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.

FundRaiser Founder Reflects on the New FundRaiser Leadership

FundRaiser Founder Reflects on the New FundRaiser Leadership

"What does it feel like to watch FundRaiser move into a new phase?" I asked FundRaiser founder Gene Weinbeck, who retired last year after a gradual turn over of leadership to Autumn and Joshua Shirley. He stopped by the FundRaiser office  last week to join in the fun of celebrating birthdays for several staff members who, like himself, were born in January. 

After a thoughtful pause, he shared these reflections on the past, present and future of FundRaiser... 

Continue reading
2597 Hits

An Open Letter from FundRaiser CEO, Autumn Shirley: Why We Do It

An Open Letter from FundRaiser CEO, Autumn Shirley: Why We Do It
Our Mission:  FundRaiser Software proudly stands for Integrity, Approachability, Responsiveness, and Excellence in service and product.

A couple of weeks ago, I took the time to step back and reflect on why I am so committed to my work at FundRaiser. With my husband and FundRaiser co-owner, Joshua Shirley, I spent the weekend quietly reviewing where we are in relation to the FundRaiser. In the process, I reread the FundRaiser mission, thinking that with all the recent changes, perhaps we needed to update it. I was delighted to feel how fresh and alive this mission is for me. I thought, "This is why we do it—we do this because it means something to us to be working with the people we work with. We chose a career that helps us help the people that help. It allows us to support those who do that. We help helpers."

I'm aware that I only have so much energy and time, and that how I spend my life matters. The same is true for you, our customers. Your life matters and so does what you do with it. People who work at nonprofits take this to heart in a special way, which is why we love supporting you. I think our work will become even more important in the coming years. Nonprofits will need to step up and become more stable, and I am even more glad to be a part of this. We have always focused on helping as much as we can, and I can see how much the work of helping where it is needed is falling on the shoulders of the nonprofit sector. 

Continue reading
2792 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
announcements board members case study Constant Contact alumni merge fields publicity materials GoFundMe project new features user interface corporate sponsors word processor planning communications phoning donors donor contact information security community supported gardens mailing new version Thanksgiving brick campaign holiday giving FundRaiser Spark membership programs personalizing letters endowment campaign tribute gifts Crowdfunding Campaign gift notes field welcome packet motivation charity golf tournaments gift acceptance policy ticket sales password protection donor relations entering auction gifts user spotlights donor preferences gift entry operating systems flash sales ticketsales fundraising direct mail donor retention merge notes pledges spreadsheets letter upgrade #GivingTuesday general planned giving Task List in honor of donations community broadcasting raffle major gift prospects training tip reports customer portal pictures fundraising letters training Resiliency email thank you letters large donations donor on site training technical support salutation campaign social media NCOA processing advanced tab arts anonymous donors backing up data disaster relief office texting donors legacy giving volunteers customer service Reporting to IRS GivingTuesday premiums role of nonprofits add ons monthly giving solicitors government grants moves management Snow Birds tax summary letters community arts nonprofits product news donor loyalty Company culture Groupings PayPal Alternative Addresses auction annual campaign foundations segmenting donors look and feel Excel ROI data analysis tech tip new donors prospects Importing Data follow up Thank You recurring gifts small donations campaign management membersip benefits donor advised funds Volunteer module Personalizing animal rescue donor slip donation history Congratulations capital campaign donor recognition mode code annual maintenance plan holiday features SYBUNTS correspondence lapsed donor donor retention rate letter templates FundRaiser Basic grants giving history budget New Year memorial giving understanding giving trends data conversion new nonprofit updates custom page event management donor source donor engagement repeat donors Reminders In-Kind gifts adding personal notes to letters volunteering membership benefits giving levels donor prospects banquet development director importing csv relationship tracking Codes operational costs support mission driven LYBUNTS major donors building donor relationships nonprofit fundraising overview the Ask increasing giving amounts grassroots campaign how to handle auction gifts appeal spare fields correspondance Donor Portal End of Year Letters donor attrition rate FundRaiser Hosted data entry new leadership online donations vacation online donations targeted mailings transparency Cloud donor attrition Facebook appeal letters motivation code happiness passwords Facebook campaign donor targeting accounting software Network for Good how-to videos Tickles donor profile change of address updating holiday letters upgrading donors National Change of Address

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