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About Jay Love

A 30+ veteran of the nonprofit software industry, Jay Love co-founded Bloomerang in 2012. Prior to Bloomerang, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of eTapestry for 11 years, which at the time was the leading SaaS technology company serving the charity sector. Jay and his team grew the company to more than 10,000 nonprofit clients, charting a decade of record growth. Prior to starting eTapestry, Jay served 14 years as President and CEO of Master Software Corporation. MSC provided a widely used family of database products for the non-profit sector called Fund-Master. He currently serves on the board of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and is the past AFP Ethics Committee Chairman. Jay is also the author of Stay Together: How to Encourage a Lifetime of Donor Loyalty.

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 CRM: The Buyer’s Guide + 9 Solutions (2021 Update)

In recent years, nonprofits have realized the incredible role of technology in accomplishing their fundraising strategies. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have invested in technology to store data, plan and draft communications, and assign internal tasks. The introduction of social distancing and additional remote work to our regular lives [...]

By |2021-03-26T13:24:42-04:00September 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 |2021-09-08T13:08:44-04:00September 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|
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