Every nonprofit knows how important the year-end fundraising season can be. A good year-end campaign can be the difference between missing your annual goals, and setting your nonprofit up for a successful 2019. We want to help you make the most of the season of giving, which is why we are offering all nonprofit partners the opportunity to use our advanced features at no additional cost this year-end giving season. That’s right, our most powerful nonprofit fundraising tools, without any extra charge. We want your nonprofit to raise more funds this season than ever before. So we’ve outlined our top suggestions on the best ways that you can use our Advanced fundraising tools. Check out our end of year fundraising tips, and then get to your Mightycause page to put these strategies into action!
End of Year Fundraising Tips
1. Make our CRM tool do the hard work for you!
- Find your end of year donors from last year and send them an email to make sure they remember to make their donation this year
- Filter your Supporters list to identify your organization’s largest donors. Send a personal note, or pick up the phone to engage these major donors during this important campaign. Ask them to give, providing a matching grant or just use the opportunity to check in for stewardship.
- Pull a list of all those supporters that have started fundraisers, or made a recurring donation to your organization throughout the year. Send them a personal thank you and invite them to be involved in your year-end fundraising campaign
- Dig deeper into email strategy and best practices here
2. Integrate and Automate your data with Data Connect
- Set up an automated “personalized” thank you email for any new donations through your Executive Director (or Board chair’s) gmail account. Don’t let the opportunity for important follow-up and donor engagement pass you by!
- Sync up your Mightycause donation data directly with Salesforce. Add new contacts, or add new donation data to existing contacts without duplication! Save yourself the time and trouble of manually importing and inputting data during this busy time of year. (Salesforce is a Advanced Zapier App, so it will require a paid Zapier subscription to access)
- Automatically add new contacts to your MailChimp or Constant Contact email list. Make sure your email database stays up to date in this busy season of communications!
3. Showcase your brand with a custom donation page for your website
- Send donors directly to a simple yet powerful donation page with no distractions. Build your own donation page in minutes that promotes your brand, and captures the data you need.
- Choose to enable additional data fields like phone number or address to capture more data from your donors. Make sure you get the data you need for year-round stewardship of your donors.
- Build a compelling thank you page that will start the stewardship and follow up with EOY donors right away
4. Review and Adapt your Strategy with Advanced Analytics
- Measure your Donor Retention rates to see how many donors from last year haven’t given again this year. Set a goal to increase your retention by year end and re-engage those donors with direct follow up.
- Integrate a Google Analytics tracking code to monitor visitors, session data and traffic sources to your year-end campaign
- See your average donation amount, and the most common amounts your donors give. Use this data to craft an appeal that encourages donors to increase their gift size.
- Get more tips for using your data
These end of year fundraising tips are just the beginning. Log into your organization’s page on Mightycause and get started putting these Advanced features to work for your nonprofit.
Loving these Advanced features as you test them out? Great news, you can upgrade to a Advanced plan on Mightycause right from your Settings page to access these great features all year round!