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Find funders with Foundation Directory Online

Are you looking for funders for your nonprofit? The Nonprofit Resource Center offers free access to the Foundation Directory Online, a premier research tool for discovering grantmaking foundations and companies.

If you’re using FDO for the first time or looking to improve your research skills, there are several free online tutorials and webinars that can help.

How to Thank Your Donors

Monday, November 18, 2013 
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Your thank you letter has a bigger role than just acknowledging donors' contributions. It is an important part of building relationships with donors, and what it says (or doesn't say) can motivate them to stay with your organization; contribute more time, talent, or money; or find another charity to support.

Foundation Directory Online Free

Foundation Directory Online, now includes a free search tool that has replaced Foundation Finder, providing public access to essential information about nearly 90,000 foundations and over 250,000 IRS Forms 990-PF.

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Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring: Free Webinar

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Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring: More Than a Number
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)

Presented by:
John Clese, Director of Product Marketing, Not For Profit, Avectra
Jay Love, Senior Vice President, Avectra

8 tips for a stellar donor thank you letter

Have you recently received a grant or donation? Be sure to thank the donor!

This article from the Nonprofit Times provides a nice overview of what to include in your thank you letter:

"A great thank-you letter might mean the difference between another gift from a donor and your future appeals going into the trash. Consultant Pamela Grow shares the eight ingredients to an effective thank-you letter in her e-book, The Lifetime Donor Attraction System. They are:

Joy
You want the donor to be glad to receive the letter.