Increased competition for mindshare / share of walletIncreased number of nonprofits – now 1.2 million vs. 800k ten years agoNumber of NP up – Giving USA 2011, The Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University, 2011Request for marketing – how many of the new NPOs are local compared to National or International? If we know the stat we want a box underneath the above stat showing the #. Also do we know how many NPOs fail in any given year? An estimate.
Constituents needs/expectations have changed…Engaging in more channels – we’re all omnivorous, meaning that all demographics are consuming from all different channelsExpect control over their experience – we’re all over-stimulated, and expect communication to be relevant and personalized to us…or else it’s just noise.Expect a two-way conversation – they want to interact! This is happening online – which is why online channels are growing dramatically faster than offline- this 2-way conversation means that constituents in many cases also want to communicate with their peers about you, so it’s not just you communicating to them, but them communicating back with you and communicating with their networks too!All generations, all channels Our Next Generation of American Giving research showed that younger generations are as likely to respond to a direct mail piece by giving online as by writing a check. Mobile is rising. And ultimately all of this is making it more difficult to attribute how constituents respond accurately. It’s a new paradigm.From prospects through wired wealthyIt’s not just across generations either. Our Wired Wealthy study proved it’s also across bands of giving potential. More than 65% of wealthy prospects are looking at your website before they make a first gift – what messages are they getting through different channels?Expect increased control of the channels We saw in our Next Generation study that there is significant variance between generations (but also within them) as to what kind of communications are appropriate from the nonprofits they support. And think about corporate examples like Netflix – you can get DVD’s in the mail, on a tablet device, or on your computer (even on your game console). People expect to get information where they want to get it.Online is the fastest growing segment Every day you wait to better integrate online and off is lost revenue. It’s been proved time and time again that multi channel integration has a significant impact on both acquisition costs and lifetime value. Our own research has shown that just using communication in multiple channels can increase Lifetime Value by 121% and increase first time donor renewal rates by almost 50%.Increase in constituent-driven fundraising Walk and run events have been around for a long time, but they have really taken off in the last 10-15 years. Not only that but individuals are finding more and more effective ways to fundraise directly on behalf of organizations on their own. Look at an organization like the Michael J. Fox Foundation that raises over 5 million annually just from individuals fundraising. And a lot of the growth is because of the ease of asking online – setting up a page, collecting gifts, telling friends on facebook.Ultimately, Constituents are more empowered and have increased expectations. The key to meeting those expectations is a strong Multi-Channel strategy.
Released February 2013, Data from over 3,144 NPOs,24 months of overall giving data Want to download? Sign up for NP Engage and download the report Online giving was up close to 11% in 2012 compared to 2011
What is constituent engagement? It’s the practice of (column A) which allows you to achieve (column B). Do this all while maintaining your brand integrity
In practice, it’s about engaging more deeply with each successive interaction with a constituent in a continuous, never-ending cycle. This starts with getting their attention – getting the right message in front of the right person in the right moment. Once you have that attention you want to drive them to engage. Luminate allows you to present more relevant offers to constituents by making those offers convenient, timely, and personal (for example: in the right channel, optimized for completion).But what makes Luminate particularly powerful is the integrated platform that then allows you to take that engagement deeper by expanding in the next step. It’s not enough to get attention and drive action, that is just beginning. Building real engagement means striking while the iron is hot and immediately offering more ways to engage to deepen the relationship.Once you have completed the cycle (and maximized a single engagement) it has to repeat. Because you’ve engaged more deeply you’ll see better engagement again next time you seek this constituent’s attention – be it through email, social media, or offline. And because all of the engagement data lives in a single integrated system you can optimize for each step of the way – using data driven strategies not possible without this integration.
