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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Salsa CRM is donor/constituent management software that helps nonprofits build rich donor profiles, track every donation & interaction, create direct mail appeals, and report on all development activities. Also, get fully-integrated Salsa Engage for modern digital marketing, online fundraising, online advocacy and peer to peer fundraising. NTEN/Idealware's guide highlights Salsa CRM as having 'Strong functionality in every category.' Clients average 28% YOY donation growth, 74% donor retention. Learn more about Salsa CRM
Salsa brings constituent relationship management & online supporter engagement together on one unified platform for nonprofits. Learn more about Salsa CRM
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
We help you engage donors & raise more money, so you can focus on your mission. Powerful donation software backed by nonprofit experts. Grow your mission with a database focused on donors, not transactions. Create custom donation forms, engage donors, plan events, manage peer-to-peer campaigns, and track volunteers all with the most robust cloud-based software made specifically for nonprofits. Pricing starts as low as $50. Learn more about NeonCRM
We help you engage donors & raise more money, so you can focus on your mission. Powerful donation software backed by nonprofit experts. Learn more about NeonCRM
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
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
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
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
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
We enable our nonprofits to dramatically increase giving through fundraising by personalizing communication with their constituents. We identify the giving super-powers and passions of donors so that nonprofit organizations can ask for the right thing... at the right time. Our platform is easy-to-use for less sophisticated charities, but includes robust giving, marketing and back-office solutions for the most complex nonprofits. Learn more about Virtuous
Virtuous is a nonprofit CRM and marketing automation software helping charities create personal relationships & reduce cost. Learn more about Virtuous
Eleo was designed to be easy-to-use, full featured and affordable. Easy-to-use so staff use it. Full featured to capture all donor, gift, event, volunteer, grant and membership information while integrating with your other favorite softwares. And affordable, starting at $39/month which includes all the features and live support. Learn more about Eleo
Nonprofits seeking affordable, easy-to-use online software with all the features and integrations needed to increase fundraising. Learn more about Eleo
With Arreva Online Fundraising you can send a mass email to event attendees, empower participants with peer to peer fundraising pages, manage your website, launch online donation pages, and much more in one place with a single login. Learn more about Arreva Online Fundraising
Arreva Online Fundraising combines peer to peer fundraising, online donations, events, email marketing, and more into one platform. Learn more about Arreva Online Fundraising
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
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
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
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
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 churchs 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
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
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. Everyone can run @EASE. When valuable insights & knowledge about donors is saved staff change is no longer a risk. Starting at $250.00 per mo for 1500 donors & 2 users, growth is unlimited. All features are included. 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
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Servant Keeper will help you quickly and easily manage and communicate with your donors. Entering and managing many donors giving to multiple funds is a breeze and you will love how easy it is to email or mail end of year giving statements. You can even let your donors download their own statements. Split contributions, recurring giving, pledging, online giving, text to give - do it all! We can convert your current donors and transactions! Get your free demo and watch the donor overview video! Learn more about Servant Keeper
Donor management software includes donor profiles, contributions, online giving, email or printed statements, pledging and more. Learn more about Servant Keeper
Revv is the fundraising and donor platform that will help your campaign, nonprofit, or cause raise more money. Revv can automatically recognize users that have donated across any organizations using the platform- allowing them to donate using a single click resulting in astronomically higher conversion rates. Revv has over 1 million one-click donors. The easy-to-use dashboard and integrations allow you to automate many of the tasks associated with marketing for less work and higher conversions. Learn more about Revv Fundraising Platform
The fundraising platform that will help your campaign, nonprofit, or cause raise more money. Learn more about Revv Fundraising Platform
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?