May 2011 Tips and Tricks

  1. What Reports Do You Want?
  2. Creating a Fundraising Culture
  3. Instant Support via Help Videos
  4. Free Excel Import Training Webinar
  5. Not Using DonorSnap Yet?

What Reports Do You Want?

At DonorSnap, we are always looking for ways to help nonprofits manage their information more effectively and more efficiently. Over the coming months, we will be reviewing and improving all of our standard reports, but the fun doesn't stop there. We want to hear from you! What reports do you wish were standard in DonorSnap? How can we improve the reporting functions in DonorSnap to better suit your needs?

Reply to this email to or email our Feedback Team to let your voice be heard!

Creating a Fundraising Culture

Nonprofits depend on fundraising, but every organization handles it differently. Sometimes it’s the job of a few people to fundraise for the entire organization. At other times, everyone is required to take part. No matter which end of the spectrum your organization falls, fundraising should never just be a job; fundraising should be a key component in the culture of your organization.

There are many excuses that prevent staff from fundraising. Some of these may have grounds, but “I’m just not good at fundraising” or “I don’t know how to deliver the ask” are not legitimate barriers. In an ideal nonprofit organization, staff members are committed to their organization’s mission. They can find a job anywhere, but there is a reason they are part of your organization. There is a passion inside your staff that keeps them working hard towards your mission even when they feel burned out or exhausted. This is a key starting point for equipping your staff to become fundraisers even if it isn’t their job title.

In my experience, fundraising can be both exhausting and energizing. The administrative side of things can be a lot of work, but when you get to actually talk to someone and share your passion with them, it all becomes worth it. You get to share your own personal story – something that you care about deeply and want to give others a chance to experience the same. One of the most fulfilling parts of fundraising is listening to the stories and passions of other people and seeing how they connect with yours. When that connection is made, it’s only natural for that person to want to be involved.

In order for every one of your staff to be fundraisers at heart, three questions need to be asked:

Continue reading Fundraising Culture here...

Help Videos for Instant Support

Looking for instant help on a particular feature in DonorSnap? Your first turn should be to our help video library! On any page in DonorSnap, the "Page Help" and "How to Video" buttons will appear in the upper left corner. These are great first steps because you will see a complete walkthrough of almost every feature in DonorSnap. If you haven't visited the help video library yet, take a few moments to familiarize yourself with it. Watch a step by step demonstration of DataMiner Platinum or learn how to use the Batch Code when entering donations. If you can't find what your looking for quickly, use the Search Feature of DonorSnap Help.

Free Excel Import Training Webinar

Many organizations have not had the time to fully explore the Excel Import Tool. We are here to help bridge that gap. Sign up today for a training webinar on how to effectively use Excel Import to save time and energy in your database management. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The webinar will contain 20-30 minutes of content followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. It will be limited to 15 attendees, but will be recorded for anyone who is unable to attend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 10:00 CDT
Excel Import - Import your data on a mass basis.

  • Use DataMiner Platinum in combination with Excel Import
  • Learn the importance of an import key
  • Add new donations using the Contact IPK
  • Update existing contact information

Reserve Your Spot Now

Sign up by emailing Kim at with the following:
  • Name
  • Organization
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Which webinar you are signing up for

Not Using DonorSnap Yet?

Sign up for one of our free webinar demonstrations to see the software in action.
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