Today we continue with Clairification’s virtual on curriculum – 5 Things Nonprofits and Fundraisers Must Do to Succeed in 2016. Last week I introduced the concept of integrating donor-centered fundraising with on social content marketing. I’ve found that most fundraisers and executive directors think they know about the first part of this two-part equation…Details
Content is the heart of your successful fundraising strategy.
If you don’t sell it, you won’t connect with your audience.
And if you don’t connect with your audience, you haven’t got a snowball’s chance in you know where to persuade folks to give to you to further your mission.
This is where learning to become a master storyteller comes in.
I know you’ve heard this before. Storytelling is the meme du jour.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay real attention.
We’re in a content marketing zeitgeist.Details
Your year-long “Dive the Five” virtual course continues!
I’ve selected five major themes – fundamental nonprofit fundraising strategies — to discuss with you this year in depth. Strategies that are so important to your success in 2016 – and beyond – that I want to be certain (1) you’ve got them on your priority list, (2) will begin to dedicate some serious resources towards them, and (3) will commit to practice them regularly, until they become almost second nature.
If you learn to “Dive the Five” you’ll be able to raise money for anyone, any place, any time. And I’ll be your Guide.
Some of these skills will seem familiar, but the way you employ them may need to be tweaked in order for you to survive and thrive in our digitally-revolutionized society. Other skills may be things you’ve thought about, or dabbled in, but haven’t really committed to with serious intent and dedicated resources.Details
Clairity Click-it: Events; Social Media; Generational Giving; Culture of Philanthropy + Free Resources
This week’s Click-it is another mélange of fundraising wisdom, ranging from events to social media and taking a look at which generations are good target markets for you. Plus some fun posts.
And, as always, if you scroll to the bottom you’ll find some free resources I’ve selected for you. There’s some really worthwhile stuff here — and I’ve got a lot of it this week.
See you next week where I’ll return to my “Dive the Five” virtual nonprofit curriculum. Want to know the top five priority areas for your focus in the coming year? Make sure you’re subscribed to Clairification so you don’t miss an article!
And now, on to this week’s articles…Details
Your year-long “Dive the Five” virtual course begins!
Hear the knocking?
I most surely do!
If you pay attention, you’ll see the year ahead is bursting with opportunities for your nonprofit to succeed — more than you’ve ever succeeded before.
What do you need to do to grab these opportunities?
It’s as simple asDetails
Clairity Click-it: Fundraising Wisdom, Mission Statements, Target Markets, Email, Giving Triggers + Free Resources
This week’s Click-it is a mélange of fundraising wisdom, beginning with mission statements, target markets, email tactics, fundraising psychology and some insight from the invariably provocative Seth Godin.
And, as always, if you scroll to the bottom you’ll find some free resources I’ve found just for you.
You may recall that I promised to do new something new this year – “Dive the Five.”
I’ve selected five major themes to discuss with you this year in depth.Details
Want to learn how to do digital fundraising? I’ve added my own thoughts to an assessment of GOP presidential candidates’ digital strategies by Marketing Profs to give you some great takeaways as to what is currently resonating online.
The candidates know how important a killer digital strategy is when it comes to finding and connecting with potential supporters, and the importance of digital was confirmed by a recent study from Pew Research. So they’re all doing it, some more successfully than others. Nonprofits can learn by studying what works; what doesn’t.Details
I have a dream for 2016– and beyond. I have a dream this is the year your organization will move beyond defining yourself by what you’re not (nonprofit) and will begin to define yourself by what you are (social benefit). I have a dream this is the year your people will move from an attitude of taking and hitting people up (aka “fundraising”) to a mindset of giving and lifting people up (aka “philanthropy”). I have a dream this is the year your staff and volunteers will move from enacting transactions to enabling transformation.
I have a dream you will think big, because thinking small will not get you where you need to go. You will understand there is great power in a big, wildly exciting vision. You will share this vision broadly to attract people — and financial resources — to your cause. You will no longer be content to remain a “well-kept secret.”
I have a dream you will learn who your best influencers and advocates are and you will embrace them. You will recognize you are no longer your best messenger. You will understand that many forces beyond you influence your donor’s decision to invest with you, and you will expand your thinking and operations from a one-dimensional to a multi-dimensional model. You will allow your constituents to engage with you at multiple points of entry, and to move freely between these points during the life cycle of their engagement.
I have a dream you will push yourself and your organization towards transformative change.Details
This week’s Click-it is all about major gift fundraising. What better way to begin the new year than by thinking BIG?!
I’ve pulled together an awesome group of posts from some of my favorite major gift fundraising experts.
There’s also an opportunity (at the end) for you to delve deeper into major gifts fundraising this year.
I wish you BIG, considerably sizeable fundraising results this year in order to accomplish your BIG, considerably important and serious mission.Details