Monthly Giving

#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 1: Monthly Giving Exercises
May 12, 2017 at 11:44 am

Welcome to NonProfit PRO's new weekly video series called #TrendingNow, where Nhu, NPP editor-in-chief, breaks down the most popular articles of the week. This week is all about when a monthly donor calls to cancel from Erica Waasdorp, exercises in monthly giving from Blackbaud's Ashley Thompson and DonorDrive's webinar on Google AdWords...

Shape-Up Plan: How Regular Exercises in Monthly Giving Can Yield the Results You Seek
May 9, 2017 at 9:39 am

Are we simply letting our programs happen without a clear path to achieving our highest and most important goals? As a fundraiser, your ultimate goal should be to build sustainable funding that supports your organization’s mission. Have you instead been focusing your time and energy on the revolving door of acquiring new givers?...

Top 3 Monthly Donor Retention Tips
May 1, 2017 at 12:40 am

By now, you know the tremendous power monthly donors have. You know how it can help improve your donor retention to much higher levels. We typically see monthly donor retention rates between 87 percent and 95 percent—that’s double that of one-time donors...

The Future of Donor Acquisition Is Digital
April 25, 2017 at 10:53 am

Monthly giving is seeing double-digit increases in year-over-year growth, and for good reason. Nonprofits depend on a continuously scalable base of donors and revenue to fund their important missions and services. Among the many options in an organization’s fundraising portfolio, monthly giving offers a more reliable, steady income stream that is resilient to economic ups and downs...

When Should You Give Up on a Lapsed Monthly Donor?
April 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

A year or so ago, I joined 20 organizations with a monthly gift. And (sneaky me), I gave them a card that was going to expire a month later. I then tracked what organizations did in terms of “thank you” letters and actions to try to get me back...

Should You Convert Members to Monthly Donors?
April 10, 2017 at 9:03 am

Some of the most successful (and perhaps even leading) nonprofits that are converting members to monthly donors (often called sustainers or sustaining partners) are public television and public radio stations, all over the country...

It’s Time to ‘Poke the Monthly Donor Box’
March 31, 2017 at 2:18 pm

I just finished Seth Godin’s book, “Poke the Box.” As always, it’s terrific, short and to the point. It really got me thinking: Seth tells us to have the initiative to start. Turn fear into action because the consequence of doing nothing is much scarier and is going to raise a lot less money!...

Treat Your Monthly Donor Like Your Best Friend (Until Death Do You Part)
March 27, 2017 at 8:31 am

If you’re an organization that has had monthly donors for a while, you’ll know that some of your monthly donors can and will stay with you for decades! Of course that in part depends on their age when joining. Typically, I’m seeing that those donors continue to give monthly for 5 years to 7 years...