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.

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+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Donor Communications, Gift Acknowledgment, Year-End Fundraising|

26 Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask Their Crowdfunding Provider

Crowdfunding is a bold, new and sometimes surprising, if not dangerous, world when it comes to donor relations, fees, receiving funds and other aspects of the process. Few fundraisers who have embraced it knew exactly what they were getting into when utilizing a crowdfunding provider. The 26 questions listed below [...]

By | 2018-06-20T22:49:11+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Crowdfunding, Donor Communications, Donor Engagement, Technology|

12 Things More Important Than Features When Purchasing a Donor Database

The last three decades of providing the best in nonprofit donor database systems has enabled detailed insights into just about every system selection process possible. Those selection processes have included two inch thick requests for proposals to spreadsheets with hundreds of columns/rows to massive demonstration scripts resulting in day long [...]

By | 2018-08-27T11:41:55+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Nonprofit Management, Software|

Considering a Capital Campaign? You Need A Toolkit!

One of the key steps and perhaps the most important one of the Bloomerang Consultative Sales Process is our Needs Analysis. Within this crucial step we explore every objective the nonprofit has for their CRM/record keeping/communication system as well reviewing all functions needed and problems to be solved. Often we [...]

By | 2018-05-11T08:04:28+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Capital Campaigns|