Jay Love

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.

7 Ways to Keep the Saddest Situation from Happening in the Nonprofit Sector

One of the happiest and most fulfilling results of providing database technology to the nonprofit sector for nearly four decades has been being able to witness the overwhelming majority of those new customers raise more dollars each year to fund their mission. In the last seven years at Bloomerang we [...]

Your 5 “Must Know” Takeaways from the 4th Quarter 2018 FEP Report

The recently released Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report summarizing the fourth quarter of 2018 provides numerous insights, that not only put the full year of 2018 into perspective, but also sheds insight into what 2019 should bring for the fundraising profession. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project continues to be the most reliable [...]

By |2019-03-13T10:55:16-04:00March 14th, 2019|Donor Retention, Nonprofit Sector, Research|

Donor-Centricity: It’s Not Just For Donors

Bloomerang was proud to join Pursuant and The Institute for Conversational Fundraising to support The Philanthropy Centre in its landmark study on just how massively important saying thank you really is. The report is chock-full of interesting experiments, each with tangible takeaways for all fundraisers, including a simple method that [...]

By |2018-11-20T12:04:25-04:00November 20th, 2018|Donor Communications, Fundraising|

The Two Best Methods To Avoid A Downfall In Your Nonprofit’s Annual Fundraising

One of my favorite volunteer activities in the nonprofit sector is serving on the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s Growth in Giving Steering Committee.  The face-to-face meetings and conference calls are always insightful and thought provoking. This is especially true when those insights are cutting edge and timely in nature. This week’s [...]

By |2018-09-19T14:24:13-04:00September 21st, 2018|Fundraising, Legacy Gifts, Major Gifts|

20 Answers That Will Change Your Charity’s Donor Communications Forever

Tom Ahern, a dear friend and Bloomerang’s Communications Coach recently released a free downloadable eBook that can literally change your charity’s donor communications forever. More importantly, for many nonprofit organizations the level of funding for your mission could be increased significantly based upon the knowledge gained and the best practices [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:10:17-04:00September 7th, 2018|Donor Communications|

NOW Is The Time To Prepare For Your Year-End Appeal Acknowledgement Process

As Labor Day approaches in the United States, you will read about and be invited to many webinars helping you and your fundraising team prepare your year-end appeals. In addition, there will just as much stating you need to prepare for your Giving Tuesday appeal(s). However, very seldom (if ever) [...]

By |2018-08-23T08:56:56-04:00August 23rd, 2018|Donor Communications, Gift Acknowledgment, Year-End Fundraising|