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How to Use CRM + Donor Management Software to Talk to Anyone

EveryAction

Whether you're reporting to your board, supporting teams in different departments, or just trying to get through to a specific type of donor, we've broken down all the ways your CRM + donor software can help. How CRM + donor management software can help your teams work better together.

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New and Improved! The Authoritative Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Software

Non Profit Marketing 360

Database Development Donor Acquisition Major Gifts Nonprofit Software Review Technology Tools Business Donation donor management donors Fundraising Idealware Non-profit organization NTEN Organization software United StatesNow you have valuable help as you try to figure out the best donor management system for your organization. NTEN and Idealware, two trusted names in nonprofit technology, have jointly published A Consumer’s Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems.

Mobile Friendly Design in Peer to Peer Fundraising Software Increases Donations

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons 30-40% of the traffic to your Peer to Peer (P2P) fundraising site will come from phone and tablets. Much of this traffic is the result of email referrals by the fundraisers to their friends and family asking for donations on.

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[GUEST POST] How Small Shops Can Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising Software

Fundraising Coach

Too many nonprofits think that choosing a fundraising software provider is the end of a journey. Using software is essential, but the use you'll get from it is only as good as your data and the training your provide your team. The takeaway: Your software is only as good as your team.

Beyond The Thermometer: Measuring Engagement In Your Peer to Peer Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons Web/TechWhat organization does not love a rainmaker?

Beyond The Thermometer: Developing a Culture for Your Peer to Peer Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsSuccessful Entrepreneurs will tell you, "You can't be all things to all people." It's cliched, but undeniable.

What To Do When Your Software Is Purchased by Another Vendor

JCA Insights

First, how well does the software currently serve your organization’s needs? How strong was the health of your software and the software vendor before acquisition? Has the vendor done a recent comprehensive upgrade, or has the software been sliding into obsolescence? If your software provider has been acquired, you’ll likely receive a letter and/or e-mail from your new provider welcoming you to their community.

Go Beyond The Thermometer On Your Peer to Peer Site

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsThe most common element of peer to peer event and fundraising sites is the home page thermometer displaying the fundraising goal of the event and the amount of money raised to date.

Nominate A Software Developer Who Has Created Open Source Software for the Nonprofit Sector

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Deadline: October 31, 2011 Nominations Open for Public Interest Computing Prize The Tides Foundation is accepting nominations for the sixth annual $10,000 Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, the nation's highest honor for software developers working with nonprofits to help advance innovative social change. The software must have already demonstrated its value to at least one nonprofit organization. RFP software grants the foundation center

Current list of Payment Gateways compatible with SWEET Peer to Peer Fundraising Software.

Blue Sky Collaborative

SWEET works with any of the following providers. We're adding more all time so ask if you're gateway is not here. Paypal [link] Google Checkout [link] Authorize.net www.authorize.net Sage Payments [link] IATS [link] Acceptiva [link] BluePay [link] Cybersource [link] VANCO

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Have you ever gone to a sales pitch disguised as workshop?

Wild Woman Fundraising

And then I went to a conference in Philly and AGAIN Constant Contact was there with a purported workshop about social media, but ACTUALLY it was about how you should use their newsletter software. What’s another email software that you like? You know what I hate?

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How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

So, today I thought I’d explain how we work with consultants, consulting firms, direct marketing agencies, CRM software companies and others. So they tap into the consulting world, they subscribe to use CRM software, and they hire direct response agencies. Do you work for a CRM or other software company? People often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?”

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4 Nonprofit Tech Tips to Boost Online Donor Engagement Rates

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you’re looking for a little more technological assistance managing your supporters after reading this article, Double the Donation has ahelpful guide to help you get started down the path of selecting membership management software to support your engagement needs.

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Facebook restart?

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving charity blog donor cultivation donor migration plan Facebook facebook company page facebook likes major gift marketing software marketsmart nonprofit marketing tips nonprofit marketing tools planned giving tool social media marketingI haven’t been much of a fan of Facebook for my business. I simply prefer LinkedIn. But recently it occurred to me that some fundraisers really like it.

Choosing the Right Peer to Peer Fundraising Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Triathlon Fundraising Software Walkathon software Walkathons Peer to Peer Fundraising SoftwareAs the popularity of peer to peer fundraising grows, more and more nonprofits are faced with the decision to choose the right one for their campaign or event.

SWEET Fundraising Software Adds Paypal Payflow Pro

Blue Sky Collaborative

SWEET Fundraising Software has added Paypal Payflow Pro Gateway to its list of supported payment gateways. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons The Payflow Gateway is Paypal's most robust and flexible gateway option. SWEET has integrated the Website Payments Standard and Website Payments Pro products from.

7 PAC Reporting Errors Your Filing Software Should Help You Avoid

EveryAction

Whether you''ve been filing reports for years or managing your first PAC, you understand the crucial role that filing software plays in making sure the numbers always come out right. fundraising software compliance

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Communications: 5 Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them!)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Fundraising Nonprofits Online Fundraising Adam Weinger Double the Donation fundraising software Guest blog mobile giving peer-to-peer fundraisingGuest blog by Adam Weinger.

