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.

Key to Successful Fundraising: Appreciating Our Donors

Key to Successful Fundraising: Appreciating Our Donors
 Dear Kim,

I am new to development and I have heard several contradictory things about the kinds of acknowledgements I should be sending to donors. Someone said we are required by law to send a thank you for every gift and someone else said you have to subtract the value of anything you send to the donor. Then someone else said that you only have to thank people who give over $250 and someone else said you are not allowed to thank people unless they request it and on and on. I know you say, “Thank before you bank” but that doesn’t sound like a law as much as a good habit.


Continue reading
3283 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
End of Year Letters appeal LYBUNTS moves management solicitors letter templates customer portal PayPal large donations appeal letters major donors pictures data conversion upgrading donors vacation in honor of donations user interface donor slip training tip customer service giving history Congratulations In-Kind gifts fundraising letters reports the Ask holiday letters new version thank you letters planning pledges upgrade social media ROI overview donor retention holiday capital campaign donor donation history donor relations premiums online donations membersip benefits relationship tracking community supported gardens Reminders FundRaiser Spark Task List Cloud FundRaiser Basic small donations banquet annual campaign role of nonprofits follow up change of address updating raffle ticketsales custom page brick campaign correspondence case study membership benefits gift acceptance policy publicity materials add ons annual maintenance plan volunteering government grants Company culture SYBUNTS Network for Good tax summary letters adding personal notes to letters donor profile happiness corporate sponsors volunteers prospects donor attrition gift notes field donor loyalty how to handle auction gifts gift entry Facebook data entry charity golf tournaments new leadership board members training merge notes Reporting to IRS New Year direct mail importing csv membership programs Resiliency repeat donors features user spotlights National Change of Address how-to videos passwords Personalizing grassroots campaign updates ticket sales donor contact information understanding giving trends community arts nonprofits motivation donor targeting Codes donor engagement monthly giving operating systems increasing giving amounts security alumni phoning donors fundraising GivingTuesday donor attrition rate holiday giving Tickles office communications donor retention rate general Constant Contact announcements donor preferences new features auction operational costs disaster relief Groupings transparency donor source motivation code nonprofit fundraising Importing Data anonymous donors donor prospects Volunteer module password protection giving levels memorial giving letter legacy giving major gift prospects tech tip data analysis Alternative Addresses GoFundMe project entering auction gifts flash sales tribute gifts email event management spare fields development director product news Thank You Crowdfunding Campaign targeted mailings salutation Snow Birds donor recognition animal rescue look and feel campaign management Donor Portal mode code campaign spreadsheets arts texting donors endowment campaign Excel building donor relationships foundations word processor backing up data correspondance FundRaiser Hosted grants personalizing letters Thanksgiving technical support accounting software NCOA processing budget welcome packet new donors planned giving donor advised funds new nonprofit mission driven on site training advanced tab mailing recurring gifts support Facebook campaign #GivingTuesday online donations segmenting donors community broadcasting merge fields lapsed donor

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