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Donor Experience Virtual Conference for Nonprofits – Don’t be Left Out! 

March 23, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

Virtual Conference – Live Streaming Creating a Nonprofit Donor Experience to Increase Giving and Drive Retention Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM ET The highly anticipated upcoming Virtual Conference hosted by Network for Good will bring together industry leaders for a robust discussion on th… Read More

How To Evaluate A Donor Management System For Your Nonprofit 

March 20, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

We’ve all been there: swimming in a sea of spreadsheets, climbing walls of sticky notes, and plowing through piles of note cards, all containing bits and pieces of valuable donor intel that we can never seem to find when we need it. Or worse: Maybe your organization invested in a system that didn’t end up… Read More

2 Questions Before Planning Your Next Nonprofit Event 

March 7, 2018

By: Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE

Truth be told, I have a love/hate relationship with events. I love getting dressed up to attend a fancy benefit. On the other hand, I’ve seen too many organizations host events because their leaders felt they “should.” Without strategy or follow-up, events waste an organization’s limited resources and leave an … Read More

How to Make More Money with Nonprofit Fundraising Events? 

March 6, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

Fundraising events are a nonprofit mainstay, but they typically take a lot of time, money, and effort to produce. Because even the most basic events can run into tens of thousands of dollars, it’s important to squeeze as much return on investment from these big-budget items as possible. All too often, though, many no… Read More

Tax Reform – Is the Sky Really Falling for Nonprofits? 

March 3, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

Network for Good has been receiving a lot of questions about the recent Tax Reform Act and what we think the impact will be on nonprofits and the communities we serve. To help us shed some light on the topic, we brought in one of our Personal Fundraising Coaches, John Gilchrist, FAHP, CFRE, and Managing… Read More

3 Reasons Your Grantmaking Strategy May Not Be Working 

February 21, 2018

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

It’s understandable. Programs, not payroll nor paperclips, create excitement and enthusiasm among your board, grant committee, and community when it comes to awarding grants. However, if you are in the philanthropy business, you are in the capacity-building business. We can’t create the type of long-term, lasting c… Read More

3 Presidential Role Models for Nonprofit Charitable Giving 

February 18, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

The federal holiday landing on the third Monday in February is officially known as Washington’s Birthday. First celebrated in 1885 to honor—you guessed it—George Washington’s birthday (February 22, 1732, for you trivia buffs), this holiday has since broadened its scope to become a day to honor all U.S. presiden… Read More

Foundations, donors, and their board get ahead of the curve with Network for Good’s Jumpstart program 

February 9, 2018

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

  Your grantees are struggling, but is grantmaking helping or hurting their viability? Ask any executive director of a growing nonprofit, who is tasked with balancing a budget and sustaining programs, and they’ll tell you their jobs are very difficult, and they are right.  Nonprofit organizations in the United … Read More

True Change Comes from Within – How to Manage Change in the Nonprofit Space 

February 7, 2018

By: Lisa Bonanno

Change management is a huge buzzword these days, probably because change is a constant part of our lives, and how we navigate it can make or break our organizations. But what does change management even mean? In simple terms, change management means strategically preparing and supporting the people around you through n… Read More

Donor Retention Should be a Focus in 2018 

February 6, 2018

By: Liz Ragland

The best way to raise more money is to get more new donors, right? Not so fast. Yes, donor acquisition is definitely a way to raise more money. New donors = new money. But, what about those donors you already have in your database? Those supporters who know your work is worthwhile and have already invested… Read More

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