Donor Data: 5 Data Tips for More Efficient Fundraising

Fundraising Coach

If you’re not leveraging this data for more efficient fundraising, you’re missing out. Apply these five tips and you’ll be on your way to more efficient and effective fundraising. Let’s look at a few data-fueled, efficient ways you can raise more for your nonprofit: Make the perfect ask. Donor data is key to fundraising that is more efficient for your staff and more accessible for supporters.

Practical Ideas for Fundraising Efficiency

A Small Change

In my previous post, I encouraged non profit managers and fund raisers to establish a goal of increasing efficiency. Three simple suggestions to accomplish this are as follows: Develop a passion for efficiency (or hire someone who has it). Efficiency doesn’t just happen. You need someone to spearhead your efforts to operate more efficiently.

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Fundraising Efficiency vs Productivity

The Agitator

Which should be more important to your fundraising … efficiency or productivity? If you said efficiency (sometimes expressed as ROI) … go to the back of the class! Efficiency or productivity? An arbitrary efficiency metric, like ROI, doesn’t pay for anything.” If you said productivity … gold star! Or, more productively, read this piece by Tom Hurley at DMW Direct.

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

But if you want efficient tools for monitoring and updating your business’s social media, we’d like to suggest a few dashboards that can cull your various accounts into one place, allow scheduling of posts, and offer ways to save and/or reply to specific messages. Need help taming those updates and retweets? So many claims on the time of a nonprofit staff, and only so many hours in the work day.

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

But if you want efficient toys, er, tools , for monitoring and updating your business’s social media, we’d like to suggest a few dashboards that can cull your various accounts into one place, allow scheduling of posts, and offer ways to save and/or reply to specific messages. Need help taming those updates and retweets? So many claims on the time of a nonprofit staff, and only so many hours in the work day.

#SOCIALMEDIA: How Can We Efficiently Use Our Time On Social Networks?

Non Profit Marketing 360

But the real goal is efficiency, and it comes with great financial and emotional rewards. Finally, find ways to make yourself conscious of when you are working efficiently on a task, and when you are jumping around without moving forward. efficiently the time is being utilized. How are you measuring your time? A definition of irony: using social media to encourage you to find ways to trim your time on social media.

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Nonprofit Self Evaluation Leads To Efficient, Economically Trim, Effective, Increased, and Successful Fundraising & More

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Save Your Nonprofit Money, Raise More Money, and Succeed - Yes, Now How Any Nonprofit Can Raise More Support, Acquire the Best Talent, Strive, and Grow. How Nonprofits Will Save More and Raise More: Or, How To Conduct Donor and Donations Analysis How Proof of Concept Can Improve Fundraising for a New Program and What Proof of Concept Is Why It Matters What the Public Thinks of a Nonprofit & How To Check. best practices upping the success rate how to fundraising

Gamification can change behaviour. I have proof.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Example 2: Fuel efficiency display on my Nissan Rogue SL. Every time I refill the gas in my car I reset the meter tracking my fuel efficiency. As I drive the display shows my actual fuel efficiency along with my average fuel efficiency since the last re-fueling. As I drive if I notice i’m above the average in that moment or my average is higher than last week, I will consciously modify my speed or driving style to be more efficient.

For Efficient But Effective Nonprofit Programs, Service, and Administration Like Fundraising - GIS Is A Tremendous Tool. And It's Free.

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are during emergencies (in real time and live on actual maps including, for instance, where emergency evacuation routes are and whether their clinics are located on then evacuation routes); and discerning what assets the partners have on the ground (to avoid redundancy and to be efficient while being effective, overall). Technological innovations are continually offering nonprofits, whether they know about them or not, advanced, simpler to use, faster solutions for their unique needs.

What a Development or Fundraising Plan Is and How and Why It's Invaluable to An Efficient and Effective Organization

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make things more efficient). The Development Plan or Fundraising Plan is a master policy for a nonprofit to plan out, guide, and measure its fundraising for a specific period of time (sometimes one year, often two or three year periods, or more). The Development Plan often comes about shortly after or while an organization's leadership is conducting organizational self evaluation and future planing such as strategic planning.

Upcoming Movie Documents The Revolution Of Growing Older

Non Profit Marketing 360

From the people who brought us the Civil Rights Movement and Haight-Ashbury, draft-dodging and fuel-efficient draft airplanes comes a new movement meant to revolutionize the ways we think about aging. The Baby Boomers have never really moved gently from one stage of life to another, so we should not be surprised to discover that they are not prepared simply to go gently into that long cold night. Boomers and many of their Gen.X

Doing things differently in government

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Better yet, if employees were allowed to work from wherever they feel they could get the job done in the most efficient and effective manner, that would likely reduce the horrendous job dissatisfaction rate and above average sick-leave. Government Insight 10 5 Canada cut-backs effectively efficiently fiscal restraint harper ottawa public serviceTwo weeks ago I managed to seriously fracture my humerus bone.

