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Karla Baldelli

Karla Baldelli

Karla Baldelli is a veteran nonprofit fundraising executive, having joined RKD Group after spending a 25-year career in mid-level and major donor fundraising, donor engagement and stewardship for major nonprofits, including JDRF, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, and The Salvation Army.

As Vice President, Donor Engagement, Karla has experience in strategically leading national multi-affiliate, chapter- and market-based fundraising initiatives and scaling donor-centric fundraising, organizational priorities and aligning brand within the field. From building mid-level programs to virtual events, she uses her vast expertise to provide solutions for better engaging donors and building lasting connections with them.

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Virtual events: How to create an experience that transports donors from their homes

What comes to mind when you think of a virtual event?

By |   Mid-Major Donors Events
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Cracking the code to donor-advised funds

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have grown in popularity over the last few years...

By |   Mid-Major Donors Donor-Advised Funds
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Virtual events: Building a hybrid event model

Galas. Walkathons. Major donor stewardship events.

By |   Mid-Major Donors Events
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Virtual events: What nonprofits need to know to get started

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nonprofit organizations to adapt their app...

By |   COVID-19 Mid-Major Donors Events
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Why nonprofits should jump into virtual events now

We’ve seen seismic shifts in the way nonprofit organizations operate during...

By |   COVID-19 Mid-Major Donors Events
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Relationship fundraising is stronger than social events

The coronavirus pandemic has delivered a double-whammy effect to many nonpr...

By |   COVID-19 Nonprofit Industry Events
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Wellness calls: Check on your nonprofit’s supporters

We are currently in the midst of unprecedented times in the history of our ...

By |   COVID-19 Mid-Major Donors Stewardship
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Coronavirus event postponements mean nonprofits must adapt

COVID-19 has arrived in America. This novel coronavirus has sparked a globa...

By |   Trends COVID-19 Nonprofit Industry Events
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Stewardship cheat sheet for building relationships with mid-level donors

$5.8 billion is lost through a lack of mid-level donor loyalty each year.

By |   Strategy Donor Retention Mid-Major Donors
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Mid-level donors: The key to your fundraising future

You may be hesitant to admit it, but you know the truth: The world of chari...

By |   Donor Lifecycle Multichannel Mid-Major Donors

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