Sara Lundenberger, director of nonprofit consulting

Although Sara never meant to be a fundraiser, her first post-college job was as a development assistant and she never looked back. She loves working with our nonprofit clients because they know what they want to achieve, but they may not always know how to get there. She integrates fundraising best practices with an organization’s capacity to create processes and plans that are usable. Sara truly believes nonprofits make the world a better place. From her previous positions to the fantastic clients she works with now, she learns a little more about the world we live in every day. We are all touched by a nonprofit organization every day, whether we know it or not.
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Recent Posts

Knowing why your donors give

The general rule of fundraising says that asking the right donor, at the right time, for the right amount will lead to success.

How to achieve gold medal fundraising

I am, once again, experiencing the sadness of the end of the Olympics. I am always amazed at the talent, grit and determination of the athletes that compete each year. Watching my favorite sports,...

The pandemic’s silver lining on fundraising

The last 16 months has forced many of us out of our comfort zones. We’ve all had to adjust in order to do our jobs. Now, everyone keeps talking about returning to “normal”, but what does “normal”...

Forming good working relationships and why it’s important

If I ask you to think about positive work relationships you’ve had in the past, you’d probably say that the projects went smoothly, a lot of work was completed, everyone enjoyed working together,...

The best time to create a plan is now

It’s never too late to plan. Even if know you can’t implement anything until later this year or you aren’t sure where exactly your organization is headed after the chaos of last year, it always...

'Tis the season for giving

When we get close to the end of the year, there are three different things I think about personally: Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday), my upcoming birthday (December 1, in case you are...

At-home distractions and how to combat them

When we decided to temporarily close our office in March and our team started working from home, we had a lot to figure out. Luckily, I had a desk and a semi-dedicated office space to work in, but...

How to find value in webinars and virtual professional development

Even before the pandemic, webinars were an easy way for all of us to do a little professional development, hear some new ideas or even validate some old ones. Once the pandemic hit, I felt like I...

How to stand out and maintain support during the COVID-19 pandemic

In the last few months, the way we raise money and connect with our donors has changed dramatically. Some changes might be for the best and become permanent, while others are simply a way to get...

Fundraising through the pandemic

Normally, Giving Tuesday is held on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Due to the unexpected changes caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, Giving Tuesday Now was created to help nonprofits...