What’s in a Name? Defining Donors, Members and Subscribers

July 1, 2015





By now we all know that you say tomato and I say to-mah-to, and we’ve agreed to disagree over potatoes and po-tah-toes, but if you work in a nonprofit with a diverse revenue sources, you might struggle with defining your constituent groups. Are they members? Subscribers? Donors? Does it matter? — Actually, it does.

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What Drives Fundraising Efficiency? A Look At Our Latest White Paper

June 24, 2015





I recently had the good fortune of sitting down with Mary Hunter from JDRF to conduct a webinar on ways to maximize fundraising efficiency as part of protecting the bottom line of your nonprofit. Every business has to ensure they watch their bottom line in order to generate the types of profits their shareholders desire…..we all know that. But a nonprofit has an even more important reason to focus on the bottom line: Ensuring as much money as possible goes to supporting their mission.

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One Day, Countless Lessons – Fundraising Day in NYC

June 18, 2015





I was able to attend the Fundraising Day in New York. This an annual event that is organized and hosted by the NYC Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. It is the largest one day even on fundraising in the world.

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Renovate Your Donor Data – don’t miss our webinar on nonprofit data management!

June 5, 2015





Learn about how an organization can function more effectively, better engage donors and save costs just by consolidating their information within a single database. Attend our webinar on June 9th at 2:00 EST. Click the blog link to get details!

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CDS Global JDRF One Walk

CDS Global is Ready to Walk in Support of Diabetes Research

May 11, 2015





CDS Global is proud to support JDRF in Iowa for their One Walk fundraiser on May 16th. We will be on the ground volunteering and walking to help support diabetes research. JDRF is also able to lower costs and improve efficiency by using CDS Global’s donation processing and donor acknowledgement solutions. It’s a Win-Win!

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What keeps fundraisers up at night? Infographic

Common fundraising challenges… and their solutions!

April 22, 2015





Did you know that in 2014, 61% of nonprofits felt increased pressure from donors to be more accountable with measurable results? How about the fact that 49% of nonprofits use manual record-keeping methods like paper files, spreadsheets, and QuickBooks? Are you aware that nonprofits lose approximately $77 billion to fraud each year? Our latest infographic gives great solutions to the challenges fundraisers are facing today.

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NPR Time to Give

Sustaining Memberships: What NPR Can Learn From For-Profit Media Companies

April 13, 2015





Listening to 7 days of pledge drives on NPR is can be annoying for sustaining members givers. Why not offer these loyal donors with incentives to bypass the pledge drive and continue to listen to NPR’s great programing uninterrupted.

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sleepless night

What keeps you up at night? Exploring the challenges facing fundraising

April 8, 2015





Although the U.S. economy and nonprofit fundraising landscape are showing signs of recovery and optimism, there are still a variety of challenges facing fundraising that are affecting operations at nonprofit organizations. Despite favorable fundraising trends, many nonprofit professionals are still losing sleep.

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2015 AFP International Fundraising Conference

Great fundraising is not about fundraising – thoughts from #AFPFC





I got to attend my first AFP International Fundraising Conference last week with some other folks from the CDS Global team, and what an experience I had! I feel so lucky to be able to participate in a show that draws such a dynamic crowd.

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Use acquistion list, donor profiles, and predictive response modeling to better understand your donors

Donor Data: It’s More Important Than Ever!

April 3, 2015





Time flies when you’re having fun… It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since Kevin Schulman, Leslie Monk and I spoke on the webinar discussing “Donor Data: The Key to Donor Retention.” What remains the same is the relevance and importance of everything we discussed last March. In fact, 365+ days later it’s decidedly even more important that nonprofits begin using and integrating the data that is readily available about their donors.

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