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Don't Call It a Comeback

Posted by Ben Miller on 11/2018

Did you hear that faint sound?  It was Chicken Little breathing a sigh of relief.   When Q2 ended, the sky seemed to be falling.  Donor retention and revenue were down.  Long term impact of tax reform loomed over every fundraiser's halo. Today, Chicken Little and fundraisers across the land are smiling again.   The Fundraising Effectiveness Project released a favorable 3rd Quarter Fundraising Report.  Can we call it a comeback?

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Topics: growth in giving, fundraising revenue trends, FEP, Fundraising Effectiveness Project, Major Donors, Revenue, Trends, Retention, Major Donor Pipeline, mid-level upgrade

3 Year End Donor Upgrade Action Steps

Posted by Caity Craver on 08/2018

60% of all fundraising revenue is raised over the next few months.   What is your strategy during the 'season of giving' to upgrade donors?  If you don't have one, now is the time to create one. 

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Topics: Action Strategies, Major Donors, Upgrade Strategies, Moves Management, major donor upgrade, Lifetime Value, mid-level upgrade, Major Donor Pipeline, donor upgrading

Fundraising Metrics That Matter #2:  Average Gift

Posted by Caity Craver on 07/2018

Over the years working with hundreds of organizations, we’ve developed a genuine respect for what makes each organization a bit different in terms of culture and operational approach.

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Topics: benchmarks, Action Strategies, Major Donors, Major Donor Pipeline, Moves Management, Upgrade Strategies, major donor upgrade

Analytic Clinic - Coming to Chicago!

Posted by Pia Payne on 02/2018

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS - HIT YOUR GOALS

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Topics: Action Strategies, Lapsed Donors, Lapsed, Reactivation, Budgeting, Major Donors, Retention Rate, Trends, Major Donor Pipeline, Fundraising Strategies, Upgrade Strategies, mid-level upgrade, major donor upgrade, New Donor Acquistion, Lifetime Value, Donor Retention, benchmarks, donor upgrading, Retention

Fundraising Football!

Posted by Your Coaches at DonorTrends on 09/2017

I love football! 

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Topics: mid-level upgrade, Lifetime Value, major donor upgrade, donor upgrading, Year End Strategy, Fundraising Strategies, Upgrade Strategies, Moves Management, Major Donor Pipeline

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We know how many capes you have to wear. Fighting the good fight, trying to raise money to fund critical programs. We're here to help. We're using this space to collect tips and trends that will help strengthen your fundraising superpowers.  Together, we'll fight Fundraising Foes like donor attrition, downgrading, and rising costs. 

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