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DonorSearch crosses the 100 million mark

Here at DonorSearch, we’ve hit 100 million records! Yes, that’s right. Not 1 million, not 10 million, but 100 million records in our charitable giving database.

We are incredibly excited to have reached this milestone. But what’s great for us is also great for you — because this gargantuan amount of records means that our philanthropic databases are chock full of information that your nonprofit can use.

Want to know more as we celebrate this achievement?

Below are the key insights that we’ve gathered from our charitable giving database. To start out, check out our highest categories for annual reports:

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10 Insights into Women’s Philanthropy

I often speak passionately about the importance of broadening our philanthropic initiatives to include women philanthropists. I recently recorded a short video interview on the subject and would like to share with you what I think are some very important insights into Women’s Philanthropy.

Over the years, my colleagues and I at JGA have developed significant expertise in Women’s Philanthropy issues through our work with the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, my work with Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and previously as the VP of Institutional Advancement for Saint Mary of the Woods College, in addition to our extensive work with clients at JGA for the last 15 years.

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Increase Donations with a Savvy SMS Marketing Strategy

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community. Join me in welcoming Sophorn Chhay of Trumpia, and please enjoy this post on SMS marketing strategies to increase donations.

Increase Donations for Your Nonprofit with a Savvy SMS Marketing Strategy

Donations are the lifeblood of any nonprofit, which is why your nonprofit needs to develop an effective marketing strategy. A savvy SMS marketing campaign is one of the best ways to increase donations for your nonprofit.

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Buying Fundraising Software: 20 Questions Answered

Although many nonprofit organizations understand the value of fundraising software and want to make the switch, many are stumped by how to approach the buying process.

And who can blame them?

There’s a lot to take into account when considering a new platform.

Not only do you have to figure out what types of platforms and features are out there in the first place, but you also need to understand how software would work for your organization specifically.

The buying process is much simpler if you have the right considerations in mind.

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By chris

3 Things You Might Not Have Known About Your Donors

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community. Join me in welcoming Jess Confer of GiveGab, and please enjoy this post on surprising donor traits.

3 Things You Might Not Have Known About Your Donors

1.They really don’t care about you.

Yes, I know, this sounds harsh but hear me out! Your donors don’t give to you, they give through you. What your donor does care about is feeling good and needed. They want to be the heroes of the story.

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Our Favorite Prospect Research Blogs

At DonorSearch, we’re proud to share our prospect research knowledge through our blog, but our word is far from the final word on the prospect research world. There are plenty of other blogs that give us inspiration and share even more necessary information on this expansive fundraising topic.

We’ve gathered our favorite prospect research blogs to share with you. We hope that you enjoy reading them a little less than you love reading ours, but that you gain value from them all the same.

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[Guest Post] Avoid the Rabbit Hole! When to Stop Searching

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community. Join me in welcoming Jennifer Filla, the CEO of the Prospect Research Institute and President of Aspire Research Group LLC. Please enjoy her post! 

Avoid the Rabbit Hole! When to Stop Searching

How many times have you heard a prospect research professional tell a story about how she dug just a little deeper out of curiosity and found the key piece of information that her gift officer used to make a successful solicitation?

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[Guest Post] How Modern Fundraising Tools Can Help Increase Donor Acquisition/Retention

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community. Join me in welcoming Zach Hagopian, the co-founder and COO of Accelevents. Please enjoy his post on the role of modern fundraising tools in donor acquisition and retention.

How Modern Fundraising Tools Can Help Increase Donor Acquisition / Retention

Few things are more critical to the success of a nonprofit organization than donor acquisition and retention.

While many NPOs do have some form of acquisition and retention strategy in place, most are not dedicating sufficient resources or time to make headway in their annual donor goals.

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