Resilient Fundraising: Show Donors the Love

Connection Cafe

In short, our participants and donors have been telling us things we didn’t want to hear. Poured effort and money into acquisition, to fix that KPI. Retention is terrible for darn near everything – peer-to-peer participants and donors alike. What do donors and participants need?

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Raising Money for Universities during COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Listen to the episode or read the description below to learn what Tim and fellow guest Scott Roberts of the UConn Foundation had to say about being creative with donor engagement during the current times. What happens if they cannot meet with potential donors?

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Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

There’s a crisis brewing in the fundraising world. And it’s all about our donors , the ones who are deserting us. Donors can be fickle, and they’re fleeing our organizations in vast numbers these days. Roughly one out of every two donors renewed their gifts last year.

5 Metrics Fundraisers Need to Know to Retain Their Donors

Connection Cafe

Donor retention is undeniably critical to meet your nonprofit’s revenue goals , but it can be tough to know which efforts result in higher retention levels or upward movement of donors. The 5 retention metrics fundraisers should know are: Donor Attrition Rate.

How to Tell Your Donors Where Their Money Is Going

NonProfit Hub

There’s no better way to gain the trust of your donors than by being transparent with them about where their contributions go. If people decide to part with their hard-earned money, they want to know where it ends up. You should also remind donors to keep the bigger picture in mind.

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How to Keep Donors Engaged When Everything is Changing

Connection Cafe

One of the biggest challenges for a donor relations and stewardship program, as an indirect revenue generator, is success metrics. Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to demonstrate how a strong donor relations effort contributes to fundraising.

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8 Key Aspects for a Successful Sustainer Donor Program

Connection Cafe

Sustaining donors represent a critical segment for any annual fund program. Reminder: Sustaining donors are transformational donors who have committed to support your organization using any regular frequency (monthly, quarterly, or annually). Prioritize donor stewardship.

Understanding the Reasons for Nonprofit Donor Churn

Connection Cafe

When nonprofits want to pinpoint where their donors are leaving, they often look at the last thing that happened to their donor as the tipping point that got them to stop donating. Understanding Donor Behavior. Let’s look at: What motivates donors to give to your charity?

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10 Tips for Using Zoom for Successful Donor Visits

Connection Cafe

You’re also getting used to Zoom and other video conferencing technologies , but you know that using it for a morning check-in with your team is very different than using it for a donor call. But I hadn’t used it for very many donor calls… until I was told not to travel anymore.

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Telling Your Impact Story with Donor Statements

Connection Cafe

This is something highlighted often here on npENGAGE as we think about new ways the landscape of fundraising is changing due to the world becoming smaller and more transparent. Almost every day, we log into our personal online bank accounts to manage money and pay bills.

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The 3 Principles of Fundraising Success: Donor Acquisition, Donor Retention, and Donor Upgrades

Connection Cafe

Jeff is passionate about providing nonprofit organizations straightforward and actionable tips, tricks, and how-tos on fundraising, program management, technology, and performance management that nonprofit organizations can implement immediately in their daily work. .

3 Great Ways Your Board Can Get More Involved with Fundraising (Other Than Asking for Money)

Connection Cafe

When you tell board members that you need help with fundraising, many of them automatically think you are telling them they need to go ask their friends and colleagues for money. There are lots of ways that your board members can help your fundraising efforts. . WEBINAR: How to Get Your Board Excited About Fundraising . Remember – fundraising is about building relationships … and that’s where your board members can shine. .

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Fundraising badges.

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Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars

NetWits

Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”?

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Are you asking your donors for more than money?

John Haydon

Have you considered the other gift your donors give you? Here’s a hint: what might be even more valuable to you than money? Often donors are aware that time is part of their gift. Think about attending a fundraising event. Donor Communication

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6 Tactics for Increasing Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

According to the most recent Fundraising Effectiveness Report , nonprofits claimed a 45.5% donor retention rate in 2017. In other words, of all the donors who made a gift to a particular nonprofit in 2016, only 45.5% Do You Know Your Donor Retention Rate?

7 Spring Fundraisers to Delight Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

Spring is in full bloom, which means a whole new season of fundraising opportunities are headed your way! By taking advantage of the sunshine, gorgeous weather and plentiful holidays spring has to offer, you can make spring fundraisers the best of the year. Featured Fundraising

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It’s Me, Your Donor. Are You Listening?| Insights from the $FG Report

Connection Cafe

I was lucky enough to get a preview of the Money for Good 2015 report and it’s full of surprising (and not so surprising) data, insights and recommendations for organizations, funders and vendors. Whether it’s a $25 gift or a $25,000 gift, our donors have to know that they matter.

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The Great Peer to Peer Fundraising Donor Debate

Connection Cafe

Will peer to peer donors give again? Will they become organization donors? We’ve debated this topic for years and while jury’s still out on what to do with peer to peer fundraising donors; I think it’s time we started making some headway on this topic.

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Demystifying Next Generation Donor Audiences to Drive Engagement and Donations

Connection Cafe

“The next generation of donors” is not just the latest fundraising trend or catchphrase for development teams. Nonprofit organizations have always tried to understand how to shift and modify their fundraising strategies to appeal to and resonate with the future generation of donors.

5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you’re well aware of all the fundraising benefits of corporate matching gifts. But what you know may not know is that promoting matching gifts can also help cultivate donors into major donors. Matching gift maximums can encourage donors to give more.

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How to Make a Donor Profile in 5 Easy Steps

Connection Cafe

Making a donor profile might be something that sounds reserved for larger nonprofit institutions with thousands of donors and prospects, a team of analysists, and a budget with room to spare. What is a Donor Profile ? How is a Donor Profile Used? A Donor Profile Example.