Razoo Crash Leaves MN Charities Empty Handed

Blue Sky Collaborative

Free Resources for Nonprofits Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software [link] [link] [link] From the "if its too good to be true it is" files, many charities depending on Give to the Max day in Minnesota were left to fend for themselves when Razoo''s donation web service crashed. Razoo, which.

Game Changers: SWEET Fundraising Software on IPad

Blue Sky Collaborative

The IPad, Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons The IPad has landed with much fanfare and impressive early sales. Not only does device possess the ultra-usability if it's predecessor, the IPhone, but it also combines a large viewing area, touchscreen, long battery life, and unprecedented connectivity.

Nonprofit Q&A: Should I Switch My Walkathon Software? Letterman Style

Blue Sky Collaborative

You know thats it's time to change your walkathon software when. You pay commission fees for your donations Your software fees exceed $5000 every single year Your donations actually have to pass. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Tri-ing for Kids adds SWEET Software for Triathlon Fundraiser

Blue Sky Collaborative

After raising $40,000 in 2009, Tri-ing for Kids is poised to more than exceed that total in 2010 after adding SWEET Pledge Event Software to its Triathlon. Tags: Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

JRunners Raise Over $90000 in the 5K Run for Our Place

Blue Sky Collaborative

It's always nice to spotlight our clients who make the most of their event with the SWEET Fundraising Software for A-thons. Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral FundraisingJRunners ([link] did just that in a recent 5K Race ([link] where they raised over $90,000 for Our Place.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are in the market for volunteer management software, VolunteerPro is hosting a FREE Online Volunteer Management Software Expo Wednesday on October 26th. What time is it? Mixed Links time!

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SWEET Walkathon Software: Mashed Up, Tricked Out, Raising Money

Blue Sky Collaborative

Tags: Alumni Fundraising Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Nonprofits Should Avoid This Online Fundraising Software Feature

Blue Sky Collaborative

Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Hospital Network Boosts Fundraising with Walkathon and Marathon Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Tips on Choosing Walkathon or Pledge Event Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

Beware of the do-it-yourself software vendors. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons Essentially you pay them yet you end up doing all the work. I can't tell you how many times people have called us to tell us about their awful experiences and countless hours spent.

Mobile Version of SWEET Pledge Fundraising Website Shows Great Promise

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Web/TechIn the online fundraising world, "great promise" means donations. In the 1st week after we launched the mobile verison of [link] 60 donations came through from Iphones, Ipads, or Android devices.

Should You Switch Your Nonprofit CRM? [Guest Post]

EveryAction

strategy software nonprofit technologyWe asked Joe Fuld of The Campaign Workshop to take us through the process of determining whether a nonprofit organization should switch CRM tools. Here's what he had to say.

Online Fundraising Software Tip: Don't let software companies handle your money

Blue Sky Collaborative

If you're considering an online fundraising website for your viral fundraising campaign, walkathon, or any athon, you should avoid software vendors that take your donations before disbursing the funds to your organization. Tags: Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathons

Nonprofit in New York Uses SWEET Walk-a-thon Software to Raise over $500,000

Blue Sky Collaborative

Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Walk-a-thon software leads to fundraising success in down economy

Blue Sky Collaborative

Our clients who are using SWEET Fundraising Software for their walkathons and pledge. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons It is very difficult to raise money right now. Sponsorships and grants are down. Major donor prospects have dried up. Fortunately we have good news to share.

Why one org chose SWEET fundraising software for their Walkathon

Blue Sky Collaborative

Tags: Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Audubon Society Chapter Birdathons Are As Unique As The Chapters That Host Them

Blue Sky Collaborative

Fundraising Tips Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral FundraisingAudubon Society Chapters across the United States rely on their annual Bird-a-thons for fundraising and community building. Teams of people set out to identify as many species of bird as they can over a designated time frame. At the same.

Top 5 Tips for a Better Fundraising Walk/Run

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsSummer is officially here and for many organizations, that means it is finally fundraising season. So many of our clients rely on a major annual fundraising Walk or Run to raise money for their vital programs. Since we have been.

The Right Peer to Peer Fundraising Software Is a Vital Component of A Development Arsenal

Blue Sky Collaborative

Tags: Alumni Fundraising Bikeathon software Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software

Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Walkathon and Pledge Event Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

We've had so much activity in the past few weeks from people looking for software for their pledge events. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons The bump in activity probably coincides with budgets being refreshed in the new fiscal year and the beginning of planning cycles.

Why I’m Working with Bloomerang

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Much of what we talk about at Nonprofit Marketing Guide requires software to do well. Jay is a nonprofit software veteran who founded eTapestry and later sold it to Blackbaud. In late 2012, Jay decided to create a new kind of donor management and fundraising software, this one with best practices baked right into how it worked. So naturally, I’m often asked which technology providers I recommend as you go about implementing all these best practices I share.

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