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Software for Nonprofits: Snagit (Part 2)


In our last edition we looked at Snagit as a great tool to record screen casts or short videos. In this article, we’re going to examine Snagit’s ability to not only capture your computer screen but also to provide a nice set of tools. Just like last time, I'm going to give an example of how Snagit can be used. Pretend that I’m going to provide an email to a constituent who needs to know how to sign-up for a nonprofit webinar. Here are the directions I could send.

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Software for Nonprofits: Snagit


In a world where video is increasingly prominent, using powerful visual tools is more important than ever to communicate with your constituents. One piece of software I use every day is a screen capture software called Snagit. Have you ever wanted to have an easy way to capture anything on your computer screen? No matter if you want to capture the entire desktop, or a scrolling window from any webpage, or record a screencast, Snagit can do it.

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Development Directors: Time to Run Your LYBUNT Reports


LYBUNT stands for “Last Year But Not This Year.” This is a basic, high-level donor retention filter or query. Most donor management and fundraising databases have this query or filter pre-built, and/or it is straight-forward to create it from scratch. This query or filter returns all donors who gave last year (could be calendar or fiscal) but have not given this year. These donors are those that haven’t been retained by your organization or more importantly, for some reason, are not engaging this year . . .

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Colon Cancer Prevention Project Run Walk Event

The Challenge

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project (CCPP) had been operating their Annual Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run for 5 years and saw their fundraising revenues plateau at $50,000. CCPP needed to boast their revenue from the Annual Run Walk event to help fund their much needed growth requirements. CCPP also was not positioned for Online and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and needed to implement the core technologies to engage in the new giving economy.

  • Add online and peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Boost Annual Event revenue by $25,000 in year 1 and $25,000 in year 2
  • Add Web 2.0 Fundraising, Social Media, and Merchant Services
  • Add Web 2.0 Fundraising, Social Media, and Merchant Services

The Solution

Colon Cancer Prevention Project engaged Dean Dorton Nonprofit Solutions to implement merchant services, Sage Payment Solutions, in conjunction with Abila Fundraising Online. The team implemented a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign individuals could build teams and have their own team fundraising pages. CCPP launched the event with a simple social media push and then let the new Web 2.0 tool set take off.

  • Setup Sage Payment Solutions merchant service
  • Implemented Abila Fundraising Online Web 2.0 Fundraising
  • Built a team peer-to-peer advocacy campaign for the event
  • Add Web 2.0 Fundraising, Social Media, and Merchant Services

The Result

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project (CCPP) in each of the two succeeding years in implementing Abila Fundraising online raised their annual event goal by $25,000 each year.

  • Raised their 7th year goal by $25,000 to $75,000
  • Meet the $75K challenge
  • Raised their 8th year goal by $25,000 to $100,000
  • Raised $97,600 just shy of the $100 K goal.
  • Added the online fundraising to the other annual events.

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Just thought I’d let you know Hand in Hand finished 2nd out of 378 non-profits and took in over $14,000 online yesterday. We have matching gifts coming of $11,000 and I think we’re going to get $2,250 from KNN/Razoo for placing second.
Great day and we couldn’t have done it without our website.
–Steve Croghan
Hand In Hand Ministries