st approaches, keep your fundraising momentum with these 8 tips: Don’t Make it Hard for Donors to Get to Your Donation Page When you ask a supporter for a donation, direct them exactly to your donation page. Don’t make them hunt for it. In a store setting, customers never have to climb a flight of… Read More

The Afterglow: 6 Steps to Follow After #GivingTuesday 

December 6, 2017

By: Lisa Bonanno

Congratulations on a stellar #GivingTuesday! Now that you’ve had a chance to catch your breath and high-five your team, it’s time to tie up loose ends, take stock of the day, and maximize your efforts going forward. Big opportunities for furthering your cause lie in the long-term potential of your giving day suppor… Read More

Choose the Right Annual Report Format for YOUR Donors 

January 27, 2017

By: Nancy Schwartz

When many of us hear “annual report,” we immediately think of a big book. You know what I’m talking about, a text-heavy, 12- to 24-page booklet printed on thick, glossy stock. I don’t know about you, but my eyelids are growing heavy just thinking about it. Let’s agree right now to step away from the… Read More

Five Things Nonprofits Must Know to Keep Donors 

January 4, 2017

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

In January, Network for Good hosted the Donor Retention Virtual Conference (download free on-demand sessions). As you begin planning donor retention strategies for 2017, keep these five things in mind: 1. You will lose most of your donors – and that’s not hyperbole. The 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project disco… Read More

Two Ways to Transform Your Annual Report from Dull to Dynamic 

December 22, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Raise your hand if your organization continues to produce your annual report the same way each year? You’re not alone. Too many organizations continue to print pricey, time-consuming reports featuring dozens of text-heavy pages. Another challenge? Many organizations shape their annual reports based on internal wants … Read More

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