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This post was contributed by Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Elsey Enterprises. What do you think is one of the leading causes of suffering in the nonprofit sector? For me, I think I lot of it has to do with the fact that there are a lot of good more »

3 Practical Tips to Track Your Giving Tuesday Donations in DonorPerfect

3 Practical Tips to Track Your Giving Tuesday Donations in DonorPerfect

Are you ready for Giving Tuesday? How much more effective would your Giving Tuesday fundraising materials be if they got to the donors who are most likely to give? It starts with having a healthy database of good information that helps you organize and track your Giving Tuesday donations. Here more »

What Augmented Reality Can Mean for Nonprofits

What Augmented Reality Can Mean for Nonprofits This post was contributed by Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Elsey Enterprises.I think one of the great aspects of living in the digital world is that as I’m writing this and thinking ahead to next year, within a year’s time so much could happen in the advancement of technology more »

The Role of Advocacy as a Fundraising and Donor Engagement Strategy

The Role of Advocacy as a Fundraising and Donor Engagement Strategy

Fundraising and advocacy are enjoying something of a golden era thanks to the internet and social media, which make it easier and more affordable to get a message out and build a network and community than activists and fundraisers from previous generations could have dreamed. Effective donor engagement, which lies more »

DPCNC: Nonprofit Networking and Fundraising Strategy

DPCNC: Nonprofit Networking and Fundraising Strategy

Helping nonprofits raise more money for their mission has been our goal ever since we got started. Our primary method is via our fundraising software and associated products and services. We’ve extended that help by providing blog articles, Expert Webcasts and e-books to show how you can use DonorPerfect as more »

How to Attract Millennial Donors On (and After) #GivingTuesday

How to Attract Millennial Donors On (and After) #GivingTuesday

With #GivingTuesday’s social media slant, it’s no surprise millennials are more than ready to get in on the fun. Don’t let their affinity for avocado toast portraits, powdery rose hues, and novelty pet accessories fool you. This hardworking, hyper-creative, social-savvy generation can make serious contributions to your organization. Here are more »

5 Essential Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability Elements

5 Essential Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability Elements

This post was contributed by Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Elsey Enterprises. What do you think is one of the leading causes of suffering in the nonprofit sector? For me, I think I lot of it has to do with the fact that there are a lot of good more »

How to Create Your Giving Tuesday Campaign

How to Create Your Giving Tuesday Campaign

Are you participating in Giving Tuesday? If so, you’ll need to start creating your Giving Tuesday campaign, corresponding content, and communication plan now. Not sure where to begin? No worries. How to Create Your Giving Tuesday Campaign is a free guide that takes you step-by-step through this multi-faceted process. Get more »

What Type of Charity Auction is Right for Your Fundraising Event?

What Type of Charity Auction is Right for Your Fundraising Event?

So you’ve decided to hold a fundraising event: a dinner, a gala, perhaps a sports tournament or 5K race. Every successful event requires an ambitious revenue goal. How do you plan to meet that goal? You’ve got the essential revenue streams: ticket sales, sponsorships, a pledge drive or fund-a-need campaign… more »

New Feature: Adjusted Gifts – An Audit Trail for Refunds and Voids

New Feature: Adjusted Gifts – An Audit Trail for Refunds and Voids

Have you ever had a donor ask for some or all of their money back because they are no longer able to attend an event? Or maybe you’ve entered a credit card gift in DonorPerfect, and then realized you put in the wrong amount? The process to issue a refund more »

DonorPerfect is Top-Rated in FrontRunners Scorecard of Nonprofit Donor Management Software

DonorPerfect is Top-Rated in FrontRunners Scorecard of Nonprofit Donor Management Software

Great news for DonorPerfect users! DonorPerfect has landed the top spot in the FrontRunners Leader quadrant for Nonprofit Donor Management software. This FrontRunners analysis names nonprofit donor management software products that offer the best capability and value for small businesses. Their study is largely dependent on reviews by users like more »

Integrated Auction Software Can Help You Increase Revenue with Updated Features

Integrated Auction Software Can Help You Increase Revenue with Updated Features

As a fundraiser, you’re in competition with other great causes, organizations and charity events. Stand out by offering a silent, live, mobile or online auction. As an “event within an event,” an auction can bring energy and breathe life into a tired annual affair with creative new themes and increased more »

The 5 Essential Elements of a Successful Annual Appeal

The 5 Essential Elements of a Successful Annual Appeal

In 2015, Americans donated more money to charities, $373 billion to be exact, more than ever before in history. More and more, people are realizing that traditional programs aren’t enough to solve all societal ills. Of course, the number of donations an organization receives depends largely on its annual appeal more »

How to Turn your Fundraising Event Attendees into Donors

How to Turn your Fundraising Event Attendees into Donors

This post was contributed by Robin Cabral, “Hire a CFRE!” Learn more at www.developmentconsultingsolutions.com. Spring and fall is the season of gala events or so it seems. And, rightly so, the weather is just beautiful these times of year. I am often asked by organizations that are holding galas or other more »

Updated Features: Monthly Giving Alert and Numeric Field Format

Updated Features: Monthly Giving Alert and Numeric Field Format

At DonorPerfect, we’re just as concerned about the day-to-day details of your nonprofit as we are about the big picture. In this weekend’s upcoming release, we’re focused in on the details! We’ve improved some key items you told us were important to your organization like improving alerts for Monthly Giving more »

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Appeal to Millennials

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Appeal to Millennials

Marketing to millennials has become a standard want for many brands and organizations today and for good reason. This generation now has trumped Baby Boomers as the largest demographic in the United States at approximately 75.4 million people, as of 2015. The millennial generation is also the largest generation in more »