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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.

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,

Getting Donors to ‘Swipe Right’

Written by Michelle Le, Senior Account Director I recently spent an evening with some friends who are active on various dating sites; a good portion of the night included searching for potential matches. The endeavor was hilarious, entertaining and mind-boggling all at the same time. There were so many people

“On-Line is replacing Direct Mail” is an urban legend

URBAN LEGEND TOUTED BY EVERY BOARD IN AMERICA:  On-Line 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

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