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Fundraising & portfolio management

Maximize Relationships for Maximum Revenue

Sophisticated tools let you manage every step of the contribution life cycle 

See Tessitura's fundraising features in action

Build Your Strategy with Moves Management Features

Designed by arts and culture fundraisers for arts and culture fundraisers

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    Map the process for any kind of gift. Track your individual constituents through various steps of engagement, from research to cultivation to pledge. Or track the grant application timeline, from letter of intent to the final reports.

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    Add and track steps for each stage of your plan: record actions already taken, assign a pending action to a worker, and attach files such as proposal documents to a step.

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    Define a portfolio of constituents you are cultivating. Assign workers, including staff or board members, to a prospect’s file.

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    See an overview of all plans associated with a particular campaign.

“Our development team now has a moves management system with incredible capacity. Those tools specifically help our development officers know where they left off with the donor, and that gives our donors a more personalized experience.”

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Angela Hodges, Advancement Services Supervisor
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Take Tessitura On the Go

Your essential fundraising tools are available right from your mobile device.

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    Utilize speech-to-text technology. After meeting with a donor or prospect, dictate notes directly into their constituent records.

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    Look up customer accounts and access contact information and key customer history.

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    Check and update your fundraising portfolio, which shows donor information that you need to know.

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    Add fundraising steps to your moves management plans.

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    Run and view a variety of reports.

Sophisticated Gift Processing

Process and manage all types of contributions and pledges, including:

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    Matching gifts and credited contributions, such as gifts through third parties or family foundation

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    In-kind contributions and stock gifts, and record notes as needed

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    Multiple planned gifts with a wide variety of reportable fields

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    Pledges, including multi-year pledges with configurable payment schedules

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    User-definable pledge payment schedules with optional auto-charge

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    The individual who initiated a particular gift, such as a member of the household or employee at the corporation

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    Operator batches provide sound accounting procedures

Acknowledgment Letters & Emails

Send acknowledgment letters with a personal touch – automatically.

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    Automatically generate acknowledgments based on contribution amount, type, or campaign

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    Generate tax receipts, including tax-deductible portion of gift based on contribution amount, type, or campaign

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    For contributions credited to other constituents, such as honorariums or matching gifts, you determine who receives an acknowledgment

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    Tailor your letters to respond to your patrons’ membership levels and benefits

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    Assign specific listing preferences to donor contributions for ease in creating accurate donor listings for your publications

“We can robustly tailor the acknowledgment to each specific donor, but using a single template. On a weekly basis, it's saving at least two hours, and allows us to get our acknowledgments out much more frequently.”

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Josh Harrold, Associate Director, Annual Fund & Development Operations
Los Angeles Opera

Manage Galas & Special Events

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    Track invitation lists and attendance for galas and other types of fundraising events

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    Track guests, table seating, giving levels, and more

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    Manage guest lists, seating, and more

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    Track multiple donor or sponsorship levels

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See Relationships & Connections

Tessitura helps you understand the relationships and connections that are so essential to effective fundraising.

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    Each person’s individual record links to their household and to their professional and interpersonal affiliations.

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    Likewise, every corporate, foundation, and organizational record shows their network of employees, board members, and other contacts.

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    Know when your VIPs bring their families, colleagues, or new prospects

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    Capitalize on this web of interconnections to find the best way to reach a particular individual or organization.

“Tessitura enables us to manage all the relationships in a way that we couldn't do if we were all working from multiple systems or spreadsheets. As a fundraiser, having access to ticket sales, subscriptions, and all of that is crucial. It really influences our business process.”

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Laurel Skehen, Membership and Donor Stewardship Manager
Cal Performances

Memberships

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    Tessitura supports an unlimited number of membership programs

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    Take advantage of configurable levels, price points, start and end dates, renewal rules, and more

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    Automated benefits and entitlements make it easy to provide stewardship

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    All of Tessitura’s membership capabilities are available on through any channel as part of a unified cart with donations, tickets, subscriptions, and other activity

Learn more about Tessitura's membership features
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“We had 408 members at the end of last year. Today, we have over 1600 members. You're looking at 24 months of not having issued any sort of membership renewal, to doing something monthly that takes us literally 8–10 minutes. So that's incredible.”

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Nancy Yao Maasbach, President 
Museum of Chinese in America

Flexible Setup Options to Suit Your Organization

Tessitura allows you to structure your fundraising activities within the context of your entire organization.

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    Highly flexible to fit a wide variety of organizational practices

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    Robust campaign and fund structure flows to the general ledger and can handle fundraising efforts of all sizes

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    Configure an unlimited number of campaigns, funds, designations, appeals, donor levels and memberships

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    Personalized tools for tracking moves management and task assignments

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    Configure payment schedules on multi-year pledges

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    Set gift restrictions based on date, use, or any other requirement

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    Define gift designations to ensure proper use and tracking of contributions

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    Analyze and adjust appeals for effectiveness

Donor Research

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    Tessitura provides flexible, comprehensive tools for compiling prospect and donor profiles

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    Store information about assets, other philanthropic giving, education history, prospect ratings, and giving interests

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    Tessitura integrates with three leading wealth screening solutions: DonorSearch, iWave, and WealthEngine

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