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Limited Support on Memorial Day 2017

We’ll be out of the office on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day and will resume responding to support requests on Tuesday, May 30th. 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! Or go outside. It’s Memorial Day! Author information…

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3 Ways to Turn Volunteers Into Fundraisers

Whether it’s a capital campaign or a peer-to-peer campaign, fundraising is all about making the most of existing social networks. As you approach launching a campaign, make sure you’re maximizing a very important group of people: your volunteers. Volunteers make great fundraisers. They have several special advantages: They already know what your organization is all…


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10 Questions to Ask Before Participating in #GivingTuesday

It’s never too early to start thinking about #GivingTuesday. Perhaps this will be your first year, or maybe it’s already at the heart of your year-end giving strategy – determining whether or not you reach your individual giving goal or blow past it. Hold on! Why would anybody want to put themselves in that position?…

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Why Fundraisers Should Occasionally “Drop Digital” For Enhanced Donor Relationships

I chuckled to hear Al Roker’s latest challenge to “go analog” a couple of weeks ago. Inspired to “drop digital,” his experiences were good for a week’s worth of updates on the Today Show. As he explained in one of the clips, “I wanted to experience living more “in the moment” again.” It reminded me of many…


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[VIDEO] Writing to Advance Your Nonprofit Career

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE recently joined us for a webinar in which she showed how writing can help advance a career in fundraising, provide a creative outlet, and make money! In case you missed it, you can watch the replay here: Full Transcript: Steven: All right. Well, good afternoon, everyone, if you are on the East…

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Using Data to Build Better Silent Auctions

Mobile bidding technology is a great way to help you simplify and raise more money at silent auctions. However, an often-overlooked benefit of mobile bidding is the ability to learn from your data. The information that mobile bidding collects is a powerful resource for structuring a better silent auction. Learning from past successes and being…


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The Key to Fundraising: “Know Thy Donor!”

All of us know that fundraising is about building relationships – and relationships aren’t built easily. To build and maintain donor relationships, it has to take priority in your weekly or monthly schedule of activities as a fundraising professional. Regular and consistent major donor outreach needs to be scheduled on your calendar, just like any…

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This Nonprofit Volunteer Acknowledgement Puts All Others to Shame

If you follow Bloomerang on Instagram or Facebook, you know we occasionally take time out of the workday to volunteer for nonprofits in and around Indianapolis. We recently visited Outreach, Inc., an organization that works to alleviate youth homelessness in Indy. Our team helped make burritos to be given out to visiting youth, and helped…


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5 Ways to Make Your Next Crowdfunding Campaign A Success

For some people, launching a crowdfunding campaign is a lot like throwing a Hail Mary pass late in the game—it’s a “close your eyes and hope for a game-changer” move out of sheer desperation to raise money. But crowdfunding isn’t a cure-all, and it’s rarely a successful shot in the dark. A successful crowdfunding campaign…

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4 Takeaways from the 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Report

The 2017 version of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project report is just out and is must reading for any professional fundraiser. This annual study is quite special because the findings are drawn directly from donor database records rather than being based upon estimates or survey results. This year’s report is based upon actual donations coming in…