- Bloomerang – Fundraising Database Solution
Leading fundraising database / CRM provider which offers a completely free offering for very small shops (under 500 donors & less than $100,000 in revenue annually)
- 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).
- Katherine Morris + Co. – Awesome Thank You Notes
Kat Morris is an #afpeep and donor relations expert out of Fort Worth, TX. She couldn’t find thank you notes that were as awesome as her donors, so she created her own. Pick some up … the are truly awesome!
- Jeff Bliemeister / International Vehicle Appraisers Network (I-VAN) – Vehicle Appraisals
Jeff is the ultimate car guy. He and Chad worked together at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum a decade ago. Jeff was the curator and (surprise, surprise) Chad was the director of development. Jeff now runs the place (as executive director) and has an encyclopedic knowledge of antique and vintage cars (and what they’re actually worth … not what the donor thinks they’re worth).
- 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.
- Windfall – Wealth Screening Service
Windfall provides precise net worth data on affluent donors and prospects across the US. They’re a bit different than the usual suspects in the wealth screening market as they allow you to screen unlimited records, and refresh them as frequently as you’d like (which is important because wealth data changes alot, and databases constantly grow). Other providers charge by the record, for 1x screening. They charge one low annual fee for unlimited data.
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