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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

Try this fundraising mash-up to close the giving gap you might not know you have! But Most Middle Donors Aren’t Cultivated…Enough.

Educating donors is not fundraising

Fundraising Coach

I've been hearing a well-meaning but fundraising killing myth while talking to many groups and training many boards over the last few months.

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? That’s fundraising 101.

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? Harsh?

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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.

How Does Your Nonprofit’s Donor Retention Rate Stack Up?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In today’s post,we dive into the Individual Donor Benchmark Report by Third Space Studio and focus on donor retention numbers.

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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 Doable Steps to Donor Love—Via Mal Warwick

Getting Attention

Donor communications that connect—that appreciate, energize and activate your prospects and donors—are THE key to fundraising success.

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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.

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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.

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.

Show some donor appreciation!

iMarketSmart

The post Show some donor appreciation! Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving charity blog donor appreciation donor cultivation legacy gifts major gift marketing tips nonprofit marketing philanthropy blog planned gift marketingYou should know that lots of people try to tell me how to market MarketSmart. Guess what?

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

iMarketSmart

Funny thing about fundraising is that it all boils down to this: Making sure that your supporters feel good! I know, I know. Get the idea?

3 things every fundraiser needs to consider before they talk politics in front of their donors

iMarketSmart

I don’t have any data on this whatsoever but something tells me that a good number of fundraisers might lean left when it comes to politics.

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.

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.

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

iMarketSmart

Yet, in the nonprofit sector fundraisers don’t seem to care as much about generating leads or responding to them. I say this because very few nonprofits make it easy for donors to become leads. Recommendations. >> How to Stem the Tide of Departing Donors. >> Avoid a Big Mistake: Stop Asking for Bequest Gifts! Tweet this!

6 reasons why some donors prefer to stay anonymous

iMarketSmart

They do not want fundraisers from the organization to which they gave to harass them and ask them for more money. Related Posts. >>

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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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?

Putting the Donor in Control of Fundraising

The Agitator

Much of what we fundraisers practice and preach will eventually be shown to be wrong or out of date. requiring charities to get donors’ permission to make future solicitations. Some of us believe that the new and hopeful antidote to these trends and events is to put the donor in control. For organizations to become ‘donor.

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

Major donors stop giving for those very same reasons. Similarly, donors don’t give to nonprofits. >> Donor offer value checklist.

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!

What’s your fundraising asking style?

iMarketSmart

According to Brian Saber, “Your ‘Asking Style’ is based on your personality and unique set of strengths in fundraising.”

3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

We all have an incredible fundraising resource right in front of us— our board member, colleague, and loyal volunteer ambassador s. Ask them!

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?

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.

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? .

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. >> >> The Definitive List of Engagement Fundraising Channels. >> >> Five Resources to Help You With Donor Engagement. Here are 35 ideas from a stream of my consciousness.

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.

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?

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.

Get More from Your Donor Database

Getting Attention

Your database tools have the potential to dramatically increase marketing and fundraising results if you use them right. Here’s What to Do.

Stop Driving Your Donors Away

The Agitator

Do you really know what good donor service looks like?

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.

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.

Fundraising Miracle

The Agitator

Short-term thinking is by far the greatest enemy of effective fundraising. Signs of this noxious enemy abound.