Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

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. Research completed by Target Analytics® in 2015 shows that: Only 29% of first-time donors renewed their gifts.

Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

Connection Cafe

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive at HEPdata is, “How do I make my donors aware of the benefits of matching gifts?” Below are 10 simple steps you can take to raise donor awareness. Nonprofits need to educate donors on the benefits of matching gifts.

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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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. It looks at the consideration process that the donor goes through and tries to consider how to engage rather than solicit. Nonprofit Fundraising donor cultivation Donor Engagement

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How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, on February 19 in collaboration with Nonprofit Tech for Good, she’ll be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. Bonus: Google will cover all of the processing fees so that registered nonprofits receive 100% of all funds raised!

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. How can we cultivate new donors while continuing to steward the supporters that we already have? So, who are these donors?

[FREE WEBINAR] How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How to thank your crowdfunding donors and fundraisers and inspire them to continue to give and fundraise for your cause. << Date: April 16, 2019. Time: 1 pm EST/10 am PST. Presented by: Gary Wohlfeill of CrowdRise by GoFundMe.

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Data hoarding: Does the term apply to your donor data?

3rd Sector Labs

Now, let’s talk about your donor database. Year after year you gather information about donors. Donors lapse. You keep adding new donors, new prospects and your mailing lists get larger. You are raising more money. Is your organization is a donor data hoarder?

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. Within a multi-channel approach, Facebook Live can become a powerful way to raise more money online. Use Facebook Live to tell donors about the impact THEY made. Make donors the heroes. Feature donor stories in your broadcast.

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5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

But what you know may not know is that promoting matching gifts can also help cultivate donors into major donors. Reaching out to donors about matching gifts establishes trust. . Nonprofits can connect with donors without asking for another gift.

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5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

The giving spirit is high, and donors want to know how they can contribute to the causes that they care about. Your organization needs to do more than simply ask your donors for contributions. Building a deeper fundraising strategy can help you: Raise more funds.

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How to calculate donor acquisition costs

3rd Sector Labs

All charities need new donors, just like all businesses need new customers. Studies tell us again and again: it is cheaper to retain an existing donor (or consumer) than to acquire a new one. My charity needs new donors. Donors can come from anywhere.

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Does Responsive Design Really Raise More Money for Nonprofits? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

So many nonprofit websites are moving to responsive, but how does responsive help organizations raise more money? That means donors were 34% more likely to make a gift after reaching a donation form when the website was responsive.

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3 Nonprofits Aim to Better Connect with Donors

Connection Cafe

Whether big, small or mid-sized, nonprofits are looking for ways to better understand donors and focus their fundraising on creating opportunities for donors to support the particular causes and interests they care about. “Meet your donors where they are,” she says.

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Pinterest for Nonprofits: 5 Tips for Raising Money with “Pins”

NetWits

By launching a very creative campaign designed around “pay to pin”, the group hopes to raise money to help their mission of providing small loans to poor women overseas. Here are 5 Ways You Can Raise Money with Pins. Looking for a way to thank your volunteers and donors?

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Five Words that Speak Volumes to Your Donors

Connection Cafe

Some set a minimum amount threshold for this, others rely on the annual receipt or invite donors to go online and print their own receipt if they desire. at the bottom of a receipt significantly raise our overhead ?

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Generous Donors Continue to Grow Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Buoyed by these generous donors, organizations that prioritize stewardship and retention of their donors continue to find the greatest success. of overall fundraising revenue, excluding grants, was raised online in 2018—another record high.

Design a Fundraising Appeal that Raises More this December

Connection Cafe

Structurally, we now know multi-message, multichannel campaigns raise more money. You already know that your donors inboxes are going to be filled to the brim this December. Want more insight into crafting a fundraising appeal that raises more?

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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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How KidsQuest Converted Members into Loyal Donors

Connection Cafe

What if I told you that real organizations were raising 5x what they spent and seeing 100% retention on new donors through telefunding? KidsQuest knew that to convert visitors and members into donors , they needed them to see KidsQuest as a mission-driven, asset to the community.

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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Date: February 19, 2019.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The acquisition empowers EveryAction’s clients to raise more money and furthers EveryAction’s strategy of bringing innovation in revenue generation to its SaaS products. “We DonorTrends uses actionable data and analytics to empower nonprofits to raise more money and retain more donors.

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How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media

TechImpact

Are they just empty buzzwords, or actual tools that can help your nonprofit raise money online? Here are 5 ways that you can use stories to raise money for your nonprofit on social media. Donors love to see the behind-the-scenes work of the organization.

