We help causes + communities find and fuel supporters.

Movement Building: Large scale campaigns

Large-scale change is happening at a pace never before seen in history. The convergence of technology, activism, empowerment and story-telling can create a flywheel, accelerating societal change.

These new strategies can be transformative for a cause, and big goals require big thinking.  We're experienced movement builders, with the tactical focus to guide aspiring movements in their quest to reach ambitious goals.

We want to help you change the world, or your corner of it. Let's talk about it.

Peer Fundraising

Social, Personal, P2P or team fundraising are all names for the same concept: harnessing the power of your supporters and their networks to scale your impact.

At their best, P2P campaigns center around a passionate desire to make an impact on a problem or cause, and then “recruit” supporters with shared interest in the cause or in honor of the friendship with the original project sponsor.

Peer Fundraising campaigns provide powerful leverage for your always-too-busy development team.  There are proven strategies for recruiting and equipping peer fundraisers to support your cause. Let's talk about it.

Giving Days

If you're a fundraiser, you're seeing news about giving days everywhere.

And the excitement about giving days is for good reason - when done well, they have all the excitement and engagement of a great party, while they build awareness and donations for your cause.  And like a great party, the secrets to Giving Day success combine great planning with a little magic.

We've worked on some of the country's most successful giving day campaigns, and we can help you determine if participation in a giving day makes sense for you and then how to make it an event to remember.  Let's talk about it.

Donor Engagement

A nonprofit's donor engagement strategy is like planning a trip for your favorite people. You invite prospects and donors on a journey that is exciting and inspiring.  When well-planned, it's an adventure where they learn, donate, and then tell all their friends about the experience. 

Technology can provide a framework for donor engagement that builds on- ramps, cultivates, celebrates and appreciates.  

A smart plan allows you to refine your approaches, and provides the right information at the right time, so you meet donors where they are. Let's talk about it.

Crowdfunding

The most exciting evolution of the giving economy in the past ten years is crowdfunding. But crowdfunding is simply a new name for one of the oldest forms of fundraising.  Think about the Salvation Army bellringers and buckets. Their efforts were focused on rallying a community to support others in need. Crowdfunding is the 21st century version of this age-old process for harnessing the power of a crowd.

Crowdfunding today sits at the intersection between communities, online, social, and giving. And it is more than just a strategy for one-off projects; it should be a core strategy for annual giving. Let's talk about it.

Monthly Giving

The most important donors to any nonprofit or school are the committed givers that make you a priority by giving each year. So how can you build a base of recurring donors?  One of the hottest trends in philanthropy mirrors a trend we see in consumer purchasing: the growth in subscription giving.

Subscription giving is when a donor sets up a monthly recurring gift. It is the fastest growing segment of online giving, up 27% in 2012 across all nonprofits in Blackbaud’s study.

According to the Millennial Impact Report 2013, 52% of millennials are interested in giving monthly.  Are you implementing a subscription giver program? If not, it’s time to get started. Let's talk about it.