The year is coming to a close and for many direct response campaigns it may seem that there is nothing more that can be done at this point. The audience has been selected, data pulled, creative written, and mail dropped, and all that is left to do is sit and wait. However, it is not too late to make an impact on year end fundraising. There are still plenty of opportunities to reach your donors, e-mail, digital advertising, telephone, or even a face to face meeting.
Topics: Year End Strategy, Upgrade Strategies, Major Donors, Action Strategies, Ask Strings, Ask Strategies
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?
Topics: mid-level upgrade, Major Donor Pipeline, Revenue, Retention, Trends, Fundraising Effectiveness Project, FEP, Major Donors, fundraising revenue trends, growth in giving
Topics: Lifetime Value, mid-level upgrade, major donor upgrade, donor upgrading, Moves Management, Fundraising Strategies, Upgrade Strategies, Major Donors, Ask Strategies
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.
Topics: Lifetime Value, mid-level upgrade, major donor upgrade, donor upgrading, Moves Management, Upgrade Strategies, Major Donor Pipeline, Major Donors, Action Strategies
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.
Topics: major donor upgrade, Moves Management, Upgrade Strategies, Major Donor Pipeline, Major Donors, Action Strategies, benchmarks
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS - HIT YOUR GOALS
Topics: Donor Retention, Lifetime Value, New Donor Acquistion, mid-level upgrade, major donor upgrade, donor upgrading, Fundraising Strategies, Upgrade Strategies, Major Donor Pipeline, Retention, Retention Rate, Trends, Major Donors, Budgeting, Reactivation, Lapsed, Lapsed Donors, Action Strategies, benchmarks
My son is ten years old, but still loves that damn Elf, Chippy. For seven years now, I’ve faithfully moved Chippy around the house every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas – he’s hung upside down from ceiling fans, poked out between flower arrangements, rode huge stuffed animals, played in the band with Beatles figurines, dumped my son’s underwear drawer on the floor and gorged himself on M&M peanuts. There were a few times I forgot though. And I either had a little boy crying at the top of the stairs because I wouldn’t let him down until Chippy moved or I had to make up a story about how he fell asleep and forgot to go back to Santa.
Topics: Donor Retention, Year End Strategy, Fundraising Strategies, Revenue, Major Donors
Thanksgiving is upon us, a time of year when we reflect upon those things in our lives that we are grateful for. From a nonprofit professional standpoint, I’d like to give thanks to The Growth in Giving’s Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP.)
Topics: Donor Retention, Fundraising Strategies, Retention, Fundraising Effectiveness Project, FEP, Major Donors