Monthly Giving

How a Birthday Call Can Make a Difference
December 2, 2021 at 11:43 am

What is the impact of the birthday call? One of my clients is a religious organization with an impressive number of monthly donors. It consistently asks its donors and monthly donors for their birth month and year.

Push Through To Find the Next 100 Monthly Donors
October 25, 2021 at 9:58 am

Over the years, I’ve worked with nonprofits of all sizes — small, midsize, large — when it comes to monthly donors. A few of those smaller organizations started out earlier this year with 15 monthly donors. Now, a few months later, they are at 65 by introducing just a few additional ways to generate new monthly donors.

Who Are the Quiet Leaders in Sustainer Giving?
October 18, 2021 at 11:21 am

What’s the first nonprofit you think of with a huge sustainer program? Did you guess your local public broadcasting station? Probably not. But yet, most public TV and radio stations are leading the pact when it comes to sustainer giving. They started asking for monthly gifts many years ago.

Don’t Ever Give Up on Monthly Giving Programs!
October 4, 2021 at 9:36 am

The theme of the exhibits at the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center focused on several wonderful motivational messages, which helped to motivate the Wright brothers. But those are also oh so true when it comes to monthly giving...

Getting Forward to Normal: A Bump in the Road for Monthly Giving
September 28, 2021 at 12:35 pm

For the past decade, digital monthly giving was going to increase by more than digital one-time giving. It was inevitable. Every year, people became more comfortable with monthly subscriptions, and charities asked for monthly gifts more often. That was until last year...

Shouldn’t Giving Be All About the Donor?
September 20, 2021 at 9:45 am

I’m an avid scanner of mail samples. I’m particularly intrigued by how organizations approach the monthly gift option on their reply forms. If you’re at all interested in growing your number of monthly donors, planting the monthly giving seeds on your appeals has become a best practice...

Monthly Giving So Easy Your Pet Could Do It
September 7, 2021 at 8:45 am

It’s important to remember though that just because it seems easy, you, as the nonprofit, will have to make it easy for the donor to keep on giving.