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2016 Fundraising Reports: Topline Findings

By Ségolène Rabel, Jr. Digital Marketing Strategist We’re only halfway through 2016 and already looking forward to the reports from this year’s fundraising campaigns, A/B tests and award-winning designs. But while we wait to see the top nonprofit marketing campaigns of the past 6 months, we’re combining all of the reports from

Your Monthly Sustainer Program: Part 2

By Tracy Coutain, Account Director, and Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Manager   Best Practices Earlier this month, we shared some insights on why your monthly donor program could become the most fruitful unit of your online fundraising program. If you missed our blog post you can read it here, or continue below

Raise Funds and Awareness on Facebook

By Madeline Frank, Large Donor/Events Intern In case you haven’t read tech news in the past few weeks, Facebook recently launched the newest addition to their ever-growing platform: Fundraisers! This new tool, specifically geared toward nonprofits and philanthropists, was quickly dubbed the newest trend in DIY fundraising. Vice President of

Your Monthly Sustainer Program: Part 1

By Tracy Coutain, Account Director, and Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Manager   Why Monthly Donors? 2016 is the year of monthly sustainers. Multiple reports from industry leaders in the fundraising sector have shown a clear trend toward monthly giving, with some nonprofits seeing 17% of their total online revenue coming

The Digital Landscape: What Tools Can Help Your Nonprofit

By Matt Reese, Digital Strategist The digital landscape is murky – each day we hear in equal parts about tomorrow’s hot new social platform and how yesterday’s has already failed; we hear about ad technology and ad blocking technology; and each day more and more Unicorns are springing up. If even

7 Insights on How to Thank Your Donors

By Nikki Morin, Account Director Sending a “thank you” after you receive a donation, can actually encourage the donor to give a second gift. Surprised? We encourage nonprofits to spend as much time on the “thank you” email or card as they did on the appeal – after all, it could

Digital or Direct Mail? The Constant Battle for Fundraising Professionals

By Ségolène Rabel, Jr. Digital Marketing Strategist Finding the balance between online and offline fundraising can be tricky. Do you invest completely in direct mail, which has proven revenue results but a limited audience and expensive costs? Spend your budget on the less-expensive online channels that have promise, but haven’t shown consistent

2 special events – the American Friends of the Chambon Memorial

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Emily Waugh, Graphic Designer Last week featured two very special events, hosted by the American Friends of the Chambon Memorial and organized by Faircom New York. The Chambon Memorial commemorates one of the greatest stories of citizen bravery and humanitarian compassion from the 20th century. Amidst the prejudice,

Fundraising and Development: The American Model

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our president and founder recently presented a report at the King Baudouin Foundation about critical factors to successful fundraising and development in the US. Year-over-year we are seeing record-breaking fundraising in the US. It’s vital for international nonprofits who are looking to grow their donor base to take steps to enter the US fundraising

5 Tips for Successful Fundraising Emails

By Ségolène Rabel, Jr. Digital Marketing Strategist Email marketing is one of the most important fundraising tools to generate online donations. But with most email users receiving over 30 emails each day, how do you stand out from the crowd and engage with these potential donors? Good news, we’ve got some answers.

5 Holiday Shopping Skills to Apply to Your Next Social Media Campaign

By Violetta Znorkowski, Jr. Digital Marketer  1. Prioritize It’s no secret that holiday sales are filled with tons of visual stimuli to catch your attention. With colorful signs that read “85% off” and neon arrows pointing at discounts, it’s easy to get side tracked. We’ve all walked into a store with

Comparing Crowdfunding Platforms

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Kickstarter Mission: “Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality”. Purpose: Kickstarter focuses on funding creative projects more than generic fundraisers. Launch: 2009 Notes: It’s has been covered on many

Announcing our recent award…

As a team, we tend to be pretty low-key about our successes. We cheer on our clients as their campaigns bring in great results and we might brag about our occasional French breakfasts, but when it comes to awards and agency news – we’re a little modest. But when our