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Asking and Food: Do They Go Together?

Over the years numerous people have asked me about soliciting gifts over a meal. 3,000+ meetings into my career – almost half of which involved food – for me it’s an unqualified YES! The big concern I’ve heard is that a meal seems too festive or casual for a “business meeting,” but I’ve always thought…

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Benevon and Bloomerang Announce Strategic Partnership

New product version will allow nonprofit organizations following the Benevon model to take advantage of integrated, world-class donor management software. Bloomerang is very proud and excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Benevon, a provider of sustainable fundraising training and coaching. Central to the new partnership will be a special version of the Bloomerang…


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Limited Support on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

We’ll be out of the office on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will resume responding to support requests on Tuesday, Jan. 17. If you have any questions, please email us at support@bloomerang.co. While you’re here, be sure to register for one of our upcoming webinars! Author information Jason Oliver…

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How Donor Segmentation Improves Year-End Appeal Results

Not too long ago, I helped a client assess the success of his year-end appeal. He had sent a letter – the same letter – to all 15,000 names in his database. The mailing had resulted in 540 gifts totaling $90,000 – a revenue figure with which he was pleased, but a response rate of…


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4 Asking Tips for Fundraisers Who Struggle With Asking

“My ears are tired,” said my colleague after we hosted a get acquainted luncheon. The person we met with, Cheryl, did 90% of the talking. While I learned a lot, and was interested to know what Cheryl was doing within her company, the conversation was so one-sided that I didn’t have a chance to give…

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2 Takeaways from the 2016 High Net Worth Philanthropy Report

Each year the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy, in conjunction with U.S. Trust, Bank of America, releases their annual Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. The report is brimming with various stats and charts exploring the various crevices of high net worth giving in the United States. You can view the Executive Summary here….


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[VIDEO] Managing Fundraising Event Committees

An event committee can be a valuable asset to any organization’s fundraising efforts, but we all know they can also be a management nightmare! A.J. Steinberg recently joined us for a webinar in which she showed how you can learn to love your event committees and lead them to success with simple strategies and tips….

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BloomCon 2017 Sessions – Ahern, Joyaux, Leroux Miller, Muir

  Last year, the inaugural BloomCon event set a new standard for best practice-driven nonprofit conferences. This year, we’re increasing our capacity four-fold to bring even more fundraisers an opportunity to see the sector’s foremost thought leaders on Feb. 13, 2017 in sunny Orlando, FL. The best part? All of the sessions are plenary, meaning…


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Prospect Research Was Meant for These 3 Donor Types

There’s rarely a bad time to perform wealth screening or other forms of prospect research; at the start of a new calendar or fiscal year, prior to a major campaign or right after a first-time gift. Knowing as much about a donor as possible increases the chances for upgrades, renewals, major gifts, bequest giving and…

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100+ Fundraising Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2017

Keeping up with every quality piece of content published by and for fundraisers on the web every day would be a full time job in and of itself. There’s absolutely no way you could read it all. While there are many very well-known speakers and writers who boast tens of thousands of daily readers and…