7 Features Every Donor Database Must Have

By | May 24th, 2016|Donor Management, Software|

Whenever I speak around the country to professional fundraisers I am often asked what is needed to be part of or added to a donor database for it to be the most functional. […]

[VIDEO] How To Build Your Mid-Level Giving Program

By | May 23rd, 2016|Webinars|

Maeve Strathy recently joined us for a webinar in which she explained where mid-level fundraising has been, and where it’s headed. She also outlined seven things you can do tomorrow to move your mid-level program forward. In case you missed it, you can watch the full replay here: Full Transcript: [...]

Buying New Nonprofit Software? Don’t Demo All At Once

By | May 20th, 2016|Nonprofit Management, Software|

No, this isn’t a motivational speech given at halftime of a high school football game. This is a blog designed to reinforce what you probably already know: scheduling a bunch of demonstrations for your new donor database (or accounting software, or membership software, or really any kind of presentation or demonstration) within a short window of time is a really bad idea. […]

[FREE EBOOK] Guide to Nonprofit Social Media

By | May 19th, 2016|Social Media|

Social media can be difficult for nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes. It’s hard to tell why some posts aren’t being seen or engaged with, and even harder still to decide what to post in the first place. […]

How To Leverage Volunteers in Your Corporate Annual Appeal

By | May 18th, 2016|Fundraising, Volunteerism|

How can you solicit five hundred or more businesses in person (the most effective way to raise money) in six weeks and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for your annual campaign? Yes, it is possible by building a team of volunteers to help you. […]

Aplos and Bloomerang Announce Partnership and Integration

By | May 17th, 2016|Life At Bloomerang, News & PR, Software|

We’re proud to announce that Bloomerang has formed a strategic partnership with Aplos, a leading online fund accounting software company, to bring a fully integrated solution to the nonprofit sector. This unified solution is designed to bring true fund accounting and a donor database based upon proven best practices together to fulfill a huge need in the market. […]

A Special Offer from Bloomerang in May 2016

By | May 16th, 2016|Life At Bloomerang|

The breakthrough concept of showcasing the nonprofit sector’s best practices in donor retention, donor engagement and communications within a donor database sprang to life in 2012 with the birth of Bloomerang. […]

#DonorLove Rendezvous: The Nonprofit (un)Conference We Deserve

By | May 13th, 2016|Events|

Think back to a time when someone truly made you feel special. Maybe it was through a thank you letter, or a handwritten note or even a text message. What if that feeling was the basis of a fundraising conference? That’s the #DonorLove Rendezvous, and if you missed it prepare for a healthy dose of FOMO. Here’s what made it so special: […]

Is “Perpetual Endowment” the Best Way to Treat Large Bequests?

By | May 12th, 2016|Planned Giving|

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to be part of an ad hoc task force at an organization with a substantial quasi-endowment, researching other endowed institutions as part of making recommendations for what we called a Financial Master Plan. Like several other institutions in Indiana and around [...]

[VIDEO] A Different Way to Find Your Ideal Donor

By | May 11th, 2016|Webinars|

Ellen Bristol and Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE recently joined us for a webinar in which they showed how to figure out who’s “good enough” to justify investing your time and energy, and how to tell the difference between “worth it,” “so-so,” and “lose their phone number.” […]

5 Ways to Reassure Your Donors Through Compliance

By | May 10th, 2016|Accounting|

With the widespread use of social media, crowdfunding, and other amazing donor retention tools, it’s easier than ever to find and engage with donors online. […]

Why Nonprofit Boards Can’t Ignore Low Donor Retention

By | May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whenever I am invited to a nonprofit board meeting for any reason, I make it a point to find out how much of an understanding the board as a whole has of donor retention. […]