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In the research for our new Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits, we at Idealware gave a lot of thought to how various types of software can come together to help with fundraising. In this free hour long seminar, we'll walk through the types of software that exist -- from the basics to the more advanced -- and talk about how they can support fundraising, some popular vendors, and where to go for more information.To get the recorded audio to go along with it, you can call into (712) 432-1011, access code 494354975 (regular long distance charges will apply). The recording starts on page 6 -- the Fundraising Software Pyramid.We'll cover, at a high level:Donor Management SystemsConstitutent Relationship Management SystemsIntegrated Online SystemsOnline Donation ToolsBroadcast Email ToolsFriend-to-Friend FundraisingSocial NetworkingHouse Parties and Meet-upsMobile TextingMobile Giving
  • 1. Software for Fundraising March 2010

2. Logistics Ask questions!Otherwise Im speaking to a black hole! Enter questions into theChat with Presenterbox Getting Started with Online Donation Tools April 2009 3. Introductions Me!Executive Director of Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides information to help organizations make smart software decisions 4. About The Field Guide An actual book, available for $19.95 from www.idealware.org/fieldguide 5. Helps You Choose Software Based On: What youre trying to do

  • What every organization needs
  • What to strongly consider
  • Getting ahead of the curve
  • On the cutting edge
  • Raising Money from Individuals and Organizations
  • Reaching Out to New Friends
  • Managing Events
  • Engaging Your Supporters
  • Listening and Measuring

Your own tech level 6. The Fundraising Software Pyramid DonorManagement Broadcast Email Web Content Mgmt Systems Constituent Relationship Management Integrated Online Systems Online Donations Social Networking Websites Friend-to-Friend Fundraising House Parties & Meet Ups Online Advertising Mobile Text Messaging 7. Managing Your Constituents 8. Donor Management Systems Specializes in managing prospective and actual donors Examples: GiftWorks, eTapestry, Donor Perfect, Raisers Edge 9. Constituent Relationship Management Manages ALL of your constituents, including donors, volunteers, participants, and more Examples: Salesforce.com, CiviCRM, Sugar CRM 10. Online Integrated Systems Manage many aspects of online communications and constituent information all together in one online package Examples: Wild Apricot, eTapestry, Donor Perfect, DIA Salsa, Convio, Blackbaud Sphere 11. Online Fundraising 12. Web Content Management Systems Examples:Jimdo, Weebly, Wordpress, Joomla, DrupalAllows you to setup emails, manage subscribers and view reports for emails to hundreds or thousands of people 13. Broadcast Email Software Examples VerticalResponse MailChimp Network for Good EmailNow Allows you to setup emails, manage subscribers and view reports for emails to hundreds or thousands of people 14. Online Donation Software Examples Network for Good DonateNow Click & Pledge AuctionPay QGiv Lets you easily take donations either one off or recurring -- via credit card online 15. Online Outreach 16. Social Networks:Facebook Help your supporters (passively or actively) spread the word and hear what they have to say 17. Social Networks: Twitter Spread compelling information very quickly and hear what your community has to say 18. Online Advertising Inexpensive ways to spread the word.Free through Google Grants! Examples:Google Ads, Facebook Ads, BlogAds 19. Getting Your Supporters Involved 20. Friend-to-Friend Fundraising Get your staff and passionate supports to fundraise from their friends and family Examples ChipIn.org ChangingthePresent.org Change.org FirstGiving Blackbaud Sphere 21. House Parties and Meet Ups Examples Meetup.com Party2Win.com (??) Blackbaud SphereEvents Some hosted integrated tools Let committed supporters promote and get RSVPs for their own fundraising events or house parties 22. Mobile Text Messaging 23. Mobile Texting:Via Email Email [phone [email protected]] i.e., [email protected] Not officially supported, so not 100% reliable or for large quantities A reasonable choice for small numbers of texts 24. Mobile Texting:Mobile Giving United Way/ LSU raised $9000 Collect donations in $5 or $10 increments, charged directly to their phone bill Examples Causecast Mobile Mobile Commons Distributive Networks Mobile Accord Through a consulting firm 25. Mobile Texting:Via Hosted Application Send text messages, allow people to subscribe, or have complex two way conversations. Examples BulkSMS Mozes Mobile Commons Distributive Networks Mobile Accord 26. About the Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits 27. About The Field Guide An actual book, available for $20 from www.idealware.org/fieldguide 28. Donor Management Broadcast Email Website Content Mgmt Systems Constituent Relationship Management Integrated Online Systems Online Donations PageLayout Social Networking Websites EventRegistration PhotoEditing Photo Sharing Websites Email Discussion Lists Web Analytics Supporting Online Actions Online Listening Friend-to-Friend Fundraising OnlineChat Custom Online Communities House Parties & Meet Ups Petitions & Pledges Video Sharing Websites Blogs RSS Podcasts Multimedia Editing Online Advertising Digital AssetMgmt Event and AuctionMgmt Online Conferencing Mobile Text Messaging Search Engine Optimization Social Content Websites Online Surveys Online Auctions Wikis 29. And Consider Other Idealware Seminars! Tools to Manage a Website Without Technical Skills Introduction to Website Analytics Choosing eNewsletter Software Choosing a Low Cost Constituent Database Comparing Open Source CMSs: Joomla, Drupal, and Plone and more!Available live and via recordings Making the Most of Social Networking Sites Getting Started with Email Fundraising Getting Started with Mobile Outreach

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