And the Bloomie Goes To: United Way of Pickens County!

The Bloomies are our award for outstanding donor communications in the nonprofit sector. Each week, we’ll feature a newsletter, email, direct mail piece, acknowledgement, solicitation or social media post that caught our eye.

[VIDEO] Keep and Inspire Your Donors With Stories

Nonprofits experience a significant increase in philanthropic giving during the holiday season each year. Many annual donors choose to make their one gift at this time of year and many new donors will also be making gifts. But what happens after the holiday giving season ends? Is your nonprofit doing enough to inspire and retain […]

40 Fundraising Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2015

Keeping up with every quality piece of content published by and for fundraisers on the web every day would be a full time job in and of itself. There’s absolutely no way you could read it all.

Charities That Focus on Retention Will Change the World

Why’s the for-profit world so much better than us at retention? Take a look at this infographic citing the reasons people leave commercial organizations compared to ours:

Is Your Website Getting in the Way of Online Donations?

There is no shortage of advice on how to get potential donors to your website, and many nonprofits are very good at this. However, what needs to happen to get that visitor to make a donation through your website once they are there is largely unexplored.

And the Bloomie Goes To: Jewish Federation of Delaware!

The Bloomies are our award for outstanding donor communications in the nonprofit sector. Each week, we’ll feature a newsletter, email, direct mail piece, acknowledgement, solicitation or social media post that caught our eye.

[VIDEO] 6 Top Tips for Retaining Nonprofit Talent

Finding the right talent is a challenge for nonprofits both big and small. But once you have the right people on board, how do you keep them engaged and in place?

6 Segments for #GivingTuesday Follow-Up Success

In terms of dollars raised, #GivingTuesday 2014 seems to have been an overwhelming success. Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Case Foundation have reported that $46 million was raised last year. By comparison, Lilly reported that $28 million was raised in 2013.

3 Reasons Nonprofits Struggle to Build a Healthy Donor Pyramid

A healthy donor pyramid is a crucial component to a sustainable fundraising strategy. An unbalanced pyramid could not only keep you from meeting quarterly and annual goals, it could also threaten the future of your organization.

Your Year-End Appeal Thank You Letter Is Just As Important

It’s nearly mid-December, which means you have probably just created and sent the best year-end appeal ever! You’re also likely exhausted from all the work. Unfortunately, your annual appeal work is far from over.

[VIDEO] Bloomerang Customer Spotlight – Starfish Initiative

It’s one thing to have a donor database that hold donor information. It’s another to have a true fundraising solution that turns data into actionable insights. Bob Kizer, the President and CEO of Starfish Initiative, shares his thoughts on Bloomerang in the video below.

Geeks Give Back at Indy Give Camp

A couple weeks ago, several employees from Bloomerang participated in Indy Give Camp, a weekend-long event to provide area nonprofits with custom software solutions. The event is a chance for Indianapolis-area tech professionals to donate their time and skills to help out organizations that otherwise couldn’t afford to replace their aging websites or address other […]