Responsive Fundraising (eBook)
The Donor-Centric Framework Helping Today'S Leading Nonprofits Grow Giving
de Gabe Cooper
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Responsive Fundraising: The Donor-Centric Framework Helping Todays Leading Nonprofits Grow Giving provides a three-step solution for nonprofit fundraisers looking to overcome the growing generosity crisis.Since the 1950s, nonprofits have relied on impersonal outreach to inspire generosity from their donors. They leveraged direct mail, mass marketing and event fundraising to drive donations. In the early 2000s, with the introduction of social media, smartphones and a hyper-connected world, everything changed. The new normal for everyone became transparency, personalization, and a feeling of ever-present engagement.In addition, donors also had new levels of access to information to the causes they cared about. They could read curated news about issues they cared about, research program results and even collect information about nonprofit employees.Unfortunately, as expectations evolved, nonprofit fundraisers failed to keep up. The number of donors-to-nonprofits is falling year after year. Institutional trust is at an all time low. And burnout from fundraisers continues to climb. If nonprofits dont make a fundamental shift right now, they risk their own future, plus the future of their beneficiaries.Responsive Fundraising outlines the simple solution for nonprofit fundraisers everywhere. Using real-world examples from leading nonprofits, Responsive Fundraising explains how to take the personalized, donor-centric, connection-building practices most fundraisers reserve for major donors and scale them to work for all donors using The Responsive Framework.The Responsive Framework is an ever-evolving cycle where fundraisers listen, connect and suggest giving options to each individual donor based on what they care about most. When responsive fundraisers listen first, they are able to communicate in a way that prioritizes the donor experience. They remain open to feedback, stay curious about the motivations and values of donors and seek new ways to evolve with donors.Once theyve learned about the passions of each donor, responsive nonprofits aim to connect with every donor in a way that honors their needs and preferences. Responsive fundraisers consider donor interests, preferred communication channels, and their individual donor journey to ensure that each outreach happens at the exact right time, with the exact right message so that the donor feels deeply connected to the cause.Finally, responsive fundraising empowers nonprofits to make personalized generosity suggestions based on what theyve learned from each donor. Gift asks are driven by donor passions and intentional timing rather than arbitrary nonprofit campaign deadlines. Responsive fundraisers also know that modern donors need to be treated as more than an ATM. They have so much to offer than money. Modern donors want to be close to the cause and leverage their social capital, expertise and time to increase impact. When responsive nonprofits suggest, they are providing an opportunity for the donor to join the cause in a way that matters most to them.As the cycle repeats, nonprofits start to see better donor relationships with each individual donor, increased generosity, and, most importantly, a greater impact on the causes they care most about.Throughout Responsive Fundraising, readers will learn what the data tells us about the modern donor and their generosity habits. They will receive step-by-step responsive fundraising plays they can implement right away to improve their current fundraising tactics. Plus, theyll get a look into how responsive nonprofits are shifting their internal teams to create a more collaborative, successful organization.The time for change is now. Donors deserve it. Nonprofits want it. And beneficiaries need it. Responsive Fundraising: The Donor-Centric Framework Helping Todays Leading Nonprofits Grow Giving will give your nonprofit the best path forward.