Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work

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The biggest issue with donor retention is that most people don’t even realize it’s an issue. Hartsook professor of fundraising at Indiana University. As a result, he says he has a negative outlook on the way organizations currently view donor retention because it isn’t a priority. “If In order for donor retention to be a priority, it needs to start with the board of directors. Find a few methods that work and start regular mailing/communication after an initial gift.

A Message from Your Donors: Wish You Were Here

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The subject which I was asked to write about was donor retention and, seemingly, these two things should really have nothing in common. At its core, Wish You Were Here is really just about peoples’ inabilities to engage with one another, which is entirely relatable to the way in which donor retention is often approached. And, if we were to be more engaging, what would that do to our donor retention rates? So, what do we do to shift the focus to donor retention?

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npNEXT 2013

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Director of Research | Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Million Dollar Gifts and Donor Loyalty. Research & Trends communication crowdfunding direct marketing donor retention fundraising npNEXT online giving Social Media npNEXT was an experimental event to bring together experts and fundraising leaders from across the nonprofit sector to discuss emerging trends and next practices.

6 Key Insights from the Inaugural donorCentrics Athletics Benchmarking Group

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Participants: Boston College, Dartmouth College, Indiana University, Marquette University, Oklahoma State University, and University of Colorado – Boulder. Jeff Lindauer, Vice President, Advancement Services and Managing Director of Capital Campaigns at Indiana University Foundation, said it best: “You can’t be a prophet in your own land,” inferring that these roles can best implement strategies by promoting each other’s ideas within departments moving forward.

High Net-Worth Individuals: Your Joyful, Generous and Inspired Donors

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In a 2010 study by Indiana University and Bank of America, HNWI donors reported giving on average $35,000 a year when not engaged and $124,000 when engaged. Engaging HNWI in thoughtful, meaningful and productive ways resulting in them being “All In” garners mega gifts. Big Ideas Beget Big Gifts. To inspire big gifts from HNWI, we need big ideas that speak to solving a pressing societal problem, fixing or changing something that requires extraordinary investments.

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A Fundraising Cliff? What does the data say?

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But the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University says we are experiencing the second slowest recovery since 1971. These trends are based on Target Analytics’ evaluation of transactions from 77 organizations, including over 37 million donors and more than 77 million gifts totaling over $2.4 Anemic acquisition and poor retention have created a perfect storm for fundraising troubles. Retention, Retention, and Retention. Flickr Photo by Su Lin.