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Help! Coronavirus Might Force Me to Cancel My Fundraising Event 

March 11, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

Hi. How do I go about creating a plan B in case my spring gala gets canceled because of coronavirus fears? It’s at the end of April. (Or really any worst-case scenario. All of this has really made me realize that my org tends to put all its eggs into one basket with no backup… Read More

7 Reasons Why Donors Give (and 1 Reason They Don’t) 

March 9, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

Knowing what motivates your donors to give to your organization is vital to the growth and longevity of your relationship. Have they been personally affected by the issue? Are they eager for ways to give back to their community? Is it part of a family tradition, or did they learn about you through their social… Read More

Help! How Do I Write Stronger Emails? 

March 4, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

I just read the email fundraising strategy post and had a question. [editor’s note: read the post here] I saw the break-down recommendation for what each email blast should be about and wondered if you suggest keeping them separate or combining them? For instance, if we do a post educating people and sharing a st… Read More

Steal This Creative Donor Thank You Idea 

March 3, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

Donors love personalized acknowledgements! Network for Good surveyed thousands of recent donors to find out what would encourage them to give again. 41% said that receiving personalized communication explaining the impact of their continued support would make them much more likely to consider donating again. A similar … Read More

Help! I’m Struggling to Raise Funds Because My Mission Isn’t Appealing 

February 26, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

MEOW Now! (managing and ending overpopulation wisely) is a TNVR  (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) organization. We deal with the free roaming (often referred to as feral) cats throughout our large county.  We are 6 years old and struggle to raise donations. If not for the board donations, we could not operate. We ar… Read More

Register Now for Network for Good’s Upcoming Virtual Conference 

February 25, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

Network for Good’s next Virtual Conference is coming up soon! Join us on March 4 for a free fundraising conference featuring nonprofit superstars and experts. This Virtual Conference will focus on the future of fundraising. Learn everything from how to get results (and track them with analytics), direct mail, e… Read More

Help Create the First-Ever Small Nonprofit Fundraising Benchmarks! 

February 24, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

Help Network for Good create the first-ever Small Nonprofit Fundraising Benchmarks Study! Before now, small nonprofits had to rely on fundraising benchmarks set by organizations with large budgets, thousands of donors, and nationwide reach. Network for Good is developing fundraising benchmarks for nonprofits like yours… Read More

Help! I Don’t Have an Email Fundraising Strategy 

February 19, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

What’s a good balance of impact stories and fundraising appeals in our email strategy? I’m not sure how to balance the mix of asking for money and talking about what we’re doing. We’re currently sending direct mail appeals but don’t really have an email plan. My preferred balance is listed below. I recommend … Read More

Help! I Need to Raise Awareness During Our Local Giving Day 

February 12, 2020

By: Andrea Holthouser

Our community foundation is hosting its first local giving day in May. How do I leverage this opportunity to raise awareness for my nonprofit’s mission? Let’s face it – local Giving Days are the best idea to help nonprofits since the Ice Bucket Challenge. Who doesn’t like a 24-hour party where your no… Read More

Wondering how To Get Donations? Top 14 Reasons Why People Donate 

February 6, 2020

By: Carrie Saracini

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

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