Is TikTok the Next Fundraising Frontier?

As a fundraising agency dedicated to finding and perfecting the next fundraising innovation, we have been keeping a close eye on TikTok and its potential for use in fundraising. Unlike many other social media channels that we’ve already demonstrated as effective fundraising tools, we held back on TikTok. There are two key drivers of our …

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Tests You Should Be Running to Improve Fundraising Performance

Fundraising Direct has consistently delivered successful fundraising campaigns for its clients because every strategy is driven by data. Every strategy includes a test, every test is analyzed, and those learnings drive the next innovation. The ‘live’ nature of fundraising provides a unique opportunity to be continuously learning and improving. You have an opportunity to be …

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The Role of Mid Level Donors in Your Monthly Giving Program

Who are mid-level donors and why aren’t you focusing on them? The mid-level donor seems to be a mystery to many organizations, they give too much to be included in a general cash appeal, but they have not graduated to transformational giving. While many organizations aspire to treat them as major donors to support a …

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Tactical or Strategic?

As an organization that has the privilege of running integrated fundraising strategies for some of Canada’s most impactful charities, we see firsthand the incredible power of the telephone in connecting with donors. Whether it be for a simple stewardship activity, an emergency cash appeal, or a conversion to monthly giving no channel is as effective …

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Why you should be using professional fundraisers

A charity’s donors are its lifeblood. These are the people that ensure your programs are sustainable and that you’re progressing your mission. With the opportunity to contact these supporters via telephone just once or twice per year, would you feel comfortable putting your donors in the hands of eager volunteers? Or would you feel better …

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Analyzing Your Year-End Results To Ensure Long-Term Success

Your end-of-year appeal is over and I’m sure you have been tracking each gift as they arrived – through the website, phone, or mail and hopefully over social media and SMS. How did your end-of-year fundraising tally up? Now is the time to take a moment to celebrate, 2020 presented an unprecedented fundraising landscape and …

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Fundraising Trends 2021 – Part Two: Don’t just survive, thrive!

Last week we considered the digital trends that should be factored into your 2021 fundraising planning (if you did not get a chance to read it, check it out here.) This week, we wanted to highlight three other considerations that may differentiate between surviving and thriving in 2021. GEN Z: The Audience to Target in 2021 …

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Fundraising Trends of 2021 – Part One: Digital, Digital, Digital!

2021 will be all about finding your donors where they are spending their time – online! Online giving has been growing by 10% year on year in Canada and we are seeing that those organizations who are creating unique strategies for their digital and mobile channels are maximizing their opportunity to acquire new donors and …

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