Blackbaud published its annual Charitable Giving Report on February 2, 2016, featuring how nonprofit fundraising performed in 2015. The report reveals
Email is a powerful medium for reaching your supporters. As such, you need your emails to be the most effective that they can be. So how do you do that? A new article by The DataBank discusses creating different versions and sending test samples of your emails to small groups of your supporters.
Building up the number of monthly donors who give regularly to your organization is an important strategy to assure the long-term health of your fundraising efforts. Donors who choose to make monthly gifts are on average more likely to support your organization for a longer period of time. They’re also more likely to donate more money to your organization during their “giving lifetime” than donors who just make single gifts.
We’ve reached an important tipping point in how mobile is being used. Blackbaud has reported recently that mobile conversions in 2015 have reached a new record, with 19 percent of donations and 23 percent of event registrations made from a mobile device. In my own work with nonprofits of various sizes, I’m seeing email readership rates of 40 percent from mobile devices.
There’s a lot riding on your year-end online fundraising efforts. Some nonprofits raise a quarter (if not more) of all their online revenue in December. No doubt your team has been carefully planning its year-end online campaigns and is hard at work implementing the messages. Here are a few last-minute ideas to supercharge your fundraising.
As the year-end giving season approaches, nonprofits can benefit by improving their website donation pages. Whether clicking through on email appeals, visiting your website after getting an appeal in the mail, or doing a web search, a lot of prospective donors will end up on your donation page. But don’t take it for granted that all your visitors will make a gift once there. The truth is, many prospective donors leave uninspired, confused, or frustrated. Here are 10 tips to help you improve your year-end donation pages.