Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit ExcellencePresentation Transcript
The Changing Face of Philanthropy Jocelyn Harmon VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Success Network for Good
Where are we now?
1,280,739# of 501c(3)s in U.S.
Welcome to fundraising 2012 style!
What’s a nonprofit to do?
4 Trends to Watch
1 - Embrace the changingdemographics of our country.
Yet, we’re not a diverse sector
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Get to know the Millenials
Learn how different age groups give.
Focus on women!
The Girl Effect
Women Give More Than Men
Women control 51.3% of wealth
Questions for you?• What are you doing to respond to the demographic shifts shaping your city, state, and county?• Specifically, what are you doing to connect with – people of color, – young people – and women philanthropists?
2. Embrace technology and leverage it for giving – STRATEGICALLY!
$20,000,000,000+Online Giving in 2010
And it’s growing!
Major donors give online
But it’s still only a slice of the pie % of Total Giving
Your website is your home base
Yikes!• 98% percent of visitors to an organization’s donate page LEAVE before making a donation.• Remember: Offline donors are researching your organization online too!
Other important elements• Branded donation page.• Recurring gift options• Impact donation labels• On behalf of/in honor of• Third-party endorsements like Charity Navigator and donor testimonials
Branded donation page
Branded donation page
Recurring gift option
Impact donation labels
On behalf of/in honor of
4. Third-party endorsements
Build a great email list
6 Ways to grow your email list1 Collect email addresses on your website.2 Leverage offline communications and events.3 Engage in online advocacy.4 Get found in Search.5 Engage in list swaps or chaperoned emails.
1. Collect email addresses on your website
2. Leverage offline communications E-mail ask on a direct mail reply or insert Separate mailing – postcard or PURL mailings
3. Engage in online advocacy
Engage in online advocacy
4. Get found in Search Paid AdsOrganic Results
5. Do a list swap or chaperoned email
5,000,000,000The number of cell phone subscriptions in 2010
Mastering Mobile – 3 Options• Text to Give• Smart phone apps• Mobile Websites
Questions for you?• What are your online/digital fundraising goals?• How can you use technology to raise more money, acquire new donors and retain the ones you have?• What is your staff capacity for managing new media?• Do you have the basics in place, i.e. is your website and email list up to snuff?
3. Embrace social giving.
Questions for you?• How are you building a network of volunteer fundraisers for your organization?• How are you enabling your best fundraisers to raise funds for you?• How are you staying connected to these new evangelists who are connected to each other but might not be connected to you?
4. Personalize, personalize personalize.
Questions for you?• How can you personalize the giving experience for your donors by giving them options for how they express their generosity?• How can you draw them closer to you by making them feel like the special, valuable and unique individuals they are?
Resources for you• Online Giving Study – Network for Good• 2010 Online Giving Report – Blackbaud• 2011 donorCentrics Internet & Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report - Blackbaud• 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study – NTEN and M+R Strategic Services• www.marketingfornonprofits.org - by Me!• www.nonprofitmarketingblog.com - Katya Andresen• Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability – Steve Krug• Flipping the Funnel – Seth Godin
Shameless self-promotionVisit http://www1.networkforgood.org/for-nonprofits to learnmore!
Connect with me!Jocelyn.email@example.com @jocelynharmon www.marketingfornonprofits.org