As you look ahead into the new year, it is important that you take a few minutes to review your process for engaging with supporters who have recently entrusted you with their email address.
In this issue of Donor Focus, we’ll be addressing best practices for increasing your organization’s income in 2019; how to look ahead at the Essential Components for your Digital Welcome Series for newly acquired online donors. Together, we’ll see how to Learn Lessons from This Year in order to apply them to next year
Selecting a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform is a critically important task and one that can have various levels of complexity. There is a large amount of information to be learned and implemented, and considerations should be given to how the platform impacts the growth of your organization.
There are countless different tips, tricks, and tactics you can use when writing your appeal letters, emails, landing pages, and any other direct response communications. I want to give you three secrets that I’ve used over the years to write effective direct mail and digital copy.
Fundraising (and marketing in general) boils down to communicating a compelling need in simple terms with a clear call to action. And while not every communication channel is equally effective, the same ingredients are critical. See how to make your fall fundraising work across all channels
An excellent pool of passionate supporters who don’t sign up for email communications, don’t sign advocacy pledges, and aren’t becoming financial donors is a fundraising dead-end. That’s why Amy Sewell, our Director of Digital Solutions, goes to work BEYOND engagement and gets to the heart of conversion.
Whether you are looking to improve results on your direct response program or turn a downward spiral around, effective and affordable testing is your organization’s best friend. It can improve how you tell your stories and connect with donors—and can grow fundraising results exponentially.
We often hear clients use the words “Summer Slump,” a term they use to describe what can be a difficult time of year to fundraise successfully. With school out, people on vacation, and good weather, donors can be distracted, and supporting your organization’s cause may not always be top of mind. But summer doesn’t have to be a time when you’re barely meeting your budget.
If it’s been a while since Sally A. Sample sent you a financial gift, don’t assume she’s forgotten about you altogether.
Sally is what you call a lapsed donor, and the potentially quieter summer months ahead of us might be a good time to start figuring out how to get those lapsed donors back. Generally speaking, lapsed donors haven’t made a financial gift of any kind in more than 12 months.
As you approach the summer months, traditionally a season of reduced giving, get ahead of the curve and make sure your data is performing the way it should be.