So let’s go through that constituent engagement cycle in some visual examples…Here, let’s look at clients who are effectively getting attention in a multi-channel world: it’s about having great content in the right channels and with all the hooks to get it disseminated broadly, and get people to linger longer or take that extra step.Feeding America does a great job using Luminate. By leveraging the tools to easily build and customize donation forms to match gift levels and donor preferences, Feeding America provides supporters with an easy and personalizedway to donate online. With the ability to recommend on Facebook and the “Tell a Friend” feature, they are able continually extend organization’s reach resulting in online revenue increasing by 40% over 2 year periodNext is UNICEF USA – UNICEF worked with our User Experience team on a number of projects including a virtual gift store and mobile site. Their mobile optimized site won “best in class” from the Interactive Media Awards. Speaking of right message to right person a the right moment – UNICEF uses online channels as their key to disaster response fundraising with a great “emergency” version of their site that they can literally launch in minutes for any disaster. It points to donation forms that are preconfigured to accept funds for those emergencies. As a human service organization, you may or may not be in the disaster relief business, but having the ability to mobilize your audience and make changes on the fly is important for organizations like yours because the increasing demands for your service could become headline news tomorrow – you need to be ready to seize the moment!
Which brings us to driving engagement. Luminate gives you the ability to create multi-channel digital campaigns, to automate communications based on interactions, and to optimize your communication pathways to drive the best response. Multi-Channel engagement means using Multiple Touch Points: Allowing people to easily share their stories, sign up for events, donate or shop an e-store, and easily sign up to learn more. This means tracking constituent activity and then using that to create multiple relevant touch points to engage & cultivate constituents…This tracking and engagement doesn’t stop at your website or email – it needs to be SOCIAL! Let’s make it super convenient for people to get involved and share on their social networks Take a look at these great examples from Feeding America:- for example here’s a newsletter sign-up page and blog, with the ability for me to share or forward to a friend which supporters can complete without ever leaving facebook.The other aspect of multi-channel engagement that can’t be ignored is mobile – which this year is overtaking desktop and laptop computers as the most common way for people to access the internet! - let’s meet our constituents where they are – checking their mail while waiting in line at Starbucks or - Continuing the Unicef example and another from CARE – - these mobile sites are all about engagement, for example this volunteer sign up, action alerts, or donation forms that are mobile friendly.
Multiple touch points equates to better engagement. Here is an example of Loft’s Website, mobile, blog. There is consistency in brand, but allows the user to interact with the organization in different ways.
The final step in our cycle is Expansion – it’s about next steps, cross marketing and social sharing that you drive immediately following one engagement to spawn the next engagementCARE: driving advocates to then become social followers and donors.Or Vitamin Angels: shows once someone opts to sign up how easy it is for them to share your message with others. You could even customize it by the user to drive a more targeted next action.And then…the cycle starts over again!
GROW YOUR HOUSEFILELuminate Online makes it easy for organizations to grow their house files. Enews sign up only requires and email address. That email address starts a profile that you can grow as you continue to engage with that constituent. http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/ (see email signup on homepage and thank you landing page)http://go.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer (click on sign up and go through the series of surveys)Through Luminate Online’s API (application programming interface) you can extend the power of Luminate onto other platforms like Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrustforHistoricPreservation/app_132449156844913You can also create petitions and surveys that use creative content to engage new constituentshttp://www.actionforhealthykids.org/https://secure2.convio.net/es/site/SPageNavigator/Incredible_Individuals_Quiz_2013.htmlCULTIVATE YOUR SUPPORTERSThere are many ways that Luminate Online can help you cultivate your constituents and change them into engaged supporters. It’s recommended when someone signs up on your site for the first time that you drop them into a special communication stream called a Welcome Series. Luminate Online has the power to send this stream out automatically.http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=17161.0&dlv_id=21422http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=17181.0&dlv_id=21503http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=17201.0&dlv_id=21601With Luminate Online you can recognize and acknowledge the constituent and their past contributions to your organization http://www.npca.org/get-involved/action-center/ [Action Center (you can sign in with email@example.com/test1) shows counts on number of actions taken, number of donations given, total amount given. Also a dynamic list of actions not taken]Increase your fundraising revenueYou can use modules like TeamRaiser to create creative peer to peer campaigns that increase your revenue and the reach of your organization by tapping into constituents social networkshttp://www.virtualfooddrivenyc.org/You can also tie actions to donations logically and easily http://www.civilwar.org/take-action/speak-out/gettysburg889/In addition you can extend the reach of your organization by addingdonation forms to any third party site using the power of our APIshttps://www.facebook.com/NationalTrustforHistoricPreservation/app_123944627698959
Your annual fund is ongoing and raises funds to keep the door opens – to support the operating budget and sometimes special projects. We all know it can be far less exciting and attractive then a capital campaign, but it’s so much more important for the mission and impact of your organization--It is how you will find new planned giving donors, identify prospective major donors--It is how you will engage your supporters and respond quickly and efficiently to their preferences
The power of the platform is evident in the results. Luminate is the unchallenged leader in digital communications and fundraising for nonprofits. In 2011 Luminate clients used Luminate software and services to raise more than $1.35 billion online, send more than 4 billion email communications, power more than 32 million advocacy actions and manage relationships with more than 248 million constituents.In fact, Luminate’s online fundraising tools raised 3x what any other single tool or company raised in 2011.
