Planning for Effective Donor Meetings in the “New Normal”

Donor meetings are an essential component of major gift fundraising, providing invaluable opportunities to learn more about the individuals who make your programs possible. There are some fundamentals you should consider when preparing for these meetings – and new factors to keep in mind during the “new normal” of major gift fundraising in the time of COVID-19.

4 Tips for Maximizing Your Monthly Giving Program

Monthly giving programs have become a lifeblood of nonprofits, creating a foundation for consistent, predictable revenue for your organization. But too many organizations are missing these low-hanging fruit: A recent study by Salesforce shows that only 14% of organizations prompted one-time donors to upgrade to recurring gifts when these donors would likely be interested in budgeting their gifts throughout the year. Additionally, 27% of organizations made no attempt to retain a recurring donation from a monthly donor after a credit card was canceled.

Addressing Multilingual Audiences in Digital Communications

English might seem like the primary language on the web, but for many nonprofits, multilingual digital communications are important to build trust and engage with online communities of donors and prospective donors. Here are the best practices to help lay the groundwork to implement a multilingual digital communications strategy.

How To Test in Acquisition Without Breaking the Bank

New donor acquisition is the most expensive area of any fundraising program, and zeroing in on the most effective control package requires constant testing and re-testing. There’s no need to break the bank to improve acquisition results – small tweaks and tests can make all the difference.

Building a Successful Matching Gift Campaign from Start to Finish

Building a Successful Matching Gift Campaign from Start to Finish

If you find yourself with a matching gift opportunity, you can make it a multi-level success by ensuring that both those donors that fund the match and those that respond to it truly feel engaged and understand the power of their giving and how it multiplies toward funding the mission of the organization.

Nurturing Donor Relationships

Nurturing Donor Relationships Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Through the pandemic response, an incredible shift has taken hold: rising public trust in nonprofits. Charities of all missions and sizes are stepping up to fill urgent gaps in the community and take additional steps for authentic relationship building. Central to this is stewardship! Learn more about these promising trends and how you can implement strong stewardship in your fundraising program to build long-term value and lasting donor relationships.

Donor-Advised Funds

What You Should Know (and Do) About Donor-Advised Funds

If you’re not familiar with Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs), it’s time to get started. This charitable giving vehicle holds great fundraising potential for your nonprofit, and understanding how you can unlock it will be game-changing.  DAFs contribute to 13% of overall giving today — more than digital, which is 8.5%. Additionally,

$100,000 From a $500 Donor? Impossible? Think Again

If you’ve been following our blog or reading our case studies or attending our workshops, you’ve heard us preaching: segment out your mid-level donors and upgrade them! Why? Renewal rates are declining—but upgrades are increasing! A direct mail donor is a direct mail donor. If they have the capacity to

Fundraising Day New York 2017 Recap

Faircom New York lives and breathes fundraising so it’s no surprise that we love attending Fundraising Day New York each year. The annual conference gathers fundraisers, nonprofit leaders, board members, and other interested parties to share ideas and tips about fundraising strategy for nonprofits. This year, we spoke with some