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.

Spice Up Your Thank You Notes With What Interests You


Dear Kim:You are often quoted as saying things like, “Thank before you bank,” and “The thank you note is the most important element in a donor relationship” and other pro-thank you note statements.  But how do you make a thank you note interesting?  And do donors really read them?  And what if I think the gift the donor gave isn’t really what they could afford so I am not that thankful? ~Dubious Dear Dubious:.

Your letter poses several questions, and I will quickly dispatch the last one first.  You need to change up your attitude toward the gifts that are given to your organization.  Any gift is more than nothing, and donors are making all kinds of choices.  You really don’t know what people can afford and you need to thankful they thought of you.

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

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