Nonprofits Need to Rely on Peer to Peer Fundraising In These Uncertain Times

Nonprofit leaders that are facing uncertainty in a changing political climate should double down on their commitment to peer to peer fundraising. There are many theories on how the change in leadership in Washington DC will impact nonprofits. Most theories don't paint...
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Beyond The Thermometer: Measuring Engagement In Your Peer to Peer Campaign

What organization does not love a rainmaker?  You know, that dedicated, committed, and indispensable soul that runs a marathon for you and raises $20,000 from their friends and family in the process.  This is the peer to peer fundraising gold standard....
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Top 5 Tips for a Better Fundraising Walk/Run

Summer is officially here and for many organizations, that means it is finally fundraising season.  So many of our clients rely on a major annual fundraising Walk or Run to raise money for their vital programs.  Since we have been a part of so many...
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SWEET Pledge Event Fundraising Software

Sweet Pledge Event Software by Blue Sky CollaborativeFrom: sburadagunta, 44 minutes ago | View | Upload your ownSWEET is our CUSTOMIZED FUNDRAISING SOFTWARE FOR PLEDGE EVENTS. It is designed specifically for nonprofit events that require fundraising by the...

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Donor Management Software Is Not Effective

Does anyone out there have any data on the impact of donor management software on a nonprofit's revenue? Better yet, is there data - real statistically rigorous data, not marketing fluff - that donor management software directly results in more revenue for nonprofits....

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CRM, DRM and Web 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…Infinity

DRM (Donor Relationship Management) for nonprofits will die.  You heard it hear first. And although it will be a long, slow, painful death for most orgranizations, there will come a day when social networking and web 2.0 apps evolve into the relationship tool...

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Donate with Confidence….

A certain Donor Management Software provider whose name starts with a 'K" and ends with and "a" uses the tagline "Donate with Confidence." Confidence that a significant part of your donation will never reach the nonprofit where you intended it...

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MissionFish revisited

I received a thoughtful response to a criticism of MissionFish's pricing policies from Sean Milliken, their Executive Director.    I have to give credit to Milliken for his transparency on how MissionFish arrived at its unfair pricing policies.  But I...

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Fundraising messages that work

I heard Martha Eddison speak today at a local nonprofit networking meeting.  It was an extremely useful and engaging presentation called, "Irresistible Stories: Translating your non-profit mission into a fundraising message that works."  Eddison's...

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Social Networking Software for Nonprofits

I'm happy to say that Blue Sky Collaborative will start its 5th year next month.  I'm happy to say that we've remained independent, we continue to learn, and we adore our clients.  Over the last 5 years, I've seen tremendous improvements in software that is...

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THE MAN in nonprofit fundraising

Billy Starr is THE MAN.  The undisputed king of nonprofit fundraising. Starr is the man behind the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the Super Bowl of American athletic fundraising events.  Look at the numbers: (from www.pmc.org) 1980: 36 Riders $10,200 Raised1985:...

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What’s wrong with Google?

What happened to Google?  I used to adore this search engine.  But I'm a little sick of my search results being filled with sites developed on geocities 12 years ago with no useful information and a bajillion text links acquired through link exchanges over...

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