Fundraising

5 Easy Steps to Boost Your Year-End Giving

Fall is in the air and we will soon be breaking out the sweaters, enjoying our pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice candles, pumpkin spice - EVERYTHING, and watching the beautiful change of the leaves to vibrant oranges, yellows, and purples. Most importantly, at this time of

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The Difference Between a Giver and a Donor

After a major disaster hit a large city, one of the emergency relief organizations, which was on the ground immediately, received a flood of donations to help those in crisis. The number of gifts was of an unprecedented magnitude, forcing the organization to scramble to

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Direct Mail Is Alive and Well…

In this day of increasing and pervasive digital communication, many organizations are legitimately questioning the value of continuing their direct mail programs. Digital communication can be faster and less expensive. Plus, literally everyone is online these days… However, the outcomes are not as predictable as

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3 Tips To Improve Your Email Deliverability

The world of email marketing is constantly changing. Whether you are fundraising, promoting products, or building awareness, communications strategies are different than they were just a few years ago. There was a time when email was a guaranteed way to get a message into someone’s inbox.

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Branding Your Church’s Media Ministry

One of the keys to developing adequate funding for your church’s media ministry is to develop an independent brand identity for your media outreach. Developing a strong brand involves more than just creating a good logo. It requires a commitment to identify and develop the

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Bringing Donors Back to Life: Engaging Lapsed Donors

One inevitable truth about donors is that they eventually stop giving.  You will have a certain percentage each year who fall into this category.  There are a number of reasons why this happens, including death, change of location, change of focus, disappointment with the organization,

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Which Is Better – Digital Donors Or Leads?

Digital fundraising has two major approaches these days when it comes to finding new donors – donor acquisition and lead acquisition. The first has to do with reaching out and trying to obtain a first gift from users in your target audience. The second involves

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