nonprofit wrap-up

We wanted to share with you some nonprofit articles, opinions and resources that caught our eye in the month of November.

#donorlove newsletter audit – “Recently, Julie Edwards, Executive Director at The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, asked us to do a donor love audit of her newsletter.”

3 Ways to Use Writing to Inspire Donors – “If you are looking for new ways to inspire your donors through writing, here are a few writing devices you can try.”

Thanks(For)Giving – “Have you ever considered sending Thanksgiving cards to your donors and sponsors instead of (or in addition to) Christmas cards?”

Being thankful is not enough. Here are 21 tips to help you do a better job thanking people – “While you reflect on what you are grateful for, let’s start talking about stuff we can do year-round to cultivate a culture of gratitude at our organizations.”

Find Hidden Gems in Your Donor Database: Interview with Steven Shattuck – “Who’s hiding in your donor database? In this video interview with Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang’s Chief Engagement Officer, you’ll discover how to find all those hidden gems in your donor database.”

Expert Donor Retention Advice from Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE:

Nonprofit Donor Retention: Problems and Solutions

If you’re sloppy about gratitude, you’re apt to lose donors. See how real life gratitude sins translate to nonprofit donor retention ‘no-no’s.
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Nonprofit Donor Thank You’s: What are You Doing to Stand Out?

Let’s take nonprofit donor thank you’s a step further with some concrete strategies that can help you be seen as outstanding.
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Nonprofit Retention: All Donors Aren’t Created Equal

Donors are only worth acquiring if you can retain them. Here are some tips to help you improve your nonprofit retention rate.
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Strategies to Retain Recently Lapsed Nonprofit Donors

If you can figure out why your lapsed nonprofit donors are failing to give again you stand a much better chance of renewing them than if you simply guess.
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New from the experts at Bloomerang:

[FREE WEBINAR] Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements

Mandy Pearce will focus on fundamental concepts of understanding, developing, and maintaining strategic partnerships that will ensure long-term organizational success.
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[RESEARCH] New Study Shows Importance of Saying Thank You to Donors

Bloomerang, in partnership with Pursuant and The Institute for Conversational Fundraising are proud to support The Philanthropy Centre in this landmark study on just how massively important saying thank you really is.
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[PODCAST] After #GivingTuesday – Rory Green & Steven Shattuck

What do you need to do after Giving Tuesday to make sure you’re left with donor relationships, not just donations? Rory Green and Steven Shattuck tell us in Simon Scriver’s latest podcast.
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[NEW FEATURE] Split Payments in Bloomerang

Bloomerang’s split payments solution provides organizations with the ability to split donor payments across multiple campaigns, funds, appeals, tributes, and more.
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Therapy Session for Nonprofit Staff: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

Creating a culture of philanthropy can help you get everyone – board, staff and Executive Director – to embrace the role they play in fundraising.
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Why I’m Thankful for Small Donors

Today we sing the praises of small donors. The little ones. It’s time these donors and the fundraisers who connect with them garner more esteem.
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Cody Lawson

Cody Lawson

Product Manager at Bloomerang
Cody is a Product Manager at Bloomerang. Cody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Rhetoric from Wabash College. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Health Law from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He's been a valued member of Bloomerang since the doors opened in 2012.