Each year we choose New Year’s resolutions in order to better our lives each year, so why not nonprofits? These five donor management tips are perfect as resolutions and will put your organization on the right path in 2017.
Donation Management Software
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Thousands of nonprofits use DonorPerfect's all-in-one software solution to manage their fundraising activities and donor management. DonorPerfect offers a variety of fully integrated programs for every type of eCheck and credit card processing, including one-time gifts, automatic collection of preauthorized recurring pledge payments and online payments. Perfect for annual appeals, grant tracking, capital campaigns, online fundraising, special events, contact management and more. Learn more about DonorPerfect Fundraising Software
DonorPerfect organizes all your constituent data in one unified database. It has easy to use tools that help you raise more money. Learn more about DonorPerfect Fundraising Software
Salsa CRM helps nonprofits build rich supporter profiles, track every donation & interaction, create direct mail fundraising appeals, and easily report with fundraising dashboards and flexible query tool. All packages include Salsa Engage for marketing automation, online fundraising, online advocacy and peer to peer fundraising. 2017 NTEN/Idealware guide ranks Salsa CRM as top 3 platform with 'Strong functionality in every category.' Clients average 28% YOY donation growth, 74% donor retention. Learn more about Salsa CRM
Salsa unifies constituent relationship management & online supporter engagement on one powerful, easy-to-use platform for nonprofits. Learn more about Salsa CRM
EveryAction offers best-in-class digital, multi-channel fundraising, organizing, and advocacy tools on a single, unified CRM. Thousands of nonprofits like Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, the National Audubon Society, and others use EveryAction each day to raise more money and drive more action. Learn more about EveryAction
EveryAction offers best-in-class digital, multi-channel fundraising, organizing, and advocacy tools on a single, unified CRM. Learn more about EveryAction
Kindful provides busy nonprofit employees with powerful donor management software to help them organize their data and manage their donors better, so they can make a greater impact on the world. Featuring online donation pages, donor database, reporting tools, and integrated partnerships with industry-leading services, Kindful's platform is designed to help nonprofit employees manage their donors easier, saving time and creating better insights. Learn more about Kindful
Kindful provides powerful donor management software that helps nonprofits organize data and manage donors better. Learn more about Kindful
Be a smarter fundraiser with Aplos Donor Management. You'll have the information you need with rich donor profiles, track important activity so you can easily manage your donor relationships, and make it faster to track giving and send communications and contribution statements. Plus, you have all the tools you need from online donation webpages to event registration. Plus, there is a built-in financial module so you don't need to enter your donations separately into your bookkeeping! Learn more about Aplos Donor Management
Smarter fundraising and simpler CRM software with faster donation tracking. No risk to try it and support is free! Learn more about Aplos Donor Management
NeonCRM is an all-in-one solution built just for nonprofits. Save time creating and managing revenue appeals through email, direct mail, events, peer-to-peer and eCommerce. Automate moves management and quickly create high-performing web forms that increase online donations all linked to built-in payment processing. Easily integrate with QuickBooks, Constant Contact, MailChimp, and more. Prices start as low as $50/month. Learn more about NeonCRM
Save time and raise more money in your revenue appeals through NeonCRM's all-in-one solutions built just for nonprofits. Learn more about NeonCRM
We have pooled together the latest in best practices for donor engagement and retention to create a simple, cloud-based donor management solution that helps nonprofits decrease donor attrition and increase revenue. Plugging in the latest technologies and delivering them with a clean, modern interface, Bloomerang will be the first donor database you'll actually love to use! Learn more about Bloomerang
Cloud-based donor management for the modern fundraiser. Learn more about Bloomerang
Arreva Software provides premier information management solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to develop high touch relationships with donors, volunteers and other constituents. Arreva's affordable, easy-to-use solutions, including both cloud-based and Windows applications, are built from the ground up specifically for nonprofit organizations. The company was founded by philanthropist and computer scientist Susan Packard Orr, and has been serving nonprofits for more than 25 years. Learn more about Exceed Beyond
Powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use cloud-based fundraising and constituent management software solutions. Learn more about Exceed Beyond
Raise money for your cause and move donors to action with easy-to-build websites including free themes and templates, a fully-integrated database, expert email targeting, powerful field tools, and streamlined payment and donor management. Bring your community to life with dynamic profiles that update with every interaction and automatically sync with public social media. Used around the world by nonprofits, advocacy groups, membership and alumni organizations, and associations of all sizes. Learn more about NationBuilder
Build fundraising, event and other action pages, process and manage donations, and handle email and social outreach, all in one place. Learn more about NationBuilder
Donately is trusted by over 10,000 orgs to simplify their online fundraising. Our top features include simple donor management, custom embeddable donations forms, beautiful donation pages for specific campaigns, support for recurring donations, automatic donation receipts, and robust integrations via Zapier. Give donors the option to pay via credit card or bank transfer, and allow them to cover all processing fees. With no fixed monthly or set-up costs, Donately is the best value on the market. Learn more about Donately
