Do You Want More Earned Income Revenue In 2020? Then Here’s What You Should Expect From Your Ticketing Providers

Regular readers have heard me complain over the years about artificial limitations ticketing and customer relationship management (CRM) platforms place on earned income potential. One of the more popular posts on the topic was from 2015 where we examined how limitations in ticketing functionality were synthetically influencing discussions on earned income strategy. To Subscribe, Or Not To Subscribe, That Is NOT The Question Fast forward a few years and I’m sad …

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The Coming Arms Race That Is Robot Driven Handwritten Notes

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There’s a great article in the 12/21/2019 edition of The Washington Post by Abha Bhattarai that examines the booming business of robots that craft handwritten cards and letters. While the technology has been around for a few years, vast improvements in quality and lowered price points have conspired to attract a wide range of businesses, including nonprofits. One of the leading providers in the field is Handwrytten, which is featured in …

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How Is Your Organization Approaching #GivingTuesday This Year?

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Ever since its launch, #GivingTuesday had become a staple in most nonprofit organization’s fundraising schedule. Since then, it’s become everything from a much-needed holiday giving boost to a trigger for donor fatigue. I’m very curious to learn more about your experiences. Specifically: Have you experienced donor fatigue and if so, what steps have you taken to adjust solicitation material? Do you find the Toolkit Content provided by #GivingTuesday useful? Do you …

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Next Gen Donor Communication

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When it comes to donor communication, one of the most common methods to segment lists is donor level. While that may seem intuitive, you’re almost certainly leaving money on the table. As an alternative, Ceci Dadisman published an article at ArtsHacker this week that provides four key aspects of moving your donor communication to the next level. Identify your most highly engaged donors, no matter their “level”. Create messaging that will …

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“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”

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Well here’s a lovely ray of sunshine for music and culture after that dig from the latest Spider Man movie: the latest season of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot kicks off the season with a visit to Quincy, IL where the quintet focuses their collective efforts on the high school’s music director (h/t Ceci Dadisman). A few key elements make this a particularly endearing episode and good for classical music all around: …

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