Get More from Your Donor Database

Getting Attention

Your database tools have the potential to dramatically increase marketing and fundraising results if you use them right. Good data in generates value out, no matter what database solution you use. If possible, it’s best to have this conversation before implementing the database.

Why You Need a Good Donor Database

Ann Green

What type of donor database do you have, or do you even have one at all? If you’re using Excel instead of a database because it’s free, stop doing that. A spreadsheet is not a database. A good database can help you raise more money.

How Many Donor Databases Are There?

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I thought it might be useful to compile a list of all of the commercial donor databases I’m aware of. This list came from my head, my bookmarks, and lists compiled by NTEN and Idealware for their donor management software surveys (and I’m not certain all of these are actually donor databases). Feel free to let me know what I missed, which systems no longer exist, and which aren’t really donor databases.

3 Ways to Stay Safe from Cyber Attack

Getting Attention

Even worse, it will require an enormous investment of time and budget to repair and get back up and going; even with that, critical donor data, program stats , and email lists may be lost or corrupted. Yes, this has to matter to you.

3 Ways to Stay Safe from Cyber Attack

Getting Attention

Even worse, it will require an enormous investment of time and budget to repair and get back up and going; even with that, critical donor data, program stats , and email lists may be lost or corrupted. Yes, this has to matter to you.

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Connecting with Donors through Your Database

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Are you busy chasing the next donor and not developing the one you just signed up? A marketing database connects you with your donors on a daily basis and how their requests, enquiries and generosity are flagged in the database will affect the length and strength of the relationship to your organisation. These are four critical elements for connecting with your donors, but now let’s look at segmentation. Because donors will feel connected.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 8, 2018

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I am sharing free webinar info, tips on donor communications, and internet trends. John Haydon shares How to Create Deeper Relationships with Donor Communications. Get your database in tip-top shape with these 3 Summer Donor Database Cleaning Tips.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

EveryAction stores over 89 million "Action Profiles" of donors and supporters, which means that a significant number of EveryAction forms come pre-filled. Attend free, weekly trainings. Your donors can update their own information. Cultivate major donors with Moves Management.

5 Ways to Thank and Recognize Your Donors Using Digital Tools and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Donor attrition continues at a startling rate. Some nonprofits are losing as many as 90% of their first-time donors on an annual basis! The average across all types of donors isn’t much better, with about 59% of annual givers dropping off the radar each year. . Donor Spotlight.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Using this process to identify different types of donors in your universe is extremely useful in guiding your efforts to segment your list and fine tune the messaging that you use for each group. Oscar One-Off Donor 2. Luna Lapsed Donor. Oscar One-Off Donor.

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Improve Donor Stewardship with These 5 Proven Strategies

Fundraising Coach

To successfully retain donors , nonprofits need to invest time into cultivating and maintaining long-lasting relationships, from the first donation onward. With a concrete donor stewardship plan in place, donors will feel more valued and invested in your nonprofit.

Avoid the Cringe-Inducing Moment of Calling a Deceased Donor

The Agitator

This easy-to-use tool enables you to go online and quickly— and without charge – get an overview of who on your database is deceased. The Importance of Deceased Donor Information. As Nick discusses in his post, that’s an easy goal for us to meet that donors notice and remember.

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Introducing TrueAppend for Fundraisers

The Agitator

This easy-to-use tool enables you to go online and quickly— and without charge – get a demographic overview of your donor database. In a matter of minutes, you’ll receive charts and graphs identifying key characteristics of your donors. As an Agitator reader, you can go online and get your organization’s TrueAppend Report ( check out a sample here ) absolutely free. Coming soon: Geocoding and mapping … deceased donor tracking … donor profiling and wealth screening.

Make an Investment in Your Donors

Ann Green

Think of it as making an investment in your donors. Invest in a good database and email service provider. The best ones aren’t free. A better database and email service provider can help you raise more money. A better database can help you with retention.

How Nonprofit CRM Management Can Improve Donor Stewardship

Ann Green

If your organization is looking for ways to amp up your donor stewardship and build better relationships with supporters, look no further than your nonprofit Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Your CRM is full of useful management tools that can aid you in cultivating donors.

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8 Tips for Email Fundraising | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

Janice Chan: Featured Fundraiser

A Small Change

Always feel free to send me an email if you want to nominate someone. Foundation, I work with direct mail, manage our donor database, write grant proposals, write copy for marketing materials, and support our online efforts and special events. Do you have any memorable donor visits or solicitations that you’d like to share? The featured fundraiser this month is Janice Chan for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

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Any Color You Want … As Long As It’s Black

The Agitator

In fact, we are beginning to enjoy the benefits of an app economy where we are free to choose best of breed, instead of best of vendor, solutions. Beyond the magic of Apple’s App Store you need only do a cursory search in the Salesforce’s AppExchange to see the hundreds of nonprofit apps available … many free or nearly so. Take for example online CRMs and donor database systems.

Definitions for All of the Different Types of Grants

Seeking Grant Money Today

It not only provides one of the most complete databases of currently available grants (to fund any specific combination of: cause, for different types of programs or projects, for services provided in different regions all over the world). They also provide a great deal of very good grant writing (including prospecting) instruction: both for free: and for fee, paid : books, conferences, and online classes.

Get Donors to Take Action: 5 Ways to Improve Your Call to Action | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. Show what specific and tangible result will come from a donation - for the donor and for your programs.

10 Things to Avoid in Email Campaigns | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. By taking a few minutes to send a test to yourself and a few colleagues, you can have peace of mind that your links work, your copy is typo-free and everything looks just the way you thought it would - all before you hit send to the big list. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

Affordable New Tools and Strategies for Online Activism | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. Yet another free tool for helping citizens make their voices heard is The Petition Site , provided by Care2.

10 Steps To Re-infusing Passion Into Your Organization | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. Take steps to fall back in love with donors. It is the donor who truly owns the charity. Focus especially on donor letters that express gratitude for being able to serve. Have a donor come in and address employees in a company or department meeting. Tis the season for email marketing.

DonorData Versus the Foundation Center

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

They offer a free 20-day trial membership, so I signed up for the test drive. Another thing DonorData has over the Foundation Center is the Celebrity Donors database, although it remains to be seen how accurate or effective the data is. The Foundation Center constantly surveys foundations to update their database, along with the latest 990 filings. Tags: foundations , research , nonprofit , fundaising , database

A New Online Fundraising Management Databse and Tool Offers Easy Fundraisng & Social Media Management, Too, But.

Seeking Grant Money Today

My husband is a techie and on Mashable , this weekend, he spotted a new online fundraising tool that combines fundraising software, a donations/donor database, and a social media fundraising system combined into one "easy to use" online fundraising tool called Stay Classy (and though it does not matter.the name really bothers me). The software, itself, is free to use; but there is a charge, per transaction (i.e.

Getting Major Donors To Contribute Large Regular Donations Can Stabilize Cash Flow

Seeking Grant Money Today

Here, I provide you with another 'free' consultation. I recommend that your nonprofit consider developing stronger relationships with its donors who give or could give in large amounts. Developing these particular contributors into regular contributors who give more each year, is called a major donor campaign, so those who do or could give in larger amounts are called major donors. as grant donors do). Major donors can be acknowledged in other ways, too.