Converting #GivingTuesday Donors into Long Term Supporters!

#GivingTuesday is a philanthropic phenomenon, easily accessed by all social impact organizations to generate support, volunteers, and donations. In 2019, $21.9M was raised in Canada over a 24-hour period, illustrating the power of a concise, easy to access social media-driven campaign. But in our experience many organizations, through a lack of action, are letting donors walk …

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Using SMS to Help Double Direct Mail Response

FD Case Study Over the past decade Fundraising Direct has been working with our clients to test the most effective ways to integrate mobile giving into ongoing and new individual giving programs and the fundraising strategies driving their success.  Whether it is a stewardship strategy, monthly giving upgrade mechanism or donor engagement tool, we’ve consistently …

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Why You Should Be Growing Your Planned Giving Program Today

The anxiety around COVID-19 has caused unprecedented numbers of Canadians to reach out to legal firms and online suppliers for will and living trust services. At the same time, while many fundraising channels are struggling, legacy giving has seen a year-on-year increase across the sector. Few donors have the capacity to make a traditional major gift, …

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Creative Ways to Incorporate your Board into Donor Stewardship

Your board of directors can be an incredible asset to your overall fundraising strategy. While they are often our first port of call for major donor acquisition, there are so many opportunities to leverage their connections, position, and gravitas in creative ways. One key area where your board members can add value is in your …

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Discover the Fastest Growing Fundraising Tool

Text-to-give has been steadily growing in Canada over the last five years since the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGFC) changed their guidelines on how future stewardship to these donors could work. The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada regulates text donation programs in Canada. Organizations can very simply register for a short code and keyword allowing their donors …

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Three Elements of a Successful Direct Mail Campaign

1. Does it scream “Open Me!!”? There is a distinct possibility that your donors are receiving direct mail from other organizations (shock, horror!) and their mailboxes are full of delivery pamphlets, bills and postcards. In order to move your donors from passive readers to active direct mail donors you need to ensure your creative goes …

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