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.

Tips For An Actionable Holiday Appeal Letter

70

Do your appeals sound like “holiday family” letters?

For many people December’s mail brings two kinds of letters: holiday cards with family letters and appeals from non-profit organizations. And all too often both types of letters sound alike. How come and what can you do to avoid it?

Holiday family letters, the kind you slip into cards, are often seen as “catching up” for friends and family who don’t keep in touch. Sometimes when such letters are received, the person is scrambling to remember how they knew the person or even what relations they have in common. The same thing occurs with fundraising letters. You might get one in the mail and think “when did I support them?” or “how did they get my name again?”

Continue reading
4527 Hits

What can a new account analysis report tell you?

65

FundRaiser software has several different analytical reports that can help you and your organization look more deeply into your data. While some of them, such as the donor level report or the donor period comparison report provide gift and monetary totals, which are easily used to determine giving levels over a set period of time, other reports give plain statistical data.

Continue reading
3168 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
animal rescue holiday letters government grants holiday End of Year Letters gift acceptance policy Reminders appeal letters Personalizing technical support personalizing letters Groupings donor advised funds updates spreadsheets Importing Data Congratulations nonprofit fundraising motivation code data analysis ROI disaster relief operational costs customer portal Facebook campaign giving history fundraising letters new nonprofit add ons case study membership benefits adding personal notes to letters tech tip security mode code Thanksgiving phoning donors auction segmenting donors motivation new features moves management Task List merge notes data entry support overview ticket sales letter templates Volunteer module thank you letters giving levels role of nonprofits banquet donor slip fundraising Network for Good word processor legacy giving Excel LYBUNTS Company culture donor profile Constant Contact correspondence training tip planning look and feel user interface Facebook tax summary letters Codes charity golf tournaments spare fields importing csv Thank You donor loyalty Reporting to IRS New Year follow up FundRaiser Spark community supported gardens volunteers direct mail data conversion merge fields annual campaign on site training FundRaiser Hosted how to handle auction gifts Crowdfunding Campaign donor contact information volunteering Tickles happiness development director major gift prospects product news new leadership password protection monthly giving donor targeting donor attrition rate in honor of donations email community arts nonprofits donor engagement backing up data endowment campaign membersip benefits Snow Birds social media #GivingTuesday holiday giving custom page welcome packet upgrade ticketsales planned giving pledges advanced tab upgrading donors grants online donations NCOA processing donor prospects major donors mission driven general PayPal correspondance event management memorial giving lapsed donor operating systems donation history mailing customer service passwords pictures accounting software annual maintenance plan new donors communications corporate sponsors user spotlights membership programs targeted mailings donor preferences prospects gift entry GivingTuesday donor tribute gifts FundRaiser Basic alumni In-Kind gifts foundations salutation gift notes field donor retention arts donor relations anonymous donors publicity materials understanding giving trends campaign management flash sales announcements raffle donor recognition brick campaign board members Alternative Addresses training appeal Donor Portal increasing giving amounts Resiliency new version campaign transparency National Change of Address office features solicitors repeat donors grassroots campaign premiums reports building donor relationships change of address updating SYBUNTS budget entering auction gifts how-to videos vacation relationship tracking Cloud recurring gifts small donations letter online donations the Ask donor attrition GoFundMe project capital campaign texting donors donor retention rate donor source large donations community broadcasting

Connect With Us

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

Customer Portal Login Form

   

The customer portal is unavailable. If you need support please reach out to support@fundraisersoftware.com Thank you.

 

  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