fbpx

DonorSnap Blog

Stay up-to-date with DonorSnap news

How to Thank Major Donors

Major donors play a substantial role in supporting your nonprofit's financial initiatives. It takes a lot of work to steward major donors. They must feel connected to your cause and trust that you use their contributions wisely. A thoughtful thank you is one of the...

3 Ways a Nonprofit CRM Helps Team Collaboration

Is your nonprofit fully utilizing its database? A nonprofit CRM system offers many benefits, including facilitating team collaboration on fundraising efforts. A nonprofit CRM system helps your team maintain detailed supporter notes, enhancing donor stewardship....

Online Donation Confirmation Page Ideas

When someone makes an online donation to your organization what is the first thing they see? Generally, it is a simple confirmation page thanking them for their donation with details of the gift.  The moment someone gives to your organization is when you should start...

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Run Smoother Events

Event season is upon us and there are many ways nonprofits can help lighten the load that comes along with running successful events. From finding the right support to helpful tools, we have outlined three things nonprofits should do today to help run smoother events...

Optimizing Online Giving: Two Simple Strategies for 2024 (+Bonus Checklist)

Online donations are appreciated by nonprofits for their efficiency. They are faster to process, easier for your donors, and are a greener option because they save on paper waste. In addition, they provide a greater opportunity for your donors to become recurring...

Nonprofit Newsletters: Ideas, Inspiration, and Tips

Newsletters can be a wonderful communication tool for nonprofits to engage their supporters. According to Nonprofit Tech for Good, 69% of nonprofits worldwide regularly publish an email newsletter.  A great newsletter should keep your supporters informed on current...

What to Do If You Don’t Hit Your Fundraising Goal

Every year nonprofits celebrate successful giving campaigns. Unfortunately, some years nonprofits might not hit their goal. While it is easy to celebrate the success of a campaign, it can be more of a challenge to decide how to handle a shortfall. Several factors lead...

3 Easy Ways to Use Personalization This Giving Season

One of the many benefits of using a nonprofit CRM like DonorSnap is the ability to personalize your communications. With year-end giving upon us, it is more important than ever to engage and delight your donors. One of the best ways to do this is to offer them a...

Nonprofit Gratitude Reports 101

Gratitude reports are one of many ways a nonprofit organization can thank their donors. According to the Rule of 7, nonprofits should thank their donors at least 7 times throughout the year. This helps donor retention and makes your supporters feel appreciated and...

5 Ways to Engage Younger Donors on GivingTuesday

According to GivingTuesday’s look back at 2022, younger generations were more generous than older generations globally. Nonprofit organizations need to start thinking about engaging younger generations to sustain their donor pool long-term. GivingTuesday falls on...
What to Include in Your Nonprofit Annual Reports

What to Include in Your Nonprofit Annual Reports

Annual Reports serve as a powerful tool for nonprofits to share their annual accomplishments. Beyond showcasing success, these reports establish a connection between donor contributions and the organization's achievements. In addition, they provide digestible...

read more
How to Get Nonprofit Event Sponsors

How to Get Nonprofit Event Sponsors

Sponsorships can be an excellent way for your nonprofit organization to reduce the cost of running an event. They also offer an opportunity to network with other organizations in your area and reach new supporters.  If you are looking to get more sponsors for your...

read more
Nonprofit Moves Management 101

Nonprofit Moves Management 101

Moves Management helps nonprofits sustain and cultivate donors at different stages of the donor life cycle. The process involves taking donors through various stages of giving by employing specific actions, commonly referred to as “moves,” that bring them to the next...

read more
Tips on Writing Email Subject Lines for Nonprofits

Tips on Writing Email Subject Lines for Nonprofits

Email is one of the most cost-effective ways for nonprofits to communicate with their donors online. Unlike direct mail or paid advertising, email can reach supporters on a personal level. However, with the thousands of other messages in a reader's inbox, it's...

read more
Nonprofit CRM: A Complete Guide for 2023

Nonprofit CRM: A Complete Guide for 2023

When it comes to successful fundraising, relationships are at the forefront. A nonprofit CRM will help you build meaningful relationships with your supporters. To reap the true benefits of CRM, your nonprofit will need both a system and a strategy. Keep reading to...

read more
In-Kind Donations: A Complete Guide

In-Kind Donations: A Complete Guide

In-kind donations are gifts of goods or services. Many nonprofits receive various forms of in-kind donations throughout the year. In fact, according to one donor loyalty study, 56% of donors prefer to donate goods and services. Unfortunately, tracking and managing...

read more
How to Welcome and Retain New Donors

How to Welcome and Retain New Donors

Creating a thoughtful welcome to your organization is one of the best ways to retain new donors. According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project data, in 2020 first-time donors only had a retention rate of 19.2%. If nonprofits can get first-time donors to give...

read more
GivingTuesday Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

GivingTuesday Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

GivingTuesday is just around the corner. This global day of generosity largely takes place online, so it is important for nonprofits to get active on social media. If your nonprofit is looking for ideas to get started, you are in the right place!  This year...

read more
Donation Management Best Practices

Donation Management Best Practices

Every year, nonprofits process millions of donations, raising the question: Is your nonprofit effectively managing donations to benefit your organization? A cohesive strategy for managing donation records is important for positive donor relations and gaining insights...

read more
How to Build a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

How to Build a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Multichannel fundraising campaigns are a great way to elevate your nonprofit’s fundraising. When you reach out to your donors with the same message through multiple channels, their response rate increases. According to one case study, donors who got both direct mail...

read more
Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

Is your nonprofit active on social media yet? If not, now is the time to get started! According to Nonprofit Source, 55% of people who engage with nonprofits on social media end up taking some sort of action. Social media is a great way to inspire your audience into...

read more
Nonprofit Event Planning: A Complete Guide

Nonprofit Event Planning: A Complete Guide

Nonprofit events are a great opportunity for organizations to raise money and spread awareness about their cause. Events are also important for donor retention, and can help nonprofits connect with potential new members. If planned properly nonprofits can see a wide...

read more