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How Will Donors Feel When They Open Direct Mail from Your Organization?

NonProfit PRO

Creative design and personalized messaging can help donors visualize their impact, see themselves as part of your community, and feel inspired to make their next gift. It’s not too late to engage donors in 2023 with a custom-designed, creative holiday stewardship campaign, calendar year end or winter appeal.

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Major Gift Relationship Doesn’t Count

NonProfit PRO

A meeting started out negatively with the finance person saying that a personal relationship with a donor doesn’t really count – it doesn’t positively affect the retention or contribution of that donor. Now, to be fair, he didn’t exactly say it that way.

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Recurring Extra Gift and Upgrade Best Practices

NonProfit PRO

Tax letters should aim to engage recurring donors and encourage them to either make an extra gift, upgrade to a higher level, switch to a higher retaining way of giving, or give the ultimate gift. Here's how you can do that.

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The complete year-end guide to maximizing matching gifts

EveryAction

One way to bring any organization’s end-of-year fundraising strategy to the next level is a matching gift strategy. Understanding matching gifts Matching gifts are a type of corporate philanthropy where companies pledge to match employees’ donations to eligible nonprofits. Maximize corporate philanthropy funding.

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Best Practices for Donor Acquisition and Retention Through Direct Mail

Bloomerang

Best Practices for Donor Acquisition and Retention Through Direct Mail. Sending a personalized, well-written appeal via direct mail can be one of the most impactful ways for schools to fundraise. But what about people who say that direct mail isn’t worth the investment? Refer to the data.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Build A Nonprofit Mailing List

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to build a nonprofit mailing list: Dear Charity Clairity, We’ve relied in the past on government and foundation grants, but since many of these sources are drying up we need to develop an individual fundraising program. Scour lists of donors to similar causes.

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Direct Mail Donor Acquisition Strategies

Allegiance Group

Donors are your nonprofit’s greatest resource. From January to June 2022, the number of donors declined by 7%, and overall donor retention decreased by 4.2% Additionally, retention rates for first-time donors declined from 25.3% Additionally, retention rates for first-time donors declined from 25.3% year over year.

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