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.

Short take: Using Category Codes For Better Donor Targeting


Most organizations deal with a range of donors and sometimes clients who may be interested in different things from your organization. A nonprofit healthcare clinic, for example, may have physicians and staff (even if they are all volunteers), patients, friends and family of patients, as well as those who simply wish to sponsor free or affordable healthcare.

Each group will respond differently to appeals. For example, patients may wish to “pay back” some of the care that was received. Friends and family may give so that those they care about continue to receive care, and sponsors may want to know how many people their dollars helped.

Continue reading
2860 Hits

How FundRaiser Helps You Track Awareness Day FundRaising


Nearly every day on the calendar, and certainly every month, has an Awareness Day attached to it. For example, did you know that not only is May Zombie Awareness month, but also Fibromyalgia and CF/ME Awareness month? Depending on the work your nonprofit does, awareness days, such as those related to families, children, or certain illnesses, can be excellent fundraising opportunities.

Not only is it important for organizations to use awareness days in their fundraising, but also to be able to track where those donors and gifts come from. FundRaiser Software will allow you to do so.

Continue reading
1269 Hits

Short Take: PayPal for #GivingTuesday


On this Giving Tuesday you may receive donations through PayPal, an online payment service, and wonder how you can code them in your FundRaiser Software. When entering gifts, either through importing a spreadsheet or entering them manually, the mode code is used to designate in what form the gift was received. Adding a code for PayPal will allow you to note that those gifts came in through that service.

To create a new mode code go to View > Codes to open the Codes Maintenance Window. Click on Add. Type in the code and a description. In this case, both of them can be "PayPal". Click on Save. This will add a new mode code for PayPal gifts.

Continue reading
3410 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
correspondance adding personal notes to letters donor source community broadcasting upgrading donors new donors development director National Change of Address role of nonprofits donor attrition FundRaiser Spark Importing Data spreadsheets how to handle auction gifts Excel new features volunteers endowment campaign government grants customer service small donations change of address updating welcome packet pledges passwords capital campaign updates social media charity golf tournaments donor preferences word processor security operational costs Thanksgiving backing up data Snow Birds Crowdfunding Campaign password protection ticketsales mailing annual maintenance plan new version LYBUNTS budget donor advised funds Codes donor retention membersip benefits custom page understanding giving trends holiday letters Alternative Addresses animal rescue building donor relationships add ons disaster relief grassroots campaign on site training publicity materials campaign corporate sponsors product news gift notes field fundraising new nonprofit appeal community arts nonprofits data conversion merge notes membership benefits happiness general entering auction gifts donor slip user spotlights FundRaiser Hosted holiday giving GivingTuesday donor attrition rate auction support donor recognition donor prospects donor retention rate direct mail donor contact information banquet look and feel Donor Portal office the Ask pictures letter templates grants Facebook campaign prospects major gift prospects board members announcements motivation phoning donors online donations Reminders appeal letters ticket sales data entry tech tip planned giving data analysis reports Thank You campaign management major donors premiums targeted mailings new leadership Task List correspondence nonprofit fundraising arts case study GoFundMe project salutation ROI Groupings texting donors raffle tax summary letters brick campaign gift entry operating systems how-to videos donor loyalty in honor of donations mode code communications holiday letter Company culture giving levels annual campaign donation history overview Facebook Congratulations donor upgrade foundations increasing giving amounts End of Year Letters NCOA processing donor engagement large donations Volunteer module volunteering New Year lapsed donor donor relations repeat donors motivation code anonymous donors Network for Good giving history Resiliency accounting software gift acceptance policy Personalizing importing csv thank you letters monthly giving tribute gifts Constant Contact Tickles SYBUNTS PayPal customer portal planning community supported gardens In-Kind gifts Cloud recurring gifts moves management personalizing letters training solicitors spare fields Reporting to IRS email training tip membership programs vacation technical support user interface event management follow up advanced tab merge fields segmenting donors FundRaiser Basic online donations transparency donor profile features memorial giving fundraising letters legacy giving flash sales relationship tracking mission driven donor targeting #GivingTuesday alumni

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