About Jeremy Reis

Jeremy Reis is the Senior Director of Marketing at Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Jeremy serves on the Advisory Council for Christian Leadership Alliance, an alliance of more than 6,000 mission-focused Christians who lead in today’s high-impact Christian nonprofit ministries, churches, educational institutions, and businesses. His aim is to help all nonprofits take advantage of technology solutions to improve donor experience and fundraising.

5 of the Most Creative Ways to Show Gratitude to Donors

Are you looking for a way to raise more income in the short term and long term? Thank your donors quickly and often. Beyond a thank you note, how do you creatively thank your donors? Showing gratitude to your donors is a key way to build a healthy donor relationship and continue to develop people down

By |2018-06-23T07:35:30+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Beginner, Donor Communication, Fundraising|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fundraising Ideas – Dave the Development Director

"Dave, in our weekly staff meeting, our programs team came up with these 37 ideas for fundraising," Phil says. Dave reads the report, "Number 4, educate more and ask less. Number 13, use more facts and statistics." Phil remarks, "I think Number 27 is the best." "Ask the Gates Foundation for a grant."

By |2018-07-02T18:01:27+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Comics|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Want Better Email Fundraising Success? Make It Easier to Read

Anything that puts a barrier between the reader and the ability to give should be eliminated. This includes the design of your emails and landing pages. There are several elements you should consider when you review the design of your email appeals: Layout Photos Fonts The layout of your email should have a clear flow

By |2018-06-20T15:04:17+00:00July 1st, 2018|Categories: Donor Communication, Fundraising, Intermediate|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Tell an Impactful Fundraising Story

Story is embedded into who we are. The best stories feature focus on a single character. This character could be a beneficiary, a donor, or any stakeholder. The best fundraising stories communicate how the reader can make an impact. When I first arrived at Food for the Hungry, our direct mail appeals used vivid stories

Complete Guide to Great Fundraising Appeals (with Examples!)

If you're new to fundraising, writing an appeal to raise funds is different than you might expect. Once, I hired someone who had sales and marketing experience but no direct nonprofit experience. He tended to write appeals that were very fact based, "1 billion people live in poverty" or "You can help 10,855 people right

Are You Bothering Your Donors?

Why are we afraid we're "bothering" donors? We ask questions like "how soon is too soon to ask for a second gift?" or "best practices say I should wait nine months for a second gift, what should I communicate before then?" Can you imagine a meeting at Amazon where executives debate like this, "We should

Episode 013 – How Do I Position the Donor as the Hero?

Your donor is the hero. This is one of the hardest concepts for nonprofit staff to accept. In this episode, Jeremy answers a question about how to position the donor as the hero in your nonprofit communications. Using examples, Jeremy teaches you how to write active copy that presents an appeal from the point of view of a donor.

By |2018-06-26T11:28:43+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Podcasts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Episode 012 – What is Retargeting?

Retargeting, also known as remarketing, is a technology to show ads to a warm audience. In this episode, Jeremy discusses what retargeting is, how it works, two different types of retargeting, and how your nonprofit organization can use retargeting to get more supporters and deepen your relationship with existing donors.

By |2018-05-06T18:24:39+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Digital Advertising, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments