From Awareness to Action: Using Pledges and Triggers to Make It StickK

SocialButterfly

Activate the Trigger: Pledges and Reminders. In short, a reminder would trigger the action I pledged to make. They touched on a variety of applicable concepts to our work–one of the being the role of triggers in behavior change. Have you ever forgotten to do something?

Raise More Money from Businesses with Purchase-Triggered Donations

Selfish Giving

Purchase-triggered donations is a long name for a simple cause marketing promotion. Cause Practices 5-hour energy avon foundation for women cause marketing purchase-triggered donationsWhen shoppers buy a product or service from a business a portion or percentage of the sale is donated to a good cause. A recent example I came across is this promotion from the makers of 5-Hour Energy. Living Essentials, the marketer of.

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. In the books and webinars, they’ll say, “It’s all about proving impact and results.” ” Others will say, “It’s all about relationships.”

(Re)Defining Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

Purchase or action triggered donation. Cause Marketing 101 cause marketing cause marketing forum licensing pinups point-of-sale Product RED purchase-triggered donationsLast January I wrote a post on What is Cause Marketing? that got a lot of great feedback.

3 Resources to Raise More Money with Products & Services

Selfish Giving

Purchase-triggered donations (or percentage of sales fundraisers) is a long name for a simple cause marketing promotion. After a charity pinup program , purchase-triggered donations are one of the more lucrative cause marketing fundraisers.

Don’t Forget About Email

SocialButterfly

Triggers and Behavior Change. Because emails–just like texts–can serve as triggers for behavior change or as a “ gentle nudge ” as KevinMD.com discussed back in 2011. Triggers can be powerful partners in behavior change as demonstrated in the Fogg Behavior Model.

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Nazis. War. Hurricanes. Famine. Google Gold.

The Agitator

hurricane season right around the corner, and heaven only knows what other natural or man-made disasters lying just ahead, potential donors, credit cards in hand are poised to ’emergency donate’ If your organization works in a space given to rage, disaster relief, or any number of other issue areas where emotions are on a hair trigger … are you ready? Using ‘rage-donate’ — as triggered by events in Charlottesville — as an example, Nick.

How To Organize For Miracles

The Agitator

Which brings me to the ‘miracle’ of the ACLU’s swift, precision-like response across the nation to civil liberties threats triggered by the election and inauguration of Donald Trump.

Fundraising Metrics That Matter

The Agitator

By my definition an important metric – a metric that matters – is one that triggers the “What-should-I-do-differently-to-improve?” Yesterday I explored ‘vanity metrics’ and briefly explained why they’re not very helpful for serious decision-making.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Year-End Giving?

The Agitator

In 2005 the devastation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita triggered $6.5 billion in donations and pledges from individual citizens, foundations, and corporations, according to the 2007 Giving USA report, an annual snapshot of American philanthropy.

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This Is Your Brain on Ads. Any Questions?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Ahern’s bottom line is that the latest brain science confirms what direct mail marketers have known for years: people respond to emotional triggers, not reason. The base of the brain (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

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The Season Ahead

The Agitator

Next week triggers the starting gun on the sprint to year-end. For many Agitator readers summer’s over. Our readers in the US will mark the end of summer with this Labor Day weekend.

Is Digital Damaging Your Retention Rate?

The Agitator

triggered my desire to tie the three topics together. On their face, three topics covered by The Agitator over recent days seem quite different — the rise of marketing pros in nonprofits … #Giving Tuesday … and email ad nauseam.

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You Really Need a Fabulous Case for Support

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why fear is such a powerful emotional trigger in case writing. Whether she actually asks it out loud or not, a donor’s first question is always: “Why Should I Give You My Hard Earned Money?” ” The answer to that question starts with your case for support.

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Say ‘Yes’ To These 5 Activities

The Agitator

A reader’s comment to my post Storytelling In The Digital Age got me thinking about the things fundraisers say ‘Yes’ to and those that trigger a ‘No’ In this case, the reader commented, “Would like to get Julia’s book, but Amazon’s $38.73

How to Ensure Stakeholder Support for Your Organization’s Name Change

Mission Minded

But when necessary, and when done well, a new name can trigger powerful outcomes for an organization. If the idea of changing your nonprofit’s name feels overwhelming and scary, you’re not alone. Changing your name is a huge undertaking that’s not without risk. But there’s more to naming success than finding the perfect new moniker. […].

Creating Great Donor Experiences

The Agitator

Tom’s post Designing a Customer-Centric Organization triggered a number of valuable comments from readers. I especially note Tom Ahern’s channeling of Mark Phillips insight, “The only thing worth a damn is the donor experience.”

Making Giving A Habit, Like Toothbrushing

The Agitator

The Classy article talks about three generic building blocks of habitual behavior — a recurring familiar cue that triggers the action, the routine that follows (ie., I was ‘captured’ by this article title from Classy — How to Make the Donation Process a Habit. In Classy’s view, like that of many fundraisers and their consultants, it all boils down to how the donor experiences giving to your organization.

How To Talk To Donors About Fundraising Costs And Ethics

The Agitator

Nor whether it will trigger any, many or no donor inquiries to your organization or your clients. I have no idea how much traction the CNN story on the New York Attorney General’s settlement will get.

Vice Cream

The Agitator

My second video-inspired post of the week is triggered by an enthusiastic review of Vice Cream’s marketing campaign by Melissa Ward at Target Marketing, for her regular Friday “What were they thinking?’

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beth Kanter shares How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers. Ward 8 – Boston, MA. It is a rainy day here, but it’s never too dreary to share some Mixed Links… First things first, we are having an All-Access Pass sale through July 7, 2017.

