Monthly Giving

7 Reasons to Focus on Your Monthly Giving Program
May 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

My first try at monthly giving happened years ago. As an unrepentant fundraising do-it-yourselfer, I read a lot. So more than 10 years ago, I happened on an article about monthly giving by Harvey McKinnon, author of "Hidden Gold." I knew I needed to give it a go. I was fortunate to be working at…

#Fundraising Moneyball: Track 3 Numbers That Will Make You a Champ
May 5, 2016 at 8:00 am

While freezing temperatures continue to chill many in the U.S., the boys of summer have nevertheless returned for the start of the 2016 baseball season. What better way to mark the occasion than drawing a parallel between the baseball book and movie, "Moneyball," and fundraising? OK, enjoying a hot dog and beer at a ballpark…

5 Ways to Recruit, Keep Monthly Donors
April 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

If there is one thing a charity can do to make its fundraising life easier, it is to establish a program of monthly donations. There is almost no downside to monthly giving and plenty of advantages. Monthly donors are simply of higher lifetime value; are more loyal than most donors; and provide a steady, predictable…

Monthly Giving Mastery: Bolster Your Back-End
March 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

Did you know monthly giving has the power to transform philanthropy? A longtime staple of fundraising programs in the U.K., monthly giving is beginning to gain traction in the U.S. It’s a valuable tool, so now is the time for your organization to seize the opportunity to use it, and to use it properly. But monthly giving won’t transform your organization unless you go about it the smart way. This means figuring out the most important element of your monthly giving program...

Monthly Giving: Everyone Should Be Doing It
March 1, 2016 at 10:40 am

According to the 2015 M&R Benchmarks Study, online monthly giving grew by 32 percent in 2014, compared to just 9 percent for one-time giving. A longtime staple of fundraising programs throughout the world, monthly giving finally is gaining traction in the U.S. Nonprofits are realizing that it’s a potential gold mine, especially for smaller organizations...

How Great Monthly Giving Pages Compel Donors to Give
January 6, 2016 at 9:43 am

Do you have a special page dedicated to monthly giving on your website? If not, consider creating one. Since building monthly giving has one of the biggest payoffs for charities, a page just for this program seems like a no-brainer. Here are several monthly giving pages that stand out, starting with the National Audubon Society.…

How to Convert 'One-Time' Donors to Monthly Donors
December 30, 2015 at 9:41 am

As you’re wrapping up the year, consider starting the new year fresh with a bigger focus on monthly giving. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Is this you? Through Giving Tuesday, perhaps a few targeted crowdfunding appeals, your Facebook "donate" button and, of course, your holiday appeal, you've just brought on a…

Analysis: 2015 Mid-Year Giving Report
August 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Now that we are halfway through 2015, let’s take a quick glance at some of the trends in charitable giving and the impact that the U.S. economy has had on consumer benevolence. It’s been a rollercoaster for the U.S. economy thus far. 2015 started off looking pretty good: Consumer confidence was up, and many economists and the Congressional Budget Office projected as much as a 3.4 percent rise in the GDP. Since then, the news hasn’t been so rosy...

70 Nonprofit Trends for 2015
February 1, 2015

To get a handle on what’s in store for 2015, NonProfit PRO rounded up some of the nonprofit industry’s finest, who were kind enough to share these 70 trends for this new year — everything from leadership to staffing to fundraising and more.