Monthly Archives: April 2011

Can’t find that prospect’s business email address?

Peepmail may be just the resource you need.  Enter a name and a domain (or a company name) and, hopefully, Peepmail will spit out the email address you’re looking for. Peepmail is free to use, but doesn’t have a privacy … Continue reading

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APRA and Blackbaud conference early bird rates about to vanish

April 30 is the last day to qualify for early bird rates for both the the 2011 APRA Annual Conference and the 2011 Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits.

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Millenial giving: trust is key

Philanthropy Journal reports that a new study suggests that Millenials (ages 20 – 35) will not donate without trust and a compelling mission/cause.  They also prefer to give online.

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WealthEngine webinar alert

Don’t forget to register for: Friday, April 29, 2011 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST (10:00 – 11:00 am PST) Fundraising Intelligence: Measuring Fundraising Return on Investment and the Impact of Prospect Research

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Pikes Peak Library District workshop: Researching Individuals

Nonprofit Workshop – Researching Individuals Date: 4/28/2011 Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 10:00 AM Description: Learn the role individual donors play in your fundraising strategy, methods for identifying potential major gift donors, and the research tools for effective cultivation … Continue reading

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Change the font and get more gifts

Katherine Swank over at the Blackbaud Prospect Research blog found an article that new direct mail service called ReadSmart increased response rates to a National Wildlife Federation mailing.  All, apparently, by just adjusting text size/font. “The results:  response rate increased … Continue reading

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Live chat: Use Social Media to Cultivate Donors

Nonprofit social media and marketing consultants John Haydon and Sherry Heyl will answer your questions on how to use social media to engage and cultivate new and current donors in our live chat at GrantSpace on Wednesday, April 27, 10-11am … Continue reading

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Help fill in the gaps

Do you rely on Google Maps?  Now’s your chance to help fill in the gaps via Google Map Maker.  Let’s help those gift officers find their way.

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Online game raises money

Urban Ministries of Durham, NC has developed an online game to raise awareness about homelessness.  The game, called Spent, has been played by over 500,000 people in 155 countries.  More importantly, over 500 donors have given almost $11,000.

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Have your predictive scores expired?

Kevin MacDonell over at CoolData Blog recommends refreshing predictive modeling scores every year or so.

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