The Data Doesn’t Lie

Now is a great time to dig into some data and use it to inform your fundraising and communications campaigns. Here are some recent reports which might be helpful: Culture Track: Culture + Community In A Time Of Crisis Key Findings With lead funding from The Wallace Foundation and Barr Foundation, and additional support from Art Bridges and The Terra Foundation for American Art, Slover Linett Audience Research and LaPlaca Cohen have collaborated on a national research and strategy initiative to support the cultural sector and help strengthen communities around the U.S. during and after this COVID-19 crisis. 2020 Nonprofit Benchmarks A collection of … Read more

Yes, People Will Pay For Digital Content

There is a lot of talk about whether patrons will pay for digital content. I’ve always been (even pre-pandemic) in the camp that people will pay for great content. There is data coming out which shows definitively that people are indeed willing to pay for this type of content and some that shows they actually are. The recent special edition Culture Track data shows that people find digital content to be quite valuable: We also can see in the same report that organizations are seeing participation in digital programs from many people … Read more

4 Emails To Send That Don’t Ask For Money

Communications that don’t involve asking for money (donation, ticket sale, etc.) are important to keep patrons engaged and deepen their relationship with your organization. Here are some ideas for emails that don’t involve donating or purchasing but serve to educate and entertain. Automated Welcome Email An automated welcome email can come in two forms: when someone signs up for your email list, or when they sign up for a particular program, purchase a ticket, or make a donation. Think of this initial email as part of an onboarding process where the goal … Read more

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