Digital Marketing

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

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 from

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

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

Building an Effective Welcome Email Series

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate One of the top goals of marketing and fundraising campaigns, other than to sell a product or raise funds, is to gain contact information – specifically, email addresses. Email is quickly becoming the most popular form of contact as younger generations change addresses often

What is Gen Y?

Those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s are often given unflattering attributes: addicted to technology, selfish, lazy, self-centered… Millennials do not appear to be the best prospects for any nonprofit fundraising campaign, especially since most are still struggling with college loans and finding a full-time job. However,

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

A Few Tweaks to Jumpstart Your Fundraising Letter

By Michelle Le, Senior Account Director It’s a new year and with many non-profit organizations sending out renewal letters this time of year, we want to offer some easy tips (that are often forgotten) to help boost your fundraising results. 1. Ask and you shall receive It seems obvious that