Posts Tagged ‘donations’
It’s not your grandma’s telefundraising anymore!
When I talk to younger fundraisers, they often say: “Why would I use the phone? I never answer it.” Not surprising – they’re just like our sons, who are now 29 and 31 years old. But herein lies the problem. What you as a (young) person may think to be true may not actually be…Read More
Mobile. It’s not just for selfies anymore.
The rise of mobile—it’s a phrase you no doubt have heard at marketing events for years. But get ready to hear it one more time because mobile use has hit a number of benchmark highs this past year that are reinforcing just how critical it is for nonprofits to up their mobile game. The Numbers…Read More
Merry, Merry or Quite Contrary?
Right before Christmas, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law. If you are a non-profit, you must be wondering how it will impact your fundraising—and what to do about it. Let’s break it down into five factors (for a more in-depth look, read the full article here. 1. Uncertainty. The…Read More
Lights, Camera, Action: Turning Views into Donations
Views and likes are everything nice, but do they really help drive donations and web traffic? According to See3 Communications CEO Michael Hoffman, those likes and views don’t mean much if they don’t turn into action—and that means you have to be reaching the right people. During the DMAW co-hosted webinar “How to Create an…Read More
You Win Some, You Lose More. Don’t’ Let Your Donors Walk Away: Make Retention Your New Acquisition
Did you know that most nonprofits are not currently measuring donor retention on a monthly basis? Do you know why it matters? According to The 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Project report in 2016, every $100 gained in gifts was offset by $95 in losses through gift attrition. Let that sink in; for every dollar amount you…Read More
Fundraisers Face Significant Retention Decline
Retention matters. It is sometimes the greatest—but most profitable—challenge you may face as a fundraiser. And it’s getting harder. That’s why DMAW is hosting a Lunch & Learn to provide a Retention Roadmap—answering your top retention questions and putting you on a path to file growth. For the past 10 years, donor retention has been…Read More
Monthly or Bust: Creating a Sustainer Culture
On his very first day as membership director, Dane Grams strove to make monthly donors the centerpiece to the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) sustainer strategy. Why? Well, as he convinced the HRC development team—and now the audience at the DMAW Lunch & Learn: Sustainer Recruitment and Engagement event—monthly sustainers give the most money over…Read More
8 Years of Uncertainty is Enough
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net By Jordanna Sussman I recently attended DMAW’s Lunch & Learn “Industry Trends and Insights for the Nonprofit Sector”, presented by Carol Rhine, Principal Fundraising Analyst at Target Analytics. Here are my 4 Key Takeaways: The wealthy are driving charitable giving This was an overarching theme throughout Carol’s presentation:…Read More