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Donor retention and monthly giving are the keys to creating a sustainable financial foundation for your nonprofit. When you retain donors, you save recruitment costs. When those donors give monthly, you greatly improve your organization’s financial stability. Here’s how you can do it.Donor Retention: What It Is and Why It’s more »

Learning from Experience: DP Community Updates

Learning from Experience: DP Community Updates

Ten months ago, DP Community changed the way you interact with DonorPerfect. It became the place for you to connect with other nonprofits, review your case history, get answers to your questions and learn new features. In response, your feedback has been incredibly supportive and positive! In fact, clients like more »

How To Take Your Nonprofit from Surviving to Thriving

How To Take Your Nonprofit from Surviving to Thriving

DownloadNew E-Book from Wayne Elsey Offers 3 Essential Elements That Will Guide Nonprofits’ Growth & Success in the 21st CenturyWhat makes an organization successful? The future of nonprofits demands a new breed of leaders and philanthropists who are not satisfied with the way things are and are always looking to more »

10 Ways DonorPerfect Staff Gave Back This Holiday Season

10 Ways DonorPerfect Staff Gave Back This Holiday Season

Inspired by the incredible work of our nonprofit users, DonorPerfect’s parent company SofterWare, Inc. created SofterWare Gives Back, a company-wide program that encourages and supports employee volunteer initiatives and philanthropy. Through SofterWare Gives Back, DonorPerfect staff can use paid time off to volunteer at local organizations, send emails to the entire more »

Our Best Donor Engagement and Fundraising Advice from 2017

Our Best Donor Engagement and Fundraising Advice from 2017

From data optimization to event fundraising, 2017 was the year the DonorPerfect team delved into all the ways your nonprofit can better connect with your donors and raise more money for your cause. Because donor engagement and online fundraising are always in style, here’s our most popular fundraising advice from more »

How Clients Drive DonorPerfect’s Success

How Clients Drive DonorPerfect’s Success

Have you ever thought, “I wish DonorPerfect could do this differently?”  If so, you aren’t alone. In 2017, we collaborated with hundreds of our customers who shared their feedback, experience, and ideas. Clients like you were key to driving change in our product this year during every stage of DonorPerfect’s more »

Donor Retention: The Key to Sustainable Fundraising

Donor Retention: The Key to Sustainable Fundraising

Donor retention and monthly giving are the keys to creating a sustainable financial foundation for your nonprofit. When you retain donors, you save recruitment costs. When those donors give monthly, you greatly improve your organization’s financial stability. Here’s how you can do it.Donor Retention: What It Is and Why It’s more »

How to Communicate with Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers and Seniors

How to Communicate with Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers and Seniors

One very effective method of maintaining your relationship with your donors is to really connect with them on an individual level. Since no two donors are exactly the same, the best way you can accomplish this is to group together like donors based on common characteristics.Donor Segmentation by GenerationThis process more »

3 Major Benefits of Fundraising Software Integrations

3 Major Benefits of Fundraising Software Integrations

DonorPerfect Fundraising Growth Platform seamlessly integrates with today’s most innovative tools, solutions, and services to help your organization achieve critical growth goals. Integrations include email marketing, accounting, prospect research, auction software, and more. Why Fundraising Software Integrations?Because we’re committed to giving you the very best. We believe that every feature, more »

#GivingTuesday Sets New Highs For Online Donations

#GivingTuesday Sets New Highs For Online Donations

Editor’s note: Updated as of 5PM on 11/29 Organizations using DonorPerfect saw a 47% increase over last year’s #GivingTuesday fundraising performance. Online giving increased 41.5% compared to 2016. Mobile and tablet devices were used for 35% of online donations.Past, Present, and Future of #GivingTuesday#GivingTuesday got its start in 2012, when a team of more »

DonorPerfect Reports That Measure Giving Tuesday Results

DonorPerfect Reports That Measure Giving Tuesday Results

How will you know if your Giving Tuesday campaign is a success? What is the best way to measure Giving Tuesday results? Decide now what to measure and put a system in place. It will make it easier to analyze the impact of your Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts. It will more »

How to Re-Engage Lapsed Donors in Your Nonprofit Organization

How to Re-Engage Lapsed Donors in Your Nonprofit Organization

A lapsed donor is one who has lapsed from giving for at least a calendar year. They are the most significant donors to focus your efforts on re-engaging since they have already demonstrated an interest in your organization. There are several ways to re-engage these lapsed donors. Here are some suggestions that more »

Release Announcement: WebLink is now DonorPerfect Online Forms

Release Announcement: WebLink is now DonorPerfect Online Forms

Did you know that most DonorPerfect subscriptions include an integrated online donation forms product? If you didn’t, you aren’t alone. Today, we’re changing that! WebLink, our online forms product, is now called DonorPerfect Online Forms! You’ll see the name change in WebLink immediately. In DonorPerfect, the change is active this more »

How to Use Text-to-Give Before, On, and Beyond #GivingTuesday

How to Use Text-to-Give Before, On, and Beyond #GivingTuesday

Whether you’re communicating socially or for business, texting is a surefire way to ensure your message is received. 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of being sent. More and more nonprofits are leveraging text as a quick and easy way to connect with donors. And on a more »

Giving Trends Reveal Fundraisers Face Steep Year-End Climb

Giving Trends Reveal Fundraisers Face Steep Year-End Climb

This article was originally published by The NonProfit Times. Overall giving was down 6 percent through the first half of 2017 as compared to 2016 as 5 percent fewer donors gave as compared to the first six months of last year. The slow start has placed organizations across the country in 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 »