Fundraising Nerd

Turn your data into donors.


Fundraising Nerd helps organizations of all sizes raise more money by using donor data more effectively. We provide a full range of data-related services, starting with getting your system to work for you (software improvements and database conversions). We can also help you implement prospect research and management techniques and systems that will support major gift fundraising. And finally, for organizations who are ready to make data-driven decisions, Fundraising Nerd conducts a variety of custom analytics projects, including donor identification and campaign goal analysis.

Data Management

  • Database Customization: Software improvements, including reporting, systems integration, and database configuration
  • Data Clean Up Plans including duplicate records and other inaccuracies
  • Donor-centered and IRS-compliant gift and records processes


  • Systems Selection and Requirements Development
  • Conversion Project Management

Prospect Identification/Analytics

  • Donor Deep Dive (prospect affinity and capacity scoring, ranking, and segmentation)
  • Prospect Management Tune-Up
  • Reporting Tune-Up
  • Geographic market analysis
  • Wealth screening  implementation planning
  • Custom prospect identification projects
  • Campaign planning
  • Custom benchmarking

Research and Relationship Management

  • Establish or tune up research and/or relationship management programs
  • Research resource recommendations
  • Custom research training
  • Planning for prospect identification and segmentation

Staff Development

  • Training and coaching
  • Staff development planning
  • Staffing recommendations
  • Metric development for frontline fundraisers and operations staff

Nerd on Tap

Nerd on Tap is a retainer service where clients access the Fundraising Nerd team as needed for counsel, troubleshooting, training and hands-on work related to donor data systems, prospect research and management, donor data analytics, other fundraising operations processes, and operations staffing.  Nerd on Tap is offered at a discounted rate (20% off Fundraising Nerd’s standard hourly rate). Nerd on Tap is available in quarterly increments, and unused hours “roll over” to the following quarter. Fees are assessed quarterly.

Custom Projects

Contact Fundraising Nerd with your data challenges and we will design a project that meets your unique needs within your budget constraints.