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|

7 Ways That Surveying Donors Empowers Fundraisers

There’s no shortage of things the experts say fundraisers should be doing: handwritten notes, donor visits, thank you phone calls, bequest marketing; the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming when you’re bogged down planning an event that your leadership team insists on, or when you’re simply trying [...]

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|

Anatomy of a Stellar First-Time Donor Gift Acknowledgement

Meet Sarah Willey, Director of Development at Great Rivers Environmental Law Center and my new fundraising hero. She's out here fighting for Missouri's environment while showing off her donor communications skills. I don't know why she attended one of my recent webinars on donor retention (because she should be the [...]

By | 2018-08-22T09:08:46+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Bloomies, Donor Communications, Gift Acknowledgment|

5 Key Points of Prospect Research to Improve Donor Response

Aside from helping to identify prospective major donors, boosting your nonprofit’s rate of donor response is the key purpose of donor research. If you’re struggling to secure a prospect’s support, it’s time to double down with your data! You already put careful thought into your communication strategies to keep your [...]

By | 2018-07-17T12:54:24+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Donor Communications, Donor Engagement, Prospect Research|

Donor-Centered Digital Communications: How Do You Tailor the Nonprofit Experience?

If you’re not actively engaging with folks online in today’s digitally-revolutionized zeitgeist, you’re missing a huge opportunity. One of the best ways to engage with folks online is through content marketing.   In Part 1 of this three-part series we looked at how you can create a value-for-value exchange with [...]

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|