FundRaiser Blog

The FundRaiser Software Blog is an excellent resource for nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about fundraising, donor management, membership management, and much more.

Know Your Organization, part 3

Know Your Organization, part 3
Why Do You Need To Raise Money?

How your organization raises and spends money is knowledge a successful fund-raiser must also have at his or her fingertips. You need to know and understand your organization’s budget so that you can delineate the cost of operation and how the money to cover that cost is to be generated. Nearly all non-profits are, by their nature, limited in their capacity to increase earned revenues, and many are unable to produce any earned income because they serve groups that cannot afford to pay.

The inability to produce enough earned income to cover the cost of doing business is why non-profit organizations must be fund-raisers. However, understanding your organization’s capacity to produce earned income, knowing where such income comes or could come from, and maximizing it, are essential to developing a successful fund-raising campaign. If your prospective donors believe you could be producing more earned income, they will be far less likely to give of their limited philanthropic resources.

Continue reading
1309 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
new leadership GoFundMe project upgrading donors donor contact information development director training giving levels membership programs the Ask donor charity golf tournaments grassroots campaign donor slip mission driven product news PayPal operating systems tax summary letters campaign management targeted mailings grants Groupings appeal letters Reminders volunteers community supported gardens donor attrition tribute gifts recurring gifts correspondence Reporting to IRS Company culture fundraising letters budget lapsed donor FundRaiser Spark word processor banquet Congratulations major donors government grants on site training mode code Facebook campaign Donor Portal data entry customer portal National Change of Address capital campaign In-Kind gifts donor loyalty pledges follow up advanced tab monthly giving nonprofit fundraising flash sales understanding giving trends features customer service donor recognition how-to videos volunteering membership benefits custom page user spotlights office support data analysis general memorial giving board members fundraising building donor relationships training tip relationship tracking ticketsales gift notes field add ons change of address updating happiness accounting software role of nonprofits upgrade annual maintenance plan moves management donation history Thank You spare fields spreadsheets Facebook publicity materials importing csv motivation thank you letters communications Crowdfunding Campaign LYBUNTS membersip benefits tech tip arts overview segmenting donors social media Snow Birds End of Year Letters corporate sponsors security welcome packet look and feel announcements Alternative Addresses donor attrition rate disaster relief donor retention rate Codes Excel NCOA processing SYBUNTS raffle Resiliency Task List animal rescue case study solicitors Tickles increasing giving amounts phoning donors event management small donations alumni brick campaign gift entry updates motivation code backing up data foundations online donations reports ticket sales major gift prospects community arts nonprofits online donations endowment campaign annual campaign #GivingTuesday community broadcasting GivingTuesday merge fields password protection data conversion Volunteer module ROI operational costs premiums donor source in honor of donations

Connect With Us

  800-880-3454 ext 3
  Email Us
  Request More Information
      8:30AM-5:30PM CST

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:

If you are not sure about your Customer User Name, please call 800-543-4131 and we will be able to help you.

Or you have lost your password, Request Password