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.

When can we ask monthly donors for special one-time gifts (and to upgrade)?

MonthlyDonors

Dear Kim,

Our organization has been having discussions about whether and how we can approach monthly donors, particularly those who are already giving $100+ per month, to discuss an extra single gift or an increased monthly gift. When speaking with high-end monthly donors about a special gift, some have responded strongly that, “I have done the math in my budgeting and this is the most I am able to donate. It pisses me off when charities ask for more,” while others have responded by making very large single gifts, and increasing their monthly gifts voluntarily. We are looking to develop a protocol about this so our development team has some guidance. Do you have any advice?

Continue reading
294 Hits

Upgrading Donors

Upgrading Donors

Dear Kim:

You often advise asking people who have been giving you a certain amount of money for many years to consider giving more.  But how do you do that without making them feel you were not grateful for what they have already given?

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

Connect With Us

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

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:
Password:

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