We've analyzed our first six months of events, identified the top takeaways and strategies, and put it all together in a 30-minute video for YOU. Learn from Glen Fladeboe, Kristin M. Kroll, Erika LaDousa, Stacey McCurnin, Kate Pearce, & Kimberly Proffitt as they...
As we close the books on 168 fundraising events for our team in 2021, what have we learned?
While addressing virtual, hybrid, and in-person events, our team shares:
1. The strength of small(er) in-person events
2. Creating and cultivating a strong advocate team
3. Using stewardship to ignite and deepen donor relationships
4. Using the live auction as a tool for mission-based giving
So many things can change in a month, a week, or even a few days. At the time of writing, most of our fall clients are staying with an in-person event, yet some have concerns. We never assert that we have all the “right” answers, but the one thing we are confident about: fundraising events – regardless of the format — can (and will) still be successful this fall. Here’s how.
In June our team reviewed three reports, and all of them keep us optimistic about fundraising in 2021. Our optimism is tempered by one thing all these reports had in common: the recommendation (dare we say imperative?) to focus on donor retention. We are huge proponents of retention work and have added to our consulting services over the past few years to focus on just that. Ask about what we have been doing!
Written by: Kimberly Proffitt A few weeks ago, Glen Fladeboe and I presented a webinar for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). MCN members wanted to learn more about engaging supporters before, during, and after their events. It’s a big topic and made for a...
The next chapter of fundraising events is here: hybrid. Focus on these five pillars of success to keep both your virtual and in-person guests engaged and inspired to give.
Looking for ways to further engage your donors and supporters once your event ends? It’s a given that a fabulous thank you letter will be sent, the sooner the better. Here are a few additional ideas for building connections.
One of the psychological factors for giving is proximity to a goal. Supporters want you to reach your fundraising target. Studies show the closer you get to the goal, the more excited people are to give. You can feel the anticipation – even virtually – as the thermometer keeps going up. Who wouldn’t want to help take the fundraising “over the top?”
Donors came through for nonprofits in 2020. According to the latest Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report, donations in 2020 were up 10.6%, the number of donors increased by 7.3%, and new donors grew by 13.3% (all compared to 2019). The Blackbaud Institute 2020...
With plans changing rapidly for 2021, Fladeboe Advancement will address what the fundraising data has revealed from recent virtual events, how to plan to move into a hybrid model, and key steps organizations can take now to increase support this year - regardless of...