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Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors
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Turn First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors

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First-year communications are key to donor retention. Fundraising experts Jay Love and Tom Ahern will show you how to keep the love alive with effective donor retention strategies that will help you to raise more money for your mission.

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    • 1. 1 Turning First-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors Tom Ahern | Jay Love 9/24/13 Network for Good
    • 2. Your Co-Presenter Tom Ahern • Author of 4 Books on Communications • Award Winning Magazine Journalist • Consultant to Major Fundraising Clients Nationwide • Revered Weekly Newsletter on Communications • Prolific Keynote Speaker • Leading Authority in USA on Donor Communications • Bloomerang Communications Coach 3
    • 3. Jay B. Love CEO and Co-Founder of Bloomerang • 30 Years of Technology Leadership • Over 20,000 Database Installations • Former Founder & CEO of eTapestry • Former CEO of Master Software/Fund-Master • AFP Board Member • AFP Ethics Committee Member • Center on Philanthropy at IU Board Member • Innovation Fund at Butler University Board Member • Gleaners Food Bank Board Member • Co-Chair of Indianapolis YMCA Capital Campaign 3 Your Co-Presenter
    • 4. Why bother?
    • 5. 70% of first-time donors do not make a second gift. When you’re a success in the commercial world, that % is reverse: 70% of first-time Nike buyers would buy a Nike product again.
    • 6. LTVLifetime value
    • 7. A 10% improvement in your donor retention improves your revenue 50% immediately. And that’s just the beginning.... Source: Adrian Sargeant, 2010
    • 8. Show me the love
    • 9. © 2013 Tom Ahern 10 “Am I treating the donor as our org.’s superhero?”
    • 10. Donor-NEGLIGENT: “We did this. We did that. We were amazing. Oh, by the way, thanks.”
    • 11. The starting point of every donor relationship “Is this all I am to you?”
    • 12. Donor-CENTRIC: “With your help, all these amazing things happened. And without your help, they won’t.”
    • 13. Give your donors an important job only they can do. It’s not about their money. It’s about what they make possible.
    • 14. Stay in touch
    • 15. • 3 wks after: Thank you packet with receipt w/BRE & special welcome edition of their newsletter • 4 wks after: Communications preference card • 7 wks after: Mail appeal making matching gift offer • 8 wks after: Phone call promoting monthly giving • 9 wks after: Follow-up mailing requested during phone call • 10 wks after: Sustainer (monthly giving) mail appeal • 11 wks after: Donor newsletter in #10 env. w/BRE & slip • 12 wks after: in Jan., for tax time, “giving record” mailer, w/BRE & slip Source: Lisa Sargent, Feb. 2011 How CARE ($.5 billion charity) acts, post-gift
    • 16. A successful online retailer sends 125 emails to a single customer in 7 months. Source: ExactTarget, via The Agitator
    • 17. You’re trying to involve them in something.
    • 18. You’re trying to involve them in something.
    • 19. 7 Key Drivers of Donor Commitment 1. Effectively trying to achieve mission. 2. Knowing what to expect from the organization with each interaction. 3. Timeliness of thank you’s. 4. Providing opportunities to make views known. 5. Provide feeling that I’m part of important cause. 6. Provide feeling my involvement is appreciated. 7. Send information showing who is being helped. Source: The Agitator
    • 20. Appeals, thanks, & newsletters work together. You ask. You thank. You report. You ask. You thank. You report. You ask. You thank. You report. The virtuous circle...
    • 21. Actually... You ask (and flatter). You thank (and flatter). You report (and flatter). You cannot flatter too much.
    • 22. “Even when people perceive that flattery is insincere, that flattery can still leave a lasting and positive impression of the flatterer.” Source: Neuromarketing blog
    • 23. Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. Edmund Burke
    • 24. Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. Edmund Burke
    • 25. SUBSCRIBE to my free how-to e-newsletter… www.aherncomm.co m
    • 26. Why is it so important to retain first time donors?
    • 27. Let’s dig even deeper into “actual” NPO data . . . This scares most NPO Board Members Donor Attrition Over Five Years # of Donors Attrition Rate Donors Remaining After 1 Year Donors Remaining After 2 Years Donors Remaining After 3 Years Donors Remaining After 4 Years Donors Remaining After 5 Years 1,000 20% 800 640 512 410 328 1,000 40% 600 360 216 130 78 1,000 60% 400 160 64 26 10
    • 28. Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) A project to help nonprofit organizations measure and compare The 2012 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report is based on 3,184 responses for 2010-2011, from nonprofit organizations in the United States. The 2010-2011 responses reflected a total amount raised of $2,049,794,709.
    • 29. Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report “FEP” Participating Donor Software Firms: •Donor2/Campus Management Corporation •PhilanthrAppeal (FundTrack Software) •DonorPerfect Fundraising Software •The Raiser’s Edge ® (Blackbaud) •eTapestry •Avectra •Bloomerang •Sage Software •MatchMaker FundRaising Software •Telosa Software (Exceed!) •Metafile
    • 30. Yes, your eyes read correctly: Nearly SEVEN out of every TEN new donors from the previous year did NOT donate at all the next year!
    • 31. DONOR RETENTION BEST PRACTICES Dr. Adrian Sargeant Bloomerang Chief Scientist “A 10% improvement in retention can double the LIFETIME value of your donor database!”
    • 32. Donor Retention Made Simple
    • 33. # of Donors in Current 12 Months (from the previous years pool) divided by # of Donors in Previous 12 Months Calculating Your Retention Rate
    • 34. Donor Retention Meter • The Dow Jones of your database • Measures back exactly 365 days • Reflects changes daily, weekly and monthly • Automatic, no guesswork • What is watched is addressed
    • 35. “The total net contribution that a customer/donor generates during his/her lifetime in your database” Defining Lifetime Value
    • 36. $1000 + $500 - $1000 $100 - $500 $25 and under annually $25 - $100 Value Value Segments » Time
    • 37. Why Do Customers Leave? (can this apply to donors . . .) • Death 1% • Relocation 3% • Won by Competitor 5% • Bad Complaint Handling 14% • Lack of Interest from Us 77%
    • 38. Key Reasons For Donors Leaving • No longer able to afford support • No memory of ever supporting! • Organization asked for inappropriate sums • Feeling that other causes are more deserving • Not reminded to give again • Organization did not inform how monies were used • Did not feel connected!
    • 39. Engagement Level Graph • The Donor “thermometer” of your database • Updated automatically daily • Adrian’s expert formulas/algorithms • Easy to filter and report on • Springboard for major/legacy giving
    • 40. Automatic Engagement Factors
    • 41. 6 Key Retention Drivers (That aid in turning 1st time donors into repeat donors) • Drip feed mission performance data • Connect often • Be personal (SEGMENT) • Develop like a good personal friendship • Find & use numerous human connectors • Always communicate what monies are doing!
    • 42. Special Offer! https://bloomerang.co/try
    • 43. Questions? Presenters: Tom Ahern | Jay B. Love jay.love@bloomerang.co @JayBarclayLove

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