You might have heard that major gifts can make up about 85% of the average nonprofit's total revenue. Major gift software can automate key management processes, freeing up time to focus on your organization’s impact, knowing the major giving lifecycle is running smoothly.
Track applications and opportunities, cultivate major gifts, and manage projects with a few easy clicks.
Assign Activities and Manage Files
Keep track of tasks, application deadlines, and your files all one spot. With an all-in-one major gift software solution, all your records will be synced automatically.
Robust Analytics and Reporting
Track your revenue progress and goals, then pull custom reports to analyze the data through different filters.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Major gifts and planned giving are a natural addition to your fundraising strategy. Here are answers to common questions we receive when it comes to gifts, grants, and giving.
How can I create a major gifts program?
Building a new major gifts program first requires taking a look at your fundraising goals and major giving candidates. How much do you need to raise? How many major gifts will you need to achieve that goal? Try creating a major gifts range chart to help visualize your program’s goals. From there, your next step will be reaching out to your strongest donor prospects.
Where can I find major gift donors?
Take a look at your existing database and see if you have any information that would indicate the capacity for a major gift. This could be a history of increasing donations or an association with a philanthropic organization. Look to business leaders who support your mission and can offer corporate partnerships or matching gifts. Often, major gifts are under your nose, and you simply have to look at your donor database with a discerning eye.
What are the best practices for successful major giving efforts?
While it’s important to research your database as you look for different giving and grant opportunities, it’s equally important that you plan out your campaign or application process. Major gifts software that automates this, like CharityEngine, will save you time and energy, and offer your nonprofit a greater chance of success with your giving efforts.
How do I keep gift-givers engaged?
Creating a donor stewardship plan will deepen your connection with donors and outline a communications plan to keep your gift-givers engaged. Through automated emails and consistent outreach, you will be able to maximize your goodwill and empower donors to make a big difference.
Time Well Spent
Nurture Major Gifts
The bigger the gift, the more time, planning, and resources it might require to nurture them. Increase donor engagement, automate nurturing, and leverage data to increase your impact with major gift software.