Faced with over a month of terrible disasters in 2017, only weeks from year-end fundraising, how do we proceed to raise money for our causes without seeming insensitive to the horrendous circumstances facing so many? – Hi, Joy Olson here of Blockbuster Fundraising. You know, this year of 2017, the entire month of September and early October we have […]
Most new donors will never give again, 70% to be more specific! So how do you keep them and turn them into loyal advocates for your cause? Follow these brilliant steps from the New Welcome Plan Save the Children has put together! It Works! And put together a welcome plan now in time for those […]
We all know how important it is to keep our donors, that we could not meet our mission and fundraising goals without them, but do we know why they stick around? Roger Craver, in his book, Retention Fundraising, conducted research and shares his findings, the top 7 reasons that drive your donor to stay! What […]
The only way to great year-end results is to go over your database carefully and segment your donors into specific groups in order to direct specific communications they really want to see, hear or read. You need to know how to reach them and segmentation is the answer! Donor Segmentation for maximum fundraising results First […]
Empowering Language We all want to grab our donor’s attention, persuade them to read our message, and inspire them to make a gift. A fantastic way to do this is by using empowering language. Statements that excite the reader or that paint a picture will do wonders to help your message stand out. Here are […]
Retain and upgrade Did you know that Individual donors account for 72% of all giving? Just think of how much more you could raise if you could retain and upgrade all of your donors. The sky is the limit! It is essential that you take the necessary steps to not only keep your donors but […]
As non-profit pros, we know those beloved Bequests are hugely important to our organization and provide for stable future growth. We all wonder where those bequests will come from and how to identify donors that have true interest in putting our cause in their financial plan.
As you are preparing now to craft your very best annual appeal possible, blockbuster reviews a ‘best-of-the-best’ appeal it received this summer from Oregon Humane Society. You won’t believe how perfect it is so, watch now and borrow some fabulous tips!
As nonprofits, we know how many new donors and first time donors get away! We lose them folks, 70% never show up again! We need to welcome them with open arms immediately and turn them into interested, cared-for donors! Here are proven strategies and examples that work wonders!
Fundraising In Disaster Overload!! What to do now! 9/27/17 Just read this local newspaper headline “Residents Worried For The World” and it immediately translated to my fundraising brain as “Our Donors Are Worried for The World Now More Than Ever”. It was a month yesterday (August 26th) that Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, then Irma hit […]