What is Direct Mail Fundraising?

  It’s one of the best ways to increase giving and grow your database! Direct mail fundraising will help you get support from donors by targeting them directly.  A mailpiece can ask them to become a monthly donor, make a first gift or upgrade their gift - all depending on your fundraising strategy and segmentation plan. There are many digital fundraising channels to choose from, however, direct mail still plays one of the most crucial roles in your integrated...
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The Complete Giving Tuesday Checklist for 2020

  Have you begun planning for Giving Tuesday? If your nonprofit decides to participate this year, we have a Giving Tuesday Checklist to get you started.  If you’re unfamiliar or new to Giving Tuesday, it’s a global day of giving. Since beginning in 2012, the digital event has grown drastically, reaching over 150 countries and raised above $1 Billion in the USA alone. Taking place on the first Tuesday of December, it kicks off the giving season and is a...
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Dot Org Solution’s Sara Lundenberger Gives Her Advice on Board Communications

//   Have you ever disagreed with a board member? Or had a board leader who didn’t quite understand how your nonprofit works? Depending on your board’s beliefs, backgrounds and professional experiences, they may not see eye to eye with everything you do in your organization. When that happens, you need to communicate effectively to see it through.  Sara Lundenberger is Director of Nonprofit Consultant at Dot Org Solutions in...
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Instagram for Nonprofits: Getting Started

  So you are in the beginning stages of your marketing journey and think, "we need an Instagram,” but have no idea where to start. If you’re new to the social platform or have never used it to market a business or charity before, don’t worry, it’s simple to set up.  There is a lot to do on Instagram for nonprofits. You can live stream events, share stunning photos and collect highlights of your Instagram stories. There are plenty of great social platforms...
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Top 5 Tips for your Nonprofit Email Subject Line

How important is your email’s subject line? 47% of people will open an email based on the subject line alone. The subject line is the most crucial part of your email, and making sure it is grabbing your reader’s attention has a significant impact on whether or not you’re being left unread.  How to Improve Your nonprofit Email Subject Line    Be More Personal There are many studies out there that found that emails using the recipient’s...
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Donor Engine Welcomes Our Newest Clients: Life Water and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

  Donor Engine is excited to announce that Lifewater Canada and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra have recently joined our client list. Both organizations have signed up for Donor Engine, our all-in-one data solution.  Lifewater opened its doors in 1995, intending to save as many lives as possible by providing clean drinking water and educational opportunities for both girls and boys. Their vision is to provide equal opportunities for people living...
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