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End of Year Fundraising: E-blasts

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate There’s a lot more to email fundraising than meets the eye. It’s no longer black and white letters with all text sent out blindly to a list of subscribers. Emails should include a theme, a strong message, and a persuasion technique, and be geared

End of Year Fundraising: the planning stage

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Before we jump into specifics of end-of-year fundraising, it’s crucial to understand the basics of creating a compelling campaign. Here are 5 important campaign parts to plan before getting into the nitty-gritty of email and social media. Set a goal. Figure out what you

End of Year Fundraising

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate For most people, December is a month of holiday shopping and scurried tax filing. But if you work for a non-profit, odds are you are busy rolling out your final stages of an end-of-year fundraiser, attending charity events, and monitoring your online presence like

OAfrica Gala

By Lindsay Long, Account Director Tuesday night featured OAfrica’s first ever gala event, organized by FaircomNY. The evening was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City in honor of OAfrica’s founder Lisa Lovatt-Smith. Based in Ghana, OAfrica works to shut down illegally operating orphanages, rescue vulnerable children in

Mandela Day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”7243″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”780×781″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mark your calendars and get ready to do some good: this Friday, July 18th, is Mandela Day! Celebrated on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, Mandela Day is a call to action for individuals across the globe, asking them to try and make the world a better

Plan Your Giving: Anyone Can Do It

Planned giving: simultaneously the simplest and most mystifying aspect of charitable giving, this one can be a tricky subject to approach. I mean, there’s got to be a tactful way to say, “Thanks for being such a valued donor…don’t forget about us after you’re dead!” And to even leave a

Creative Campaigning: Not Your Reality, But An Incredible Simulation

Remember your Facebook notifications in 2009? Not particularly? Alright, let’s rephrase: remember these in your Facebook notifications in 2009?: “Emily could really use some help fertilizing their crops in FarmVille!” “Andrew, Liz and 4 other friends sent you requests in Mafia Wars!” Ah, the days of scrolling through an endless sea of

Creative Campaigning: Donation, Where? Through a Third Party Software Developer

Purchasing a specially colored or designed product with the guarantee that the proceeds will benefit a charity isn’t a new concept. Maybe this morning you spritzed on some of your limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness Signature Eau de Toilette from Coach, and listened to a song written exclusively to benefit

Creative Campaigning: Game of Funds

It’s 4:42 in the afternoon on a Sunday and you’re relaxing at home. Take a look at what tabs you’ve got open: we bet you’ve got your email going, and maybe some headlines from today’s breaking news. You might even be checking out a handy direct mail tip, too. But

Direct Mail Direct-ion: P.S. Include One

Here’s the last installment in our Direct Mail Direct-ion series! Believe it or not, even something as simple as including a P.S. can drastically increase the response rate from a direct mailing. For starters, a P.S. is another way to solidify that personal connection with a donor that can only come from

Direct Mail Direct-ion: Clear Communication

We know how much you loved our last “Direct Mail Direct-ion” tip all about the difference a colored envelope can make, so here’s our next post in the series! Don’t not make the language simple to understand. We mean, definitely probably don’t make it difficult. We mean— well, I think you get

Direct Mail Direct-ion: Judge a (Letter) By Its Cover

Relying solely on the web for donor interactions can seem like a tempting idea. Social media allows you to reach a potentially worldwide audience, and requires no more than a hashtag or cat GIF to guarantee a response, while email blasts are cheap and easy to send out to thousands.

Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert Recap

On February 13th, celebrities, singers, and civilians alike all gathered together at St. Paul the Apostle Church to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela. The tribute, organized by NYC arts club CultureHorde and The Nelson Mandela Foundation, was hosted by Morgan Freeman and South African DJ Gareth Cliff. Cliff offered