Tessitura’s Mission Is to Support Your Mission
You have fundraising goals to meet — and Tessitura is with you every step of the way, providing world-class tools to enable your success. Extensive fundraising features include:
Build Your Strategy with Moves Management Features
Designed by arts and culture fundraisers for arts and culture fundraisers
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.
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.
Define a portfolio of constituents you are cultivating. Assign workers, including staff or board members, to a prospect’s file.
See an overview of all plans associated with a particular campaign.
“The moves management system is essential for reaching prospects and donors. It’s beyond me how anybody can do effective fundraising without a system like Plans and Portfolios in Tessitura.”
Associate Executive Director
Miami City Ballet
Take Tessitura On the Go
Your essential fundraising tools are available right from your mobile device.
Utilize speech-to-text technology. After meeting with a donor or prospect, dictate notes directly into their constituent records.
Look up customer accounts and access contact information and key customer history.
Check and update your fundraising portfolio, which shows donor information that you need to know.
Add fundraising steps to your moves management plans.
Run and view a variety of reports.
Sophisticated Gift Processing
Process and manage all types of contributions and pledges, including:
Matching gifts and credited contributions, such as gifts through third parties or family foundation
In-kind contributions and stock gifts, and record notes as needed
Multiple planned gifts with a wide variety of reportable fields
Pledges, including multi-year pledges with configurable payment schedules
User-definable pledge payment schedules with optional auto-charge
The individual who initiated a particular gift, such as a member of the household or employee at the corporation
Operator batches provide sound accounting procedures
Acknowledgment Letters & Emails
Send acknowledgment letters with a personal touch – automatically.
Automatically generate acknowledgments based on contribution amount, type, or campaign
Generate tax receipts, including tax-deductible portion of gift based on contribution amount, type, or campaign
For contributions credited to other constituents, such as honorariums or matching gifts, you determine who receives an acknowledgment
Tailor your letters to respond to your patrons’ membership levels and benefits
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.”
Josh Harrold, Associate Director, Annual Fund & Development Operations
Los Angeles Opera
Manage Galas & Special Events
Track invitation lists and attendance for galas and other types of fundraising events
Track guests, table seating, giving levels, and more
Manage guest lists, seating, and more
Track multiple donor or sponsorship levels
See Relationships & Connections
Tessitura helps you understand the relationships and connections that are so essential to effective fundraising.
Each person’s individual record links to their household and to their professional and interpersonal affiliations.
Likewise, every corporate, foundation, and organizational record shows their network of employees, board members, and other contacts.
Know when your VIPs bring their families, colleagues, or new prospects
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.”
Laurel Skehen, Membership and Donor Stewardship Manager
Tessitura supports an unlimited number of membership programs
Take advantage of configurable levels, price points, start and end dates, renewal rules, and more
Automated benefits and entitlements make it easy to provide stewardship
All of Tessitura’s membership capabilities are available through any channel as part of a unified cart with donations, tickets, subscriptions, and other activity
“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.”
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.
Highly flexible to fit a wide variety of organizational practices
Robust campaign and fund structure flows to the general ledger and can handle fundraising efforts of all sizes
Configure an unlimited number of campaigns, funds, designations, appeals, donor levels and memberships
Personalized tools for tracking moves management and task assignments
Configure payment schedules on multi-year pledges
Set gift restrictions based on date, use, or any other requirement
Define gift designations to ensure proper use and tracking of contributions
Analyze and adjust appeals for effectiveness
Tessitura provides flexible, comprehensive tools for compiling prospect and donor profiles
Store information about assets, other philanthropic giving, education history, prospect ratings, and giving interests
Tessitura integrates with three leading wealth screening solutions: DonorSearch, iWave, and WealthEngine
Join the 630+ organizations already using Tessitura.
We'd love to speak with you about how Tessitura can help you fulfill your mission.Contact Us