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3 Tips for Successfully Managing Your Donor Data

It’s not an understatement to say that your donor data is the lifeblood of your fundraising efforts – it helps you keep track of who’s supporting you, their demographics, their giving patterns, and so much more. Successful fundraising in the digital age relies on managing your data to help you track donors and donations, perform analysis, and communicate efficiently. If you want to grow your nonprofit year over year, you should be looking at your methods for storing – and reading – your donor data.

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Nonprofit Annual Reports: 7 Best Practices [Templates]

Every year nonprofits present their accomplishments and projects to their supporters and the general public in an annual report. An annual report details an organization’s mission, growth over the course of the year, projects that helped serve the community, statistics related to the organization’s cause, and much more.

Ultimately, your organization’s annual report can be used to cultivate new partnerships with major donors and sponsors as well as recognize those who have helped you reach your goals thus far. 

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Prospect Generators: 4 Essential Tips to Find New Donors

As you begin the prospect research and development process, you might find yourself becoming overwhelmed both with the possibilities and the magnitude of the task at hand.

Although it’s never easy work, there are a number of effective prospect development strategies you can follow to ensure the success of your major campaigns.

One core strategy is to use a prospect generator when building your initial prospect list. 

Prospect generators can be invaluable tools for your nonprofit’s donor prospecting process. By both saving you time and streamlining prospect identification, a generator tool can help drive your campaigns to unprecedented levels of success.

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How to Engage Alumni Effectively | 4 Key Best Practices

If there’s one golden rule of university fundraising, it’s that the key to effectively engaging alumni supporters is making meaningful connections with them year after year.

No matter how long it’s been since graduation, your school always wants to remain a part of your alumni’s lives (and be first on their list when making a charitable gift).

What’s one way to forge a long-lasting relationship with members of your alumni community?

Prospect research is the practice of collecting and analyzing alumni data to better know your community of prospective donors. With the right prospect research in place, your school can leverage this data into more effective engagement techniques and help boost your school’s fundraising success.

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns: 4 Key Strategies for Nonprofits

Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become an extremely popular option for nonprofits in the social networking age.

By allowing the most dedicated supporters of your nonprofit the opportunity to create individual mini fundraising pages, they raise money and promote your cause on your behalf!

For the savvy organization, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns represent an incredible opportunity to engage their supporters and community like never before while at the same time reaching their fundraising goals quickly.

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New Year’s Resolutions Your Nonprofit Should Have

Here we are in a brand new year, and plenty of you have likely made resolutions that you vow to keep in 2018. Whether it’s self-betterment goals or breaking bad habits, a new year is a time of new beginnings, and that goes double for your charity or nonprofit. No matter how successful a year 2017 may have been, there’s always room for improvement and evolution, which is why your nonprofit should have some resolutions as well!

Here are three goals that your nonprofit should be striving for not just this January, but throughout 2018:

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The Nimble Nonprofit: A Full Circle Strategy For Mission Growth

This blog was adapted from the recent Flash Class by NeonCRM and Nonprofit Garden, partners of DonorSearch.

One of the more frustrating situations that can occur when rolling out a major campaign is having different departments articulate different messages to donors. The marketing team may be focusing on highlighting stories about a specific program while your major gift officers are reaching out and telling a story around an unrelated capital campaign.

Being able to create a cohesive end to end campaign is the key to success to long term growth and sustainability, since it ensures not only are all stakeholders working towards a common goal but also utilizing the same messaging to create a powerful unified conversation with your donors.

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