The Red Cross and Glass Houses

“Why can’t you tell us where you spent the money and what your expenses were? You obviously have that information. Why can’t the public see it?” – NPR’s Laura Sullivan to Red Cross’ David Meltzer Last night, I was shocked and spellbound to hear NPR devote an entire half hour segment to the special report […]

[Question Marc] What are the best donor management systems?

I get lots of questions similar to this all the time: Quick question: Do you have a few favorite donor database software recommendations. Especially for collecting donor giving habits. My answer Here are the ones I hear good things about from clients. I’m most familiar with RaisersEdge but am seriously impressed by Bloomerang. RaisersEdge (You […]

16 experts tell you how to keep your donors wanting to come back

Since we celebrate Valentines Day in February, I thought I’d have this edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival focus on long-term donor relationships. I like to think of it as showing them “love.” A few weeks ago, I posted this question to nonprofit bloggers: How do you keep your donors wanting to come back? We […]

Donor’s don’t need another best friend!

About a week ago, I was able to do a Twitter chat on “loving your donors” and showing them appreciation. You can read a transcript here: http://storify.com/audiencedevspec/auddev-chat-2-14-noon-et-loving-your-donors Do you have to answer donors’ questions? One of the interesting turns in the Twitter chat was around specific ways to best show appreciation for donors. I unexpectedly […]