Grants for American or Chinese Nonprofits Working On Regional Renewable or Efficient Energy

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The foundation's mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy -- essential components of a clean energy future. From The Foundation Center. Energy Foundation Offers Funding for Policy Programs to Address Energy Problems Deadline: Open The Energy Foundation ( [link] ) is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems.

Make Your Next Meeting Laptop-Free

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The Cost of Fundraising Through Social Media

Social Media Bird Brain

Rich is the founder of Merchant Negotiators, where he also regularly writes on the subjects of merchant account services and how businesses and nonprofits can most effectively and efficiently use them. This week we have a guest post written by Rich McIver. The Cost of Fundraising Through Social Media Tweeting, Posting and Liking your way to increased donations should be an. essential part of.

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Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Consultant

In any economy, non-profits need to run efficiently. Tags: continuous improvement processes Nonprofit management efficiency From Guest Blogger: Brian Leitten. Mr. Leitten is an experienced non-profit leader and consultant, chief executive and attorney. He provides consulting services nationally to non-profit leaders from his office in Port Orange, Florida. He can be reached at Leitten Consulting -

10 Hopeful Things for the Nonprofit Sector (and for our world)

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s an opportunity to be more efficient and effective. I was lucky enough to have spent 2 days as the MC and host for the amazing virtual conference Cause Camp 2020!

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


They have helped organizations like Common Cause, Plan International USA, and The Children’s Defense Fund raise more money with greater efficiency, including through leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning. DonorTrends is a leading fundraising analysis firm that has helped major nonprofits use actionable data to more efficiently generate additional revenue and more effectively engage donors.

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Q&A: Why we built the new CrowdRise by GoFundMe


Rethought and rebuilt for nonprofits, the CrowdRise by GoFundMe platform is now more self-service and brings together the world class features of both CrowdRise and GoFundMe to make it easier, faster, and more efficient for nonprofits to fundraise As you might have heard, we’ve been making some pretty big changes around here.

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Imagine If You Could Set Up a Meeting With a New Major Donor Every 92.13 Minutes


Now we are more efficient than ever. Why should you care about how efficient we are? Thanks to engagement marketing (for private businesses – like MarketSmart!) we have driven up our conversion rate for setting up meetings with fundraisers. That makes me happy because I’m the CEO and marketing costs are expensive. They cut into our profits. Because engagement marketing and engagement fundraising are really the same thing. And, they are incredibly powerful.

How to modernize your next nonprofit capital campaign


You no longer have to struggle to raise money to fund investments that will help you do good — more effectively and efficiently In the past, financial hardships were an isolating and often insurmountable challenge, but with technology tools like GoFundMe, people can now tap into their community of friends and family to share their struggle and make real change in their personal life. The same goes in our professional world, especially as a nonprofit.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 24, 2020

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60-Minute Webinar] Learn how to set up an established workflow that will help you do your work more strategically, efficiently, and effectively. How was your week?

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How to Market and Promote Your Nonprofit Giving Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

Most) Fridays at noon we will come to you live and discuss a topic designed to help you use your limited time and resources for social media more effectively and efficiently. Welcome to the seventh episode of Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , where we discuss and demo social media tools, tech, tips, and tricks. My fellow Nonprofit Social Media Nerd is certified Social Media Strategist Josh Hirsch , the Director of Mission and Communication for Susan G. Komen South Florida.

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay


Apple Pay provides donors with a simple, efficient, secure donation process that minimizes the information they must remember and enter when donating. Mobile is an increasingly valuable medium for nonprofits. According to the M+R Benchmarks Reports , in 2018 mobile accounted for 48% of all traffic to nonprofit websites. Despite this increase in mobile traffic, up from 44% last year, mobile users accounted for just 30% of gifts, and 21% of revenue.

How to Create a Workable Social Media Plan for Your Nonprofit (That Won’t Make You Lose Your Mind)

J Campbell Social Marketing

And as you improve and get better, you’ll be able to spend your limited time more efficiently. . Social Media for Social Good Academy is OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! Learn more here. We can all agree that social media is a necessary and required cornerstone of a modern nonprofit marketing strategy.

What is donor qualification and why should you care about it?


Therefore, you owe it to your donors to work as efficiently as possible. It’s about focus and efficiency. What is donor qualification? It’s the process by which you determine whether or not a supporter/donor is someone you should: Spend your valuable time building a 1-to-1 relationship with (remember time is money); Spend your organization’s precious resources on (such as air travel, gifts, meals, etc.). What makes a donor qualified? .

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 17, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

60-Minute Webinar] Learn how to set up an established workflow that will help you do your work more strategically, efficiently, and effectively. Santa Fe, NM Photo Credit: Deena Davis. Another Friday and another round up of the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have how to get away from exploitative storytelling, tips for starting a podcast, and a book review of John Haydon’s last book.

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Thanking vs. Appreciating


So, they do it as cost-efficiently as possible. Mechanized thank you’s. I’ve been thinking that, perhaps, too many organizations have turned thanking into an automated obligation. They realize it’s something they’re supposed to do. As a result, for many, their thank you’s have become one dimensional and aloof. That led me to wonder… should we really be thanking donors after all? What if they don’t want to be thanked?

