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Charity: Water and Blood:Water on Recurring Giving Strategies
In this special live episode of the Classy Podcast, we sat down with Tyler Riewer, brand content lead at charity: water, and Audrey Milicevic, annual giving manager at Blood:Water, to discuss their top tips on how to build successful recurring giving programs.
Listen in to hear their most effective acquisition strategies on different channels, the language and communication tactics that work best to get donor buy-in, and how their teams plan to grow their programs.
How JDC Tracks Donor Data to Identify Giving Trends
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, also known as JDC, has been serving their constituents for over a century, and they are continuing to evolve with their donor base and improve the way they interact with supporters. That requires a keen understanding of who their donors are. Andres Jimenez, senior director of marketing, shares how they leverage donor segmentation, collect the right "clusters" of donor data, and execute communication strategies that keep supporters coming back.
How Miracle Foundation Grows Its Recurring Giving Program
With nearly 500 recurring donors and a median recurring gift size of $79, the Miracle Foundation is a standout leader when it comes to monthly giving. In this episode, project manager Anna Marr and systems manager Kat Jones walk us through their main acquisition and retention strategies, the platforms they leverage, and their communications tactics that keep monthly donors in the fold.
How Feed My Starving Children Retains and Converts Volunteers
Feed My Starving Children considers their volunteer activities as their greatest donor acquisition model. In 2005, when Andy Carr Feed My Starving Children as VP of Development and Marketing, the organization was packaging around 18 million meals every year for their community. Since then, he’s helped the organization scale their impact to package 365 million meals every year. Learn how he engages new volunteers, retains them from event to event, and converts them into donors.
How Mobile Loaves & Fishes Converts Volunteers Into Recurring Donors
Tracee Henneke had over 12 years of nonprofit experience when she came on as annual giving manager at Mobile Loaves & Fishes. She shares insights on how to grow a recurring giving program, including tips on how to convert volunteers into monthly donors, test and track the success of appeals, and provide every possible option to give routinely.
Bridging the Gap Between Nonprofit Business and Technology
Michael Prodor, Classy's technical engagement manager, shares the unique insights he’s gained from helping nonprofits implement fundraising software and solve business problems with technology. Learn how technology helps nonprofits grow and scale, the mistakes you might be making with your current tech stack, why you need to lean into conversations with technical-minded people to solve business problems, and more.