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6 Reasons Why Most Fundraisers Don’t Know Their Donor Retention Rate

Over the last six years I have had the privilege of speaking to large gatherings of nonprofit professional fundraisers on an average of 2.5 times per month. At the beginning of each presentation, I typically ask the audience by a show of hands how many in the room know their donor retention rate. Each time,…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The State of Donor Retention 2017

There’s a lot being written about donor retention – why it’s important and how to increase it – and even more data on the averages within the nonprofit sector. We, however, were wondering what the real pursuit of donor retention looks like among boots-on-the-ground fundraisers. Recently, we surveyed 775 nonprofit organizations (mostly in the U.S….


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[VIDEO] 4 Writing Strategies Every Fundraiser Should Know

Vanessa Chase Lockshin recently joined us for a webinar in which she showed four writing techniques to consistently write copy and content that resonates with a target audience – techniques that anyone can learn and apply to raise more money! In case you missed it, you can watch the replay here: Author information Kristen Hay…

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6 Tips On How to Grow in Your Fundraising Careeer

You might be brand new to fundraising, you might have a couple years experience under your belt, or you might be a pro, with over 7 years of experience in your chosen area of fundraising. Whichever stage of fundraising careers you’re at, you will have points when you ask: “Is this all there is? Is…


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6 Tips On How to Grow in Your Fundraising Career

You might be brand new to fundraising, you might have a couple years experience under your belt, or you might be a pro, with over 7 years of experience in your chosen area of fundraising. Whichever stage you’re at in your fundraising career, you will have points when you ask: “Is this all there is?…

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Major Donors and Angel Investors Ask These Same 6 Key Questions

Over the last twenty years, I have had the privilege of working closely with major donors by serving in a leadership role on multiple capital campaigns and endowment campaigns. During that same time, I was also working closely with angel investors for several new technology startups. Recently, a friend of mine inquired as to whether…


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Bloomerang Named to ‘Best Value Shortlist’ in 2017 Idealware Guide

Bloomerang has been named to the Best Value Shortlist section of the 2017 Consumers Guide to Donor Management Systems from NTEN and Idealware. Though over 30 systems are reviewed in the guide, the 11 systems on the shortlist are described as having “the best combination of functionality, price, and appeal for a number of common…

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8 Things You Can Improve on Your Donation Page (and How to Do It!)

You put a lot of time and effort into inspiring people to donate to your cause. You want to make that effort worth it, right? The best way to turn that inspiration into donations is to make your donation form easy to find and easy to use. Here are a few things you can do…


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A 10-Year Fundraising Veteran Reflects on Past Donor Databases

I worked in fundraising for ten years. I spent the first 2 ½ years of that time working on an MA in Philanthropic Studies, MPA in Nonprofit Management and a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship. I spent the next seven and a half years working as frontline fundraiser/gift officer in higher education and youth-serving organizations. While…

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[VIDEO] A Case Study in Tripling Fundraising Results

Tammy Zonker, Chief Philanthropy Officer at The Children’s Center of Wayne County (Detroit), recently joined us for a webinar in which she guided us through a case study of a three-year philanthropy operations turnaround, which resulted in 300% growth in net contributions in just 36 months. In case you missed it, you can watch the replay…