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4 Tips For Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Databases


Database are extremely useful in simplifying business operations, communication, and workflow for both the for-profit sector and nonprofit sector.

Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising

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But NTEN is certainly not the only organization leveraging advances in technology to make fundraising a donor-centric process. Automation.

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3 Ways to Ruin Your Donor Database Before Entering Any Data

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But a donor database doesn’t just go bad on its own, and no system is immune from neglect or over-indulgence. Age/Birthday. Gender.

3 Reasons Why Your Donor Database Data Went Bad

NonProfit Hub

We see this happen often within donor databases and nonprofit CRMs. Jay Love is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. Lack of Use.

One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2014

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In 2013, Chuck Longfield was on a mission to shed light on the importance of donor retention in the nonprofit industry. Great donor service. 2.

How Accessible Data Can Help You Better Care for Your Donors

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Like any hospital patient, donors don’t want the same “care” as the guy before them. Donor data is the key to securing a gift.

Guarantee Success for Your Year-End Campaign with Donor Data as Your Guide

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To engage donors in this way, we have to know them, and in fact, we do know a lot about them.

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On the value of donor database ratings

Robert Weiner

If you are not familiar with Idealware and N-TEN, they are both well-respected non-profit organizations that focus on helping non-profits enhance their use of technology. Donor Databases Nonprofit Management Nonprofit Technology SoftwareThe report they sent is actually from 2011, so I wouldn’t call it “recent” if I were them.).

5 Steps to Boost Donor Acquisition with Ticketing

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Are you struggling to find ways to meet potential new donors? Do you often feel limited by your database, connections, and networks?

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From an Event Manager | Focus on the End Goal: Donor Engagement + Retention

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Initially, it was difficult to carve out time to take a step back and think about the bigger picture when it came to donor engagement and retention.

The 5 Factors That Helps Predict Future Donors’ Giving


Future prospective donors can be predicted with surprising accuracy based on a handful of factors. The post The 5 Factors That Helps Predict Future Donors’ Giving appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Well, predicting your nonprofit’s fundraising potential is not a mystery.

What Do You Need to Track in a Donor Database?


[Editor's Note: We're talking about fundraising this month on the NTEN blog, and when you're fundraising, you've got to collect and track information about donors and donations, right? Donors are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. donor management system is sometimes called a fundraising system or a donor database.

Reigning in shadow databases

Robert Weiner

The following story, posted with permission, was sent to the FUNDSVCS list in response to a question about how to reign in schools and departments at a university that keep their own shadow databases of contacts. have a story that we have used quite often: A few years ago, we imported a shadow database into Raiser''s Edge.

Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

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You also most likely have some experience with accepting and tracking financial gifts from donors to a charitable organization. Now what?

Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

3rd Sector Labs

If you’ve migrated donor data from one CRM to another, no doubt you have dealt with a lot of difficult decisions. The list. What now?

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Lessons from a Fundraising Insider: How our Donor Retention Rates grew to 43%

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Over a 5 year period, we’ve gone from retaining 29% of our donors to 43%. Our database is healthy . But it’s worth every minute.

Finding Your Next Funder: How Prospect Research Helps Secure New Major Donors

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You glance at your watch uncomfortably, and then look up to see a long-time major donor walking up. Prospect research.

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Finding the Right Donor Database for Your Nonprofit

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Consider this—7 out of every 10 donors only donate once. 77 percent of donors leave due to a lack of communication. And with the right donor management tool to fit your organization’s needs, you have a better shot at communicating in the right way and building better relationships, so donors come back for round two.

Easy Ways to Keep Your Data Clean and Donors Happy

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Additionally, services provided by Blackbaud can be very helpful in keeping your data clean and your donors happy , specifically Deceased Record Finder. It’s nonproductive to send mail to donors who are deceased, and doing so is a great way to upset surviving spouses. Picture this…. Your membership has expired.

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Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships

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Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships by Tal Frankfurt, Founder and CEO, Cloud for Good. This was (by far!) Fundraising

6 Tips For Engaging And Retaining Your Nonprofit’s ‘BIG’ Supporters


It is said time and time again, “donors are the lifeblood of our nonprofit.” Image courtesy of Etiquette Consulting Inc.

10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness


Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help. The answer lies in the way nonprofits are catering o the demands of its donor network. Email.

A 3 Step Guide to Attracting Corporate Donors Using Social Media


Yet including corporate donors in your fundraising mix is a critical strategy. from Social Score. # in total database with active email.

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Fundraising without donor data: What’s that proverb about giving a man a fish?

3rd Sector Labs

How often do the funds come in without workable donor data – or any donor data – behind it? If your organization is fundraising without donor data to support it, then you have a problem that needs your attention. Fundraising without donor data. For tomorrow, you need data … donor data. Solutions.

Does Your Organization Even Need a Donor Management System? Almost Certainly!


Included in the report are helpful considerations and guidelines for determining your organization's needs when it comes to donor management.

Is your Database Costing you Crucial Donations?


It was clear to me that this appeal was just blasted without any proper segmentation; the packaged two-in-one messages (“become a new donor” or “help recruit new donors”) was the ultimate insult. It should provide you with proper infrastructure to manage ALL your donors effectively in one place.

More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

Start with contact databases, donor management systems, and CRMs. There are search results, however, that help us define the problem.

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Select The Right CRM For Your Nonprofit


Tech Impact understands this, and we want to help your nonprofit make the most informed decision possible. Customization. What to track.

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5 Ideas That Will Give Your Donors a Reason to Stick Around

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You see, making new friends is like acquiring new donors. single donation without donor stewardship is a waste – you know it as attrition.

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3 Easy Ways to Amplify Your Welcome Series for New Supporters

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They enter your database from multiple engagement pathways and have wide-ranging experiences (or no experience at all) with your organization.

No More Excuses—You Need to Call Every New Donor

NonProfit Hub

In our own donor communications experiment over at Bloomerang, we made a $5 online donation to 50 random nonprofits. It Takes Too Much Time.

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Pull that List: Donor Management Tips and Tricks

NonProfit Hub

It also means separating out donors by their giving patterns. This will help maximize each mailing. Donor Retention Featured

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5 Key Social Media Analytics Your Nonprofit Needs To Track


Here’s an infographic we posted a while back that has helped us increase our reach on social media! No problem. That’s a lot of data. Twitter.

Infographic: Optimizing Your Nonprofit Donation Page


With online donations to nonprofit organizations on the rise, the onus is on the nonprofit to make the donation process as simple as possible.

How to Fan the Flames of Donor Loyalty in 2016 and Beyond

NonProfit Hub

But relationships, including the ones you have with your donors, don’t survive well on autopilot. Talk to Donors About What They Care About.

Blackbaud kills off Common Ground

Robert Weiner

Today the news is that Blackbaud is killing off Common Ground , one of the two donor management products (aka CRMs or Constituent Relationship Management systems) that they acquired from Convio. don't know whether that means they'll turn off the CG servers on that date or simply stop providing help desk support. But not in a good way.

Why Continued Training Is Necessary For CRM Success


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Upcoming Free Webinar March 26: Ready, Fire, Aim! How Not to Choose a Donor Database

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Choosing a donor database often seems like a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Maybe you'll find your target, but probably not.

How To Track Everyone Who's Anyone To You: Is A Single Database Right for Your Org?


In reality, a single constituent database usually means some sort of compromise. We’ve designed a short exercise to help you decide.

Don’t Try It Alone| Build Relationships for Stronger Fundraising

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However, the better question is: Can you walk out the door and get money from the same donors year after year? Donors want to feel special.