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Technology and Monthly Giving: An Interview with Erica Waasdorp 

August 3, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

In the final installment of our monthly giving series, Erica is talking technology. She’s answering questions about: What goes on behind the scenes. What tools are needed. How can a small nonprofit afford them. Our biggest challenge is setting up an online system that works. We do not want to take credit card numbers… Read More

How to Harness Emotion as You Get Ready for Giving Season 

August 2, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Last week, we introduced a series on four lessons learned from fundraising for real nonprofits in Baltimore. This week, we’re diving into the first lesson: the emotional nature of giving. We’ve said it before– giving is an emotional act. Donors give when they can feel a connection – when they know they are doi… Read More

4 Lessons from the Trenches to Prepare for Giving Season 

July 26, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Here at Network for Good, we’re continuously innovating our platform. The best way we do this is by immersing ourselves in the lives of our nonprofit users to understand the everyday problems they are trying to solve. Last week, during a quarterly business review meeting in Baltimore, our team was challenged to m… Read More

Communicating with Monthly Donors: An Interview with Erica Waasdorp 

July 20, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Editor’s note: Check out the recent webinar that Erica presented with us: How to Create Sustainable Funding with Monthly Donors. Last week, Erica Waasdorp of A Direct Solution answered questions about  getting started with a monthly giving program. In this installment, Erica takes on communicating with monthly dono… Read More

Getting Started with Monthly Giving: An Interview with Erica Waasdorp 

July 13, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Recently, Erica Waasdorp of A Direct Solution presented a webinar on creating sustainable funding with monthly donors. With over 1,000 people participating, it was impossible to answer everyone’s questions live. Luckily, Erica offered to answer your questions in another format: a three-part blog series on monthly giv… Read More

Which Jane Austen Character Has Your Fundraising Style? 

July 5, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

“It is a truth universally acknowledged…” Just like the timeless characters of a Jane Austen novel, fundraisers come with many different personalities. Which one are you? Marianne Dashwood The “sensibility” from Sense and Sensibility, the younger Dashwood sister often lets her emotions dictate her decisions. … Read More

How I Started My First Monthly Giving Program 

June 27, 2017

By: Sandy Rees

Note from the editor: Because our subscribers don’t always have the opportunity to read every post we have published on this blog (over 2,650!), we’ll be sharing some top posts to give you plenty of fundraising and marketing ideas to implement over the next few months. In this post about monthly giving, guest blog… Read More

The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude 

June 14, 2017

By: Janet Cobb

From early childhood, we are taught the magic words: thank you.  I don’t have to tell you that these two simple words can make or break the relationship between an organization and its donors. Most nonprofits know how important it is to send acknowledgment letters after receiving gifts. We dutifully thank our donors… Read More

Turn Up the Heat on Summer Outreach and Results 

June 9, 2017

By: Nancy Schwartz

Note from the editor: Because our subscribers don’t always have the opportunity to read every post we have published on this blog (over 2,650!), we’ll be sharing some top posts to give you plenty of fundraising and marketing ideas to implement over the next few months. In this post from last June, guest bl… Read More

Fundraising with Direct Mail: What Every Small Nonprofit Needs to Know 

June 7, 2017

By: Leigh Reynolds

A solid development plan used to rise and set around direct mail, and while there are many new fundraising channels available today, direct mail can and should still be an important part of your plan. Here are seven steps to executing an effective direct plan campaign that’s also integrated into your overall communic… Read More

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