Donor Demographics

Donor Identities Are Not Personas. Donor Personas Are Not Identities.
August 29, 2019 at 11:09 am

In talking about donor identities, marketers will often say they’ve tried personas, and they haven’t worked like the marketer thought they would. Therefore, they aren’t going to invest more in seeking donor identities. Donor identities and personas are fundamentally different.

The Nonprofit Chatter Ep 10: The Vanguards of Social Change
June 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

In this episode of the Nonprofit Chatter, Nhu Te and Taylor Shanklin are joined by Mary Noel, director of business development at, and David Sacchetti, director of client strategy at Pursuant, to discuss why the younger generation should not be overlooked...

How This Nonprofit Uses Stories to Increase Its Donor Engagement
June 4, 2019 at 1:40 pm

We’re in a revolutionary time when people are becoming more and more philanthropic and charitable giving is as easy as a click of a button. It’s because of this that nonprofits need to take their donor engagement strategies more seriously...

Don’t Write the Older Donors Off
May 13, 2019 at 12:52 pm

There is something about social media and online communications that twists many people’s heads around to conclude that the up-and-coming Millennial cohort is where the money is. Couple this conclusion with a “direct mail is dead” view, and you have a deadly combination...

Does Your Year-End Fundraising Drive Include IRA Owners Over Age 70½?
August 21, 2018 at 12:26 pm

With the new tax reform law in place, the ability of your donors ages 70½ and older to donate the distribution from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to charity has been made permanent. This is good news. Previously the provision was tenuous and had to be renewed every year. Let me explain...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 52: Marketing Strategies That Will Engage Millennials
July 20, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: improving online donations, marketing strategies to engage Millennials and tips for keeping monthly donors...

10 Nonprofit Marketing Strategies to Efficiently Engage Millennials
July 16, 2018 at 10:31 am

Social scientists identify several differences between Millennials and other generations. For example, Millennials are less interested in owning cars and houses or starting families than Baby Boomers. However, Millennials also typically have high levels of student debt and may live at home longer than people from other age groups...