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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 »

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 »

Donor Relationships: Transform Major Donors into Partners

Donor Relationships: Transform Major Donors into Partners

This post was contributed by Jeffrey Byrne, President & CEO Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. A Board member once asked me if I considered our major gifts donors to be “donors” or “partners.” I answered by saying they are both. Every nonprofit has donors, but the really successful ones expand more »

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert Nonprofit Expert has a fresh new look and valuable new content designed to help any nonprofit learn and grow. The site has been revamped for maximum browsing ease, so all of the relevant information your nonprofit relies on more »

Precisely How to Determine and Calculate Your Major Gift Goal

Precisely How to Determine and Calculate Your Major Gift Goal

This article was written by fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein and originally published on amyeisenstein.com. Mostly I hear organizations say they set their fundraising goal based on the “need” or the hole in their budgets. This, of course, has nothing to do with their ability to raise money. Let me say more »

4 Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Major Gift Program

4 Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Major Gift Program

This article was written by fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein and originally published on www.amyeisenstein.com. Let’s not sugarcoat it… measuring impact can be hard. The issues we tackle in the nonprofit sector are challenging. How Do You Know if You’re Making a Difference? It’s difficult to measure a reduction in homelessness, more »

3 Key Outcomes of Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study

Your nonprofit has toyed with the idea of starting a capital campaign for a while now, and you’ve finally decided to take the leap—congratulations! However, after considering the long road of planning, teamwork, and execution ahead, you may be wondering (and rightfully so) if this ambitious endeavor will ultimately deliver more »