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Steal This Creative Donor Thank You Idea For Year-End 

December 6, 2019

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

Elevate Your Year-End Fundraising: Infographic 

December 5, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

As temperatures cool down, donations are heating up. It’s time to gather your equipment, grab your map, and get started on the trek to year-end with these tips and our top-rated Donor Management System. Use this infographic to help you reach the year-end summit!   Read more on The Nonprofit Blog … Read More

Help! I’m Bitter About Small-Dollar Donations 

December 4, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

We hold a fundraiser once a year in June, and in June 2018 we sold a private event where Santa comes to your house and gives (your gifts) toys to your kiddos.   We reached out to the two donors who purchased the events and never heard back from one donor…until yesterday! It is a year… Read More

How to Pull off an Awesome Last-Minute #GivingTuesday 

December 2, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

GivingTuesday is here! If you weren’t planning on participating or didn’t have time to create an awesome campaign this year, you’re probably thinking it’s too late now. Not so! There’s plenty you can do to take advantage of this global giving movement and Network for Good has the resources you… Read More

This Thanksgiving, We Are Thankful for You 

November 27, 2019

By: Bill Strathmann

At Network for Good, we know how hard you work all year long to make a positive difference in the world. Every day, we talk to nonprofits like yours about your successes, your goals, and your struggles. We’re inspired and humbled over and over again by your strength and dedication. Those of you working unseen in… Read More

Help! A Long-Time Donor Snubbed Us 

November 27, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

My organization has a donor who has been with us for more than 7 years, always at the $1000-$1400 level (annual gift). This year they gave $40. I’m considering contacting them to find out why (obviously I would ask this in a nice way). I’m wondering if there’s something we did wrong or could do… Read More

Quick Tips to Grow Your Email List Before Year-End 

November 25, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

You’re planning an awesome year-end campaign. You’re sharing your message on your social media channels, sending email appeals, and maybe even direct mail letters.   But wait! You need to build your email subscriber list so you can reach as many people as possible during year-end.  How do you fill your email lis… Read More

The Savvy Nonprofit’s Guide to Staying Ahead of Giving Trends 

November 22, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

There’s no shortage of fundraising statistics and benchmarks out there. And if you’re a small nonprofit with limited resources, some of those stats are pretty concerning – for example, Giving USA’s most recent annual report reveals that overall giving is down 1.7%. Individual giving has also dropped by 3.4%.… Read More

Help! My President Micromanages Me 

November 20, 2019

By: Andrea Holthouser

I just joined my organization (6 months ago) and I don’t like the way our president treats me. I feel like I can never do anything right. And there’s no point in doing trying anyway – he’s just going to redo my work and tell me how bad a job I’m doing. Since he basically… Read More

The 4 Elements of a Perfect Donor Thank You Note 

November 19, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

Most donor acknowledgement messages follow this familiar template: Dear [donor name], Thank you for your generous donation of $[donation amount] to [nonprofit name]. Your donation is making a difference. Because of your $[amount] donation, we are able to [impact of donation]. [this paragraph usually gives a general des… Read More

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