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It’s the height of the spring event season. Are your forms ready? Even if you aren’t ready, our most recent release of DonorPerfect Online Forms will help you get there quicker! Our new html editor makes it easier to customize your online donation forms. You can drag and drop images, more »

Love and Fund-erdogs: 6 Ways The Philadelphia Eagles Give Back

Love and Fund-erdogs: 6 Ways The Philadelphia Eagles Give Back

Because we’re based in Philadelphia, the Eagles’ big win was widely celebrated throughout our office following our Friday afternoon tailgate complete with mocktails, wings, and lots of Eagles green. For many of us, Eagles fandom is a family tradition. For our Philly transplants, supporting the underdogs is an exciting way to more »

Release Announcement: Managing Donor Database Security Just Got Easier

Release Announcement: Managing Donor Database Security Just Got Easier

Your donors are your greatest asset. Protecting their personal information with proper donor database security is vital. In the upcoming release of DonorPerfect, scheduled for Friday, February 2nd, we’ve made it even easier for you to keep your donors’ personal data protected. Why is Donor Database Security Important? Sometimes, even more »

5 Steps to Conduct a Successful Nonprofit Feasibility Study

5 Steps to Conduct a Successful Nonprofit Feasibility Study

The time has come. Your executive team is excited about your newest initiative, and you’ve decided that the best way to accomplish it is via a capital campaign. But the question lingers: can you pull off such an ambitious project? Instead of just forging ahead blindly, conduct a nonprofit feasibility more »

How to Partner with Local Businesses for Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event

How to Partner with Local Businesses for Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event

Robert Perry at Tattooed Mom in Philadelphia. Photographed by Conrad Benner/Streets Dept.As the owner of beloved Philadelphia mainstay Tattooed Mom, Robert Perry knows a thing or two about planning a hit nonprofit fundraising event for an awesome cause. Dotted with vintage bumper cars and kitschy collectibles, his two-story bar has 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

Download Your Free Nonprofit Fundraising Guide Now New E-Book from Wayne Elsey Offers 3 Essential Elements That Will Guide Nonprofits’ Growth & Success in the 21st Century What makes an organization successful? The future of nonprofits demands a new breed of leaders and philanthropists who are not satisfied with the 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 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 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 »