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Why Invest in a Fundraising Database?

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Thursday, July 16, 2015, In : Fundraising Database 



Have you outgrown the use of spreadsheets to manage your fundraising supporters and activities? Is it time to invest in a fundraising database?

Let’s look at how your organisation will benefit from a fundraising database.

Search & Filter – For example, if you want to find out how many supporters gave over a certain amount to a particular campaign. You don’t have to scan through an Excel spreadsheet to find the information. Fundraising software allows you to set up a query to extract a...


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How accurate is your data?

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, In : CRM 

Ensure your charity’s data that is being entered in to your AdvantageNFP Fundraiser CRM database system is up to date by using AFD Postcode Plus.  Postcode Plus delivers comprehensive address look up at lightning speed from over 29 million addresses for delivery point (letterbox) accuracy. Postcode Plus includes the Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF).

If your charity or not for profit organisation has a high turnover of staff, volunteers or temporary staff, then Postcode Plus can h...


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Reasons to clean your database

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Monday, October 13, 2014, In : Data Cleaning 

When was the last time you cleaned your data? Did you know that data decays, on average, at a staggering rate of 20% per year?  That means a database of 50,000 records, 10,000 will be incorrect within a year. Keeping track of these changes can be difficult.

Why not have a free audit to find out how clean your data is? You can then see the quality of your data and your need to complete a data clean exercise.

So what are the benefits of cleaning your data?

Save Money! The data clean will fla...


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New Year – New Ideas?

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : Fundraising 



Many of you will hold events throughout the year or have places for supporters to take part in events and help raise money for your charity or not for profit organisation.

At the start of a new year, many people often make resolutions to get fit or do more for charity, so this is the time to raise awareness about how they can help support your charity and get new supporters on board.

  • Provide a list of events that you are holding throughout 2014 and how they can get involved.
  • Make sure you have...

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The AAA National Conference 2013

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : CRM 


The Advantage
NFP team powered by Redbourn Business Systems recently sponsored and exhibited at the Air Ambulance Association’s National Conference in London.

Approximately 200 delegates from the air ambulance community attended the conference to engage and network, sharing ideas and building partnerships. The day followed a comprehensive agenda covering charity, clinical and operational topics.

The AdvantageNFP team had a great day meeting some of our existing customers using AdvantageNFP...


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FSI Fundraising Conference

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : Fundraising 


The AvantageNFP Fundraiser Team recently sponsored and exhibited at the FSI Fundraising Conference in London. 

220 small charity delegates got the chance to hear from some amazing speakers. The day was jam packed full of informative sessions, top tips and case studies. The other suppliers exhibiting were Virgin Money Giving and Action Challenge.

AdvantageNFP had a great day meeting some of our existing customers and talked with some new charities about their fundraising CRM database require...


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Email append turned on its head!

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, September 14, 2012, In : Email Marketing 

With email marketing on the rise a growing number of not for profit organisations are collecting vast amounts of email addresses, however very often postal addresses are not provided by individuals. So how do you add a postal address to your email database?  Well it is now possible to perform an email append in reverse allowing you to add postal addresses to your database.

One of the main issues faced by fundraisers is how to segment email address data and profile the supporters within t...


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How the 'SMS Text Messaging' function can improve your fundraising results

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, June 22, 2012, In : SMS Text Messaging & Fundraising 

Activate the SMS Text Message function in AdvantageNFP Fundraiser and see how your charity can improve fundraising results.   This week's case study looks at how St. Clare's Hospice is using SMS Text Messaging to inform supporters that registration for an event is now open.

St. Clare’s Hospice is a local independent charity established in 1987, to provide palliative care to adults with life limiting illnesses South of the Tyne.  

St. Clare’s Hospice has been an AdvantageNFP Fundraiser custo...

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CRM Database Best Practice Tips

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : Fundraising Database 
Don’t ask what your database can do for you – ask what you can do for your database

This is a short micro blog post containing advice on the little things that make a big difference on your Supporter Relationship Management Database. 
  1.  From a strategic point view, establish SMART objectives for your fundraising and communication targets. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound.  Then monitor frequently your objectives on your CRM’s KPI Dashboard:

  2. Keep your records clean a...

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Integrated Campaign Leads To Great Fundraising Results

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Social Media & Fundraising 

Planning strategically your organisation's integrated campaigns can lead to outstanding fundraising results. This week's case study illustrates the World Development Movement's Real George Osborne campaign, which generated a significant amount of new regular donors for the charity.


The World Development Movement (WDM) is a UK-based anti-poverty campaigning organisation with a worldwide reputation for tackling hard-hitting, controversial issues. WDM has been an AdvantageNFP Fundraiser custome...
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Wealth Intelligence – Diamonds In Your Back Yard

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, November 25, 2011, In : Fundraising Database 

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