New Free Webinar: Nov 11th The Brave New World of Donor Databases

Wild Woman Fundraising

NEW FREE WEBINAR: The Brave New World of Donor Databases with Robert Weiner. Maybe you think — or know — that it’s time to replace your donor database or CRM (Constituent Relationship Management system). But the very idea of starting the project give you hives.

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 Ideas for Getting the Word Out to Your Donors About Online Fundraising Campaigns

J Campbell Social Marketing

How can you expect donors to find your organization and contribute if you don’t make them aware of your campaigns? Below, you’ll find three ideas for promoting online fundraising campaigns to donors. That’s where donor segmentation comes in. 3: Retaining the Donors.

How Can You Get More Money in the Mail?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you know that putting a picture and the donor’s name on each page helps the reader’s eye stop and continue with your letter, even if they’re tempted to skip over whole paragraphs? Have you ever heard of the Who’s Mailing What Database ?

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How to stay competitive in your fundraising career

Wild Woman Fundraising

Well, when it comes to finding new donors for your cause, you might want to look at people who have these skills, as they will be the ones who are employed, and who might have disposable income to give to your cause. What about cloud based databases as a skill?

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Deeper Dive into the Knight Foundation's Connected Citizens Report: Building Connections and Engaging Your Community

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Solving problem means bringing in people with different ideas. Donor Databases Case Studies & White PapersThe intent of our report Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks , was to explore the role of networks in community life and how loose networks of individuals are affecting social change. . Recent rapid advances in digital media and technology have changed how people connect to information and how they connect to each other.

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5 Simple Strategies to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Donor Data

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jay Love of Bloomerang joins us today to give you ideas on organizing all of your data. Luckily, there are many simple strategies your team can try to make the most of your donor data. Maintain clean donor profiles. Track individual donor relationships.

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | 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. Inspire your donors. Provide a warm welcome - an orientation email is a nice idea!

Time is assuredly not on our side.

A Small Change

In the coming weeks, we’ll be offering a new series on how best to manage our time and I’m hopeful to drum up some good ideas and helpful insights. Capital & Major Donors

How to Build Donor Loyalty

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are very excited to have donor research expert Adrian Sargeant join us for a brand new webinar this month on donor loyalty. Adrian will show you the latest research and findings from the world of donor retention and how you can apply it during a BRAND NEW WEBINAR you won’t want to miss: How to Build Donor Loyalty: Lessons from Testing and Research. Adrian knows why some donors stick around and others disappear.

Just say no to #donorlove and say hello to staff love

Wild Woman Fundraising

a lot of people are all about donor love. I say, “NUTS to donor love, how about staff love? Why would we ever want to try to be good to our donors without first thinking, “How well are staff getting treated?” We say, “Call your donor!

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Three Wise Investments That Can Help You Raise More Money

Ann Green

Invest in a good database. Plain and simple, a good database can help you raise more money. You can segment your donors by amount and politely ask them to give a little more in your next appeal – $35 or $50 instead of $25. You can send special mailings to your monthly donors.

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Are you using that all wrong?

Fundraising Coach

Donor Database. If this is all you''re using your donor database for, you''re using it wrong. Used well, donor database system can be use to honor donors. Rather than showing them by talking about your nonprofit, you need to make donors the hero.

Halloween Goodies Giveaway Baby!

Wild Woman Fundraising

“Data that Changes the World,” a report on what your donor database should be tracking to help you fundraise the most effectively. From Bloomerang, it’s donor database agnostic.

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.

How Making Smart Investments Will Help You Raise More Money

Ann Green

Invest in a good database. Why You Need a Good Donor Database. It bears repeating because a good database can help you raise more money. You can segment your donors by amount and politely ask them to give a little more in your next appeal – $35 or $50 instead of $25.

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Part 1: What is an Appeal Letter?

Wild Woman Fundraising

An appeal letter is a letter you send to donors to ask for money. You’ll need: Sense of timing, Successful letter samples, Two pairs of fresh eyes on your letter, Up-to-date donor database, and Solid systems of cultivation and stewardship. Different kinds of donors.

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How to keep your donors in 2016

iMarketSmart

In the nonprofit world, it’s widely recognized that retaining donors can be quite challenging. I believe this has led many nonprofits to focus instead on continuously acquiring more donors. Key donors hop away. Now you can crack the code to donor retention too!

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Are You on the Road to Improvement?

Ann Green

Speaking of thank yous, did you give your donors a memorable thank you experience after your last appeal, and do you thank them regularly? Send a special thank you message to your donors this summer. Keep thanking your donors throughout the year. Be donor-centered.

7 Techniques to Boost Donor Engagement

Fundraising Coach

Does it meaning getting involved in other roles like volunteering or getting more donors to read your communications? Once you have an idea of what that engagement looks like, use the following seven techniques to amp up donor engagement. Be genuine when asking donors to engage.

