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Bloomerang: A donor database that fundraisers actually love.


Features Users Love About Bloomerang

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Monitor Your Retention Rate

What better way to keep donors at the center of your focus than by seeing your current retention date, updated daily, right on your dashboard. Click through to see which donors have been retained and which need additional attention.

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See The Impact Of Your Efforts

Having a donor database with a constituent Engagement Meter™ that can capture and visualize interactions with your organization allows fundraisers to take action on an individual level.

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Never Miss An Interaction

There’s no need to scour data file after data file or cluttered lists for a constituent’s history with your org. Bloomerang’s timeline visually represents all interactions, including giving and volunteerism, while providing highlights of significant trends.

Bloomerang Reporting Templates

Built-In Reporting Templates

We’ve got you covered with the standard reports that all fundraisers need, including LYBUNT, SYBUNT, Pledge Reminders and Downgrades – as well some you may not have thought of, such as One-Time Donors, Household Averages and Lapsed Donors.

Trends Reporting

Trend Reporting

Filter on which donors have downgraded, which donors have lapsed, and what actions you took that may have contributed to those results. You can identify constituents based on both transactions and interactions, or any combination of timeline entries.

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Nightly NCOA Updates

No matter how much a donor loves your mission and impact, they are not very likely to proactively inform you that they have a new address. Addresses are automatically updated in the database, and changes are displayed in the address note.

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Nightly Deceased Suppression

As part of the NCOA updates, deceased constituents are marked as Deceased in Bloomerang. Search the constituent in your NCOA Dashboard to see if there is additional information like deceased date and a link to an obituary.

Nightly Birth Year Updates

Nightly Birth Year Updates

Want to segment your communications by the age of your constituents? As part of the NCOA updates, you’ll also have updated birth year information on a nightly basis. Perfect for planned giving and bequest marketing!

BCC to Bloomerang

BCC to Bloomerang

Any email you send or receive from a constituent can be automatically recorded on their Bloomerang profile by simply BCC’ing Bloomerang on any message, givina you a complete record of communications with that person.

Know How Your Donors Feel About You

There’s no reason to wonder whether you’re being donor-centric. Your donors will tell you, if you ask. Surveying donors regularly is a key component to interpreting and improving your donor retention rates.

That’s why we’ve given Bloomerang users the ability to automatically send email surveys to donors that measure satisfaction, commitment, intimacy, and trust of your organization — all without the need for additional software.

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Real-Time Affinity Scores

Once your survey campaigns are activated, you can check your satisfaction, trust, commitment and intimacy scores on an automatically-updated scorecard.

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Summary Dashboard

Get an at-a-glance view of how your affinity scores have changed over time, as well as the most frequently reported reasons for why donors lapse.

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