Cut Through the Clutter with your Year-End Fundraising

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    225 Minutes
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Cut Through the Clutter with your Year-End Fundraising

Cut Through the Clutter with your Year-End Fundraising

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In this 4-session year-end fundraising course, you’ll discover new ideas to craft a successful year-end fundraising campaign for your organization based on years of research and thousands of fundraising experiments. 

The year-end season is the most critical giving season for nearly every nonprofit organization. Over the course of 31 days, many organizations will bring in 30% or more of their annual online revenue with up to 46% of that coming in during the last week of December alone.

With so much on the line, how do you create an online year-end fundraising campaign that reaches the right donors, at the right time, with the right message – and brings in donations?

During this 4-session course, you’ll learn all of the essential ingredients needed for a successful campaign, as well as ideas on how to optimize each part based on data, research, and learnings from thousands of online fundraising experiments

Course Breakdown

Module 1 - Introduction

An introduction to how important year-end fundraising is, how much potential it has for your organization, and the 4 essential ingredients to any successful year-end fundraising campaign.

Key Outcomes

  • The key to ensuring your message is seen and heard
  • How to best use a matching gift challenge
  • How to raise more funds without a matching gift challenge
  • How to use free content to lead to a year-end donation

Materials - Cut Through the Clutter eBook

Module 2 - The Campaign Timeline

An outline of 11 different emails you can send during the year-end season, showing you when to send them and how to make each one relevant.

Key Outcomes

  • 11 different types of emails you can use to reach your donors
  • How to use cultivation emails to prime your donors for a future email appeal
  • When you should not ask for a donation in an email
  • How to use relevancy to send more high-quality emails

Bonus Materials - Year-End Campaign Timeline

Module 3 - Year-End Email Optimization

A look at real case-studies and email fundraising experiments to show you how to craft each of your year-end emails to get more opens and clicks that lead to donations and revenue.

Key Outcomes

  • 3 proven strategies to get more donations from year-end emails
  • 9 field-tested year-end email fundraising tactics
  • How to get almost any donor to give your year-end email a chance

Bonus Materials - Subject Line Heuristic Poster

Module 4 - Supporting Your Appeals on Your Website

An overview of different strategies, tactics, and tools you can use on your website to convert more of your traffic into donations – all based on testing and research.

Key Outcomes

  • The key differences between your general donation page and a year-end donation page
  • How to use pop-ups on your site to capture leads and convert more year-end donors
  • How to support your email campaign with advertising

Bonus Materials - Campaign Donation Page Template

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