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Enabling Your Moves Management Process in the NPSP

A map with Identify, Qualify, Cultivate, Solicit, Steward

Moves Management refers to the process by which a prospective donor is moved from cultivation to solicitation. “Moves” are the actions an organization takes to bring in donors, establish relationships, and increase engagement and contributions.

Moves management is the foundation of a successful fundraising environment. There are several key steps in the moves management process, including:

  1. Identify the potential giving sources
  2. Qualify
  3. Cultivate
  4. Solicit
  5. Steward

The focus for major gift officers should be on building constituent relationships with a clear cultivation plan. A fundraising system should support this process by using automation techniques to allow the major gift officers to focus on what is important.

Some key automation area opportunities include:

  • Wealth data
  • Marketing automation scoring
  • Donation history
  • Engagement with organization (event attendance, volunteerism, etc.)

Engagement Score: assessing the indicators and assigning a scope based upon potential
Levels: levels or categories of engagement based on the engagement score
Cultivation Plan: activities that move that donor towards the next engagement level
Reporting/Analysis: meaningful information to analyze effectiveness of moves management process.

The Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) offers some key features to help with your automation process:

  • Engagement Levels
  • Engagement Plans
  • Reports and Dashboards

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