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

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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

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Special thanks to ChepeNicoli on Flickr for permission to edit his terrific image.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 [...]

Donor's don't need another best friend!

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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 [...]