Fundraising Software to Help Raise Money

The management of all financial ventures including fundraising is best handled these days with the proper software. Fundraising and management software has become commonplace in some areas of fundraising as candy is in others.

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The right software focuses on the management of donors, cash flow, follow up and other administrative functions of fundraising that can be burdensome to handle manually. Today, nonprofit organizations need to focus on their mission statements and not on data management. That’s why fundraising software should be considered. Easy Fundraising Ideas are not in the business of providing fundraising software. We however, hope to help those who visit our site and are interested in software by offering them some insight into what we have learned.

Fundraising Software Options

Nothing is more critical to the success of your mission than growing relationships with donors, volunteers, foundations and other constituents. For twenty years, DonorPerfect says they have provided the software tools needed to achieve your fundraising goals. They say more focused solicitations reap better results! So their software allows you to simply select or create a filter based on the constituents or giving history you want, including timing and frequency of giving. Then you can personalize all your fundraising communications by merging into mailings, emails, faxes and more!

Kintera is another company that says it is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations fulfill their mission by providing Knowledge Interaction technology to build vibrant communities of supporters, beneficiaries, and staff. By sharing a set of dynamic data and content, organizations can motivate and engage community members to achieve marketing, programming, and fundraising success. With leading-edge technology and innovative leadership, Kintera is committed to making a difference in the nonprofit sector. More than 15,000 organizations of all sizes in the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors use Kintera’s award-winning technology and services to manage marketing, communications, programs, services, and fundraising. Built with input from thousands of nonprofit professionals and volunteers, Kintera Sphere has a unified database and workflow tools that set the industry standard. Kintera’s technology enables volunteers, members, donors, and staff to share real-time data and information to foster a powerful sense of community and achieve common goals. Content production, personalized communications, advocacy, and delivery of programs and services within the community fuel growth and promote your organization’s mission.

GiftWorks 2006 allows you to easily create valuable, highly targeted lists of your donors, supporters, and prospects through SmartLists. You might know these as “queries”, which is a rather technical way of talking about lists. Mission Research GiftWorks 2006 makes creating lists very easy, with no technical language or training needed. GiftWorks calls its “queries” “SmartLists”, which is a bit easier to understand if you aren’t technically inclined (many of us aren’t!). A query describes how you get the results you want; it’s the technical process of getting there. Lists are the results you want – the list of donors, contacts, pledges, or donations you’d like to see. In GiftWorks, these lists are called SmartLists. Building SmartLists is quite easy. GiftWorks 2006 is easy to use because it’s easy to understand. You can send email to any donor, or to any SmartList.

Do you need to send a quick letter to your donors? It’s easy-just Send Mail to any SmartList. Or add any SmartList to your own mailing lists. You can create your own mailing lists in the Mailing Center. GiftWorks ships with some convenient built-in SmartLists to help you get started right away!

Creating Labels and Envelopes is simple-simply click on Print Labels or Print Envelopes next to any SmartList, and select from a large database of labels, including the popular Avery 5160 label type. Format your labels with ease to make them look the way you want them to. Once you create a SmartList of donors-now what? GiftWorks 2006 allows you to run robust reports on any SmartList. You can customize each report. It is simple, fast, and powerful.

More Fundraising Software Information to Come

We are committed to bringing you more fundraising software information on the following topics over the next few months:

All Sports Scratch Card

If you want an easy fundraising idea for all sports, scratch card fundraisers are just what you are looking for. If you can not find your specific sport in our collection of scratch off graphics,  All Sports Scratch Cards are your best option. You can make up to 90% profit.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon hand out with your town’s unique businesses.
As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card.

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Fundraiser

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is the cure to candy fundraising. While it may seem to have just snapped onto the scene and gained popularity over the last decade, humans have been eating jerky for thousands of years. Beef jerky is a handy, on-the go-option for quick hunger fixes. Plus it’s full of protein and minerals. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky sticks meet or exceed most school nutritional standards, making it a healthy fundraiser for kids.  The sticks sell for only $2 each. You can purchase as little as one case and shipping is absolutely free.

What You Should Know

Jack Link’s profits are determined based on the number of cases that you sell. See the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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  • Free shipping
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Product Cost Per Case Profit %
Beef Sticks $200.00 50%
Squatch Sticks $120.00 50%
Softball scratch cards

If your softball team is looking for a fast way to pitch in for high profits,  softball scratch cards are the way to go. Each of the fundraising scratchcards will raise $100 each. That can go along way towards paying for tournament fees, uniforms, and other items softball fundraisers are held for.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New! We are thrilled to offer two new flavors of Nestle* Toll House* Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Now you can sell it through our gourmet preformed cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is shaped into perfectly portioned cookies. When the cookie craving hits, just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. You don’t even have to thaw the dough. Convenient and delicious, people love this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf-stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the number of boxes of preformed cookie dough you sell. There is a 120 box minimum for this fundraiser. The minimum order of 120 boxes earns 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. This cookie dough fundraiser has the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Boxes Bought Cost Per Box Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
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We’ve helped with people fundraisers for more than 10 years now and it’s truly amazing how many people start out their thought process so sure they need unique fundraising ideas if they are going to raise money. There will be none of those same old fundraisers for them. I can hear them saying why would Read More »

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adoption

Parents of young children learn about fundraising very quickly as their kids enter elementary school. It does not take long before your student comes home with fundraising information. What you do with that information is more important than you think. Unfortunately, many parents simply take the fundraising packet and toss it in the trash. Other Read More »

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goals

The one thing many people fail to do in their fundraising effort is to inform their supporters about their efforts. We have learned that the more people know about you and what you do the more willing they will be to support your organization. Assuming, then, that you have done a good job at developing Read More »

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Start Fundraising

There are many types of fundraisers. No matter what type of fundraiser you and your group choose to start, there is one question that you must ask – how much will this cost? In fact, that is usually the most important factor when choosing a fundraiser – you need to choose a fundraiser that reflects Read More »

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Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

One of the most exciting money-making ideas is a Battle of the Bands Fundraiser. Live music is a huge draw for most people, giving you a broad audience, which translates to money for your cause. Once you have a venue and date, the most important part of a Battle of the Bands fundraiser is – Read More »

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Getting started

The most important tool in fundraising is to choose the right fundraiser. While you and your group look over all of your options there are a few things to keep in mind before deciding which fundraiser will bring the most success. First, make sure that your fundraiser not only complements the experience of the seller, Read More »

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Fundraising should be fun, right? Well, why is it that people would rather have teeth pulled than participate in another fundraiser? What the world needs are more silly fundraisers to make fundraising fun again. So how do you hold silly fundraisers? The best silly fundraiser we can think of is an amateur comedy night at Read More »

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Fire Extinguisher Fundraising

One of the crucial issues for several families in the United States is home safety. While many think about different ways to tackle something, others try to apply it to fundraising. Can you consider a fire extinguisher fundraising? The answer for this is a ‘yes’ as well as a ‘no.’ If fire extinguisher fundraising sounds Read More »

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fried turkey fundraiser

Are you bored with the same fundraising ideas? We have a unique idea for you – a fried turkey fundraiser. Don’t worry if you have not considered this before.  Here are some crucial things you need to bear in mind, as well as various ways in which this fundraiser can be offered. First,  select the Read More »

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