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Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

Amy Sample Ward

SXSWcares , co-branded as SXSW4Japan, was a campaign that rallied the SXSW community to raise awareness and harness support for disaster relief. In the end, it raised over $120,000 from 1500+ donors. The original goal was to raise $10,000 within 5-days.

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Incentives are motivators that influence your donors to give and influence your fundraising teams to raise more.

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5 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Website Donor-Friendly

Connection Cafe

But one of them raises much more money online than the other. So how do we ensure that our online experience is designed for donors (both current and would-be)? How to Make Your Website More Donor-Friendly. Imagine two nonprofits that are nearly identical.

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. Plus, having strong, consistent communication with your donors can increase your credibility and authenticity as an organization. Donor Retention Featured

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Attention nonprofits: We don’t know our donor data!

3rd Sector Labs

Many nonprofits don’t know their donor data. If we don’t know our donor data, how can we effectively plan a fundraising appeal? Combat the challenges of donor retention? So, how do we know that nonprofits don’t know their donor data? What’s worse, DONOR data degrades faster than most any other type of data. Because donors are people, and people’s lives change. Answer: only what is stored in the donor database.

Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising

Connection Cafe

But NTEN is certainly not the only organization leveraging advances in technology to make fundraising a donor-centric process. Many organizations hold large fundraising events offline where community members, leaders, board members, and donors are all gathered together in one room.

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10 Donor Data Migration Decisions: Q&A with Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

The topic – “10 Decisions You Will Face with Any Donor Data Migration” – focused on preparing for your next CRM or data migration while addressing 10 tough decisions nonprofits encounter along the way. Where can we access your Donor Data Management Dictionary?

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Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars

NetWits

Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”? Include a sample email and talk about the impact of gifts ( Did you know just raising $25 can provide sick kids with a toy this holiday?).

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Can Nonprofits Raise Money on Social Media?

Frogloop

Does senior leadership at your organization ask “why can’t we raise money on social media? They raised millions of dollars. Second, the majority of nonprofits have not raised a dime on social media. And just 1% raised between $25K and $100K.

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7 Spring Fundraisers to Delight Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

With Easter just around the corner, this timeless, family-friendly event doubles as the perfect way to raise money for your organization. Nothing says spring quite like flowers, so host a workshop that teaches donors the basics of floral design.

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Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. How Facebook live helped keep their audience engaged (and raise $100K).

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Do Responsive Websites Raise More Money?

Frogloop

Here are some of their key findings: Donors were 34% more likely to make a gift after reaching a donation form when the website was responsive. Conversions were 59% higher for mobile donors one responsive websites.

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Love Thy Donor: 5 Ways to Increase Donor Retention

NonProfit Hub

It has become a fairly common factoid that around 60% of new donors only give once to that cause—however, showing love to your donors can be one of the driving factors behind donor retention. One thing remains in this cycle: the importance of donors can not be overstated.

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge Is Just Beginning| How to Thank and Convert +2 Million New Donors

Connection Cafe

Many of those disasters required the raising of millions in order to respond, and much of that money often came from brand new donors. And after each relief effort,we were faced with putting plans in place to thank, recognize and engage our new donors.

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The #1 Reason You Should Tell Your Event Donors You Like Them

Connection Cafe

A few years ago, I decided to raise money for Organization Who Shall Not Be Named by running a marathon. I raised over $7,000! Simply search for donors with a recent gift who have active suppression flags and correct any issues that appear.

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Acquiring Patients and Donors: Trust is the Foundation

Connection Cafe

Trust is an essential component to building a brand that engages patients, consumers, families, volunteers, and donors with your organization. Offering content to the general public rather than only to those who are already your patients and donors signals that you are open to your community.

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Raise More Money at Year-end

Nonprofit Tech for Good

28% of nonprofits raise between 26-50% of their annual funds from the year-end ask. In addition to overall giving increasing these next two months, the number of your donors giving online and via social media channels is growing. 5) Raise money using Facebook Live.

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Show The Love: Thoughtful Engagement to Retain Donors [eBook]

Connection Cafe

What happens when 14 nonprofit experts come together to share tried-and-true donor retention strategies, tips and ideas? You end up with an extremely useful resource for any nonprofit professional looking to improve donor retention rates.

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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. Fundraising without donor data. For tomorrow, you need data … donor data.

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

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle. Let’s take a look at the fifteen most effective donor acquisition and online fundraising techniques used by top nonprofits. 13) Give Donors Something Nice. Online fundraising isn’t a fad.