Tech Upgrades: Combining Speed, Functionality & Safety


Our goal is to make fundraising faster, easier, and more efficient for anyone looking to raise money for a cause they care about. “We are marching down the path of building the best enterprise-grade software for charity fundraising. System scalability and security are top of mind for our customers when it comes to technology." says Chi-Chao Chang, Chief Technology Officer. At GoFundMe, we are focused on providing the best experience for our community.

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When You Can’t Get Info Out of Coworkers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Simple rules are frameworks that help you make decisions faster and work more efficiently. Let’s look at another common collaboration problem for communications staff: You can’t get the information you need from the right people to do your job well.

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4 Steps to Work Through Collaboration Problems

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is all about effectiveness and efficiency so you can achieve your mission. And here are simple rules for how to get work done faster and more efficiently. Under normal circumstances, communications directors need to collaborate with their coworkers and managers, and that’s even more true now. But collaboration is messy because people are messy! We all have our own opinions, feelings, fears, stressors, and motivators.

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5 big problems related to telemarketing for planned gifts


Something simple, efficient and affordable without leaving your supporters feeling sad or mad?

What To Do When You Get Pulled into Other People’s Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Simple rules are frameworks that help you make decisions faster and work more efficiently. Many times, nonprofit communications staff complain that they aren’t included in conversations early enough or often enough. But sometimes you find yourself in the opposite position: You get pulled into other people’s work, making it near impossible for you to spend time on your own big projects.

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I Love Results. Do You?


Get someone who will spend your marketing budget wisely, efficiently and effectively. I love happy clients. I love happy donors. I love results. . If your major gift and legacy gift marketing campaigns are not generating piles of leads, I think you should be asking yourself some serious questions: Is the person or company “helping you” really the right fit? Do they really know what they are talking about? Do they deliver the results you (and your supporters) deserve?

10 Tech Innovations That Will Revolutionize the Sector

J Campbell Social Marketing

When used wisely and strategically, nonprofit technology can often mean better and more efficient ways to raise money, to build relationships with your community and to accomplish your mission. The nonprofit technology landscape moves so quickly, it’s hard to keep up. Technology in the nonprofit space means more than simply posting on Facebook or getting set up with the best CRM.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Gift Officers Won’t Make Outbound Calls to Donors


DISORGANIZED: They haven’t put a system in place for banging out the calls efficiently. The reasons why fundraisers won’t make outbound calls to donors is because they are: FEARFUL: They fear rejection. CONFUSED: They don’t know what to say. UNDISCIPLINED: They haven’t set aside time in their calendar. DISTRACTED: Their leadership or colleagues distract them with less important concerns (like meetings to discuss making calls).

All Talk And No Give

A Small Change

Talking to donors as a practice is much more efficient than only talking about them. A pet peeve of mine is when a development office spends all their time talking about donors and none of their time talking to donors. Has your organization ever fallen victim to this trap? It is important that you do the needed research and you ask in the right timing.

3 reasons to focus on major gifts (including major legacy gifts)


Focusing on major gifts is cost-effective and efficient because of the significantly lower cost to acquire and cultivate them. 3% of U.S. Households are responsible for 67% (2/3) of all household charity (This is according to the 2011 Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy). People earning $10 million or more each year gave the most non-cash donations totaling 1/3 of all non-cash donations (This is according to the 2011 IRS Statistics Income Bulletin).

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Why not create a donor appreciation department?


Imagine a team serving and supporting the fundraisers by helping them come up with creative yet efficient and effective ways to thank and engage donors. Does your organization really appreciate its supporters? Many private businesses have customer service departments because they want to increase the lifetime value of each customer. So, why wouldn’t nonprofits create customer service departments too? Only I think they should be called donor appreciation departments.

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30 Tools and Tips to Speed Up Your Digital Workflow as a Government Communicator in 2018

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

While on the surface, some tools may not seem to relate to your specific field or industry, rest assured they will help you with your efficiency and effectiveness in today’s digital world, where agility and “life-hacking” skills are becoming increasingly valued. Last week I delivered a presentation at the Conference Board of Canada’s Public Sector Social Media event in Ottawa where I deviated from my usual focus on overarching digital trends and strategy.

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Are You Too Busy to Succeed?


Here are a few tricks I use to stay efficient, productive and on-target: 1. As Henry David Thoreau pointed out: “It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants! The question is, what are we busy about?” ” I’ve seen so many nonprofits fail to succeed simply because they are too busy. Activity is not achievement. Being busy doesn’t mean you’re accomplishing anything. I write strategies and plans starting with a vision of the end result I desire.

How to Effectively Tailor-Make Social Media Content for Different Platforms (with cheat sheet)

J Campbell Social Marketing

The most successful and efficient nonprofits do this. . Social Media for Social Good Academy 2.0 is opening soon! Don’t miss out or lose your spot – get on the Early Interest List by clicking here.