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

Year-end giving - where is my money going?

It’s that time of year when we start getting bombarded with requests for donations. Whether it’s through the mail, phone, social media or even by people coming door-to-door, requests are everywhere. ...

Let's plan some sort of fundraiser...

If you are a professional who works for a nonprofit, you have probably attended or worked at an event for your organization. In fact, I’m sure some of you have been told in a board meeting or two to...

Now is the time to start your individual giving program

  There are nearly 87,000 grant-making foundations in the U.S. and they give more than $60 billion every year. While these numbers sound amazing and explain why your board, volunteers and staff can...

Millennials: The next generation of donors

There are approximately 73 million millennials in the United States who just might be the next generation of donors. While there are many terms about this generation, a millennial is usually defined...

Grants 101: Best practices from a director of fundraising consultant

 If you write a few grants or many grants in a year there are some constants to keep in mind: 1. There are no guarantees you will get approved for all or a part of what you asked for. 2. Some...

Why do we need to work our network?

There are some people that love a good networking event. They work the room, passing out business cards from one person to another and talking about themselves and their organization effortlessly. I...

Nonprofit board members' responsibilities aren't what they used to be

In the past, nonprofit board members showed up for three or four meetings a year, attended the annual gala, added the info to their resume and that was it. Oh, how times are different! In the...

How to achieve gold medal fundraising - Winter Olympics

 I am a self-identified Olympics fanatic. I spend hours watching sports I don’t completely understand, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into each of...

Annual fund planning in January - WHAT?!

You rushed around in November to get an annual fund appeal out the door. I’m guessing that the last thing you want to think about right now is your next annual fund appeal. I mean, you’ve got until...

Finish strong! Six tips for successful year-end fundraising

The end of the year is approaching and we all know what that means! Nervous fundraisers are doing everything they can to hit their yearly fundraising goals; running their donor lists and checking...
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