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Donor Relationships

Thanking Donors: a 3-minute chat with RaiseDonors Co-Founder, Stephen Boudreau

In general, it goes without saying that you should be sure to thank donors to your cause. Without their donations, your organization wouldn’t be able to perform its good work. Your donors believe in what you do enough to commit their financial resources to help you succeed. Pretty clearly, a …


How to Get the Best Merchant Account for Your Organization [FAQ]

Whether setting up online fundraising for the first time or wondering if you could do better with another merchant account provider, here’s what you need to know. Typically, merchant accounts are a topic discussed only under the harsh fluorescent lights of the finance department or in the dark back office …

Donor Relationships

7 Strange Things People Believe About Online Fundraising [and why they don’t work]

Online fundraising is a powerful way to raise donors for your organization. But if you have the wrong expectations, it just won’t work. I co-founded RaiseDonors because I’ve seen firsthand how online fundraising has transformed the way we give to the causes we care about. This isn’t a fad – …

Donor Relationships

Monthly Donor Receipts: Do they help or hurt?

Will sending donation receipts every month cause donors to leave? Today, we look into the real issues behind monthly donor receipts. Our entire lives we’re taught to say thank you as part of having good manners. And when it comes to saying thank you to donors  — it’s no different. …

Donor Relationships

7 Ways to Show Donor Love

Your nonprofit might exist to serve your beneficiaries. But you’ve got to serve your donors’ interests first. Raise donors before you raise money. Broadly speaking, you can divide nonprofit work into three large categories: Administration, Programs, and Development. Of course, some nonprofit sectors (like private universities) may have more than …

Donor Relationships

3 Online Fundraising Improvements You can Make in 2019

The new year is here and online giving continues to rise. This new year is the perfect time to step up your online fundraising skills. I don’t know if this is true for you, but there are so many times when I look at the stats in reports like the …

Donor Relationships

7 Time Saving Hacks for Online Fundraising

We’re in the middle of the busiest season for most nonprofit organizations. Follow these time-saving hacks for online fundraising to bring you a little breathing room this holiday season! It’s that time again. Spending countless hours at the office working overtime to make sure everything is perfect. Everyone on the …

Year-End Fundraising [Checklist]
Donation Page Optimization

[Checklist] How to Know Your Donation Pages are Ready for Year-End Fundraising

Even with an amazing year-end fundraising strategy, if your year-end giving page isn’t optimized for conversions, you’re going to miss out! So let’s talk about giving page optimization. Online giving is gaining traction, especially during the year-end fundraising season. Philanthropy News Digest reported that the 2017 fundraising season saw that …

Astonishingly Easy Way to Avoid this Online Giving Nightmare
Donation Page Optimization

Astonishingly Easy Way to Avoid this Online Giving Nightmare

Would your online giving page accept or reject a gift of, let’s say, $50,000? Avoid the nightmare of a rejected online major gift with this easy solution. You may think it would never happen to you, but it happens more often than you might think. Donors are growing more comfortable …