Bloomerang Academy

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We believe that technology should be the least of a fundraiser’s concerns. Learn from our team of fundraising and technology experts. Apply best practices for donor engagement and retention in your Bloomerang database.

Classes are free, and run from 45-60 minutes.

Sign up for free, live classes or watch a recording below.

For resources on how to leverage your Bloomerang database during the coronavirus, click here.

Upcoming Classes

Hello, My Name is: Digital Donor CFRE Credit

You can’t hug them, shake their hands, or visit with them at a gala, but your donors are still here to support you, even if that means staying home and giving online rather than in person. In fact, 46% of Millennials say they will give more in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you ready to accept their digital donations? During this class we’ll talk about who the Digital Donor is and how you can use Bloomerang and Fundraise Up to engage them and secure much needed support for your programs.

Wed 8/12 – 3:30 pm eastern

Fri 8/14 – 1:30 pm eastern

Attend a live class to earn 1 CFRE CE point.

Database Management Essentials CFRE Credit

No matter its size, a well-managed database is an important tool in your fundraising arsenal. Clean, concise, and consistent data can mean constructive donor interactions, streamlined reporting, and meaningful record keeping versus bungled, embarrassing situations. In this class, learn some tools and strategies for managing your donor database.

Learn how the following works in Bloomerang:

  • First-Time Donor Calls
  • Acknowledgements
  • Reports and Filters
  • Tasks

Tue 8/18 – 1:30 pm eastern

Thu 8/20 – 11:00 am eastern

Attend a live class to earn 1 CFRE CE point.

Imports 101

Do you have a spreadsheet of information to import into Bloomerang? If so, join us for Imports 101 and we’ll show you what to do to ensure that your import is a success!

Wed 8/19 – 1:00 pm eastern

Fri 8/21 – 11:00 am eastern

Modernize Your Donation Forms With Givebutter and Bloomerang (In Five Easy Steps)

Your donation form has never been more important than it is right now. Did you know that over 35% of payments are made with alternative payment methods like PayPal, Venmo, and Apple Pay? How about the fact that recurring donors are 5-11x more valuable than their one-time counterparts? What about the rapidly-growing segment of mobile donors, now comprising over half of all online donations for many nonprofits? A modern donation form is one that gets out of the way, makes supporting your organization as seamless as possible for your donors, and provides a giving experience that’s actually joyful.

Tue 8/25 – 2:30 pm eastern

Thu 8/27 – 3:30 pm eastern

Past Sessions

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Mobile
  • New User Orientation
  • Database Management Essentials
  • Adding and Editing Constituents
  • Adding and Editing Timeline Information
  • Creating Thank You Letters in Bloomerang
  • Creating and Sending Emails
  • Reports and Filters
  • Settings and Custom Fields
  • All About Pledges
  • Become a Bloomerang Task Master
  • Donor Cultivation and Annual Reports
  • Donor Engagement Surveys
  • Get Started with Online Giving
  • Gift Entry Guru
  • The Importance of Retaining First-Time Donors
  • Imports 101
  • Intermediate Acknowledgement Letters
  • Intermediate Reports and Filters Part 1
  • Intermediate Reports and Filters Part 2
  • Optimize Your Online Presence with Bloomerang
  • Solicitation Mailing
  • Bloomerang + DonorSearch Integration
  • Bloomerang for Benevon
  • Retaining First-Time Donors
  • Bloomerang for Capital Campaigns
  • Bloomerang + Google Sheets through Zapier
  • Bloomerang + Qgiv: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Bloomerang + Zapier: Marketing Automation with Mailchimp
  • Boost Donor Engagement with Automated Reports
  • Clean Up Your Data to Improve Your Fundraising
  • Document a Custom Development Plan
  • Donor Cultivation
  • Donor Recognition for Annual Reports
  • Event Tracking in Bloomerang
  • Events That Raise Money
  • Generate Year-End Tax Receipts
  • Giving Tuesday Tips and Tricks
  • Grant Tracking
  • List Segmentation
  • Membership Tracking
  • Recapture Lapsing Donors
  • Use Bloomerang as a Major Gifts Officer
  • Volunteer Tracking
  • Year-End Giving
  • iOS Mobile 101
  • Build Stronger Donor Relationships with Bloomerang Mobile

Don’t just take our word for it.

I took the “Creating Letters” session awhile ago, but needed a refresher as we haven’t done thank yous through Bloomerang yet. We’re about to start doing thank yous through Bloomerang, so this was an excellent refresher. Thank you!

bloomerang academy classesJanise Gray, Director of Grant Recipient Services, Equestrian Aid Foundation

Dorothy is a well organized instructor who knows her stuff. Concise, well-sequenced class that presented just the right amount of information…no information overload. Thanks so much!

bloomerang academy beginners classesRoy Mueller, Executive Director and Chief Development Officer, Friends of the Children's Museum at La Habra

Definitely need to retake the “Adding and Editing Timeline Information” class as it was filled with so much great information. Dorothy is a great teacher – thank you!

bloomerang academy beginners classesChristine Hockin-Boyd, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels North Central Texas

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