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...

Posted by July 5, 2012December 22, 2020
Nonprofits Use QR Codes® to Get People to Act
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Nonprofits Use QR Codes® to Get People to Act

Nonprofits don’t have the budget of Nike so they can’t spend $300 million pushing a campaign centered on a swoosh or statement like Just Do It. So the nonprofits that are continuing to ask, “How can we squeeze out more results on the same budget,” are turning to technology, multi-channel campaigns, and QR Codes® for additional lift....

Posted by April 19, 2012December 22, 2020