The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it. Start with a donor stewardship program.

Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

EveryAction

Because of the unique legal, administrative, and personal aspects of planned gifts, managing the process can be a complicated task for Development professionals, especially without tools that are built specifically for this type of donation.

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Want to Fire Your Online Engagement System?

Getting Attention

They’re all critical to the smooth functioning and ultimate impact of every nonprofit using websites, online tools, and technology to communicate, advocate, and raise money to further their missions.

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We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

See for yourself >> EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You With EveryAction Development, we’ve made it truly simple to manage your donors in one, unified platform, giving you more time to focus on your organization’s mission and operate more efficiently. See how it works >> Identify, Track, and Analyze Gifts with New Grants Management on EveryAction Many nonprofits receive anywhere from 10-90% of their revenue from foundation grants.

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EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You

EveryAction

It’s no secret EveryAction’s best-in-class tools have been proven to help thousands of nonprofits raise more money while saving time on day-to-day operations. With EveryAction Development, we’ve made it truly simple to manage your donors in one, unified platform, giving you more time to focus on your organization’s mission, raise more money, and operate more efficiently. You can manage all your donors in a single place regardless of what channel you acquired them.

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.

What to questions should you ask when considering fundraising software?

Fundraising Coach

His years of experience have led him to create his own donor management and fundraising software system: Total Community Manager. The system doesn’t raise money; it’s the people who use the information from the system to effectively and efficiently raise the needed money for your organization. Before I answer this, I ask the client to think through what information and the format for that information they need to help them raise more money.

What’s In a Name? Everything

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is one reason we tell you to skip the donor lists in annual reports – it’s a minefield! They already have enough distracting them without thinking “These people want money from me, but they don’t even know my name!”

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5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

EveryAction

While you spend your days protecting the natural places and resources that we love, it’s important to have the behind-the-scenes infrastructure to effectively manage all of the information you collect about your supporters.

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5 Things You Need to Know about Nonprofits + Big Data

EveryAction

This makes sense, especially considering that almost two-thirds reported not having a specific staff member dedicated to data management. Email + donors get the most data love.

Note to self: This is not a hat in hand.

A Small Change

Lots of calls + lots of effort = no new money for his organization. In seasons of fiscal and donor management drought there are many dangers, but perhaps the greatest is our losing sight of and trust in the mission. How do you stay excited about your organization when donors aren’t responding how you’d like them to? I have a friend who has recently stepped into a new role as a fundraiser and is struggling.

Note to self: This is not a hat in hand.

A Small Change

Lots of calls + lots of effort = no new money for his organization. In seasons of fiscal and donor management drought there are many dangers, but perhaps the greatest is our losing sight of and trust in the mission. How do you stay excited about your organization when donors aren’t responding how you’d like them to? I have a friend who has recently stepped into a new role as a fundraiser and is struggling.

Still-Time Summer Marketing Sizzlers

Getting Attention

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. Connect with Your Patrons, Donors, and other Supporters via THEIR Summer Habits and Passions. Part 1.

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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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5 Tips to Boost Your Mobile Donor Engagement Levels

Ann Green

Donor engagement success is the backbone of so many of your outreach, fundraising, and general strategies so it’s not surprising that it can make or break your mobile fundraising efforts, too. Luckily, we’ve crafted 5 tips to take your mobile donor engagement to the next level!

Donor retention: Dance with the ones who brung ya

Fundraising Coach

Did you know the average nonprofit loses 7 donor out of 10 every year?! Indiana University’s Adrian Sargeant, author of great books like “ Building Donor Loyalty [Amazon affiliate link], has done statistical research proving this. Or worse, we take those donors for granted.

Meet Network for Good at the 2009 NTC

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Competing for dollars and donors mean: 1) understanding the new ways in which users think about supporting your cause online and donating, and 2) having a presence in those places where your existing supporters, and potential new supporters, are gathering. In this session, representatives from Causes (as in "on Facebook" and "on MySpace"), Capital One and Network for Good will present channels for raising money and awareness other than your website.

Why Are You Sending Donors This Email?!? A Lesson in Segmentation

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I’m a monthly donor to a nonprofit I love a lot. As I was in the process of sharing them with the nonprofit’s donor relations associate, I noticed one line of text that I had previously missed. One to lapsed donors asking them to renew.

Planning Your Organization's Grant Writing Expenses

Seeking Grant Money Today

Let's say that our nonprofit has it's 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation, the board is proactive and seeking out the 'how to's' and basics, learning nonprofit oversight, management, operations, and fundraising. Let's say, too, that since its inception TUSSFS has solicited board contacts, previous individual donors, local businesses, and volunteers four times a year. We have a donor base that is growing.

Is Blackbaud Too Nice?

The Agitator

Two of The Agitator’s sister companies – DonorTrends and TrueGivers – compete with Blackbaud in the predictive analytics, modeling/scoring and donor screening end of the business. Third, I like Blackbaud because they make money. With the Convio merger Blackbaud now finds itself fielding and supporting 21 online and offline fundraising and constituent management platforms and a dozen different brands.

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Are There Grants for an Individual?

Seeking Grant Money Today

I even saw an ad in our local newspaper posted by someone hoping to hire a grant writer to raise grant money to help buy a house for him/her. First, let me be clear that a grant is the donation of a pre-determined amount of money, that is given without the expectation of financial pay back, and the money is given either at one time or over an agreed upon timeline. Grant donors (i.e. In other words, grant money is directed to where the donor wants it to go.