Direct Mail

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 to

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 from

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

Using the ‘5 Ws’ to Elevate Your Fundraising

Corinne Servily, founder and President of Faircom New York, will be speaking at the Robert W. Wilson Summit at the New York Catholic Center on October 16. Corinne will address the importance of segmenting your donors in order to move them up the fundraising pyramid towards the ultimate goal of direct mail: leaving a

Integrating DM + Online

Written by Sally Frank, Vice President Here’s a quick and easy tip for an organization working to integrate direct mail and online. After sending a direct mail appeal, it is standard practice to follow up with a corresponding email. Having both print and digital communication channels allows donors to choose their

Direct Mail Design

Written by Michelle Le, Senior Account Director After the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in February, we wrote a post describing the essentials to designing a direct mail envelope (to read the post, click here). The envelope may be the first thing your donors see, but don’t waste all your time on

Direct Mail Tips from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Written by Michelle Le, Senior Account Director Spring fashion week has come and gone (unlike the snow storms in New York City!) but the trends and designs have left a lasting impact as we move into the new season. While not quite as sexy and hip as the runways of

“Online is replacing Direct Mail” is an Urban Legend

URBAN LEGEND TOUTED BY EVERY BOARD IN AMERICA:  Online is replacing Direct Mail Written by Sally Frank, Vice President This is a true story. The result of tabulating year-end revenue streams and strategizing for 2015 for Client X (name has not been disclosed for privacy purposes) Client X has a very

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.