The Best Response When a Monthly Donor Calls to Cancel

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in NonProfit Pro Today, Recurring giving |

A monthly donor calling up to cancel is a dreaded call for any organization. It’s something nobody wants to hear. But it’s important to respond in the right way. Bloomerang’s Steven Shattuck posted an article on his experience canceling as a monthly donor. So, let’s provide you with the best response when this happens at your organization. This requires you to get all of the people answering the phones at your organization in a room for a few...

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Monthly Donor Acquisition Made Easy

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Recurring giving |

By now, I trust you’re convinced that you must truly get going on generating monthly donors. Here are three simple tips to get started: 1. Ask your donors to join Is it really that simple? Yes, it is. If you ask them, they will come. How else are donors going to know that you have a program and you’d like them to join this really convenient way to support your mission? 2. Make it easy to find Occasionally, an organization calls me...

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Calculating your Monthly Giving Coverage Ratio

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Recurring giving |

Last week I talked about upgrading your monthly donors, a very important part in growing your program. Today I’ll go back to something that’s even more important with any monthly donor program: Retaining your monthly donors. Like anything with fundraising, the rule of thumb is: If you can keep a monthly donor, that’s still cheaper than bringing in a new one. To calculate how you’re doing with your program, we use the...

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You can build a monthly giving program with limited resources

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Recurring giving |

This past week I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar for Pamela Grow’s Simple Development System members. I’m very grateful to Pam as she introduced me to webinars a little over a year ago! Since then, I’ve joined the subject matter expert team of Charity How To and I am having a lot of fun teaching organizations how they can get started and grow a monthly giving program with very limited resources. A couple of key pieces...

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New Donors Do Join Monthly Giving Programs! You should test it sometime!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Recurring giving |

Another  Monthly Giving myth debunked   a guest post for Wild Woman Fundraising Monthly  Giving is probably the one fundraising program surrounded by the highest number  of myths. All of these myths are used as reasons NOT to start… Well, if  it were my nonprofit organization, I’d RUN (not walk) to get started with  monthly giving! The impact on retention is HUGE! And who doesn’t want to  increase their retention rate? So, if  you’re still...

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