You might be tempted to always market something new and latest and greatest. After all, doesn’t everyone want the hottest ideas? Doesn’t new information grab attention? No. Here’s why that won’t get you more gifts. Continue reading Which One Wins: Reminding or Informing Your Donors?
The digital revolution has rendered linear marketing obsolete and replaced it with a more organic, donor-driven experience. The Donor Pyramid is a thing of the past. Here’s what you can do. Continue reading Bye-Bye Donor Pyramid. Today’s Marketing Funnel Looks Like This.
Our industry is working to celebrate identity and represent authentically. Identifying our implicit biases is an important place to start. Continue reading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) In Fundraising: How to Address Implicit Bias
With social media, you can find a large market and your reach has minimal cost, especially compared to other marketing channels. The trouble is, every brand is trying to maximize their social ROI. So, what can you do to stand out? Continue reading 12 Tips for Winning on Social Media
Storytelling is a powerful tool. In his 2022 series, “The Storytelling Fundraiser”, Dr. Russell James tells us that, “compelling fundraising story does something special. It leads to giving.” Here’s the one word you need to make your stories compelling. Continue reading This One Word Describes the Best Fundraising Stories
We’re halfway through 2022, marking a nice time to revisit our annual fundraising predictions. We noted five key marketing trends to watch this year. So, how are we doing? Continue reading REWIND The 5 Fundraising Trends We Predicted for 2022: Where Do We Stand
Let’s take a deep dive to see how and where Americans gave in 2021, according to a study from Giving USA. Plus, with the first half of 2022 behind us (and the stock market and GDP not looking as promising), get recommendations on navigating the latter half of 2022. Continue reading Giving USA 2022: Inside the Numbers
In fundraising, an objection is almost always better than indifference. Yes, objections can drive your conversation off track and can certainly be frustrating, but objections are also a sign of a prospect who’s listening and considering. Continue reading 8 Strategies to Try When a Prospect Says “No Thanks”
The American Council on Gift Annuities has released a new schedule of suggested maximum gift annuity rates for gifts established on or after July 1, 2022. Get all the details from our senior gift planning consultant, Lynn M. Gaumer, J.D.Continue reading [Special Update] New CGA Rates Released
For years, open rate was the go-to metric for email performance. It was easy to measure, easy to test and it provided a helpful starting point for gauging donor interest. So without it—or rather, with every Apple email looking “opened”—what’s a marketer to do? Continue reading Soooooo, Should I Care About Email Open Rates Anymore?
HubSpot reports that 67% of Boomers watch YouTube and 44% of Boomers visit YouTube daily. Here’s how to connect with a key audience where they are. Continue reading Baby Boomers Love Video (Psst: So You Should, Too)
Getting planned giving and estate planning concepts in front of donors regularly is critical…and you don’t have to have a huge budget to do it. Continue reading 10 FREE Ways to Ask for a Planned Gift
The AFP ICON conference, put on by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers. Some 3,000 attendees from five continents gathered. Here are five top conference takeaways. Continue reading Don’t Miss These Takeaways from the AFP ICON Conference
A recent report shows that trust not only influences whether a donor will give, it also influences how much they give. Here are some ways to build trust. Continue reading Just 18.5% of Donors “Highly Trust” Charities. So, What Do We Do?