New Multichannel Fundraising Report From DirectMarketingIQ
July 21, 2011

If you haven't heard, there's a new report available on multichannel fundraising from FundRaising Success sister brand DirectMarketingIQ. The report, "The Art & Science of Multichannel Fundraising," which I am honored to be a part of, is a guide of best practices, tips, techniques and case studies on multichannel fundraising campaigns compiled by some of the nonprofit industry's brightest minds and most successful organizations.

Multichannel Explosion ... and Evolution for Fundraisers
July 11, 2011

The core philosophy of integrated marketing is hardly new — that by communicating a consistently targeted message to constituents across multiple channels we increase overall effectiveness beyond the potential of any one channel alone. But in recent years, the number and nature of channels have increased exponentially.

Phone It In
July 1, 2011

Today more than ever, telephone marketing is still the purest form of marketing. Although some consider it "old-school," it's the only channel that allows you to get real-time feedback from donors and a yes/no answer after each call. At its best, telefundraising is a priceless tool that brings in more than donations — it brings you loyal donors with immeasurable lifetime value.

Wining and Dining Donors
June 1, 2011

We've all heard the studies that claim a glass of wine with dinner is good for your health. As it turns out, injecting a little bit of wine into your organization's special events can be quite good for your fundraising health as well.

Multipronged Moxie
May 1, 2011

The message I heard after year-end 2010 was clear: One-off appeals (whether letters or e-mails) don't work well anymore. These days, the organizations with the most direct-response moxie are the ones that craft engaging 
campaigns with many touchpoints. Multipronged campaigns not only raise money — they build deeper relationships that pay off 
over time.

Fundraising Gone Wild!
March 1, 2011

One of the best ways for fundraisers to get new ideas is by learning from their peers in the nonprofit sector. And despite the economy and continued budget cuts, 2010 saw no shortage of successful fundraising campaigns.

Survey Finds that Donors Who Pledge Money Via Mobile Text Messaging Are Willing to Donate Additional Dollars in the Future
February 2, 2011

Mobile donations serve as a great complement to more traditional giving channels such as direct mail, e-mail and online giving, according to recent findings from a survey commissioned by The mGive Foundation. The survey revealed that 86 percent of respondents who give to an organization via SMS-based mobile campaigns would consider giving larger dollar amounts via alternative giving channels.

In addition, 80 percent of survey respondents who were regular online and/or direct mail donors indicated that donating money via text would not preclude them from giving a larger amount via alternative channels.