Clarity Results in Better Fundraising

Clarity is the enemy of confusion. Bringing a clear message in your appeal will help the reader understand exactly what you're asking for and why they should give. You may have heard the phrase, "if you confuse, you lose." If the reader gets confused or mixed up in your messaging, the default option is to

By |2018-06-23T07:35:42+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Intermediate|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

Episode 006 – Why Don’t My Emails Perform As Well As My Direct Mail?

Direct mail is not dead. Far from it, direct mail still performs well if you have a good strategy behind it. Many nonprofits are transitioning more investment into digital but aren't seeing the return in email that they've seen in direct mail. Today, we're going to talk through the five Cs of successful email appeals, then we have a question from Marcy about why her emails don't perform as well as her direct mail does. 

5 Cs of Effective Fundraising Appeals

Raising funds for needed items, foods, and services is the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization. Yet many organizations struggle with the staple of a successful fundraiser – the appeal. Your fundraising appeal needs to hit home with your audience, cutting through the clutter in their inboxes to make a real impact. Your appeal needs to

By |2018-02-16T20:07:56+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Fundraising|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Secrets to Being a Successful Storyteller

Liko loved school. He had dreams of graduating, getting a good job, helping to lift his family out of generations of poverty. But one day, tragedy struck. The village borehole water pump broke. Clean water was no longer available. The school’s feeding program shut down. The school itself closed. Village residents suddenly had to travel 13

By |2018-01-04T22:49:40+00:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Beginner, Featured Beginner, Fundraising|Tags: , |0 Comments