fundraising

The Power of Social Proof

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Fun Fact: Teddy Roosevelt popularized the widespread expression “jump on the bandwagon” in the late 1800s. The common expression was often used to depict a crowd following a politician’s bandwagon through a parade. The concept referred to the act of people following others simply

“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

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

End of Year Fundraising: website maintenance

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate It is crucial in today’s mobile world that your website is fully responsive with an optimized donation page and vibrant home page, but during year-end fundraising these features are absolutely essential. If you find your website isn’t as user-friendly as you’d like, this is

End of Year Fundraising: E-blasts

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate There’s a lot more to email fundraising than meets the eye. It’s no longer black and white letters with all text sent out blindly to a list of subscribers. Emails should include a theme, a strong message, and a persuasion technique, and be geared

End of Year Fundraising: the planning stage

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Before we jump into specifics of end-of-year fundraising, it’s crucial to understand the basics of creating a compelling campaign. Here are 5 important campaign parts to plan before getting into the nitty-gritty of email and social media. Set a goal. Figure out what you

End of Year Fundraising

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate For most people, December is a month of holiday shopping and scurried tax filing. But if you work for a non-profit, odds are you are busy rolling out your final stages of an end-of-year fundraiser, attending charity events, and monitoring your online presence like

OAfrica Gala

By Lindsay Long, Account Director Tuesday night featured OAfrica’s first ever gala event, organized by FaircomNY. The evening was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City in honor of OAfrica’s founder Lisa Lovatt-Smith. Based in Ghana, OAfrica works to shut down illegally operating orphanages, rescue vulnerable children in

Creative Campaigning: Game of Funds

It’s 4:42 in the afternoon on a Sunday and you’re relaxing at home. Take a look at what tabs you’ve got open: we bet you’ve got your email going, and maybe some headlines from today’s breaking news. You might even be checking out a handy direct mail tip, too. But

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