Donor Engagement

The Face Behind the Logo – Building Nonprofit Relationships Through Social Media

Blocking Is For Football, Not Twitter In mid-May, sports Twitter was abuzz as insiders were comparing notes about a ‘very important’ topic: Who’s been blocked by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger? His official Twitter account had been blocking everyone for quite awhile and no one could figure out why. What [...]

By |2020-08-14T13:16:28-04:00August 14th, 2020|Donor Engagement, Social Media|

Fundraising Mid-Pandemic: Your Honor and Responsibility

Whither goest now? When coronavirus response fundraising began several months ago, you probably didn’t envision you’d still be working from a home office. Or that your ‘business as usual’ still wouldn’t be. Or that you still wouldn’t have the ability to plan for a date certain when everything would go [...]

Cultivate Donors in a Virtual World with Video Emails

Being productive and saving time are two of my favorite things - right up there with delighting donors and helping make fundraiser’s jobs easier. One of my favorite things to collect, next to drool-worthy fundraising examples, are timesaving fundraising tools. I recently did a webinar with my fundraising friends Rachel [...]

9 Donor Stewardship Ideas to Keep Your Donors Feeling Connected While Practicing Social Distancing

Proper donor stewardship is incredibly important for any nonprofit in the best of times — it makes your donors feel appreciated and engaged, establishes a stronger emotional tie with your organization and could make or break their decision to make another gift. In the worst of times — say, for [...]

Actually, Calling Donors To Thank Them Does Make Them More Likely To Give Again (and Give More)

In today's digital-dominated world, personal touches like handwritten notes and phone calls can break through the noise. Though mostly anecdotal, top fundraisers and consultants have espoused the power of such personal touches, particularly the use of the phone. We even have some data to back it up: McConkey-Johnston International in [...]

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