Nonprofit Fundraising

social media icons

3 Ways You Can Build Stronger Donor Relationships
with Social Media

By Meredith Lancaster / July 8, 2019 /

Today, 79 percent of Americans use social media. That’s more than a ten-fold jump in a decade, according to the Pew Research Center. “Americans spend more time on social media than any other major Internet activity, including email,” said Business Insider. Not surprisingly, the Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that 90 percent of 18…

Read More
angel with gold horn

The Way You Market Your Nonprofit Drives Your Donor’s Experience More Than You Realize

By France Hoang / July 2, 2019 /

If you are a nonprofit professional, you have probably seen Dan Pallotta’s Ted Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong.” If not, the video is well worth your time.     In the talk, Pallotta argues we hold five main misconceptions about charities, including the notion that overhead costs on advertising and…

Read More
three women smiling on stairs

What AI Can Tell You About Your Donors

By Shawn Olds / June 20, 2019 /

You could discover more about your donors than you ever could with even the most sophisticated CRM. With AI, that is. Here are just three things AI can tell you about your donors:   1. AI can tell you who your donors actually are. At the very least, AI can apply algorithms to clean your…

Read More
drawn chart

How to Sustain Donor Relationships Online

By Shawn Olds / June 18, 2019 /

Sustaining donor relationships today is different than it was ten years ago. The most obvious reason for this difference is due to the rapid advancements of technology. A mere decade ago, donors were not glued to their phones with 24/7 hyper-personalized communication from other organizations vying for their attention in the way they are now.…

Read More
VR

AI/VR/AR Fundraising Trends Your Nonprofit Should Watch in 2019

By Meredith Lancaster / June 10, 2019 /

  If your nonprofit is having a hard time keeping up with all of the fundraising tech trends, you are not alone. The last couple of years, AI/VR/AR have been the development buzzwords. And for good reason! Technological advancements are rapidly changing fund development as we know it. While there are many trends, here are…

Read More
D.C. reading room

boodleAI and Why It Is Not Used for Political Fundraising

By Shawn Olds / May 3, 2019 /

We often get asked why boodleAI is available to nonprofits, but not political campaigns.   We receive near weekly inquiries about what it would take for us to make boodle’s powerful AI Assistant available to political fundraisers, who share many of the same challenges (and frustrations) as nonprofit fundraisers. The answer may be a bit…

Read More
Wall-E bot

Why AI Is Powerful and We Need to Harness That Power For Good

By Meredith Lancaster / May 1, 2019 /

Artificial intelligence (AI) makes many people uneasy…and rightfully so. Dumbfounded, the world’s top Go player (Lee Sedol) reviewed the game board and quickly realized he had just lost to a computer. In 2016, AlphaGo, a neural network built by DeepMind (now Google) made a superhuman move to victory. Go is considered the most complex board…

Read More

How boodleAI Can Boost Funds For Your Next Fundraising Event

By Meredith Lancaster / April 29, 2019 /

For most nonprofits, annual galas and peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising events are mainstays. These types of events provide an opportunity to strengthen a donor’s sense of loyalty and involvement in the organization while offering additional channels to generate funding for the charity. A nonprofit can receive a significant amount of funding in just 24-hours at a…

Read More
a dog drinking water from a water bottle

Walking the Walk: BoodleAI Gives More Than Tech to the Nonprofit Community

By Shawn Olds / April 26, 2019 /

What would happen if nonprofits spent less time fundraising with AI and more time focusing on mission acceleration? Three years ago, this was the early morning through late in the evening conversation topic between the founding team of boodleAI. In 2016, boodleAI was founded on the idea of bringing AI technology to nonprofits for the…

Read More

2018 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study from NonProfit Pro

By Meredith Lancaster / April 23, 2019 /

NonProfit Pro recently released its “2018 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study”. This study includes research on all things peer-to-peer, including strategic planning for nonprofits, the efficiency of fundraising, and how fundraising platforms help nonprofits become more efficient. Here are a couple of our favorite statistics: Over 43 percent of nonprofits engaged in peer-to-peer fundraising said that fundraising…

Read More