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|

Don’t Let Nonprofit Software Vendors Hide Behind PCI Compliance

There’s been some excellent talk recently in the nonprofit community about how difficult it can be for some nonprofits to gain access to credit card information. Many companies use the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) as a barrier to allowing organizations to make changes to how collected credit [...]

[INFOGRAPHIC] State of the Nonprofit Workplace 2019

We've all seen the stats outlining the poor retention rates for working fundraisers, with most leaving their positions every 16-18 months. Researcher Penelope Burk found that this costs nonprofits $127,650 in direct and indirect costs every time a fundraiser needs to be backfilled. While there's a lot of (good!) ideas and strategies [...]

By |2019-04-01T11:23:33-04:00February 5th, 2019|Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sector|

Top 6 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies in 2019

These are the fundamental areas your nonprofit must focus on in the year ahead. And I mean focus. Prioritize these areas.Create written plans for these areas.Include goals, measurable objectives, strategies and timelines.Assign staff and volunteer responsibility.Monitor, measure and evaluate what’s working/not working.And don’t get distracted from your mission. Persist. I’ve selected [...]

By |2019-01-25T16:07:03-04:00January 28th, 2019|Fundraising, Nonprofit Sector, Strategic Planning|