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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.

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Upcoming Classes

Generate Year-End Tax Receipts

Learn to filter reports to generate a list of your 2020 donors, then customize letters and emails to produce itemized year-end receipts for your donors’ tax purposes.

Tue 1/19 – 2:30 pm eastern

The Importance of Retaining First-Time Donors CFRE Credit

Nonprofit technology veterans Steven Shattuck and Jessica Hartnagle will make the case for why development professionals should concentrate on acquiring a donor’s second gift in order to achieve sustainable funding, high donor retention rates and high donor lifetime values. Learn the importance of, and some strategies for retaining first-time donors, including Bloomerang’s First-Time Donor Calls feature.

Thu 1/21 – 3:30 pm eastern

Donor Cultivation and Annual Reports CFRE Credit

Your annual report highlights your organization’s growth over the course of the year, and is a great way to recognize those who have helped you reach those goals. Learn how your annual report can fit into your donor cultivation strategy, and look at some real-world examples for inspiration. You’ll also learn how to prepare, report on, and export your data from Bloomerang for use in your annual reports.

Tue 1/26 – 2:30 pm eastern

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 1/27 – 1:30 pm eastern

Database Management Essentials CFRE Credit

Once you’ve identified your Major Donor Prospects, how do you move them to that large ask? Not only will this class demonstrate how to use Bloomerang to track moves, it will also outline the importance of donor-centric cultivation and stewardship, and how leveraging your relationships can positively impact your donors and organization!

Tue 2/2 – 2:30 pm eastern

Create a Development Plan  CFRE Credit

Once you’ve identified your Major Donor Prospects, how do you move them to that large ask? Not only will this class demonstrate how to use Bloomerang to track moves, it will also outline the importance of donor-centric cultivation and stewardship, and how leveraging your relationships can positively impact your donors and organization!

Thu 2/4 – 11:30 am 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 + Fundraise Up: Hello, My Name Is: Digital Donor
  • 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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