Database Health: Gift Entry and Pledge Management

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We’ve all heard the saying about our fundraising database….”junk in, junk out.” That’s why putting some rigor around gift entry and pledge management can help lift all fundraising boats. With accurate data in the system your development team can accomplish a lot including: properly steward donors for their gifts, identify prospects, acknowledge donors in a timely…

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Tracking Constituents in Your Fundraising Database (Part 4 of 4)

Our fourth and final blog in this series is about constituent tracking and management. This is where the rubber hits the road. If you can’t track your constituents, how to communicate with them, the relationships they have, and historical information with your organization, you can’t cultivate, solicit, or steward in a sophisticated way. Here are what we recommend…

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Database Utilization (Part 3 of 4)

Using Your Database to Its Fullest Extent There are many development shops out there that invest in a big, beautiful database – the “Cadillac” of databases, if you will. But most shops we work with don’t utilize the database to its fullest extent. In fact, it typically serves as just a repository for gift information…

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