2013 blanketplanetphilanthropy

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2013 blanketplanetphilanthropy

  1. 1. Donor and Member Retention through Donor Relations Lynne M. Wester @donorguru Director of Stewardship and Donor Recognition Yeshiva University
  2. 2. ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  3. 3. 3 Donor Recognition and Stewardship • Is there a better way to do this? • What are some ways that we can better serve our donors? • What is someone else doing that we’re not? • Is there an app for that? • Making Innovation a Priority ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  4. 4. Who are we talking about? • High Level Annual Donors • People Falling through the Cracks 4©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  5. 5. The Facts, Just the Facts What is your retention rate? • At YU we went from 48% to 72% in three years of concentrated donor relations efforts • What would a 10% increase in retention mean to your organization? ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  6. 6. The “Blanket” Approach 6 ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  7. 7. Data Analysis and Leveling • A. Donors of 25K- 100K TPF for the previous FY or Cumulative Lifetime TPF of 100K to 1 Million • B. Donors of 100K-500K TPF for the previous FY or Cumulative Lifetime TPF of 1 Million plus • TPF= Total Philanthropic Funds=Cash+Pledges • A.734 constituents • B.186 constituents 7©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  8. 8. Other Groups Added • Loyalty Donors • First Time Donors • Anyone who needs extra touch and care 8©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  9. 9. Calendar Approach • August- Thank You Postcard • September- Rosh Hashanah email greeting • October- Phone Call from Student • November- Donor Recognition Event • December- Hanukkah Postcard • January- Invitations to YU Museum Event • February- Hand Written Note • March- Pesach Postcard • April- Impact of Giving Report • May- Commencement Invitation and Webcast 9©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  10. 10. Impact Piece 11©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  11. 11. Impact Piece 12©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  12. 12. Postcards 13 ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  13. 13. ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru
  14. 14. Emails ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru 15 44% open Rate!
  15. 15. Thank a Donor Week ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru 16
  16. 16. Building Updates ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru 17
  17. 17. Video ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru 18
  18. 18. Thank a Thon ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru 19
  19. 19. Website ©2013 DonorRelationsGuru 20
  20. 20. Questions? Comments 21 • Lynne Wester • wester@yu.edu • www.donorrelationsguru.com • Friend me on Facebook • Follow me on Twitter @donorguru

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