I LOVE MONTHLY DONORS

Want More Monthly Donors? Learn to Love the Lightbox

Who doesn’t love a monthly donor?  These loyal supporters are the pillars of solid, progressive fundraising programs. They’re retained at an exceptionally high rate of 85-90 percent, compared to an average retention rate of 45 percent for all donors, according to the 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report. And they stay longer – between five and seven…

Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success

Finding donors on social media comes down to being true to yourself and your cause. How do you make sure you’re doing that? By having a consistent voice and tone. Gary Wohlfeill explains how you can in today’s post. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill, Director of Marketing at CrowdRise Nonprofits are used to holding their narratives…

Another Great Thank You Video You Need to See

Last October, Kivi presented a webinar on thank you videos. Today’s guest, Gerard Miller, attended that webinar and sent a sweet email thanking us for the presentation. (He’s really good at thanking people!) He also sent the thank you video his organization, SwimRVA, produced and I asked him to share their creation process with you.…

What to Do Now That Your Fundraising Campaign Is Over

You should use every event and campaign as a learning experience. Today’s post gives you some ideas what to do after it’s all over. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill Your event or campaign is officially over and it was incredible. You hit your donation goals, spread awareness about your mission, recruited new fundraisers, and so…

Week of Freebies, Day 4: Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.  With year-end giving in full swing, make sure you are thanking your donors in a way that will keep them giving for years to come. Our free download, 20 Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters,…

Creating a Thank-You Video in a Day – How This Nonprofit Did It

Last week Angela Crist, CEO of Findlay Hope House, reached out to me and Kivi about a thank you video they created after attending our recent webinar. It was so simple, yet so effective, we had to have her tell you the story! ~Kristina Guest Post by Angela Crist I’ve been keeping my eye on creative thank-you…

Your Nonprofit Annual Report – Shorter and Faster

Did you see yesterday’s post showing that most nonprofit communicators think their workload is too heavy? Not a surprise, right? We’ve been hearing that for a while now, which is why we started developing short, intensive courses with step-by-step coaching. We call these courses Nonprofit Marketing Accelerators. And our next Accelerator will help you knock…