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Back To Basics: Lifetime Value (LTV)

The Agitator

Tom’s rant, A Man of Infinite Patience in a World of Imposters , triggered helpful comments from fellow Agitators on what can be done to help organizations better focus on understanding and measuring retention rates and other key metrics.

Die! Die! Die! Die! Die! Die!

iMarketSmart

This kind of so-called “marketing” will only trigger an avoidance response. I just saw a video for a nonprofit’s planned giving department that made me sick. Truly nauseated. . In it, the fake actor/speaker said the word “die!” ” six times within 90 seconds.

Doing The Same. Hoping For A Different Result.

The Agitator

have triggered a lively dialogue for which both Tom and I are grateful. Tom’s pieces on Who’s Fibbing? and Are We Getting Roasted? Vigorous discussion at the Agitator’s family table is always welcome.

Believe in “The Fantastic Four” if you want to market planned gifts the right way

iMarketSmart

Here are “The Fantastic Four”— Four ways to help your supporters get past the avoidance response that usually gets triggered when they receive end-of-life messages.

All Your 2016 Goals Start with This Statement [Only Chance in 2016]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why fear is such a powerful emotional trigger in case writing. If you want to raise more money in 2016, you first need to have a fabulous case for support or case statement.

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CEO Compensation: Value vs. Price

The Agitator

Nonetheless, a Tweet from @nonprofitnews alerted me to an Air Force Times ‘exclusive’ Important in terms of the questions it triggers. For some inexplicable reason, Tom let our subscription to Air Force Times lapse.

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Why reciprocity must be an essential tool in your fundraising toolbox

iMarketSmart

In other words, a gift from you to a supporter (that cost you just a couple of bucks) will usually trigger an exponentially greater gift in return.

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Donor Acquisition Series #1-WANTED: An Investment Mindset

The Agitator

Recalling the fundraising meltdown in the UK triggered by the Olive Cooke affair and the flood tide of negative publicity which was then followed by the ebb tide of accusations and calls for reform Peter asked: “Is it all OK now? Among the first of the New Year’s resolutions received at Agitator Global HQ was one from Peter Maple and his Association of Grumpy Old Fundraisers who know stuff.

Challenging A Sacred Cow

The Agitator

Fix It on barriers to growth was triggered by Jay Love’s prediction that when Giving USA 2015 was released it would show that once again charitable giving in the U.S. Our recent post Stop it. would not exceed 2% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Sure enough, two weeks later on June 15 th Giving USA 2015 was released and once again reported that charitable giving remained at the 2% level. The same 2% of GDP that Giving USA has reported year after year after year.

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Cause Marketing Via Buy One, Give One, #1

Cause Related Marketing

A variation is when you buy one thing and it triggers the donation of. Buy one, give one' (BOGO) has been around for a couple years now and the cause marketing practice is still growing dramatically.

Three More Ways to Raise Money with QR Codes

Selfish Giving

QR Code links to a coupon or offer that triggers a donation. After scanning the QR Code, the user gets a mobile coupon or an offer that when redeemed triggers a donation from the business. I started this post over at the Inspiring Generosity blog at Razoo.com.

When All Else Fails: Merge

The Agitator

The general inability of large organizations to face change and flexibly deal with it hit home with this recent headline in Toronto’s Globe and Mail : Donation drop forces merger of Canada’s largest cancer charities , The merger of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) was triggered by revenue decline of 16% at the CCS and 33% at the CBCF.

Raging All The Way To The Bank

The Agitator

While rage or anger triggers some reactive giving, the study indicates that “hope and empowerment” are often the underlying cause for a donation. These data suggest that organizations should also be alert to the emotional triggers and real-life trajectory of donors.

Customer Retention Strategies for Financial Institutions

Non Profit Marketing 360

We call these events “triggers” An Ounce of Prevention. Knowing how to anticipate life changes or “triggers” is a critical aspect of retention. Once you have an idea of what events or triggers are coming up in your customers’ lives, you can start to understand and reach out to them with effective messages that meet their needs, or help them in these times of transition. The key is to identify the triggers, create a plan, and execute it.

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Ep217: Skincare Brand Donates When You Show Some Skin Online

Selfish Giving

Rodan + Fields' upcoming campaign #RFGoNaked that encourages customers to post a makeup free selfie to trigger a donation to their global partners.

Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Timing Rules specify that certain actions take place when triggering events happen. Yesterday I introduced you to some of the concepts from Donald Sull’s and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt’s Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon).

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Donor Sapiens … Extinct Or A Myth?

The Agitator

He observes that at that stage, fundraisers “… spend most of our resources in conceiving appeals, looking for stories and finding the right words, images or videos to trigger the donor’s emotions so that they will engage with us.” I just read some great fundraising observations by Francesco Ambrogetti, writing in 101Fundraising.

11 Questions Every Donor Asks

The Agitator

An advert in one of the fundraising ‘trades’ triggered me to look up Canadian fundraiser Harvey McKinnon’s ’11 questions every donor asks’, as presented in his book of the same name. Whenever I see a teasing list like that I just can’t resist taking a look … will I agree/disagree … could I add to it … could I better it? Harvey’s list is pretty darn good … “Why me?”. Why are you asking me?”. “Do Do I respect you?”.

The Danger Of Widget Mentality In Fundraising

The Agitator

Our interest in all this was triggered by the press and public’s outrage over Face-2-Face and telemarketing techniques that’s spilled forth in the UK. I wonder how many donors give in spite of the fundraising machine, not because of it? Here at The Agitator and over at our sister company DonorVoice we focus on that question a lot.