5 Ways to Build Loyalty with Your Donors

Much of the fundraising material written today is about acquiring new donors, yet building loyalty with your existing donors and getting that second gift is finding its way to the top of the nonprofit list of strategies. Smart organizations are aggressively courting first time givers to engage for multiple gifts. Many organizations are now focusing on

By |2018-09-20T18:56:27+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Fundraising|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

Mistakes That Will Sink Your Fundraising Campaign

I've made a lot of mistakes. I've had to learn a lot of hard lessons. Nonprofit fundraising isn't always easy. There are many rules and guidelines that industry pros have learned through expensive testing over decades. When you learn these lessons, some come from your own expensive mistakes, you will learn how to best fundraise

By |2018-05-01T17:19:39+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Fundraising|Tags: , |0 Comments

8 Ways to Reactivate Unresponsive Email Addresses

Do you have people on your email list who haven't interacted with your organization in some time? Do you want to learn how you can save these people and reactivate them to continue wanting to receive your emails? Let's explore 8 steps the organization can take to reactivate these people, or decide what to do

By |2018-05-16T19:04:32+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Email Marketing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Episode 007 – My Executive Director Keeps Editing Out Fundraising Best Practices

Do you have someone who edits out fundraising best practice from your appeals? Someone who doesn't like the urgency, postscripts, hyphens, folksy language, or handwritten notes? Is your fundraising suffering because of it? In episode 7, Jeremy answers a question from Julia about how to handle an Executive Director who doesn't understand fundraising and is undermining her efforts.

By |2018-03-12T10:52:06+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Fundraising, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why Donors Give: In Exchange for a Premium

Different donors give for different reasons. Successful fundraising is driven by your nonprofit organization appealing to the recipient’s reasons for giving. Consider all the ways you can leverage storytelling, imagery, and emotion in your emails. The motivation for donating is as diverse as your recipients, but research suggests most people fall into one of several

Nonprofit Thank You Video Script

Videos are a powerful relationship building tool. A technique that can help your nonprofit quickly begin building a relationship with your donor is to create a personalized thank you video. This creative way of expressing gratitude to your donor communicates how much you care. There are a number of platforms that help facilitate the personalized

Episode 002 – How Do We Improve Our Turnaround Time for Sending Disaster Fundraising Appeals?

In episode two of the Nonprofit Answers Podcast, Jeremy Reis takes a question from Ryan who's frustrated with their turnaround time on disaster response fundraising appeals. This is a topic that really hits home: how do we decide if we're going to respond to a disaster and then get our appeals out the door quickly in email and direct mail? Jeremy shares how Food for the Hungry decides when to respond and how they send out emergency response fundraising appeals quickly.

The Story of the One

Nonprofit fundraising, at its core, is storytelling. Telling a story of how your organization has helped one beneficiary be transformed is the building block of telling the story of your organization. In nonprofit development, the story we use in fundraising is called the story of the one. It's called the story of the one because