7 Donor Loyalty Metrics Every Nonprofit Should Track

Even small improvements in donor loyalty can have a huge impact on the returns an organization is able to generate from its fundraising. Here are the seven donor loyalty metrics that every nonprofit should be tracking:

1. Attrition rate – the percentage of donors lost over a given period – usually a year. It is […]

54 Essential Questions About Fund Development

Fund development is not a separate and independent activity that can be pulled out whenever there is need, focused on by only a few, and ignored the rest of the time. Instead, fund development is an ongoing, rewarding (but invasive) process that engages all staff and every board member in some way. Here are my [...]

By |July 30th, 2014|Fundraising|

3 Tips for Improving P2P Donor Retention

While there’s no shortage of information and advice on how best to create and promote a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, there’s very little data available on P2P retention rates following a campaign, particularly among first-time donors to the organization.

What is Your Nonprofit’s ‘Return on Mission?’

A nice present arrived in the mail last week from a longtime friend of mine. It was a copy of his recently published book “The Nonprofit Buyer.”

[VIDEO] Bloomerang Customer Spotlight – AMAC Foundation

New nonprofits face a lot of challenges: strategy, infrastructure, hiring and, of course, fundraising. Choosing a new database isn’t the most glamorous of tasks, but it’s definitely an important one. Jean Goins, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the AMAC Foundation and new Bloomerang user, shares her thoughts on Bloomerang below.

Fundraisers: Make Every Hour Your Finest Hour

Those that know me know how much I love Red Sox baseball. I became completely passionate about them and Fenway Park while living in Massachusetts through the 1990s.

By |July 26th, 2014|Fundraising|

[VIDEO] How Nonprofits Can Start Podcasting

On this episode of Bloomerang TV, Derrick Duplessy, Executive Director of the Duplessy Foundation, stops by to chat about how nonprofits can get into podcasting. You can watch the full episode here:

Top 10 Qualities of a Successful Fundraiser

Many individuals entering the profession for the first time and those hiring their first development staff person are often not certain what qualities to look for in a development professional. Often one hears that development is really just sales or marketing. The individual or organization about to embark into the world of development needs to [...]

4 Steps To A Winning Fundraising Case Statement

Writing a case statement? Trying to persuade prospects to make major gifts for a big project, like renovating a building or creating an endowment? Here’s a formula that will always work:

By |July 23rd, 2014|Fundraising|

[INFOGRAPHIC] A Guide to Nonprofit Blogging

Let’s cut to the chase; you need to start blogging. Without fresh content, your nonprofit’s website is nothing more than an online billboard with a tip jar.

How The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Raised $1M In Year 1

Hopefully, every single one of you reading this post has multiple deep-rooted passions you are able to pursue and enjoy in your lifetime. Occasionally, it’s possible to combine those passions into a single endeavor.

Recently, two totally disparate passions from my life came together: the great Hoosier tradition of basketball and my love for the […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Fundraising|

[VIDEO] Overcoming the Summer Fundraising Blues

On this episode of Bloomerang TV, Caity Craver, CEO of DonorTrends, stops by to offer some mid-year fundraising advice.