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$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

The Future of Charitable Giving: Part 1

What does the future hold for charitable giving? To answer this question, we must first look into the charitable giving data of this past year. In 2017, Giving USA published that the gifts of Americans to charitable causes ended with a record-breaking $410 billion high-water mark, a 5.2% increase over

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

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