Somehow, you’ve successfully managed to get an interested donor onto your website. And what’s more, I spend time there. I read about your successes, ogle over your beautiful imagery and imagine the better world you are promising through the powerful work of your environmental organization. I decide to donate and click on the “Give Now” … Continue reading How to lose environmental donors
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 Pay close attention. These girls have a lot to teach us about “selling” the environment.
Thinking of offering a premium as an incentive to donate to your environmental organization? Read this first.
If only your work was so inspiring, so important, that someone would come upon your website or your mission statement and decide to donate on the spot. Sorry. That unicorn is fictional. These days, donors require a courtship. They expect you to pull your weight in what genuinely amounts to a relationship. Think that sounds … Continue reading 6 easy ways to turn someone into a donor
Listen, we all know what’s going to happen when we’re approached by an environmental organization. And what’s worse, we know you are probably using some specific tactics to make me ACT NOW. For the savvy prospect, here are the urgency methods we’re likely to see right through. These also happen to be my personal top … Continue reading How URGENT marketing is ruining environmental communication
“What’s in it for me?” Faced with any kind of decision, we’ll answer that question. The human mind has highly evolved decision making skills. You can bet that regardless of how high-achieving your mission is, your average donor is still looking for a really excellent answer to the above question.