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8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign 

December 11, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

Whether you’ve prepared all year for December fundraising or are playing catch up, there are still opportunities to make simple changes to help raise more money for your cause this year. Use this quick checklist to improve your odds of making the most out of this season of giving: 1. Simplify your nonprofit home … Read More

When #GivingTuesday Donors Give and What It Means for Your Nonprofit 

November 19, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

On a fundraising day like #GivingTuesday, what times are people most likely to give? I asked our on-staff data dude, Curtis, to show me when donors made donations through the Network for Good platform on #GivingTuesday 2014. Here’s a chart showing an hourly distribution of 30,106 donations made totaling $2.69 million… Read More

Year-End Fundraising Through the Lens of Donor Engagement 

November 4, 2015

By: Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE

Fall is a busy time of year. Whether it’s getting the kids back to school or the quick transitions between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, there are many reminders that the dog days of summer are long behind us. On top of all that, we are looking squarely in the face of the year-end… Read More

How To Get Donations? 14 Reasons Why People Donate 

October 6, 2015

By: Network for Good

We want to get back to basics and remind you why people convert from supporters (or even skeptics) to donors.… Read More

Fear Factor: Help Your Board Conquer Fundraising Phobias 

July 10, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

“Fundraising is the F-word to many board members.” —Gail Perry, Fired Up Fundraising It’s all too common for board members to avoid fundraising for your nonprofit because it can cause a lot of anxiety—even downright fear. We asked Rachel Muir, vice president of training at Pursuant and founder of Girlstart, t… Read More

5 Traits of Great Board Members 

June 23, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

A great board member offers so much to your organization, from specialized professional expertise to high-level fundraising. It can be a challenge to build an A-team board—or even know what to look for—so we asked Rachel Muir, vice president of training at Pursuant and founder of Girlstart, to shine some light on t… Read More

The 5 Cs of Great Nonprofit Storytelling 

May 26, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Crafting a fundraising campaign that tells a story about your organization’s mission or successes is a super-effective way to make emotional connections with your donors. But what goes into writing an email that tells a great nonprofit story? Five things, to be exact. Conveniently, they all start with C: Core message… Read More

3 Ways Visuals Make Your Nonprofit Annual Report Shine 

April 3, 2015

By: Andrea Brody

Your nonprofit annual report is an excellent opportunity to show supporters the great work you’re doing and make them feel good about their decision to donate to your nonprofit. However, many organizations get caught up in the finances and program metrics that are included in annual reports and forget to feature the … Read More

Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Monthly Giving Program 

March 4, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

When you’re investing your nonprofit’s limited resources in donor acquisition and marketing, it’s crucial to find ways to maximize that investment. The secret is to build value over time with your monthly giving program. You want to get new donors in the door, but it’s even more important to get them to stick a… Read More

5 Crowdfunding Lessons You Can Put Into Action Right Now 

February 25, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Want to test the crowdfunding waters? Instead of jumping in head first with, say, your big end-of-year annual appeal, try applying this quick and easy crowdfunding checklist to a targeted campaign. 1. Set a single goal. Rally donors around a single goal that’s relevant to your organization. Let’s use the example of… Read More

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