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Nonprofit Fundraising Software That Targets, Tracks & Integrates With Your Website

Communicate Your Message

Raise awareness to the next level.  Target your message to specific donors. Our nonprofit fundraising software tools will leverage your efforts and enable you to reach your fundraising goals faster than ever.  Reach your audience with unlimited FREE mass emails, outbound calling, direct mail sent from the system or from your mailhouse with an exported mailing list.

Track Your Donor Data

With our donor management software you'll be able to keep track of your donor data in ways you never thought possible. Make efficient use of your time. Organize your fundraising efforts and your volunteers.

Use Your Mobile Card Reader to Gather Donations

Mobile giving with your smartphone is now available from Vanco Services. Gathering financial support door-to-door or at an event is easier than ever.  Read more about it...


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Works on a Mac, PC or iPad

Since your data is stored in the cloud, you'll enjoy the flexibility of accessing your fundraising software from a Mac, PC, iPad or smartphone. Now you can bring your data with you using any web-enabled cellular device.

Types of Data Tracked

• People - Everything you ever wanted to keep track of about a person
• Volunteers - Know who they are and what they are willing to work on
• Complete bank account & financial tracking
• Donations
• Thank you letter management
• Expenses, deposits & loans
• Bank reconciliation
• Pledges - recurring, sustaining or single pledges
• Rapid pledge fulfillment tool
• Donor "touches"
• Event management and ticketing
• Track expenses and revenue associated with events
• Attendees per event
• Online merchandising (t-shirts, books, mugs, etc.)
• Relationships - siblings, wife/husband, colleagues, board members
• Logs - Track phone calls, emails, messages left, etc.
• Relationship management  (CRM)
• User defined fields - Create your own fields to track!
• Attributes - unlimited grouping elements
• Flexible views
• Household your reports and your exported files
• Canadian tax receipts (CRA)
• Grant tracking - track the status of each grant
• Rapid data entry

 

Generate Standard Reports Easily

With just a few clicks, you can monitor your progress with our standard reports.  Our donor software lets you customize your reports to meet your project's needs.

• Thank you letter mail merge
• Income and expenditures by event
• Mailing lists / labels
• Contribution reports
• Expense reports and more...

Shared Calendars Keep Your Team On Track

Our calendaring system gets your whole team working as one.  Organize your plans so everyone can see each other's calendars.

Coordinate Successful Events & Fundraisers

Set up events that link to your website for registration, payment and RSVPs.   Coordinate all of your events with just a few clicks.

Enjoy the Kind of Service You've Always Wanted

One customer wrote... "Happy holidays! I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how THRILLED we are with Trailblazer so far! Thank you again so much for helping us with this transition. We really are very pleased with your software. Have a wonderful weekend!"

-- Jennifer White, Administrative and Development Coordinator -- THE BEACON, Houston, TX

FREE Website Integration*

In just a few minutes, you'll be able to cut and paste our free forms into your website giving you the ability to harvest key contact, donor, volunteer and event data into your Trail Blazer database.

Our Free Website Forms Include:

• Contact sign up
• Event registration
• online donations / contributions **
• Batch email / HTML newsletters
• Personalized mass email with mail merge
• eCampaign tracking tools
• Forward to a friend
• Self-service unsubscribe

** Requires merchant approval

 

Other Key Features

Trail Blazer gives you more value, more capability and unmatched customer support.  We're here for you.

• Secure log in from anywhere
• Recurring and sustaining donations
• Customized user access - assign various levels of access
• Unlimited users can be registered. Five concurrent users for free.
• Canadian tax receipts (CRA)
• All inclusive - No modules to buy.  No surprises.
• Transaction roll-back - Easily undo your mistakes.
• Session safety net - Undo an entire user session if you need to.
• Shared databases with other Trail Blazer clients (if they allow)
• Imports / Exports - Unlimited import/export of your data using a variety of methods
• Record duplication management - Save time de-duping your data.

 

Get One Additional Month FREE for Each Year You Purchase

Our prices are based on your record count and concurrent users.  Prices start as low as $92.31 per month if you have under 2500 records and prepay one year.  If you pay monthly, we start as low as $100 per month.  Plus, we offer 5 concurrent users for FREE. When you prepay one year, you'll get one additional month free. Sign up for two years, get two additional months free....and so on. Call Dan for a quote at 1-800-446-1375.

Store Documents in Trail Blazer's Document Gallery

Centralize and manage your important documents easily. Trail Blazer's Document Gallery keeps track of important documents right inside the donor record, organization record or in the main system wide gallery for everyone to use. Store letters, grant proposals, logos, etc. Keep any file type right at your fingertips (i.e. Word files, PDFs, and more). Save up to 1 gigabyte's worth of documents for FREE. Above that it's only $10 per gigabyte per month.

Text to Give -- Accept Donations by Text

Give by text offers donors a quick way to donate. Unlike other give-by-text services, donors can send any amount, not just a set dollar amount, and money is deposited into your organization's bank account. Give by text is an optional feature from Vanco Services. Donors simply enter their cell phone number, payment method and a 4-digit PIN. After the initial one-time setup, donors receive both an email and text message containing instructions for sending donations by text.

Trail Blazer Reaches National Top 15 List by Idealware

"Trail Blazer's strong in fundraising.  It's likely to be applicable to a wide range of organizations."         - Idealware

Have questions? Call us. Sales: 1-800-446-1375 or Support: 1-866-909-8700
Trail Blazer Campaign Services Inc • 620 Mendelssohn Avenue North, #186 • Golden Valley, MN 55427-4350