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How to Prepare Donor Data Reports for Your Board Members

Your donors fuel your organization’s work, so it’s crucial to maintain a healthy, thriving base of supporters. A major part of connecting with these individuals and optimizing the giving experience is utilizing the data you collect about their giving trends to inform your future fundraising decisions.  Luckily, ongoing advancements in [...]

By |2021-09-30T15:42:03-04:00October 1st, 2021|Data, Data Management, Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management|

Giving USA 2021 Key Findings: How to Retain and Upgrade Nonprofit Donors Before Year’s End

If you’re wondering what the future holds for fundraising, you’re not alone. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re living through tumultuous times. So much of what we thought we knew about the world has been turned topsy-turvy. What might this mean for philanthropy and fundraising moving forward? There were many at [...]

By |2021-08-25T13:50:54-04:00August 30th, 2021|Data, Donor Retention, Research|

Why Real-Time Nonprofit Performance Management is Best

The nonprofit executive director's time and energy are precious commodities, particularly in small organizations where a single individual is often the director of HR, IT, finance, and, well...everything. It's easy to see how performance evaluations (not to speak of nonprofit performance management) can feel like another large spoonful on an [...]

By |2021-09-24T13:10:41-04:00January 8th, 2021|Data, Nonprofit Management, Strategic Planning|

Nonprofit Cybersecurity: 7 Tips to Keep Donor Data Safe

Donor data drives your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. When you (as we recommend) focus on donor retention, your donor data helps you build relationships with your current supporters. If you’re comfortable with your retention strategies and have moved on to expanding your network with acquisition strategies, you can also use donor [...]

By |2021-09-30T16:06:39-04:00November 19th, 2020|Data, Data Management, Software, Technology|

Data Shows The Effectiveness of Personal Outreach to Donors During COVID-19

The personal touch works! A random sampling of about 4,000 Bloomerang customers found that those who reached out to donors personally (phone, email, text, in-person) in March and April 2020 saw significant year over year increases in revenue compared to those who didn't. Those trends continued on in May 2020: Your [...]

By |2021-09-12T11:59:04-04:00May 29th, 2020|Data, Donor Communications, Life At Bloomerang, Research|

Actually, Calling Donors To Thank Them Does Make Them More Likely To Give Again (and Give More)

In today's digital-dominated world, personal touches like handwritten notes and phone calls can break through the noise. Though mostly anecdotal, top fundraisers and consultants have espoused the power of such personal touches, particularly the use of the phone. We even have some data to back it up: McConkey-Johnston International in [...]

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|
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