4 big reasons why you should not ask for money when you survey your supporters

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Donor surveys of course! After all, my company built the only donor survey platform exclusively designed for nonprofits and institutions. We’ve sent out hundreds of millions of surveys by now and generated hundreds of thousands of highly-qualified leads for major gift officers and legacy gift officers to help make them more efficient and effective while sparing donors from spam, junk mail, and interruptive cold-calls.

FINALLY REVEALED: Dr. Russell James’ secrets to conducting donor surveys

iMarketSmart

And this time he’ll be talking about one of my favorite subjects — donor surveys. MarketSmart has been conducting surveys on behalf of hundreds of nonprofits in 4 countries around the world. Plus his take on donor surveys is a bit different from mine (although not all that much).

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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 simply find surveys to be fun and relaxing. The post Top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys appeared first on MarketSmart | .

19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome

iMarketSmart

Here are 19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome: They help you learn about why your donors care about your mission, how their life story entwines with your mission and why they give. Oh, and here’s our ad promoting our nifty little donor survey tool.

What Questions Do You Include in Donor Surveys?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m getting a lot of questions about questions — the ones you should ask donors or other supporters of your work in surveys. First, yes, surveying your donors a couple of times a year is a great idea. What questions do you include in your donor surveys?

Supporter Survey Questions for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Monday, I shared some links to some national polling and survey data to help you learn more about your target audiences. But you’ll probably want to supplement that with a survey of the people on your list. P.S. Here are some tips on getting people to take your online survey.

Get to Aha! Messages: Nonprofit Messages Survey Results

Getting Attention

Our just-completed Nonprofit Messages Survey of more than 1,500 nonprofit leaders reveals that most organizations fail to connect quickly and strongly with the people whose help they need. messages nonrpofit messages survey

Audience Research: Where to Find Polls and Survey Data

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can and should do some original research via surveys, interviews, and informal focus groups with people on your lists (which I talk about in Chapter 3 of my book ). But you can also learn a great deal from polls and surveys conducted by others. Cornell Universities List of Public Opinion Surveys. What are some of your favorite free resources for polls and surveys so you can learn more about your target audiences?

Cone’s Latest Survey on Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Must…control…the…urge…to…be…sarcastic.In its recently-released Cause Evolution Study, (registration required) Cone, Inc. found that people are only slightly more favorably inclined towards companies employing transactional cause marketing (53%) than to lump sum charitable donations (47%).Transactional

NonProfit Pulse Survey

Social Media Bird Brain

Thought you might be interested in the results of a survey ConstantContact did recently on nonprofits Here's the text: Constant Contact Nonprofit Pulse Survey: Attracting New Supporters Keeps Nonprofits Up at Night Majority of nonprofits see potential of social media marketing to help with engaging supporters WALTHAM, Mass. August 7, 2012 – According to new survey data from Constant.

Two New Surveys Show Consumers Expect and Support Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Two surveys out this week uncover new insights about the push and pull of cause marketing. The Cause Marketing Forum is meeting in Chicago so I haven’t had the chance to talk with them, but I suspect that in the years to come this survey will turn up much bigger numbers. In the first, the Cause Marketing Forum looks for million-dollar cause marketing campaigns at checkout and finds 63 of them generating a total of $358.4 million. That’s an average of $5.6 million per campaign.

The Social Media ROI Argument: Fighting Back With a Simple Survey

Getting Attention

We recently decided to ask our followers to answer a quick online survey to test our suppositions—that our social media goals up to this point are being met. Welcome back to guest blogger, Susie Bowie, Communications Manager at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

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Give 10 Minutes: Get the Benchmarks & Data You Need

Getting Attention

Kivi Leroux Miller’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey has become the “go to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising. So please, take 10-15 minutes now to take this year’s Survey. Give 10— take the survey today.

Please Take the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2016 ! Last year, over 1,500 nonprofit communicators took our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. BONUS: Special Preview Webinar only for people who complete the survey!

The Survey Results That Are Warming My Heart

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As you know, our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is open, and will be through November 30. Warm my heart a little more and take the survey if you haven’t already. Take it now ).

Cause Marketing Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Cause Related Marketing

But instead of this rather standard issue campaign, what if instead Pizza Hut offered a donation to your charity of choice… say $0.25… plus the opportunity to donate a much larger amount when you respond to customer satisfaction survey?

Donor Retention Survey Results

The Agitator

Nothing fancy about last week’s Agitator survey. Instead, I heard three very basic ingredients in their survey comments … 1. a survey on priorities, a brief report on whatever specific project/program brought that donor in and how their gift made a difference).

New Charity Village Salary Survey Highlights

Wild Woman Fundraising

Jen Ross (Director, Marketing) of Charity Village was kind enough to answer a few of these questions for me about CharityVillage’s new 2017 salary survey. If you’d like to read more about their survey, just go here.

New Donor Surveys

The Agitator

Here are two recent donor surveys that have come to our attention. The basic message of the Millennials survey is ‘get personal.’ The second phone/online survey was conducted post-2010 congressional elections by direct response fundraising agency OMP. This survey focused more on the political and issue mindset of cause supporters following the election. The survey makes no pretense of representing all charitable donors.

Cause Marketing Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Cause Related Marketing

At the bottom of the receipt was an 800-number keyed to a customer satisfaction survey. Taco Bell’s survey gives out $1,000 per week. The satisfaction survey at a regional seafood restaurant gives me a code that garners a free dessert when I complete their survey. Finish Home Depot’s survey and you’re entered to win a $5,000 gift card good at the retailer. to the cause in question whenever someone completes the survey?’

HELP! Please….

iMarketSmart

But we need you to fill out the survey. Please help by going here to take the survey. BONUS : Plus, if you take the survey now, you’ll be able to see the results so far. I really need your help. I funded a study to help you.

