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

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...

Lessons learned from my time as a student-athlete

I’ve been a jock my whole life.  Some of my earliest memories are playing basketball in my driveway and running football plays in the backyard with my older brother. As I got older, I played...

Writing for audiences in sensitive situations

As you write your appeal letters, grant narrative or marketing copy, you might be thinking about how to properly tell your story and engage your audience without alienating the people or community...

A year-end appeal checklist

No, it is not too early to think about your year-end appeal. As a matter of fact, it might be a little late. But, if you haven’t started planning – don’t freak out! The following checklist will...

Celebrate National Nonprofit Day your way

Every day, we are all impacted by a nonprofit in our community, whether we know it or not. I pass through Zoar, which is preserved by a nonprofit. I walk my dog, Lucy, who I rescued from a...

Four reasons a Fundraising Readiness Assessment™ may be right for you

Dot Org Solutions has two areas of focus – fundraising consulting and marketing. Last week, Kayleigh Fladung, our marketing and PR services manager, talked about our marketing assessments. Those...

So, what does a fundraising consultant do?

Last week, our marketing and PR services manager, Kayleigh Fladung, wrote her blog post on a few problems a marketing consultant might be able to help you solve. But, here at Dot Org, we don’t...

Step 1: How to start a grant program

This is the first post in a series of three blogs the Dot Org team will be writing on something all nonprofits should know about: grants. I’m going to start off with “Step 1: How to start a grant...

Seven 'foolish' mistakes fundraisers are making

Fundraisers tend to focus on what’s next - and not on what’s happened. After all, your board or executive director expect you to accomplish the fundraising work of three people with less than...