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3 ways donor management software can help your school

Posted October 1, 2021 by Timi Paccioretti

donor management software for schools

Donor management software is an excellent tool in a nonprofit fundraiser’s toolbox. But did you know that it is a great asset for schools as well? In this article, we share 3 ways that donor management software can help a school better manage its advancement efforts.

3 ways donor management software can help your school:

1. All data about your supporters can be centralized in one system

When it comes to keeping track of the important people and businesses that support your school, it is handy to have a database that allows you to manage them all in one place. School supporters might include parents, grandparents, alumni, volunteers, board members, or even event attendees—and some of them may be prospective or current donors.

By using donor management software like Little Green Light, it’s possible to manage all those supporters in one database, and be able to see the multiple ways each of them is engaged with your school.

2. Gain more insight into your supporters

When you use a centralized database system to manage your school’s supporters, you’ll be better able to keep track of your relationship-building efforts. That, in turn, will provide more insight into who has the interest and capacity to continue their support. That insight can better inform your advancement efforts and make it easier to develop a successful fundraising plan for your school.

Imagine this scenario: Your school is planning a Capital Campaign, and you need to identify prospective donors with leadership giving potential. A former parent currently serving on your board, who gives consistently to your Annual Appeal, might be just the person to reach out to and ask for your first leadership gift. It’s this level of detail that you can capture in your donor management software.

3. Increase your advancement staff’s efficiency

Using time-saving tools is one of the best ways to increase the efficiency of your school’s advancement staff. Donor management software helps automate a variety of fundraising tasks, from generating acknowledgment letters or emails to accepting online donations and event registrations.

Little Green Light offers some special features just for schools, including the ability to add class years and class affiliation types to better manage information about your students, parents, and grandparents.

Our free guide gives you in-depth information on how to use Little Green Light in Schools, including:

  • Successfully managing information about families, alumni, and donors in Little Green Light
  • Using Little Green Light in conjunction with your school information system

Download our FREE Little Green Light in Schools Guide for details.





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