Episode 004 – How Does Email Design Impact Response?

How does email design impact response in your emails? Often there are conflicting answers on blogs as different organizations experience different results when they change factors in their email marketing. In episode 4, Jeremy explores a question about graphics vs text emails and how you can test to determine the right factors to improve response for your nonprofit emails. 

Episode 003 – How Do We Segment Our Emails?

Have you ever hired a consultant to help you with a project, but when it comes time to execute, they disappear? This happened to Holly when she brought in a consultant to look at her email fundraising program. The consultant told Holly she should improve her segmentation and then disappeared before sharing with her a direction to go. In episode 3 of the Nonprofit Answers Podcast, Jeremy teaches Holly about different ways to segment her email file to maximize response.

Episode 001 – Facebook Algorithm Changes – Nonprofit Answers

In episode 1 of the Nonprofit Answers Podcast, Jeremy Reis answers a question from Helen, a nonprofit marketing manager in Nashville. Helen is concerned about the recent algorithm changes with Facebook and wants to know what she should do. Should she continue to invest time and resources into Facebook? What changes should she make to her social media strategy?

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

100 Email Appeal Subject Lines

When you're writing email appeals, the subject and preview text are two key factors to increase your open rate. You want to create a subject line that grabs the reader's attention and entices her to open the email without being disingenuous. There isn't a specific template or formula you should use for your subject line,

By |2018-02-16T12:34:07+00:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Email Marketing, Fundraising, Intermediate|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

5 Tips to Prepare for a Development Director Interview

Congratulations! Your interview is set for a development director position at a nonprofit you're interested in. What now? There's a lot of prep work you can do for the interview to improve your chances to stand out from the crowd. It's rare to see people come to an interview fully prepared and if you follow

By |2018-01-13T19:44:31+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Intermediate|Tags: , |0 Comments

7 Secrets to an Irresistible Annual Report

An annual report is like a slick Apple ad: it tells a story that resonates with people emotionally to confirm their support of your organization or move them to support your organization. While your IRS form 990 and annual financial disclosures tell financial facts, your annual report should paint a picture of support. It should

11 Creative Ways to Thank a Donor

The way you say "thank you" to donors could be the most important communication pieces you have as a nonprofit organization. Unfortunately, many nonprofits send "thank you" communications that read more like a formal tax receipt then a heartfelt felt note of appreciation that motivates the donor to want to have a relationship with the

5 Mistakes You’re Making with Donors … That Have an Easy Fix!

During a recent one-on-one meeting with my our Content Marketer at Food for the Hungry, we were talking about value proposition and reviewing a proposed project. I made a comment that would have led the piece away from being donor focused and our Content Marketer calmly corrected my proposed change. It's amazing how easy it

By |2018-01-10T09:53:41+00:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Advanced, Featured Advanced, Fundraising, Intermediate|0 Comments