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How Getting Started With Donor Management Made All the Difference at Year-End 

November 25, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

THE SITUATION Lift Up the Vulnerable, an organization dedicated to supporting vulnerable children and women in Sudan and South Sudan, was in transition. The nonprofit was brand new, having started when another organization closed its doors and rebranded into Lift Up the Vulnerable. This new organization needed a plat… Read More

How Donor Management and Personalized Coaching Helped EnventU Grow 155% 

November 21, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

THE SITUATION Latoya Lewis, Founder and Executive Director of EnventU, was drowning in spreadsheets! With all of her fundraising data scattered in Excel files, keeping up with donors was a difficult task. It wasn’t easy to see donor history or send personalized fundraising appeals, and she felt that she was wasti… Read More

How Switching From Salesforce Took Fundraising to New Heights 

November 7, 2019

By: Carrie Saracini

THE SITUATION Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director of Achieve Tahoe, had been trying for years to get Salesforce to work for his organization. Even a task as simple as running a campaign report felt like it required an in-house programmer to pull off. Fed up with the waste of staff time, the inability to easily track… Read More

How Integrated Campaigns Improve Fundraising Results 

May 23, 2019

By: Olivia Mariani

THE SITUATION The biggest challenge for every nonprofit is ongoing fundraising and support and Cook-Beatty’s dance company is no different. As a company grows, each milestone reached also means more expenses and expectations. Cook-Beatty was looking to establish a solid foundation for her company. After years of usin… Read More

How Incorporating a Donor Management System Can Streamline Fundraising 

March 8, 2019

By: Linda Lombardi

THE SITUATION The Iranian-American Community Center (IACC) raises an annual fundraising total of over $200,000, primarily through individual gifts. For eight years, they used multiple systems to record donations, track event RSVPs, and send email blasts and direct mail. Board members used personal email accounts to cor… Read More

How a Donor Management System Organizes Small Nonprofits 

March 28, 2018

By: Liz Ragland

THE PROBLEM Like many rural nonprofits, Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF) steered most of its limited resources directly into its mission. The need for a donor management system became imperative when deciding to take their nonprofit to the next level with the launch of a capital campaign for a new facility. THE SOLU… Read More

How To Enhance Donor Experience and Exceed Fundraising Goals 

March 1, 2018

By: Liz Ragland

THE PROBLEM Finding a user-friendly way to track donor data was a priority for Jay Anhorn when he began his job as COO/director of development in 2016 at the Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation. They had an online donation system (Sage) that wasn’t well utilized so they needed to make a switch to one that… Read More

How a Fundraising Coach Solves Problems 

February 5, 2018

By: Liz Ragland

THE PROBLEM Like many small nonprofits, NTFRC’s executive director is solely responsible for fundraising. Developing and executing an effective fundraising strategy is challenging with only one person at the helm. THE SOLUTION Amy Kelley, NTFRC’s executive director, started working with a Network for Good Fundraisi… Read More

Pistarckle Theater – Donor Relationship Strategy 

November 6, 2017

By: Liz Ragland

WHO THEY ARE Pistarckle Theater is one of the only professional theaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They have been inspiring arts lovers in St. Thomas for 25 years. In addition to the six mainstage productions that take place in their 140-seat black box theater, Pistarckle also organized after-school arts programs and… Read More

Atlas Preparatory School 

November 6, 2017

By: Liz Ragland

WHO THEY ARE Atlas Preparatory School was founded in 2009 to better serve the students of Colorado Springs, CO’s east side. As managing director, Emily Dean works with the school’s executive director to develop fundraising strategies that fill their budget gaps as grant funding becomes more difficult to secure. Atl… Read More

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