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Happy National Philanthropy Day 

November 15, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

For over 30 years, November 15 has been a day set aside to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy and the dedicated individuals who work in philanthropic circles. National Philanthropy Day honors the tradition of caring for each other and improving the world. From large foundations to small nonprofits, your impact on co… Read More

7 Last-Minute Tips for a Successful Year-End Campaign 

November 13, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

The days are quickly slipping by, rushing us toward December 31. If your to-do list has had you occupied with other priorities and the end of the year has caught you by surprise, it’s not too late to get started on your year-end fundraising. Follow these seven tips for a successful year-end campaign, even if… Read More

5 Donor Segments for Year-End Stewardship 

November 8, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

If you’ve read any articles about nonprofit fundraising in the last few years, chances are you’ve heard the experts talk about the importance of donor stewardship. Why? Not only does it help your organization build relationships with donors, it helps to retain them. And nothing could be more vital to a successful y… Read More

Win the Race to Year-End: Infographic 

November 7, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Year-end fundraising is the most exciting, demanding, and engaging time of the year. Nearly 30 percent of all charitable giving occurs in December, and 10 percent of all gifts are made in the last three days of the year. With numbers like that, you need to have a year-end fundraising campaign that motivates and inspire… Read More

4 Must-Do Tasks for a Successful Year-End Campaign 

November 6, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

You’re putting together your year-end campaign. You’re doing your research to write the best appeal letters and emails. It’s a lot of work and you wonder, “What if we don’t reach our fundraising goal?” I’ll let you in on a secret–everyone worries about their year-end campaign. But the best fundraisers d… Read More

6 Communication Tips for a Stronger Year-End 

November 1, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Year-end campaign season is here and most nonprofits are busy thinking about how they can stand out to get more donations. Do you send out more asks? Do you post more frequently on social media? What really is the best strategy to reach your fundraising goal? Standing out is a long game that revolves around… Read More

3 Steps for the Perfect Year-End Campaign Story 

October 30, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

It’s 2018 and by now you know that storytelling is a key part of a successful fundraising strategy. We love storytelling because of its unsurpassable ability to connect with supporters. A great story shows donors their impact in action. Sometimes this is easier said than done. Here are three steps to help you tell th… Read More

5-Step Plan to Prepare for Year-End Fundraising 

October 25, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Fueled by the holiday giving spirit and the impending tax calendar deadline, donors are ready to make their year-end donations during the month of December. It’s an important fundraising opportunity for many nonprofits with over 1/3 of all annual donations being made during this month. To make the most of this fundra… Read More

Giving Back on #GivingTuesday: Q&A with Asha Curran 

October 23, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Asha Curran is the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, which was recently named one of the 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits by Fast Company. She leads #GivingTuesday, the global giving movement, as well as a portfolio of global, digitally-driven … Read More

Nonprofit Customer Profile: Maple Farm Sanctuary 

October 18, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Jen Wyglinski proves how essential volunteers are to nonprofits. A freelance writer whose first job was with an international animal welfare group, Jen has been interested in animal welfare and rights for as long as she can remember. When she moved to central Massachusetts, she wanted to get involved with a farm animal… Read More

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