First

The Most Important Thing About a Fundraising System…

is that it is NOT donor management software.

Your Fundraising System is more complex, interactive, and impactful than just donor management software. It is a type of Information System that has been adapted specifically for fundraising, and like all Information Systems, it is comprised of four components: 

People: The department’s human resources. We assess people’s performance more… 

StructuresHow people organize around specific workflows. Structures are like  more… 

Processes : series of tasks that collect, process, export, or apply data more… 

Data: Both the individual bits of information and the collective whole more… 

The way these components interact varies from one organization to the next, so each Development Department’s solutions for improvement will be equally unique. Bridging the Gap identifies Four Fundraising System Types, each with a specific set of strengths, challenges, and opportunities for high-impact improvements.

Begin the process by discovering your organization’s Fundraising System Type. 

What's Your Type?