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.

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 |2019-09-18T09:39:45-04:00September 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 [...]

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|