How Many Times is Too Many Times For a Nonprofit to Ask For a Donation?
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How Many Times is Too Many Times For a Nonprofit to Ask For a Donation?

Last week on June 15th we held a seminar in our offices for nonprofit marketers and directors entitled “How to Grow your Donor Base to Create a Monthly Giving Machine“, presented by Erica Waasdorp of A Direct Solution. One of the topics that Waasdorp touched on, was how often should you reach out to your supporters to ask...

How do Monthly Donors Compare to Annual Fund Donors?
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How do Monthly Donors Compare to Annual Fund Donors?

This is a guest blog written by Erica Waasdorp, President off A Direct Solution. A Direct Solution helps nonprofits raise sustainable revenue through annual appeals and monthly giving. As part of NextPage’s Lunch & Learn series, on June 15th, 2017 Erica will be hosting a seminar at the NextPage offices entitled “How to Grow your...

Still The One
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Still The One

Let’s face it, there is a new marketing channel popping up every month it seams like. So why are non-profits sticking to one of the oldest avenues known to marketing? It’s because, direct mail still drives the strongest response rate when asking for donations. See how NextPage helped strengthen a local non-profits’ direct mail program. Download...

Nonprofit partner spotlight on Operation Breakthrough
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Nonprofit partner spotlight on Operation Breakthrough

Here at NextPage we are always looking for opportunities to give back to our community. For over 40 years a small non-profit organization called Operation Breakthrough has gone above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the community. Their sole purpose is helping children who live in poverty develop to their fullest potential...

Nonprofit Spotlight on Harvesters
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Nonprofit Spotlight on Harvesters

Here at NextPage we like to raise awareness of some of the great area non-profits that we partner with. Harvesters is one of those organizations. Many people in our area are familiar with Harvesters, they have a number of barrels placed in grocery stores around town and they have done an outstanding job of raising awareness about...

Direct Mail Still Strongest Prompt for Donations
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Direct Mail Still Strongest Prompt for Donations

According to the latest survey by global research company, YouGov, direct mail is still the strongest tactic for donations, aside from donating to a regularly supported charity. Social media is beginning to be a significant motivator for younger Americans. The November 2013 survey of over 1,150 U.S adults, finds: DIRECT MAIL SOLICITATIONS One-fifth (21%) of...

How to Say Thank You in a Personal, Memorable, Trackable Way
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How to Say Thank You in a Personal, Memorable, Trackable Way

Nine times out of ten, a donor receives a letter that starts with, “Thank you for your generous donation.” Because giving is an emotional response, it deserves an emotional thank you with more pep and personality than a typical, status quo thank you. Read Shannon Doolittle’s 22 Delightful Ways to Say Thank You. Here’s a sample...

Seven Part Nonprofit Multi-Channel Campaign Touches 7 Million Donors
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Seven Part Nonprofit Multi-Channel Campaign Touches 7 Million Donors

Two years ago in April, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission saw a dramatic drop in donations simultaneously with seeing a dramatic increase in homeless cases. Based on advice from its marketing agency, it learned that the days of single-channel marketing were over. Donors now function in a multi-channel mode. Even if a direct mail acquisition piece is sent...

Key Direct Marketing Trends for Nonprofits Revealed
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Key Direct Marketing Trends for Nonprofits Revealed

Ethan Boldt, Chief Content Officer of Direct Marketing IQ, the research division of publisher Target Marketing, surveyed and shared the results of direct marketing trends for nonprofits in 2011 with glimmers of trends in 2012. In case you missed his direct marketing trend video post, here is what Boldt shared. Personalization, including Variable Data Printing (VDP) has...

Study Shows Direct Mail Triggers 3-to-1 Donations Compared to Email
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Study Shows Direct Mail Triggers 3-to-1 Donations Compared to Email

Donors are more than three times as likely to give an online gift in response to a direct mail appeal than an “e-ppeal,” according to a national study conducted by research firm Campbell Rinker for the non-profit advising firm Dunham+Company. The study revealed that 17% of donors who gave on a charity website in 2011 said they...

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