Fundraising 101: Back to Basics Presented July 14, 2011
About the PresentersLaura Reino Lee JohnsonSr. Sales Consultant Sales Consultantlaura@firstgiving.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The FirstGiving Fundraising Solutions Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Pages Online Donations and Event Registrations Personal Support for your Nonprofit, Donors, and Fundraisers. Easy, Tested, and Secure Transaction Processes for the Donor.
Success by the Numbers• 8,000+ nonprofits have utilized FirstGiving• 13 million+ online donors• 10+ years in business• 31 employees in the US • Offices in Boston and San Francisco• 100+ employees worldwide Over 1.2 Billion Donated Online since 2001 through FirstGiving 80 Million+ of that Worldwide 155 Million donated (combined US through FirstGiving and UK offices) is in the last 18mos 155 Million Donated Online to FirstGiving 82% - the average year over year since 2003 increase in online donations a nonprofit sees that utilizes FirstGiving.
Webinar Agenda• Event and Grassroots Fundraising – Best Practices – Ways to Help you Supporters – How FirstGiving can Help – Donor Trends – Real-Life Examples• FirstGiving Success Center• Other Resources Provided by FirstGiving• What Does it Cost?• Questions and Answers
Events 101• Start Early!• Set Goals/Metrics• Arm your Supporters – Information – Tools• Send out TARGETED communications• Add a competitive edge/ incentive fundraising
Grassroots 101• Provide suggestions and tools that can help• Make it fun – competition often increases engagement with community efforts• Reach out to people doing things anyway• Fundraiser recognition• Close the loop
How FirstGiving Can HelpPersonalFundraisingPages• Personal Message• Photos• YouTube Video
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Account Area Tour
Personal Fundraising Pages
Online Donation Button
Total Direct Donations 2008 – 2010: 175% growth Direct Donations 2008 - 2010 $767,095.35 $499,761.38 $279,055.16 59% 2008 2009 2010 Direct Donations 2008 - 2010
Average Direct Donation 2008 - 2010 Average Direct Donation 2008- 2010 $108.37 $106.36 $104.38 2008 2009 2010 Average Direct Donation
Donors Can Pay the Fee!•On average, 38% ofdonors are choosingto pay the fee•Brings effective rateof donations down to4.84% for Nonprofit!
What Does it Cost?Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events and Campaigns – 5% of each transaction Online Donations and Registrations - 1.75% of each transaction Credit Card Merchant Fees – 2.5% added to each transaction Nonprofit Account Annual Subscription Fee - $300 per year
Important Takeaways• Do not ignore grassroots fundraising or direct donation fundraising!• Help your supporters help you• Paying attention to the BASICS can make significant differences in your results
Let’s Answer Some Questions
August WebinarCapitalizing on End-of-YearGiving: Strategies for Ending 2011 on a High Note! August 18, 2011 1pm EST/ 10am PST
Thank you!Sr. Sales Consultant, Laura Reinolaura@firstgiving.com505.508.5635Sales inquiries: email@example.com