Should You Use a ‘Tchotchke’ for Monthly Giving?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in NonProfit Pro Today, Recurring giving |

  This is an interesting question. The first answer is that this depends very much on what you’re currently using in your appeals and messaging. The second answer is that you will never know until you test it. If your donors are used to receiving something “in exchange for a donation,” using a tchotchke or premium as a “thank you” for joining a monthly giving program may be the way to go. For example, if you’re sending out upfront premiums...

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Monthly donors, your ‘insurance policy’ during disasters

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Annual appeals, Recurring giving |

As part of the country is cleaning up after Hurricane Matthew and others are bracing themselves for it, I was thinking about disasters and the tremendous impact on fundraising, especially in prime giving season. For example, if you’re local, based in Florida, Georgia or South Carolina and your donors have to evacuate in the middle of your busy appeal season, that will definitely have an impact! Just think back what happened with Katrina...

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Fundraising is Good, but Compliance is Better!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Uncategorized |

When I start working with new clients or talk to nonprofits, the following issue comes up every now and then. Thank you to James Gilmer of Harbor Compliance for his guest blog on this important issue! Fundraising is Good, but Compliance is better! Fundraising is the lifeblood of most nonprofits. Whether it’s by monthly, annual, or one-time gifts, few organizations can survive without critical donations. While your organization may be going to...

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