3 Fundraising Experts Sound off on Donor Retention from the Donors Perspective

Connection Cafe

How do your donors feel about you? Better yet, it seems like a good question to ask your donors once in a while! Average first year donor retention rates of 27% would suggest that donors don’t have the best feelings about the nonprofits they’re supporting.

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Donor Engagement: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Connection Cafe

This is the overall state of donor engagement these days among many social good organizations. Greg’s passion is evident throughout the interview as he explains the concept of engagement fundraising and why it is so crucial.

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15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounts for seven-percent of total fundraising and has seen double-digit growth over the past four years. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

New Study Monitors Dramatically Transforming Donor Behavior

Connection Cafe

To that end, there has been a great focus on communication and stewardship of donors to further increase giving. These things have forced our awareness, not only of the external factors at play but the value of retaining an organization’s best donors.

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Elephant in the Sanctuary: Talking Money in Church

Connection Cafe

As time went on, I realized that my church and thousands of other churches don’t fundraise or talk about money the same way most social good organizations do. Then, I did some reflection on the various money and tithing related sermons I’ve heard in my lifetime.

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The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

NetWits

Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Many summer peer-to-peer fundraising events will be opening registration in the upcoming months (hopefully, yours included). Superstar fundraisers.

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Donor Acquisition: The #1 Way to Acquire More Donors Online

Connection Cafe

— I would be lying if I said it was simple; asking people for money rarely is. Everyone needs to know why they’re giving and where their money is going. And donors are no different. Online fundraising is no different.

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Fundraising Basics: [Part 3] Build a Donor-Focused Approach

Connection Cafe

We began this Fundraising Basics series by exploring the core principles of fundraising and how your organization can harness them to acquire, retain, and upgrade your donors. In this video we will cover number three; build a donor-focused approach.

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First-Time Donor Retention: 3 Nonprofit Best Practices

NonProfit Hub

There are many considerations to go over, including what types of campaigns to employ, what fundraising strategies to exercise during these campaigns, and what your revenue goals are. . However, during these discussions, many organizations ask the same question: “How do we attract more donors?”

The Donor Insights Fundraisers Can’t Afford to Ignore

Connection Cafe

Each donor has a shared interest in your mission – or you would assume they share an interest if they send you hard-earned money – however otherwise, your donor base can be a varied selection of the general population. Finding the variances and focusing on the most common characteristics is crucial for fundraisers to understand their donor base and shift strategies and communications accordingly. Mostly older donors?

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

You’re probably already aware that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. Use Facebook Live to tell donors about the impact THEY made.

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Resilient Fundraising with One Focus: Caring for Our Supporters

Connection Cafe

What should be the focus of our fundraising during this time of crisis? How do we know if we focus on caring for our supporters that money will follow? So yes, focus on how to help people feel better in each fundraising communication. Money will follow.

13 #npEXPERTS Share their Most Valuable Donor Acquisition & Fundraising Ideas

Connection Cafe

Due to the incredible response we received the last time we brought together leading nonprofit experts to share their best fundraising insights, we decided to do it again! That’s right – we’ve rallied 13 nonprofit thought leaders to share their best fundraising strategies, tips and ideas with YOU. I have no doubt that you’ll improve your fundraising efforts and boost acquisition rates if you take the advice each of these professionals are sharing.

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Fundraising without donor data: What’s that proverb about giving a man a fish?

3rd Sector Labs

Most charities raise money from many different sources – direct mail appeals, online donations, events, United Way campaigns to name a few. How often do the funds come in without workable donor data – or any donor data – behind it? If your organization is fundraising without donor data to support it, then you have a problem that needs your attention. For my money, that proverb has been around as long as people have.

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Three New Ways to Delight Your Donors

Connection Cafe

Still, donors want to be delighted and feel connected to the organizations they support. That means prompt acknowledgement letters, hand-written notes for major gifts, and regular phone calls of gratitude to new donors. Using video is one of the quickest ways to connect with donors.

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A 5 Week Mid-Level Donor Boot Camp: Make Your Nonprofit’s Mid-Level Fundraising Program Great Again

Connection Cafe

Are you suffering from mid-level donor envy? More and more organizations are catching on to the importance of this generous and loyal tier of donors. More money? consulting money) do you have that you can use? Where are these donors coming from?

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Tips for Meeting Donors Face-to-Face

NonProfit Hub

It’s your first donor meeting. Meeting donors in person is a fundamental part of the fundraising process. It can be scary, but we can help to guide you through the process to make you comfortable and confident when meeting donors face-to-face.

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How to Say “Thank You” to Donors at Year-End

Connection Cafe

After all, with year-end approaching, hopefully fundraisers everywhere will have even more opportunities to practice this art. Choose words and phrases that will resonate with your donors. Share results with those who are writing and designing your fundraising.

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7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors

NetWits

Download the complete 2011 Online Fundraising Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program. Looking to help your organization get better at raising money online?

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course

NonProfit Hub

Incentive-based fundraising puts your donors first. If you’re just learning the basics of incentive-based fundraising and want some ideas on how you can incorporate it into your organization, you can check out our first guide, Incentive-Based Fundraising 101.

Nonprofit Resource Round-up: All About Raising Money

Blue Fox

Our Favorite Resources for Nonprofit Fundraisers Ahhh, fundraising. How is your nonprofit adapting to digital fundraising platforms? And, the path to money-raising success evolves so quickly it can make your head spin.

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