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Board Recruitment: Creating Your Dream Team 

May 10, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Avengers, assemble! You know what you want your board members to do, but do you know how to put together the right team? When you visualize your organization’s ideal board, does your current board align with that vision? Need more clarity? Ask yourself these questions: How does your board currently perform with fundr… Read More

NFG Staff Profile: Lenny Wrigley 

May 7, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

From an internship at an LGBTQ nonprofit to his time on staff at an animal rescue organization, and now with Network for Good, Lenny Wrigley has lived the day-to-day of nonprofits for the past six years. In his role as customer success specialist, Lenny serves as a guide for many nonprofits as they join the… Read More

4 Things Middle Schoolers Taught Me About Fundraising 

May 3, 2019

By: Amanda Khoury

As a company dedicated to helping small and mid-size nonprofits, one of the best things we get to do is actually go out into the community and see nonprofits in action. Network for Good staff recently spent the day participating in Junior Achievement USA’s JA Finance Park program, and it was priceless. Imagine a worl… Read More

NFG Staff Profile: Peter Hart 

May 3, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Peter Hart started a company called Evrconnect in 2014 with the goal to provide small and medium-size nonprofits with powerful technology that was affordable and easy to use; including online fundraising pages, websites, donor management, and communication tools. Within a few years, Evrconnect and Network for Good team… Read More

12 Steps to Better Donor Stewardship 

May 1, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

So you want to steward your donors? Well, spring is the perfect time to do it. The weather’s getting nicer and so are people’s moods. Giving makes people happy—and happy people give more. Since a primary goal of stewardship is to create lifelong donors and generate more funding through deeper relationships, you… Read More

Spring Cleaning with Donor Management 

April 29, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Spring cleaning is in full swing. Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s approach to tidying and organizing or swear by your own method, one thing’s for sure…getting your donor data in order is a priority for any fundraiser. How Donor Management Systems Improve Fundraising If your current method of tracking and … Read More

5 Ways to Engage Modern Donors 

April 26, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Much has been written about how to approach Millennials. (As a Gen Xer, I’d argue too much.) As the first “digital native” generation—that is, they grew up with technology—are the rules of communication really that different? If you answered yes, you’d be right. And wrong. From Matures to Millennials, the d… Read More

The 5 Stages of Donor Stewardship 

April 24, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

You’ve successfully attracted donors to your cause. They’re passionate, eager, and willing to support you. But if you don’t steward them successfully, you’ll lose them. And then you’re simply spending all your precious fundraising time trying to get new donors to replace the ones you let slip away. Make note … Read More

How to Master the ABCs of Fundraising 

April 22, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

Pablo Picasso famously said one must “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Mastering the fundamentals of any field provides the foundation of success and creativity. You have to know how something works in order to go further and try something new. But where to begin? How do… Read More

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

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