The Abacus™ Major Donor Ask Calculator picks up where wealth estimates leave off to calculate Asks you can count on. It uses bias-free donor data that you provide and analysis specific to your organization so you can confidently make bold yet respectful asks that lead to maximum pledges.
Comprehensive Tools for every step of the Process
Copley Raff’s suite of homegrown Advancement Tools help assess needs, design and execute programs, and measure results. Combined with our counsel, coaching, and guidance we consistently deliver creative, efficient, focused … and successful advancement programs.
Success is always an Intentional Act!
Tools by Function
Build a top donor candidates list. Establish criteria to identify your best donor candidates so you can focus and “fish where the fish are.”
Prospect Relationship Screening
Screen and filter top major donor candidates. A process for volunteers, executives and others to review the top major donor candidate list and easily indicate the depth of their relationships. Use to build engagement strategies and determine the interests of the candidate for further development.
Relationship Mapping Process and Report
Accelerate the assignment of volunteers to top donor candidates. An at-a-glance overview of the scope, depth, and nature of relationships between advancement volunteers/staff and major donor candidates. Accelerate the important and often laborious process of assigning the appropriate volunteer facilitators to top gift prospects, and use the map to help open doors for initial discovery meetings.
Corporate Sponsorship Engagement Matrix
Organize your multi-faceted sponsorship programs. Matrix for organizing and simplifying corporate sponsorship programs with annual and multi-year benefits, at various tiered options, for multiple events.
Align donor candidate constituencies with fundraising priorities.
Donor Relationship Management
Elegantly simple and effective tool to document reciprocal moves in the gift-ask cycle, to quickly determine strategy effectiveness and course corrections necessary for successful outcomes.
Constituency Communication Planning
Optimize communications by constituency groups. Describe and detail the key characteristics and expectations of your organization’s donor constituency groups. Recommend communications with each group in ways that are most effective.
Staffing Functional Mapping
Articulate all of the functions and responsibilities of your advancement office and assign primary and secondary responsibilities to each advancement staff member, senior administrator and volunteer committees. Identify voids and redundancies.
Framework that uses industry benchmarks to guide budget development. Establish a defendable rationale for budget expenses that are tied to revenue goals for each donor constituency group.
Giving Society Valuation and Fulfillment
Rational, budgeted approach to determine engagement opportunities for donors at various giving levels.
Gift Acceptance and Recognition Policies
Anticipate every contingency in accepting, recording, and recognizing gifts and donors.
Legacy Naming Opportunities Valuation Formulas
System for valuing different legacy naming opportunities.
Direct Mail Performance
Measure the effectiveness of your direct mail fundraising operations and results based on ten essential success benchmarks.
Incentive Compensation Matrix
Establish performance incentives for fundraising and teamwork using metrics and weightings in a way that can be retrieved easily through database queries.
Make Every Ask Count
Intuitive. Proven. Credible.
Abacus uses a methodical, intuitive, and proven process that normalizes wealth estimates and computes bias-free donor data relevant to your organization. The result is a credible 3-year pledge Ask amount and guidance on your readiness to make a request.
This is the only tool of its kind!