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How to Successfully Switch to a New Nonprofit CRM

Successfully switching to a new nonprofit CRM can feel like a big undertaking. But finding the best CRM solution for your nonprofit will help you in countless ways. You will save hours of administrative time, be able to connect better with your donors, and ultimately...

How to Write a Powerful Year-End Appeal Letter

Every year, thousands of nonprofits send out their year-end appeal letter. This is one of the most essential pieces of communication a nonprofit will produce. About 28% of nonprofits raise between 26% to 50% of their annual funds from their year-end ask. So taking the...

How to Keep your Nonprofit Data Clean and Organized

Keeping your nonprofit data clean will elevate your fundraising efforts. Clean and organized data will also help you gain the most value from your nonprofit CRM. Messy data can interfere with reporting and communications, and be costly to your organization. In this...

How to Start a Successful Volunteer Program

Building a successful volunteer program will offer numerous benefits to your nonprofit organization. Many nonprofits can be intimidated by the legwork involved in setting up a volunteer program. However, if planned properly, a volunteer program will pay itself back...

Nonprofit Donation Pages: Tips, Tricks, and Examples

Online fundraising is on the rise and your nonprofit should have an awesome donation page to collect online donations. Even if you already have a donation form on your website, taking time to optimize the page it lives on will help drive more donations. In this...

How to Thank Recurring Donors (+Sample Letter)

Thanking monthly donors is the best way your nonprofit can ensure they continue to give. According to research, recurring donors give 42% more per year than one-time donors. Because of the nature of their gifts and the value of recurring donors, it is important to...

Donor Acknowledgment Letters: A Complete Guide

Donor acknowledgment letters are a valuable component of donor retention. If you give the same amount of attention to your acknowledgment letters as you do your appeal letters, you can vastly improve your donor retention rate.  Your thank you letters serve a practical...

Donor Retention Best Practices for Nonprofits

Is Donor Retention an active part of your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy? If not, investing time and resources on donor retention will have a positive impact on the financial health of your organization. It costs more money to bring in a new donor than to keep a...

Building Your Nonprofit Content Calendar in 2022

Your nonprofit’s content should help tell a story and inspire your audience. Good content also adds value and educates. Nonprofits need to plan their content in order for it to work in their favor.  Sporadic posting and communication can hurt an organization. If the...

Year End Tax Statements: 7 Creative Ideas

It’s the time of year where nonprofits are busy preparing their year-end tax statements. Year-end tax statements, tax letters, or contribution statements as we call them here at DonorSnap are a great way to help your donors prepare their tax returns.   What are...
Nonprofit CRM: A Complete Guide for 2021

Nonprofit CRM: A Complete Guide for 2021

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...

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8 Steps to Setting up a Monthly Giving Program

8 Steps to Setting up a Monthly Giving Program

If your nonprofit does not have a monthly giving program, you are missing out on the fastest-growing segment of online fundraising. A monthly giving program is more than adding giving frequency to your forms. In this article discover how you can launch a successful...

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14 Tips to Streamline Year-End Giving Season

14 Tips to Streamline Year-End Giving Season

As we soak up the last few weeks of summer, this is your reminder to start preparing for year-end giving. While the busy holiday season may seem far off, the more you prepare ahead of time, the more streamlined your year-end giving will be.   Below we cover what...

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Online Fundraising: A Complete Guide for 2021

Online Fundraising: A Complete Guide for 2021

Online fundraising gives your nonprofit new avenues for growth. There are abundant opportunities to reach new audiences and raise more funds between social media, your website, and online fundraising tools. According to philanthropynewsdigest.org, online giving up was...

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LYBUNT & SYBUNT: 3 Steps to Re-Engage Lapsed Donors

LYBUNT & SYBUNT: 3 Steps to Re-Engage Lapsed Donors

What is a LYBUNT Report? LYBUNT is an acronym for Last Year gave But Unfortunately Not This. LYBUNT reports are used by nonprofits to find lapsed donors. Lapsed Donors are donors who gave within a specific time period but not in the following time period. With the...

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Nonprofit Email Marketing: 8 Best Practices

Nonprofit Email Marketing: 8 Best Practices

Is your nonprofit using email marketing as part of your outreach? Email is now the most important communications channel for nonprofits according to Nonprofit Marketing Guide’s 2021 Trends Report. However, the report states that they see minimal email list management...

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Top 4 Fundraising Reports to Watch

Top 4 Fundraising Reports to Watch

Is data part of your fundraising strategy? Fundraising Report Card defines data-driven fundraising as fundraising that is compelled by data, not intuition or gut-feel. Using the data in your database will help you develop a more cohesive fundraising strategy....

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DonorSnap April 2021 System Updates

DonorSnap April 2021 System Updates

Added searching to DataMiner Platinum Field Export Selection and Query Builder tabs and alphabetized the field order. Updated the following reports to include a standardized set of fields in the export, include user-defined fields, and various functionality additions:...

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