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3 Essential Spring Campaign Follow-Up Steps 

April 17, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

If your fiscal year ends June 30, chances are you’re planning a spring campaign. You’ve drafted a compelling, donor-driven appeal; branded your online presence; and integrated your messaging into every aspect. You’ve been so focused on launching your campaign. But did you plan your follow-up with as much attentio… Read More

Building the Perfect Spring Campaign 

April 16, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to launch a fundraising campaign. Use this time to engage and renew donors, attract prospects, build awareness, and plant the seeds that sustain your organization. Tailor your spring campaign to: Raise funds to support a new initiative. Expand the impact of your annual g… Read More

3 Secrets to a Drama-Free Event Season 

April 12, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Events are an exciting, fun way to bring your staff and supporters together and celebrate your organization. They’re also exhausting! Until you’ve coordinated a fundraising event and experienced it firsthand, you can’t know how all-encompassing they are. Let’s face it…events take over your life. Through all t… Read More

The Secret to Post-Event Donor Engagement 

April 10, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Are you doing enough to make the joy and excitement of your event last long after the guests have left, and all the decorations have been packed up? The days and weeks following your event are a prime time to increase your donor engagement (and giving). Extend the red carpet treatment to your post-event communications… Read More

Tax Cut and Jobs Act Impact on Nonprofits 

April 8, 2019

By: John Gilchrist

It’s been 15 months since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) became law. At the time of passage many pundits predicted dire consequences for the nonprofit sector, largely due to the near doubling of the standard deduction, meaning the high threshold for deducting charitable gifts (and other items such as state/local tax… Read More

4 Ways to Raise More Money Before, During, and After Your Event 

April 4, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

You’ve planned a smashing event. Your RSVP list is a veritable who’s who of your community. Everyone is buzzing, and when the event rolls around, it’s a hit. Even that one hard-to-please board member is smiling. (You know the one.) So, how are you going to maximize this good feeling and keep the momentum going… Read More

5 Ways to Get More Event RSVPs 

April 3, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Your fundraising event’s success depends on the quantity (and quality) of guests who RSVP (and actually show up). In political campaigns, the “flake rate” tracks the number of volunteers who say they’ll canvas, phone bank, or attend a rally, but don’t show up. Every nonprofit experiences this phenomenon. A hi… Read More

How to Fundraise, Netflix Style 

April 2, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Netflix has forever changed the way we watch our favorite shows and arguably, our general construct of television. Hulu, Amazon, and now Apple are all trying to replicate the Netflix model for their customers. What can nonprofits take away from Netflix’s business practices and incorporate into our fundraising plans t… Read More

3 Event Planning Steps You Can’t Afford to Skip 

April 1, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Fundraising events are a nonprofit mainstay, but they take a lot of time, money, and effort to produce. Creating a solid plan before you launch your campaign, will help create an event that your guests will remember—and won’t break your bank! Vision What’s the first thing you need to decide when planning your eve… Read More

Women Empowering Nonprofits 

March 31, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Throughout March, Network for Good has been celebrating Women’s History Month with profiles and Q&As of female leaders in the nonprofit sector. From food banks to crisis centers to youth empowerment and rebuilding communities, the leaders of these nonprofits are actively advancing their mission every day; just li… Read More

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