Environmental organizations are, regrettably, low on the list of nonprofit donation lists. The latest data from the National Philanthropic Trust show that of individual charitable donations (72% of all donations are from individuals), religious nonprofits rake in the most at 31%, followed by education (16%), human services (12%) and grant-making foundations (11%). If I did … Continue reading 5 ways to dive into the mind of an environmental donor
Online donors are slippery little fish. One misstep on your part, and they slide right off the hook. Online donors, or donors who have only interacted with your organization electronically, have very specific needs. If you aren’t aware of those needs, and don’t immediately meet them, you can forget their donation, and they’ll join the ranks … Continue reading Let’s Go Fishing… 5 Ways to Hook an Online Donor
Guarantees are lovely things. You can write a mediocre appeal to a potential environmental donor with a mediocre offer, but if you offer a risk-free guarantee, you’ll likely drag in a slew of new signups. Buy today and we’ll give you a 30-day free trial of this new wonder pill! Subscribe today and if you … Continue reading Can you ‘Guarantee’ donors into making the final leap?
These days, the term environmentalist comes with an absolute rack full of baggage. As an environmental organization, I’m sure you are staffed with people who feel some connection with the term. After all, what good would an environmental organization be if it wasn’t staffed by people who align their beliefs with protecting nature, who put … Continue reading How you label yourself is how others will see you too.
Once upon a time, you could have a great product or business and customers would find you. Sure you may have top-loaded your website with keywords, but everyone was fine with that arrangement. You can still do that today, of course, but the process of appearing first on the list is a fierce competition. If you’re a … Continue reading Watch out! You’re losing potential clients RIGHT HERE.
Like a lot of people, I shudder at the word “sales.” But as a child, I do remember one moment where the thrill of the sale was worthy of a good squeal. Even at the tender age of 7, I knew people didn’t come to the grocery store to buy Girl Scout cookies. Their agenda was to … Continue reading What a few little girls selling cookies can teach us about “selling” the environment.