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Women in Philanthropy Profile: Lois Bennett 

March 22, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Our Women in Philanthropy series continues with a Q&A with Founder and Executive Director, Lois Bennett, from Network for Good customer, Feeding Hands. Located in Somerville, New Jersey, Feeding Hands engages individuals, businesses, and churches in addressing the issue of poverty. With a staff of just one other pa… Read More

Women in Philanthropy Profile: Abigail Erickson-Torres 

March 21, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

We continue our ongoing Women’s History Month series celebrating the women working in nonprofits with a profile on Abigail Erickson-Torres, CEO at Bryan’s House, a Network for Good customer in Dallas, Texas. An Evolving Nonprofit For 30 years, Bryan’s House has served children with medical or developmental needs … Read More

Women in Philanthropy Profile: Janet Cobb 

March 20, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

A native of California, Janet Cobb currently serves as one of Network for Good’s Personal Fundraising Coaches. She has lived and worked in Oregon, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, before finally calling Chicago home. Janet has thoroughly enjoyed her professional experiences in the culinary arts, in the high school class… Read More

Women in Philanthropy Profile: Amy Navejas 

March 18, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

For 61 years, Better Health (a Network for Good customer since 2017) has addressed the unmet healthcare needs of Cumberland County’s low-income residents through education, referral, and assistance. Since 2015, Executive Director and CEO Amy Navejas has managed a small team of ten staff. Though they are small, they … Read More

4 Ways to Show Genuine Gratitude 

March 15, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Thankfulness strengthens relationships, and it’s one of the most important and impactful types of donor communication. Demonstrating your appreciation shows that you value your donors and count them as an essential part of your team. Sending tailored thank you messages creates goodwill and makes donors more engaged w… Read More

Women in Philanthropy Profile: Kim O’Brien 

March 14, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Kim O’Brien, Executive Director of Network for Good customer, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, works with nonprofit leaders in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin to provide opportunities ​for leadership development and learning to ​better achieve their missions. Like most executive directors, Kim has 100 balls in … Read More

Tailor Your Communications for Greater Engagement 

March 13, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

The content of your messages isn’t the only way to tailor your communications to each donor. You can also customize the way you communicate and the methods you use. The more you tailor your communication, the more you supporters will welcome your messages. Honing Your Style and Tone The style of your communications w… Read More

9 Best Practices for Communications That Stand Out 

March 11, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

What makes the difference between donor communications that generate a response and action versus those that end up being forgotten? Effective donor communications share common characteristics based on best practices. Here’s how to create a communications plan that results in engaged donors. 1) Know Who You’re Cont… Read More

Network for Good Celebrates Women in Nonprofit 

March 8, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

As we celebrate International Women’s Day (and all of Women’s History Month) it’s worth taking a moment to look at the state of women working in the nonprofit sector. In a field where so many women find their calling, what is it that drives us? In this past year, we’ve seen a massive groundswell of… Read More

Create Communications That Motivate Donors 

March 7, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

To keep supporters engaged, you need to know what motivates them. Communications that connect with what donors care about resonate and generate a response. Let’s look at six motivations that drive supporters to give and how you can craft your communications accordingly. 1) Driven by Mission Donors choose to support y… Read More

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