Do You Really Need a Donor Database?

By | June 24th, 2016|Data Management, Software, Technology|

Do you really need a donor database? I mean, REALLY need it? Yes. Shortest. Blog. Ever. Fine, I’ll expound. […]

4 Fallacies of the “Future Donor”

By | June 22nd, 2016|Donor Engagement, Fundraising|

While I strongly advocate using language carefully to create the desired reality in the minds of your receiver, I think calling an organization’s non-donors “future donors” may cause some confusion that sets the organization and its fundraisers up for disappointment. Let me explain. […]

Keeping Donor Credit Card Information Safe

By | June 21st, 2016|Life At Bloomerang, Product Updates|

What keeps browser traffic safe? When transmitting any data online (like making a credit card payment), there are certain security protocols that are required in order to keep information from being intercepted and stolen. Most users look for the familiar lock symbol in their browser window and the s indicating [...]

How to Find Companies to Support Your Nonprofit

By | June 21st, 2016|Fundraising, Sponsorships|

I’m sure many of you are too young to remember Willie Sutton, but you may have read about him. Willie was an infamous bank robber who robbed hundreds of banks back during a forty-year “career” beginning in the 1930s. Willie is reported to have had a smart answer when someone asked him, “Willie, why do you rob banks?” Although it is reportedly an urban legend, his now-famous answer was, “Because that’s where the money is.” […]

5 Takeaways From The 2016 Giving USA Report

By | June 20th, 2016|Nonprofit Sector, Research|

Every June all of us in the nonprofit sector are quite fortunate to be the recipients of perhaps the most comprehensive report on charitable giving in the United States: the Giving USA Report. […]

4 Things Your Nonprofit Should Do Before Fiscal Year End

By | June 17th, 2016|Donor Engagement, Donor Management|

June 30 is fast approaching – and for many nonprofits, this marks the end of another fiscal year. […]

4 Ways to Uncover the Gold Mine Already In Your Donor Database

By | June 16th, 2016|Donor Communications, Donor Engagement, Donor Management|

Nonprofit fundraisers are always looking for new donors to expand their programs and move their mission forward. But, is seeking new donors really the best use of time? […]

10 Ways To Make Sure Donor Retention Is Everyone’s Job

By | June 15th, 2016|Donor Retention, Nonprofit Management|

If you are working in the world of professional fundraising and have not been researching or applying greater emphasis on donor retention then hopefully you are either: […]

3 Reasons To Attend the 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

By | June 14th, 2016|Events|

Despite being only a few years old, the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference has become one of our favorite annual events, along with Cause Camp and the #DonorLove Rendezvous. This small but powerful event is poised to help fundraisers become better storytellers; a somewhat unsung – but crucial – goal. Here are [...]

Launching a Peer-to-Peer Campaign: 6 Strategies for Nonprofits

By | June 13th, 2016|Peer-to-Peer|

Peer-to-peer fundraising, also called “social fundraising” or shortened to “P2P fundraising,” can be an easy way for nonprofits to raise a significant amount of money and expand their donor base. […]

[VIDEO] What’s Wrong With Major Gifts?

By | June 10th, 2016|Webinars|

Larry Johnson recently joined us for a webinar in which he showed us the indispensable role asset giving plays in creating sustainable revenue, and how any nonprofit organization—large or small—has the capacity to generate major gifts. In case you missed it, you can watch the replay here: Full Transcript: Steven: [...]

It’s Time for the Nonprofit Sector to Embrace Scientific Research

By | June 9th, 2016|Research|

After being part of this wonderful world of nonprofit fundraising for more than three decades, I am beginning to wonder if loosely-stated jargon from a few well-positioned industry pundits is causing more harm than good. Don’t get me wrong; I am eternally thankful for the ravings from my good friends [...]