Getting The Most Out Of Your EOFY Tax Receipts

Getting the most out of your EOFY Tax Receipts

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If your organisation has a regular giving program, or prefers to send out consolidated annual receipts to your one-off donors, you are probably already in the midst of preparing these documents for the end of the 2011/12 financial year. In addition to providing your donors with information to help them…

Decoding Your Database

Decoding Your Database

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A good fundraising database will contain not only biographical and gift information about your supporters, but should also contain other pertinent information that can help you tailor communications to make them more personal. This information might include volunteer contributions, events they’ve attended, areas of interest and mailing preferences. A lot…

How Kind Are You To In-kind Donors?

How kind are you to in-kind donors?

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Most organisations will receive gifts-in-kind of one type or another. These can include, for example, donations of items to help you achieve your mission or for use at fundraising auctions, free or deeply discounted printing costs or donations of old computers for your staff to use. It is important to…

Acknowledging And Receipting Gifts

Acknowledging and Receipting Gifts

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Do you send out a one page receipt/acknowledgement letter for donations to your organisation, or do you send receipts and acknowledgements separately? If the latter, do you send out the receipts one at a time or do you prefer to send out a consolidated receipt for all donations at the…

Upgrading And Reactivating Regular Donors

Upgrading and Reactivating Regular Donors

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Regular donors are one of an organisation’s most loyal groups of donors. Their frequent and reliable financial contributions can help your organisation plan ahead and grow. Whilst most organisations focus on converting cash donors to regular donors or acquiring new donors to their regular giving program, it is important to…

Market Research For Your Organisation In 8 Simple Steps

Market Research for your Organisation in 8 Simple Steps

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I’m a big fan of market research as someone who comes from a marketing background. I strongly believe in the power of the customer experience, and in providing what your market is asking for, you develop a stronger bond between your customers and your brand. So if you’re thinking “I’m…

Fundraising From Your Desk

Fundraising from your desk

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In both fundraising and awareness-raising, we need to offer our supporters a range of options to suit their capacities and interests. When I was a university student, I was a really engaged fundraiser and campaigner. I was marching in rallies, dancing in public, hosting events, chairing committees and speaking at…

Blackbaud Pacific Conference – Live Blog Day 2

Blackbaud Pacific Conference – Live Blog Day 2

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4:20pm We are very sad to start packing up the conference now. It's been a lot of fun and a real delight to see so many Blackbaud customers together, and so many new connections made. Thanks to all our fantastic presenters for generously letting us in on their secrets to…

Blackbaud Pacific Conference – Live Blog

Blackbaud Pacific Conference – Live Blog

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5:23pm Where did the day go? It's gone far too quickly. We hope all our delegates have had a fun, informative and productive day, and are ready to do it all again tomorrow. eTapestry users, we'll reconvene tomorrow for the user group. There was just too much to discuss in…