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15 Ways To Secure Recurring Donors

Posted by Katrina Hatchett on Feb 12, 2019 11:43:00 AM

15 Ways to Secure Recurring Donors

Securing donations for your organization is often the key to survival. Securing even single donations can be difficult: convincing people to part ways with their money for (typically) nothing more than a thank you is a tough task. Even more tricky is securing repeat donations.

“If you are able to get yourself a donor who is willing to come back multiple times to give donations, that is a hugely valuable thing. They become a sort of investor in your organization,” says Jorden Boyer, manager at WriteMyx and BritStudent.

So, without further ado, here are 15 methods used to secure donations and, ideally, continue the trend.

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Topics: fundraising campaigns, development, monthly giving, recurring donations, #donorlove

Using Social Media to Build Nonprofit Awareness (and Raise Funds!)

Posted by Jessica Barrett Halcom on Sep 10, 2018 11:35:00 AM

Social media has long ago sloughed off its reputation for being a senseless place where people make fake friends and post pics of their lunch. Most platforms have established themselves in the unique way they each add value. Social media has also firmly established itself as a real part of our everyday lives. In fact, we spend more time on social media platforms than we do eating.

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Topics: nonprofit, nonprofit websites, fundraising campaigns, donations, social media, nonprofit tech

Creating a Nonprofit Membership Program

Posted by Steven Wesley on Mar 29, 2018 12:18:00 PM


A membership program is one of the most fruitful nonprofit funding models. It allows charity organizations to maintain financial stability and focus on real work instead of chasing money day after day. However, it’s not easy to create a successful membership program.

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Topics: fundraising, nonprofit, membership programs, nonprofit management, fundraising campaigns, nonprofit membership program

Are Disengaged Donors and Poor Email Marketing Practices Killing Your Fundraising Campaigns?

Posted by Zak Walters on May 16, 2017 3:53:00 PM

Your online fundraising strategy and campaigns are dependent on email marketing. Poor delivery rates will leave a lasting residual impact on all of those efforts you work hard to set in place. Imagine if your recipient’s inbox never received those campaigns you worked so hard on. Believe it or not, it could be happening to you. 

Email sending reputation can kill your online fundraising campaigns and no one is talking about it. This reputation is directly impacted by disengaged donors and poor email practices. Are your emails landing in the spam folder? Or worse, getting your domain blacklisted?

Let’s take an in-depth look at how your email sending reputation is determined, why it’s important, and what you can do to fix it.

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Topics: nonprofit management, fundraising campaigns, email fundraising, fundraising data, disengaged donors

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