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INCREASE ONLINE FUNDRAISING WITH A
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• Non-profit landscape
• Online fundraising trends
• Why a multi – channel approach
• How Blackbaud customers are
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ONLINE FUNDRAISING IS THRIVING
ACCORDING TO BLACKBAUD'S CHARITABLE GIVING REPORT
More good news - Online giving increased 13.7% for the three months ending
January 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012
Even more good news – No matter what online benchmark study you look
at, revenue is growing, sustained giving is growing and housefile size is up
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• More than half of donors received information from
their favorite charity via Web site (51%) and by email
• Donors preferred to spread the word about their
favorite charity by email (51%), Facebook (15%) and
• When looking for information, the web is a donors’
• Donors aged 50+ preferred visiting the web and
receiving email to stay in touch
Did you know?
• 86% say they visit websites before making a gift
• Half say giving online is their preferred method
SUPPORTERS WANT TO BE ENGAGED ONLINE
NTEN Donor Engagement Benchmark Study 2012
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AN INTEGRATED & MULTI-CHANNEL
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WHY MULTI- CHANNEL IS A MUST!
Online growth continues to outpace offline
Retention is low and engagement isn’t multichannel
A 10% change in retention can increase the life time value of a donor base up to 200%.
To grow revenue you need to be diversified
Online creates a pipeline of prospects, supporters and engagement
Understand their complete view/preferences to create the right mix
Donors want to be seen as partners and are increasingly looking for more
meaningful ways of expressing their support than just giving donations.
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Lifetime Donor ValueDonor Value 12 MonthsNew Donor Renewal Rate
THERE IS PROVEN VALUE IN INTEGRATED/MULTI-CHANNEL
Sources: Study entitled “Integrating Online Marketing (eCRM) with Direct Mail Fundraising” by Convio and StrategicOne
Traditional defined as offline use. Internet Enabled defined as both offline and eCRM use.
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• Online doesn’t replace direct mail and it
doesn’t cannibalize major gifts.
• Online is about acquisition and
• Online fuels major
gifts, events, sustained giving, direct
mail, provides deeper engagement, and
is the final piece in a multichannel
• Online opens doors and deepens
*And doesn’t mean more work, it means
IT’S AND * NOT OR
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If You Could…
CONSTITUENT ENGAGEMENT MEANS
• Anticipate your constituents’
• Know their interests, passions
• Offer more relevant
interactions & opportunities
Engage with constituents &
Establish lifetime relationships
Grow support & fundraising
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APPROACH TO CONSTITUENT ENGAGEMENT ONLINE
Keys to Effective Execution:
1. Build on every conversation
2. Create a fully integrated
3. Get the most from each
4. Data-driven strategies for
treatment based on the
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• Get the right message in front of the right person at the right moment.
Key Strategies: Web Content, Mobile Content, Social Hooks, SEO, Design
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• Present an offer or promote a benefit that is convenient, timely and
Key Strategies: Multiple Touch Points, Multi-channel Campaigns, Triggered Pathways,
Analytics & Optimization
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HAVE MULTIPLE TOUCH POINTS
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• Strike while the iron is hot by promoting sharing and channel
EXPANDING THE RELATIONSHIP
Key Strategies: Next Steps, Cross Marketing, Social Sharing
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Fundraising for Blackbaud clients in 2012:
Email files grew 12.45%. All verticals saw
Fundraising continued double digit growth
as sustainers and repeat donors grew 27% and
20%, respectively. First time gifts grew 3%.20%
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