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About Jay Love

A 30+ veteran of the nonprofit software industry, Jay Love co-founded Bloomerang in 2012. He currently serves on the board of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and is the past AFP Ethics Committee Chairman.

20+ Engaging Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

During the age of COVID-19, many nonprofits, especially those that have been focused on growth, paused their fundraising strategies to deal with the results of the pandemic. Social distancing guidelines made in-person fundraising nearly impossible to do safely, and the economic downturn limited the philanthropic gifts individuals are willing to [...]

What’s The Impact of Improving 1st-Time Donor Retention?

Where Will Your Largest Fundraising Impact NEXT Year Come From? This question was being debated among several of my Bloomerang colleagues last week. This is a common occurrence at Bloomerang, since our entire existence is based upon bringing best practices to life for professional fundraisers. Over the eight years of [...]

By |2020-02-17T08:08:16-05:00February 17th, 2020|Donor Retention|

4 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 3rd Quarter FEP Report

Each quarter the Fundraising Effectiveness Project releases their latest findings from billions of dollars donated through the participating donor database companies providing anonymous data from the majority of their customers. This allows the philanthropy world to establish metrics in a similar fashion to all of the key industries within the [...]

By |2019-12-03T11:42:11-05:00December 4th, 2019|Data, Nonprofit Sector, Research|

Five Key Takeaways From The 2019 Donor Advised Funds Report

In the fourth quarter of each year the National Philanthropic Trust releases their annual Donor Advised Funds Report.    This is significant for every nonprofit engaged in fundraising to take notice because donor advised funds or DAFs for short, are truly changing the landscape of major gift fundraising and therefore [...]

Nonprofit Annual Reports: 8 Essential Tips [& Template]

Many nonprofit professionals greet nonprofit annual report creation with groaning and moaning. This is because these reports have a bad reputation. These reports considered a time suck and poor use of funding.  However, it doesn’t need to be that way! Your nonprofit annual report, when well-crafted, can be a vital [...]

By |2020-03-13T11:11:51-04:00October 7th, 2019|Direct Mail, Donor Communications, Nonprofit Management|

Nonprofit CRM | Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Solution

Finding the right CRM for your organization can be a major challenge. Between navigating an overwhelming number of features, prioritizing your organization's needs, and creating purchasing and implementation plans, many nonprofits end up finding themselves lost in the various steps of the process. This just goes to show that there’s [...]

By |2020-09-16T13:43:26-04:00September 18th, 2019|Donor Management|

5 Key Takeaways From The Q2 2019 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report

Each quarter the Fundraising Effectiveness Project releases its report based upon the data collected that year. It is one of the only such reports based upon actual data from over 176 million transactions across more than 20,000 nonprofit organizations. Here is the latest report from the 2nd quarter of 2019. [...]

By |2019-09-09T17:08:58-04:00September 10th, 2019|Donor Retention, Nonprofit Sector, Research|

5 Key Takeaways from the 2019 Giving USA Report

It's late June, which in the philanthropy world always means the release of the latest Giving USA report. The report estimates total giving in the United States based upon a multitude of sources. It is the oldest and most referenced barometer on the state of the charitable sector's health. The [...]

By |2019-06-24T16:38:31-04:00June 25th, 2019|Data, Nonprofit Sector|

Introducing The Fundraising Standard – Proper Professional Fundraising Training For Every New Fundraiser in North America

Over the last 37 years, I have witnessed thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits struggle with growing or even sustaining support for absolutely wonderful missions due to lack of any true professional fundraising training. Even worse, the tidbits of knowledge they picked up were often wives tales or really bad [...]

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