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Nonprofit Fundraising Software That Targets, Tracks & Integrates

Access from Your Phone

Easy access to your database using our Mobile BaseCamp appClick here to watch a short highlight video.  Update and add new records, add log notes, see donations, set attributes, make calls, get driving directions, and more. Click here to get the app for your iPhone or click here for our Android app.

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.

Mobile Giving

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 Tablet

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

PCI Compliant

Trail Blazer meets the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards and we are committed to safeguarding your data.

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
• Memberships - track renewal dates & send renewal notifications
• 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
• Event ticket printing from home
• Track expenses and revenue associated with events
• Attendees per event
• Reserved* and general admission seating  
       *$1.00 setup fee per reserved seat.  One time fee per venue.
• 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


Donate via Facebook

Take advantage of social media and raise money from those who visit your Facebook page.  Facebook visitors can fill out our donation form and it will be directly linked to your Trail Blazer database. 

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

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

Coordinate Fundraisers

Set up events that link to your website for registration, payment and RSVPs.  This includes reserved seating and general admission seating tools. Coordinate all of your events with just a few clicks and meet your fundraising goals.  Plus, attendees can print their own ticket from home.

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 Trail Blazer 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

Website Integration

In just a few minutes, you'll be able to cut and paste our free mobile-responsive web forms into your website giving you the ability to harvest key contact, donor, volunteer and event data into your Trail Blazer database. This includes the option to sell tickets with reserved or general admission seating.

Mobile-Responsive Forms

• Contact sign up
• Event registration with reserved or general admission seating
• Online donations / contributions **
• Attendees print their own event ticket(s) from home
• Batch email / HTML newsletters
• Trackable promotional/coupon codes
• 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 Month FREE

Our prices are based on your record count.  Prices start at $100 per month for less than 2500 records. 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

Centralize your important documents right inside the donor record, organization record or in the main system-wide gallery for everyone to access. Store letters, grant proposals, images, logos, etc. Save up to 1 gigabyte's worth of documents. Above that it's only $10 per gigabyte per month.

Track Memberships

Track members and membership types, monitor renewal dates and sell memberships online. Plus, generate membership reports and send personalized renewal notifications with ease.

Track Matching Gifts

Track corporate (or individual) sponsor matching gifts up to a specified percentage. Read more about it...

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