There’s no shortage of fundraising advice out there. Often times, examples of ineffective or just plain bad donor communications are highlighted as case studies in what not to do.

But what about all the awesome examples of appeals, acknowledgements, newsletters and other messaging that gets sent out every day?

How about some recognition for what we as a sector do well for a change?

Donor communications expert Tom Ahern recently approached us with an idea to highlight examples of nonprofits who challenge the status quo through creative, personalized and effective messaging.

That’s why we’ve created The Bloomies – our award for outstanding donor communications in the nonprofit sector. Each week, we’ll feature a donor communications piece that caught our eye.

But we need your help! You can nominate someone here or by filling out the form below. Any size and type of nonprofit organization is welcome, including those not based in the U.S. Self-nominations are encouraged!

If you’d like to send us a forward, screenshot or scan of the piece you are nominating, please email

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Steven Shattuck

Steven Shattuck

Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang
Steven Shattuck is Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang. A prolific writer and speaker, Steven is a contributor to "Fundraising Principles and Practice: Second Edition" and volunteers his time on the Project Work Group of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, is an AFP Center for Fundraising Innovation (CFI) committee member, and sits on the faculty of the Institute for Charitable Giving. He is the author of Robots Make Bad Fundraisers - How Nonprofits Can Maintain the Heart in the Digital Age, published by Bold and Bright Media.