Donately simplifies fundraising online. Simple donor management, custom pages & donation forms. $0 monthly fee & setup, no contracts. Learn more about Donately
Eleo is what usable donor management software looks like. Complete with every feature, integration and report you need to build strong relationships with your donors. Send effective communications and analyze your fundraising efforts. Pricing starts at $39/month with up to 2,500 contacts including unlimited live support and built-in learning library. Eleo comes equipped with event, volunteer, membership and grant modules. Winner of Software Advices FrontRunner 2018 Usability Award! Learn more about Eleo
Eleo is what usable donor management software looks like. Learn more about Eleo
DonorSnap is an easy to use web based donor/membership management system. The all-inclusive pricing includes extensive features, import/export, online forms/donations, powerful standard/custom reporting, and mass emails. There are no add-on costs or long term contracts. $39 per month even includes unlimited users, up to 1,000 contacts in your database, and 2,000 mass emails/mo. See a free live demonstration of the software. Sign up today! Learn more about DonorSnap
Online donor management software that tracks all of your nonprofit's data. Included is an unlimited number of integrated online forms. Learn more about DonorSnap
Donation management software built for community foundations. Enable donors to give online, as well as provide fund holders easy access to their account information, saving time and expense for you. We've been serving the community foundation sector for over 10 years, and are happy to provide a fully integrated suite of technology solutions community foundations need to succeed. Learn more about CommunitySuite
An integrated software solution designed for Community Foundations. Built by a company you can trust, at a fair and reasonable price. Learn more about CommunitySuite
Simplify fundraising, enhance donor stewardship, and raise more money using MatchMaker's comprehensive features. Manage special events, membership, donor appeals and campaigns, gift tracking, volunteer and grant tracking and more. Queried information can be used in its totality or further filtered to produce any of 135 plus reports or to generate numerous mailing/output formats. Put the fun back in fundraising with a solution supported by an experienced team that cares about you. Learn more about MatchMaker FundRaising Software
Simplify all the many aspects of donor management and implementing fundraising strategies with MatchMaker's robust features. Learn more about MatchMaker FundRaising Software
Award winning most user friendly and affordable church management software. Our donation platform makes giving quick and easy so you never miss a gift. Your donors will be able to give one time or recurring through any of our great online giving options (Text, App, Kiosk, Online, Facebook), and with our included Donor Management System, churches and parishioners get up-to the minute and year-end reporting. We even top it off with direct merchant account so you can get the best rates possible! Learn more about Continue to Give
Most user friendly and affordable church management software. Increase donations and tithing, includes no-cost, built-in management. Learn more about Continue to Give
Little Green Light is a complete fundraising and donor management system designed to give nonprofits the confidence and ability to succeed. Affordably priced, Little Green Light delivers power & flexibility to grow with the changing needs of nonprofits everywhere. Join our growing community of satisfied users. Learn more about Little Green Light
Little Green Light is a flexible, cloud-based donor management and fundraising platform for growing nonprofits. Learn more about Little Green Light
The Most Flexible Fundraising Platform on Earth! GivingFuel provides simple, affordable tools to help any organization maximize their donations. We provide everything you need to reach your goals including recurring donations, social sharing. text giving, app giving, mobile compatibility, peer to peer fundraising and more. We put YOU in total control: your branding, your design, your customization. See why GivingFuel has processed almost $2 Billion for customers just like you! Learn more about GivingFuel
Online fundraising tools to maximize online giving. Perfect for any size organization. Learn more about GivingFuel
Agilon's web-based donor management CRM solution helps mid to large nonprofits take their fundraising to the next level. A complete Donor Management System with integrated on-line donor portal and e-marketing, Agilon's ONE suite of modules seamlessly share information and manage workflow to improve your fundraising results. ONE increases your efficiency in managing relationships, contributions, memberships, events, capital campaigns, stewardship and more. Learn more about ONE
Comprehensive web-based fundraising CRM solution with integrated on-line donor portal and e-marketing for medium to large nonprofits. Learn more about ONE
Rallybound gives nonprofits a modern digital fundraising platform that is clean, fresh, powerful and easy to use. With Rallybound's unique peer-to-peer fundraising solutions, supporters of nonprofits can customize their own personal fundraising pages, where they can raise money from friends and family. Rallybound's digital fundraising software includes event management tools to keep nonprofit events organized and participants fundraising! Learn more about Rallybound
Rallybound is a fully customizable, end-to-end, mobile optimized digital fundraising platform for nonprofits. Learn more about Rallybound
Price: $399 per Organization - Proven Feature Rich Software. Networkable, Unlimited Users and 1 year support with software updates included. BasicFunder assists in managing donors, prospects, memberships, tracking donations, issuing receipts, printing labels, letters, sending emails and supporting fundraising activities. Built for you to have all the tools you need, to do creative fundraising, and cultivate donor relationships, simply and affordably. Download a free trial today! Learn more about BasicFunder
