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.

Come Rain, Shine or Nor'easter, American Rescue Workers Offer Crucial Assistance

FesslerNewsreportImage

It’s been a tough winter in eastern United States. Happily, there are nonprofits who help keep people safe. American Rescue Workers in Williamsport, Pennsylvania is one, providing emergency assistance in the way of food, shelter, counseling, and more. 

Their mission is to give spiritual and material aid to those in need. New development director Valerie Fessler is busy fundraising in the community as well as working behind the scenes to build an even stronger program.

Continue reading
688 Hits

Short Take: Spare Fields for Follow Up

318-sparefield-follow-up-002

A common question that I am asked is whether there a good way to track follow up within FundRaiser other than through the notes tab. You may want this when, as in the case of the American Rescue Workers highlight, you have donors that don’t make any commitments as concrete as a pledge or recurring gifts, but who do send in major gifts at least once a year.

Utilizing spare fields within FundRaiser to track this information is perfect. Spare fields are configurable fields within FundRaiser that you can customize to track the additional information that’s important to your organization and your donors.  FundRaiser Spark has 3 spare fields; FundRaiser Select has 5 of them; Professional has unlimited spare fields.

In FundRaiser Select and Spark, you’ll find the spare fields at the bottom of the Codes page. FundRaiser Professional has its own dedicated Spare Fields page.

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

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