Fundraisers: Don’t Be Afraid of Mass Email

By | July 29th, 2016|Donor Communications, Email|

Let’s start this conversation by agreeing that mass email should not replace phone calls, mail, or even individual emails. Agreed? Okay! Mass email at its best should enhance your overall communication strategy and engage more constituents in a way that makes those other communication channels more effective. It also allows [...]

[VIDEO] Averting the Crisis in Nonprofit Leadership

By | July 28th, 2016|Webinars|

Executive coach and leadership expert Marc A. Pitman recently joined us for a webinar in which he outlined the discoveries from his latest research project into the state of nonprofit leadership. In case you missed it, you can watch the full replay here: Full Transcript: Steven: Well, Marc, my watch [...]

An Easy Way to Ease New Board Members Into Fundraising

By | July 27th, 2016|Donor Communications, Fundraising, Nonprofit Boards|

How often have you heard the lament “none of our board members want to help with fundraising?” […]

Qgiv Peer-to-Peer Integration with Bloomerang

By | July 26th, 2016|Life At Bloomerang, Partnerships, Peer-to-Peer, Product Updates|

Bloomerang is proud to partner with Qgiv, an industry leader in online fundraising, to offer a new, integrated solution for peer-to-peer fundraising. […]

Everything Fundraisers Need to Know About Mobile Giving

By | July 26th, 2016|Donor Acquisition, Mobile|

Mobile giving is a term that gets passed around a lot. And even though it’s been around for over a decade now, it’s still a hot topic. As soon as the Red Cross raised roughly $42 million dollars for the Haiti earthquake relief using only text messages, you’d better believe [...]

[INFOGRAPHIC] 2016 $10 Donor Communications Experiment

By | July 25th, 2016|$5 Experiment, Donor Communications|

We’ve done a couple nonprofit “secret shopping” experiments to see how nonprofits communicate with new donors in the first few days and weeks of the relationship. This year, we were curious as to whether donor stewardship suffers as a result of online days of giving, so we made a $10 donation to 50 individual nonprofits in a city participating in a 24-hour “day of giving” campaign. We examined how each followed up to the gift within the first 14 days of the donation. The results are in the infographic below: […]

Fundraisers: Why Do You Do It That Way?

By | July 22nd, 2016|Nonprofit Management|

At one of my previous positions, I had the privilege of working under one of the finest leaders I have ever worked with. […]

An Easy Way to Bridge the Gap Between Your Program and Development Team Silos

By | July 21st, 2016|Nonprofit Management|

Have you noticed that your program and development teams are not always on the same page? Or does there seem to be much more opportunity for collaboration? […]

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This Interview With Tom Ahern

By | July 20th, 2016|Donor Communications|

Amy Eisenstein recently sat down with Tom Ahern, one of the world’s most renowned experts in donor communications, to get his thoughts on best practices for fundraising case statements. […]

3 Reasons People Ignore Your Fundraising Emails

By | July 19th, 2016|Donor Communications, Email, Nonprofit Marketing|

You put a lot of thought, time, and consideration into every single fundraising email you send to your list. And, when you sink so much of your blood, sweat, and tears into something, you undoubtedly want it to pay off—everyone can sympathize with that. […]

[VIDEO] Engage Constituents with Your Nonprofit’s Website

By | July 18th, 2016|Webinars|

Does your nonprofit’s website captivate and engage people, or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and a mission statement? […]

What’s Your Donor Data’s Legacy?

By | July 15th, 2016|Data Management|

The most important fundraising tool you have at your disposal is your donor database. It is your organization’s history. It can tell you who your friends and most loyal supporters are. Through thick and thin it sticks with us and makes it possible for us to be effective fundraisers. It should be our best friend, but most fundraisers don’t respect it and couldn’t tell you a thing about its history. […]