A complete and customizable donor management system used by nonprofits all across the United States & Canada. Learn more about BasicFunder
Aegis CRM provides all of the donor management and fundraising tools you need to help plan and execute your fundraising campaigns. With a 99% guaranteed uptime, our state-of-the-art platform utilizes best practices in data security, load balancing, and disaster recovery, to ensure your data is being safeguarded at all times. Learn more about Aegis CRM
Aegis Premier Technologies nonprofit CRM solution will help you manage your donors and maximize your fundraising efforts. Learn more about Aegis CRM
Give.Church is the newest Church Giving Platform built by KINDRID. As a unified platform, Give.Church empowers everyone to give on any device: by text, on the web, and even through your church's app. This simple, intuitive, and seamless solution helps churches see increases in total giving and new givers. Your church can witness that same kind of accelerated giving and impact with Give.Church. Equip 100% of your church to give instantly with Give.Church by joining now. Learn more about Kindrid
Give.Church empowers your entire church to give on any device: by text, on the web, and even through your app. Learn more about Kindrid
Trail Blazer's Nonprofit Manager is a complete, integrated solution for fundraising, donor management, and outreach. Organize your donor information to make targeted outreach easy. It's comprehensive, agile and accessible from any computer or mobile device. Track just about everything...donor relationships, pledges, donations, etc. Seamless integration with your website including online donations, event RSVPs, volunteer registrations and more. Call for a free demo today. Learn more about Trail Blazer
Trail Blazer offers powerful, streamlined and integrated donor management solutions and tools to cultivate and grow your nonprofit. Learn more about Trail Blazer
Installed or cloud based, @EASE gives you clutter free windows with intuitive menu choices. @EASE if for organizations who understand fund development. If your goal is to build a sustainable charity, call us. When valuable insights & knowledge about donors is saved staff change is no longer a risk.. Donate Now is our new on-line giving tool. 'Raise Funds with Ease' works with Donate Now for peer 2 peer fundraising -our gift to you. Donate Now data imports seamlessly. Call us for a DEMO! Learn more about @EASE
Sustainability - Effective - Efficient - Timely! Hospitals, Seniors, Shelters, Mental Health, Military, Museums, Zoos, Arts, Medical Learn more about @EASE
What is Donation Management Software?
Donation Management software helps nonprofit organizations collect, track and distribute funds contributed by their patrons, maintain donors' information and connect with them during the fundraising campaigns.Read our Research
Can Donation Management Software Really Increase Donations?
Donors face a daily onslaught of requests from well-meaning organizations. A surprising new ‘syndrome’ has developed in response to this increase in appeals: “compassion fatigue,” the widespread reluctance to think about those in need due to the sheer volume of worthy causes.
How can you bring in more donations without contributing to the compassion fatigue of your potential donors? With the magic of donation management software!
Donor numbers may be down, but individuals that do give to nonprofits are giving more on average. This makes cultivating relationships with existing donors vital to the success of your organization.
Donation management software allows users to dictate how often your donors would like to hear from you. Use advanced database features to track how often your donors would like to hear from you and generate lists by frequency of desired contact.
Targeted emails yield a higher response. The job of a fundraiser is to craft communications that make their donors feel involved, appreciated, supported, connected, and informed. To invoke those feelings, you’ll need more than just generic, content-heavy appeals. Fundraising software provides the analytic tools to get each donor the informative content they find compelling.
Capturing Millennial Donations
According to a recent Millennial donor study, most Millennials said they would be likely to give to a non-profit if asked by a family member (74.6% likely to donate) or friend (62.8%). Whereas if asked by a coworker, only 37.8% would be likely to donate.
If this study proves anything, it’s that in tough economic times it takes a highly personal (think shared DNA) appeal. So, if donor X is more likely to support your cause if Grandma asks him, how can you make that happen?
Leverage your existing donors (get Grandma on board) and turn them into effective fundraisers (give her the tools to succeed). Basically, start using the peer-to-peer fundraising tools provided by donation management software.
The Right Donation Management Software Will:
1. Help you ask Millennials for help, using their preferred methods
Whether it’s by social media, phone, e-mail, or personal fundraiser pages, donation software can help your leading donors become fundraisers by providing templates, database access, and other tools to help them craft appeals to their friends and families.
The right software will give your fundraisers the freedom to campaign according to their preferences and use strategies they know will be successful with their audience.
2. Show you who should be asking
A well-organized database will help you identify your connections’ connections–these are your likeliest new donors. Along with being more likely to give when asked by a friend or family member, 87% of Millennials surveyed said they have donated to nonprofits.
Look within the audience you are targeting to find the people that should be doing the asking. If you can get both of these steps right, you can tap into Millennials’ unparalleled generosity.
Tips & Trends
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This article offers five actionable pieces of advice for reaching more donors through mobile devices and peer-to-peer fundraising techniques. There are tips for pros as well as those nonprofits just starting out with mobile fundraising.
Millennials may be more charitable than you think. But how can your nonprofit reach out to them successfully?