Giving Attitudes Surveyed By Harris Interactive

The Agitator

Don’t know how I missed this, but back in November Harris Interactive released this very interesting survey on the charitable giving habits and plans of Americans. Here’s a link to Harris Interactive’s full archive of consumer surveys. Their report includes some interesting trend data comparing 2007 and 2010 responses.

Online Surveys Vs Telephone Surveys

The Agitator

What’s important in terms of today’s post is not that he singled out the best (IBD/TIPP, Google Surveys, and Mellman) and the worst (Gallup, Rasmussen, and Mason-Dixon) pollster accuracy, but the fact that he addresses the channels through which the polls were taken — online vs. telephone and robo-telephone. Any Agitator readers want to share their experience with online vs. telephone surveys?

Survey: Moving from a Print Newsletter to Email

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve set up a quick survey to collect some of your thoughts and experiences about this process of moving from print newsletters to email newsletters. Don’t see the survey form below?

The Secret: Why People Really Make Major Gifts and Bequests

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving bequests donor survey fundraising tips major gift fundraisingSo you want to know the real reason why people make major gifts and bequests? But first, I must share a quote. Confucius once said, “Life is very simple.

Donor Surveys – Episode 3

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Learn the power of surveys, what words to use, why donors like them, how best to utilize them, and much more. The post Donor Surveys – Episode 3 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. Podcast

Pls tell me: How do you select your marketing activities? 1-minute survey

Getting Attention

Please take a minute right now (literally, this is a 1-2 question survey) to tell me how you select your marketing activities. Your answers will guide me to create the guidance you need to save time, money and anguish in that process. Please answer these 2 questions right now. Thanks, in advance, for your input. You’re the best! P.S. Can you do this right now, while it’s on your mind? I’d appreciate it. Planning and Evaluation

The more things change, the more they stay the same

iMarketSmart

I was wondering who might have created the first survey ever. . ” Apparently, in AD 771 , he created what might have been the first survey to help him understand his own kingdom. Are you using surveys to help answer questions with which you struggle? .

Can Penelope Burk predict the future?

iMarketSmart

2017 Burk Donor Survey. Donor advised funds: Only 5% of Respondents qualified to respond to questions in this part of the survey, so findings are interesting but anecdotal. Do you know Penelope Burk?

The 76% Percent: Is Your Mission Statement Ready for Prime Time?

Getting Attention

A sneak peek at early responses (1,025 so far) to our Nonprofit Messages Survey shows a startling fact— 75% of nonprofit organizations like yours use their mission statement to communicate with external audiences. P.S. Please take 5 minutes to share your message habits in this brief survey.

The Customer Survey as Cause Marketing Fundraiser

Cause Related Marketing

At the bottom of the receipt was an 800-number keyed to a customer satisfaction survey. to the cause in question whenever someone completes their customer satisfaction survey?’ Framed that way customer satisfaction surveys are a natural fit for cause marketing. By contrast, the survey at Taco Bell gives responders a shot at a $1,000 weekly giveaway. Complete the survey from a regional seafood restaurant and you get a free dessert.

Join me—Learn to Tell Your 5-Star Stories (no charge, limited enrollment)

Getting Attention

via this online survey (deadline June 13). As for the survey, I’ll assess responses later this month and compare them to an earlier 2009 survey on the topic, then shape findings into practical message development guidelines. Complete the survey now to secure your seat !

Are nonprofits recovering with the economy? Survey says…

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey is out and the report has some sobering insight on how nonprofits have fared during the economic recovery. While 80% of respondents reported an increase in demand for services, 56% of those surveyed were unable to meet demand in 2013. According to the survey, in the next 12 months: 31% will change the main ways in which they raise and spend money.

Introducing the Engagement Fundraising Podcast – Now Available!

iMarketSmart

The podcast launches with three episodes discussing the 8 Core Components of Engagement Fundraising, the 7 Principles of Engagement Fundraising and Donor Surveys. Fundraising apple podcasts best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving components of engagement fundraising donor cultivation donor surveys itunes Philanthropy podcast principles of engagement fundraisingToday is a great day!

What Would Your Supporters Say About Your Publications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Read how Jennifer Charney, communications manager of Save the Redwoods League , started surveying her readers and how the results affected their content. Survey your readers about your publications. On the survey, we asked donors. Online Surveys. Jennifer Charney.

What to do about planned gift marketing when you don’t know what to do…

iMarketSmart

New subscribers to my blog get a survey asking them what topics they’d like to see me cover. . The easiest and best way to do that is by asking them to take a donor survey: In-person (face-to-face is best). After developing your list, the donor survey is where you need to start.

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7 Ways Social Media Makes Nonprofits Better

J Campbell Social Marketing

Their survey also found that 37% spend six or more hours per week on social media. Nonprofits Social Media digital tools Survey transparency VerticalResponse A version of this post originally appeared on the GiftWorks Guest Blog.

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Are we sometimes asking donors the wrong questions?

iMarketSmart

Fundraising donor segmentation donor surveyIn Abila’s new donor engagement report , the first question they asked donors was, “What matters most to you?” ” Problem is… the answers they allowed were not all that great.

Is there too much fundraising on Facebook?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last night when I checked my News Feed before bed I was interrupted by a request from Facebook – take a short survey and help us make Facebook better. Did you take this survey?

#Aging: Nielsen’s Latest Survey Of Social-Media Use Shows Continued Expansion Among Those Over 55

Non Profit Marketing 360

What the Nielsen survey for the third quarter of 2011 demonstrates, though, is that the most interesting statistics of growth lie under the gross percentages of use. Click for full image. It may not be news to any of us that the use of social media continues to grow.

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