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In the 2018.04 release of DPMobile, we’ve expanded your fundraising capacity! Android users can now collect mobile donations using DPMobile. Both Android and iOS users alike can also securely accept donations by scanning in the card numbers and expiration date using a phone’s camera. We’ve streamlined the steps to process more »

6 Lessons Fundraisers Can Learn from Elle Woods

6 Lessons Fundraisers Can Learn from Elle Woods

On the anniversary of Legally Blonde’s release, look to purveyor of pink and bubbly feminist icon Elle Woods for inspiration. Although her unlikely pursuit of Harvard Law is very different than a day in the life of a fundraiser, these quotable moments show that Elle’s enduring confidence, generous spirit, and more »

Release Announcement: Make Online Donation Forms More Effective

Release Announcement: Make Online Donation Forms More Effective

Online giving is the most convenient way for your donors to give. It’s also one of the most effective ways to increase your fundraising. In fact, DonorPerfect clients averaged a 21% increase in fundraising within their first year of using an online donation form. Optimizing your online donation forms could more »

Independence is our greatest strength and your greatest benefit

Independence is our greatest strength and your greatest benefit

We are a proudly independent company, 100% employee-owned, with zero outside investors. Without the pressure from Wall Street to hit quarterly earnings numbers, or private equity investors with a growth plan that ends in selling the business to a competitor, we have ensured that we answer to our clients, not more »

Release Announcement: Never Forget to Follow Up With Donors Again!

Release Announcement: Never Forget to Follow Up With Donors Again!

What’s the best way to develop productive, long term relationships with your donors? Regular communication. It’s really that simple. Regular, meaningful and sustained communication with your donors helps them stay informed, engaged and involved with your mission. Now you can quickly plan face to face meetings, emails, and telephone conversations, more »

Measuring the Success of Your Fundraising Grants Program

Measuring the Success of Your Fundraising Grants Program

Nonprofits owe it to themselves to regularly and systematically assess the health of its fundraising grants program, as doing so will help ensure success in this critical realm going forward.Many factors affect grant writing success, including the reputation and professionalism of the organization, the quality of the program or evaluation more »

Release Announcement: Collect Mobile Donations for Android and iOS

Release Announcement: Collect Mobile Donations for Android and iOS

In the 2018.04 release of DPMobile, we’ve expanded your fundraising capacity! Android users can now collect mobile donations using DPMobile. Both Android and iOS users alike can also securely accept donations by scanning in the card numbers and expiration date using a phone’s camera. We’ve streamlined the steps to process more »

Top 4 Cures for the Giving Hangover of 2018

Top 4 Cures for the Giving Hangover of 2018

After a surge of donation activity at the end of 2017, giving in the first quarter of 2018 is down 2.4%, according to a new report published by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP). Worse, the number of active donors decreased 6.3% compared to the first quarter of 2017. The downward more »

AFP’s New Initiative Educates and Empowers Women in Nonprofits

AFP’s New Initiative Educates and Empowers Women in Nonprofits

The Association of Fundraising Professionals has launched the Women’s Impact Initiative to address the challenges women in nonprofits face due to lack of equity and access at their organizations and in the sector as a whole.  Through awareness, education, safe spaces, and conversation, the Women’s Impact Initiative aims to create more »

5 Details to Turn Event Attendees into Essential Donors

5 Details to Turn Event Attendees into Essential Donors

Your nonprofit hosts fundraising events primarily to fund whichever campaign you’re engaged in at the moment. There’s something about the passion of a live event to encourage donations and a renewed sense of community the way an online donation form simply can’t match. But fundraising events also give your nonprofit more »

Release Announcement: Managing GDPR Requirements in DonorPerfect

Release Announcement: Managing GDPR Requirements in DonorPerfect

Nonprofit organizations worldwide depend on DonorPerfect to protect the data privacy of donors and constituents wherever they may live. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards, set to be enacted on May 25, 2018, are intended to ensure the data privacy and security of citizens of the European Union and more »

Release Announcement: New DonorPerfect Workflow Improvements

Release Announcement: New DonorPerfect Workflow Improvements

Does it feel like there is never enough time to get everything done? Nonprofit professionals are increasingly stretched thin trying to meet the demands to tighten budgets and cut costs. That’s why we’ve implemented some smarter workflows within DonorPerfect so you can work more efficiently to carry out your mission. more »

4 Questions You Should Ask Every Time You Send An Email

4 Questions You Should Ask Every Time You Send An Email

Email is crucial to your efforts to engage your donors, supporters, and the community at large. An effective email strategy can help your organization raise money, activate supporters, advocate for your cause, and thank the valuable donors that keep your organization thriving. To succeed with email marketing, you need to more »

DP Community – A Year In Review

DP Community – A Year In Review

A year ago, we began our journey to create DP Community as a one-stop resource to find information and training specific to using DonorPerfect, and provide a way for you to manage your account. The vision was to have a place for us to connect with our customers in a more »

WHAT’S NEXT IN NONPROFIT TECH?

WHAT’S NEXT IN NONPROFIT TECH?

Join DonorPerfect for an engaging Philly Tech Week 2018 Panel presented by Comcast. Register here.Panelists: Jon Biedermann (Vice President, DonorPerfect / SofterWare) Chris Jacobs (CEO, Communally) Maggie McCullough (CEO, PolicyMap)Moderator: Dan Rhoton (Executive Director, Hopeworks)Nonprofits throughout the Philadelphia region have an opportunity to distinguish themselves by incorporating technologies designed just for more »

How Shelter Partnership Engaged Donors and Raised Major Gifts

How Shelter Partnership Engaged Donors and Raised Major Gifts

This post was contributed by Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc.View the recorded webinar: How Shelter Partnership Raised Major GiftsThe S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank (Shelter Partnership) is one of the largest basic need distribution projects in the nation, operating in Los Angeles County, California, which has one of more »