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Top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys

iMarketSmart

Here are the top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys: 1. They want to be more involved in your mission. Click here.

Alert! Missing Middle Donors

Getting Attention

But Most Middle Donors Aren’t Cultivated…Enough. Read this report to learn “8 Habits of Highly Effective Mid-Level Donor Programs.”

Is Your Donor “Endangered”?

iMarketSmart

“Welcome customers [donors] as you would guests in your home.” “Questions are the sign of a fully engaged customer [donor].

Donor Complaints: Why it’s a bad idea to get upset with donors when they complain

iMarketSmart

Here’s why: Donor complaints are opportunities in disguise. Are fundraisers less equipped to handle donor complaints? Possibly so.

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Donor Centricity — The Missing Ingredient

The Agitator

No matter how much you try, you really can’ t call yourself ‘donor centric’ unless you’re actively seeking donor feedback.

Make Event Donors Your Next Organizational Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Question: Who are the some of the best candidates to become your next organizational donors? Answer: Your fundraising event donors.

I must sound like a broken record but here’s more nonprofit data that will inspire you to focus more on major donors

iMarketSmart

Are you focused on events and low-dollar donors? It would take hundreds of years for a monthly annual fund donor to equal just one planned gift.

Why not create a donor appreciation department?

iMarketSmart

Only I think they should be called donor appreciation departments. Seems to me like every nonprofit should have a donor appreciation department.

4 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

J Campbell Social Marketing

Donor retention (how many donors continue to give to your organization after their first gift) is at an all-time low. Rinse and repeat.

A Brilliant Stewardship Plan for Legacy Society Donors From Down Under

iMarketSmart

A while back on my LinkedIn Group (Major and Planned Gift Marketers) , Sharon Wangman outlined a stewardship plan for Legacy Society donors/members.

4 Ways to Segment Your Donors for More Effective Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, Sarah Tedesco, Executive Vice President at DonorSearch , shares some ways to segment your donor lists specifically. Sarah Tedesco.

Your donors want to find meaning in their lives. But are you helping them?

iMarketSmart

I’ve droned on and on about the fact that your job is to make your donors feel good and to facilitate the exchange of dollars for value.

Writing a Donor-Centered Website [This Week]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join us this week for Writing a Donor-Centered Website with Tom Ahern. What do potential donors want to see when they visit your website?

6 Ways to Get More Online Monthly Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We all know why nonprofits want monthly donors — fantastic ROI, high retention rates and higher lifetime value. You must recruit donors.

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Which Donor Database is Right for YOU?

Wild Woman Fundraising

And I tweeted about NTEN’s 2008 report on donor databases. Which Donor Database is Right for YOU? So hurrah!

Protecting Donor Privacy

The Agitator

Fundraising philosophy/profession Major donors Nonprofit management Transparency premiumEfforts by the F.B.I.

How to Turn Donors Into Raving Fans

J Campbell Social Marketing

4 things that this thank you note does right: 1) It’s personalized with the donor’s first name. What made it so special? .

Donor Psychology: Do you know what really makes your supporters feel good?

iMarketSmart

Proving impact only assures donors that you’re doing good with their money. It reduces donor remorse and builds trust. Tweet this!

6 reasons why some donors prefer to stay anonymous

iMarketSmart

Recommendations. >> Fundraising Reading Round Up. >> Bring value to your donor meetings or you may never get another chance. >> Building Donor Loyalty.

The Neglected Gold Mine of Lapsed Donors

The Agitator

I’m glad Tom raised the issue of ‘lapsed’ donors in his post, When To Give Up On A Donor. Haven’t given in 14 months?

Stop Driving Your Donors Away

The Agitator

Do you really know what good donor service looks like?

Are face-to-face meetings with donors overrated?

iMarketSmart

I don’t think you necessarily have to meet with every donor assigned to you. Instead, I think you need to determine first which donors and/or prospects do want and need to meet with you. Stop getting upset because your prospects and donors won’t answer their phones or respond to your emails. Prospects lie. Call them.

The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“Because we’ve always done a donor list, and if we’ve been doing it forever, well, shucks, there must have been a good reason why!”

How to keep your donors in 2016

iMarketSmart

In the nonprofit world, it’s widely recognized that retaining donors can be quite challenging. Key donors hop away. LIKE THIS POST?

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Where are your donors going if not to you?

iMarketSmart

Oddly, for each organization, they are losing more donors than they are acquiring. So where do you think all the donors are going?

How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs?

iMarketSmart

I say this because very few nonprofits make it easy for donors to become leads. How much money do you think your organization could raise if it developed more effective and fluid two-way communication channels that facilitated giving (especially for high-value donors)? The private sector knows all about responding to leads. Tweet this!

3 Ideas for Getting the Word Out to Your Donors About Online Fundraising Campaigns

J Campbell Social Marketing

How can you expect donors to find your organization and contribute if you don’t make them aware of your campaigns? 3: Retaining the Donors.

Too much talk about donor retention?

iMarketSmart

There’s a lot of talk about donor retention these days. Here’s what I mean: “More money can be raised by acquiring more donors.

6 big recommendations from Abila’s donor loyalty study about content.

iMarketSmart

Here are 6 big recommendations from Abila’s donor loyalty study: 1. Survey your donors: This is my favorite. Tweet this!

Why Donors Drop Out

The Agitator

Carefully study Bloomerang’s “Donor Loyalty” chart below. We are so thrilled that you have been such a loyal donor. Shame on us. Joyaux.

Get More from Your Donor Database

Getting Attention

The same holds for the Blackbaud CRM/donor management product successes you hear about. Welcome to guest blogger, James Porter.

Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s a sneak peek of what we’re going to discuss: Segment Your Donors. Segment Your Donors. Donors who have given a few times.

Is There A ‘Donor Journey’?

The Agitator

I had some free time over the long weekend to read an interesting article from exalted consultancy, McKinsey , on the consumer journey subject, and it got me wondering … Is there such a thing as the ‘donor journey’? My conclusion in moment. First, back to the original consumer paradigm … and.

Make Your Donors Feel Awesome

The Agitator

Communications Copywriting / creative Donor retention / loyalty / commitment DonorTrends / DonorVoice Innovation Research premium

35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters

iMarketSmart

Recommendations: >> 13 Ways To Engage Major Donors. >> >> Find Ways To Engage With Your Donors. >> >> Five Resources to Help You With Donor Engagement. The post 35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters appeared first on MarketSmart | . Surveys. Quizzes.

Losing Donors In The Sea of Sameness

The Agitator

When will some fundraisers wake up to the fact that the tragedy of donor flight is largely self-inflicted. Either post.

3 amazing quotes from major donors

iMarketSmart

The post 3 amazing quotes from major donors appeared first on MarketSmart. Fundraising Major Giving major donors major gift fundraising

3 major donor myths broken by Andrew Olsen

iMarketSmart

On his blog , he debunks 3 major donor myths that pertain to marketing. Myth #1: Major donors don’t give through the mail or online.

Educating donors is not fundraising

Fundraising Coach

As you finish the calendar year, review your communications with donors. It boils down to: "We need to do more education. He was passionate.

Understanding Donor Relationships

The Agitator

Here’s what I say about it in my book, Retention Fundraising: the art and science of keeping donors for life. There is a sizable body of.