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Percentage based billing is just about the worst thing ever.
on Apr 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Percentage based billing is just about the worst thing ever.

  In recent years, percentage-based billing has become more and more common for vendors in the non-profit space, particularly to charge for the portions of their service that involve...

Our David Saraiva talks about socially responsible growth in a post featured by the Center for Social Innovation!
David Saraiva (RA) on Feb 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Our David Saraiva talks about socially responsible growth in a post featured by the Center for Social Innovation!

  At Donor Engine, we believe businesses and organizations have a responsibility that is bigger than the bottom line. We need to think about the social impact of what we do. It’s one of...

Changing the nonprofit software world
on Oct 12, 2018, 12:00 AM

Changing the nonprofit software world

I believe that your organization should spend the absolute minimum time managing data and data silos, and as much time as possible focusing on the two things that really matter most: your...

We're featured on Hilborn Charity eNews!
on Aug 27, 2018, 12:00 AM

We're featured on Hilborn Charity eNews!

The fine folks at Hilborn Charity eNews are featuring a guest post I wrote about ransomware and some simple security steps every nonprofit should follow!   Be sure to swing...

Guest post on Nonprofit Marketing Academy!
on Aug 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

Guest post on Nonprofit Marketing Academy!

  Our friends at Nonprofit Marketing Academy are hosting a guest blog from yours truly! Database imports can be intimidating, but I have a few simple tips that can radically simplify...

5 things you need to know before your next tech purchase
on Jun 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

5 things you need to know before your next tech purchase

  It’s rare that I meet someone who doesn’t have at least one (usually several) frustrating stories  about how a technology / software purchase went terribly wrong on them in one...

Writing the perfect appeal letter
David Saraiva (RA) on Jun 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

Writing the perfect appeal letter

  Writing an appeal letter is one of those things that seems easy, right up until you have to put pen to paper. When you get right down to it, an appeal letter is making an...

Thank your donors like you mean it
David Saraiva (RA) on Jun 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

Thank your donors like you mean it

Its true that giving is its own reward, but a little gratitude doesn't hurt! When you're running a charitable organization, you want your donors to know how much you appreciate their...

Creating a real data driven strategy
David Saraiva (RA) on Jun 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

Creating a real data driven strategy

Big data has changed the way big nonprofits operate. Over the past decade, the power of data analysis has provided forward-thinking nonprofits invaluable insights and direction that has...

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