Recommended Gear

recommended fundraising gear

@fundraiserchad’s top recommendations for the fundraising gear that helps you get the job done …

Bath Crayons – Shower Thought Capture Tool
Do you get great ideas in the shower?  Do you finish drying off and then think, “What was that great idea?”  Stop the insanity, keep a bath crayon in your shower and write it down on the wall right away … @fundraiserchad does this daily!

Evernote – Digital Filing Cabinet
This is the tool we use that allows us to operate completely paperless.  All paper gets scanned into Evernote and then it’s available on all of our devices, anytime, anywhere.  It’s a great, affordable option with lots of unique and powerful features (including free basic accounts).

Moleskin – Chad’s Favorite Notebook

Sanebox – Email Management Tool
So you’re a busy professional … that means you get a TON of email.  Sanebox is a tool to help you manage that email flow.  Sanebox works within your existing email platform to distinguish between crucial & unimportant messages, help you avoid distractions, banish annoying senders with one click, and reminds you to followup.  It’s fundraiserchad’s secret to not dropping the ball!

Spokeo – Address Research Tool
What do you do when donor correspondence gets returned?  Spokeo is an affordable service that pools tons of public data in one place so you can quickly figure out where your donor is now.

Uniball Jetstream 1.0 – Chad’s Favorite Pen

For more recommendations, see @fundraiserchad’s top picks for fundraising vendors and books.

fundraiserchad notes

@fundraiserchad Notes – Donor Thank You Notes
Are you tired of sending your donors generic thank you notes or notes with your organization’s logo?  Would you like to be better able to express #donorlove and say what you really mean?  Check out @fundraiserchad’s line of donor thank you notes.  They are customized to our work, fun and memorable (and he insists on keeping them affordable).