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Liz Ragland

Customer Marketing Manager

Half of Your Email Subscribers Are Ignoring You 

May 20, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

New research from the 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study tells us that, on average, almost half (45%) of small nonprofits’ email subscribers are inactive. Yikes! Inactive could mean different things to different organizations. Many organizations define inactive subscribers as those who’ve gone one year with no activity. (Th… Read More

How to Equip Your Peer Fundraisers So They Are Nothing but Successful 

May 12, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

The first step to launching a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign is to rally supporters to raise money on your behalf. Asking supporters to jump into the role of fundraiser is a big step for both you and your supporters. This means entrusting your supporters to launch your appeal to their social circles, ask for donatio… Read More

Your Storytelling Questions Answered: Q&A with Vanessa Chase 

April 29, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Last month, Vanessa Chase, founder of the Storytelling Non-Profit presented a Nonprofit911 webinar on how to incorporate storytelling in email appeals. The webinar was amazing, and I highly recommend you watch the archived version. Because so many people listened in, there were tons of great questions, but we didn’t … Read More

What Is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Anyway? 

April 21, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Peer-to-peer fundraising is empowering your supporter base to fundraise on your behalf. Peer-to-peer fundraising is also known as social fundraising, P2P, or personal fundraising. Think beyond the walkathon When you think of social fundraising, you probably think of a walkathon, dance marathon, or another event that s… Read More

Sample Donor Survey Questions 

April 20, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Sample donor survey questions provided by Vanessa Chase of the Storytelling Non-Profit Over the years that you have generously helped us (state intended purpose of gifts of time and money); how did those gifts and involvements come about? Of the programs and services, your gifts help support, what are the most importan… Read More

Recurring Giving: Donor Communication Templates 

March 6, 2015

Sending messages of thanks and proof of their impact will reinforce your donor’s decision to be a recurring giver. Here’s a step-by-step guide that will show you when and how to communicate with your donors so you can count on their generosity year after year. …

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Nonprofit Link Round Up: #15NTC Edition 

March 6, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

We have had a blast at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology conference in Austin, Texas! Today’s Link Round Up features links we’ve collected this week at #15NTC:… Read More

The Most Valuable Data Discoveries for Small and Mighty Nonprofits 

February 24, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

When Heather Yandow of Third Space Studios presented an insightful Nonprofit911 webinar earlier this year she shared some data collected from nonprofits to create the Individual Donor Benchmark Report (IDBR). Our ears perked up: a well-researched report documenting individual donor benchmarks for nonprofits with a budg… Read More

Delight Donors: Thank Yous + Donor Relations Wins 

February 3, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Last month’s post, 10 Thank Yous That Delight Donors, sparked many conversations about how to thank donors. Because this is such an important topic (and the first step in creating a positive long-term relationship with your donors), I wanted to offer even more ideas on how to thank your donors. That’s why I’m hap… Read More

The Ultimate Donation Page Guide Sneak Peek 

January 26, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

I’m excited to announce that we’ve just published our most comprehensive resource featuring all of our best practices and helpful tips for building successful online donation pages. The Ultimate Donation Page Guide is 27 pages of helpful tips and best practices that guide you through the process of building a fanta… Read More

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