Presenting 10 Imaginary Nonprofit Blogs

Wild Woman Fundraising

Software-Swords: Shitty, Saggy, Sucky, Sad Sack software complaints that will make you cry in sympathy because You, Too, have a terrible donor database or enewsletter software. Ridiculous and Insulting Fundraising ideas Blog: Solo Teabagging. You send a cheap teabag to a donor.

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How to keep your donors coming back every year

Wild Woman Fundraising

Your donors are waving goodbye to you. Our donors don’t give year after year. Donors staying loyal is the exception, not the rule. According to Chuck Longfield , ten years ago the average retention rates of a newly acquired donor were roughly 33%. Survey your donors.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Michelle Scharlock

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We also spend this time discussing different ideas for fundraisers, events, marketing strategies, etc. If I don’t have any immediate projects to take care of, I often use the morning to talk to other staff members about upcoming projects and bounce ideas off of people.

I used to hate calling major donors! But now… Interview with Kristen Kennedy

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s just part of my day, like documenting donor conversations in my database or working on a proposal. Join us at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit and LEARN: How to Get the Meeting with Your Major Donor. I have some great ideas based on my experiences.

Still-Time Summer Marketing Sizzlers

Getting Attention

There’s no better source of ideas, guidance, and support! Here’s where you rely on your robust, reliable donor management software. The more you know and log about your prospects and donors, the better you’ll connect with them. Ask committed donors to step up when others won’t.

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Don’t waste time trying to copy the #icebucketchallenge

Fundraising Coach

These Kicks are designed to remind them to get out from behind their desk to interact with 5-10 major donors and prospects. million raised from existing donors plus 1.2 million new donors. Invest in a great donor database & learning how to use it.

10 Things People Don’t Talk About In Fundraising (But Should)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you ever think, “well, I’d like to do less with donors, and focus more on grantwriting and appeal letters, but I have to grit my teeth and go out to that networking meeting?” Mainly because there are far fewer resources, much higher expectations, and you have a much smaller team, and less organization, tech, databases, ad spend money, etc. If you want to find good ways to talk to people and motivate them, try these ideas.

Are You a New Volunteer Manager? Here’s Managing Volunteers 101

Wild Woman Fundraising

You’ll need: Idea of what needs to get done, and what volunteers could do, Volunteer job description, Profiles at volunteermatch.org, idealist.org, Access to your local college campus volunteer/career office mailing list, Ways to appreciate volunteers. Offline: Your donor database.

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8 places to find volunteers

Wild Woman Fundraising

Your donor database. Is there anyone in there, a loyal donor, who could be engaged as a volunteer? If there are any other places you can think of to find volunteers, I’d love to see your ideas in the comments! Sign up for my newsletter and get fresh nonprofit fundraising, management and career ideas monthly! This month my post was featured on the. NetSquared Blog ! I also had a full page article in Special Events Galore!

Time For Some Spring Cleaning

Ann Green

If the idea of doing any type of cleaning makes you want to scream, just think of how much better you feel when it’s done. Clean up your mailing lists and database. Don’t wait until right before your next mailing to clean up your donor data. Is Your Organization Donor-Centered?

6 ways you can be an effective nonprofit leader

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Or if someone else says, ‘Can we get a donor database now? Sign up for my newsletter and get fresh nonprofit fundraising, management and career ideas monthly! Flickr image by GinasPics. First off, if you like how I write, you are going to LOVE how I teach.

Get Operating Funds With Monthly Giving

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re wondering how to create deeper connections with your donors, creating and branding a monthly giving or sustainer program can keep your nonprofit on your donor’s radar. It’s a way to steward your donors and make them feel special.

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

The Agitator

Take for example online CRMs and donor database systems. Viable alternatives now range from the inexpensive online donor management systems like DonorTools ($30 a month), to the highly sophisticated new cloud-based system Affinaquest ($99 per month for up to 10 users) designed and built by Jeff Shy, the creator of Sage Millenium. database marketing Don't Miss these Posts fundraising higher ed marketing nonprofit management nonprofits online fundraising

13 Tips for Raising Money Online | 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. Some people get the idea and just want to click to the donation form.) Tis the season for email marketing.

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

delicious NonprofitMarketing

Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. And isnt that the whole idea? After all, we think the best idea is the one that suits you and your audience. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

Author Interview: Three tips for thriving in the digital age

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This could be anything from adding social media information to the fields in your donor database to changing the way we set expectations for our employees. You can’t reply on that Access Database when the other nonprofits you are competing with have Salesforce for nonprofits. We hire all these people in their 20’s and 30’s and then say no to all their big ideas. The book is how to say yes to those big ideas

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

delicious NonprofitMarketing

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. Share your ideas with us.

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

delicious NonprofitMarketing

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.