How do you keep a fund-raising campaign on track? By being well organized, constantly monitoring progress, and informing all campaign participants of that progress. The very reason for the pyramidal structure of a campaign committee is to simplify management. In the best of circumstances, the pyramid is constructed so that no person supervises more than five people. (To maintain this limit is why we sometimes add campaign and divisional co-chairs.)
Track Campaigns more easily
All the FundRaiser programs can help you track your campaign activity. FundRaiser Professional has a special "Campaign Management" component to help do it even more completely, but any version will allow you to do the following tips. Any of these tips will help you gather together donors and/or donations specific to any of your campaigns.
1. Code those gifts !!!
Most campaigns are made up of fundraising events. Some are physical gatherings, like walkathons, parties, etc., to encourage immediate donations. Some are awareness events, such as mailings, advertising, and so forth, which will bring donations over a period of time. In any of those cases, when gifts are received and recorded, it just makes sense to use the Motivation Code to indicate why that person gave at that event. Normally it will be a code that reflects the event during which they were asked to give, whether a mailing or a gathering. If you do this consistently, you'll be able to create Groupings, based on donations made to these codes during a particular period of time. Groupings can be used with almost all reports, so you can focus on a particular event, or on all the events within a campaign....