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Your nonprofit website can be a pain at times. It can be tough to update and manage. It can be even tougher to keep up with the lingo, best practices, and tech-talk – especially when there are so many other things to do. Well – now’s your time to shine. more »

Does Your Nonprofit Website Pass These 3 Tests

Does Your Nonprofit Website Pass These 3 Tests

Your nonprofit website can be a pain at times. It can be tough to update and manage. It can be even tougher to keep up with the lingo, best practices, and tech-talk – especially when there are so many other things to do. Well – now’s your time to shine. more »

Your Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign Kit (with Templates)

Your Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign Kit (with Templates)

As donors flock to social media to share the issues that matter to them, many organizations are tapping into the growing community-based appeal of nonprofit crowdfunding.Looking for the templates? Click here to zip to the form below!What is Nonprofit Crowdfunding?Nonprofit crowdfunding is an online fundraising strategy in which organizations create more »

Release Announcement: Create Personalized Donation Receipt Emails

Release Announcement: Create Personalized Donation Receipt Emails

Your year-end donation receipts communicate more than just how much your donor gave in 2019. They reinforce to your supporters that their money was put to good use. They also can inspire donors to give more. We know how important it is for your email donation receipts and year-end tax more »

12 Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

12 Social Media Best  Practices for Nonprofits

Adopting social media best practices as a nonprofit professional isn’t a passing fad. As technology takes over, social-media-savvy is a must if your organization aims to effectively gain and retain donors. Why Should Your Nonprofit Care About Social Media?Nonprofits Source reveals the numbers behind the recent focus on social media in more »

How to Launch a Successful Capital Campaign

How to Launch a Successful Capital Campaign

This article is contributed by Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE and founder of Development Consulting Services.Before you dive headfirst into your next capital campaign, there are some basics to consider. You can’t just flop something together and hope for the best.Capital campaigns are the science behind fund development. They take more »

How to Discover and Engage Major Donors E-Book

How to Discover and Engage Major Donors E-Book

Major donors only make up a 1% of your overall donor base, but they make an enormous impact. Their sizable gifts are what get your projects off the ground – sometimes singlehandedly, so it makes sense to prioritize these donors in all your engagements. Who are these people? What philanthropic efforts more »

Release Announcement: Ease-of-Use Tops Report Center Improvements

Release Announcement: Ease-of-Use Tops Report Center Improvements

UPDATE: The Daily Log Report Is Back! Following this release, many of you called and wrote to tell us that you wanted the Daily Log report back. Effective immediately, the Daily Log Report is available once again. Thank you for telling us how you felt and for being so passionate more »

Who Run the World?: A Breakdown of AFP’s Women’s Summit

Who Run the World?: A Breakdown of AFP’s Women’s Summit

WHO RUN THE WORLD?:A BREAKDOWN OF AFP’S WOMEN’S SUMMIT I attended the Summit with some of my DonorPerfect colleagues and had the chance to get to know them on a more personal level. Here we are at Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden. Pictured (from left to right): Allyshia Dycus, Laura Bucher more »

Release Announcement: Save More Time! DPMobile Can Now Add New Codes

Release Announcement: Save More Time! DPMobile Can Now Add New Codes

DPMobile, DonorPerfect’s free mobile fundraising app, is already packed with a ton of features that make it super easy to accept payments and take donations from donors anywhere at anytime. In our latest release, we made it even easier to track, organize and report on those donations. Now, prior to more »

5 Benefits of Fundraising Software for Nonprofit Organizations

5 Benefits of Fundraising Software for Nonprofit Organizations

Like accounting software, fundraising software comes in many forms and many different price levels. Most nonprofits try to make do with general purpose business software like Excel, Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro, or QuickBooks to keep track of mailing lists and donations. These are good software products, but they aren’t designed more »

Release Announcement: Thanking Donors By Email

Release Announcement: Thanking Donors By Email

Did you know donors who are thanked donate 43% more on average for their next gift and are better retained? With the upcoming release of DonorPerfect, it’s it even easier to add saying “Thank You” to the top of your to-do list! Starting this weekend and extending through the next more »

Create a Winning Direct Mail Campaign

Create a Winning  Direct Mail Campaign

This article is contributed by Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE and founder of Development Consulting Services.While it may come as a surprise in today’s digital world, direct mail campaigns bring in strong returns again and again. In fact, it’s fair to say that direct mail is the workhorse that drives more »

8 Nuggets of Nonprofit Inspiration on Mean Girls Day

8 Nuggets of Nonprofit Inspiration on Mean Girls Day

It’s October 3rd and in honor of Mean Girls Day, here are some helpful tips that are just about as valuable as knowing there’s a 30 percent chance that it’s already raining. Keep tabs on what’s trending in the fundraising space. From army pants and flip flops to strategically cut-out more »

3 Simple Steps to Calculating the Total Cost of Processing Credit Cards

3 Simple Steps to Calculating the  Total Cost of Processing Credit Cards

Total Cost of Processing Credit CardsWhile the convenience of accepting credit cards empowers your organization to offer customers easy and flexible ways to pay, understanding your merchant account statements and what you’re really paying to process credit cards can be anything but easy!How Much Does Credit Card Processing Cost?Many merchant more »

Inspiring Child Crowdfunds $1M to Help His Sister Fight Batten Disease

Inspiring Child Crowdfunds $1M to Help His Sister Fight Batten Disease

“It’s like the old proverb: if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far go with others. I think it’s essential to create as big a community as you can for wherever you’re going, because you’re going to need them to get there. And I more »