Donations and fundraising

VIDEO: “Building Donor Trust” Webinar Now Available Online

Building Donor Trust Webinar

Donor cultivation in 2021 is more challenging than ever. Fundraisers must find new ways to make their messages stand out, and demonstrate that during the pandemic, your nonprofit is finding new ways to deliver effective programs that support your mission. All donors want to be confident that their money will be spent wisely, and with …

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Don’t Forget the Thank-You Call: 6 Data-Backed Ways to Increase Donor Loyalty and Gift Size

At Cygnus Applied Research, we’re committed to translating donors’ changing needs and sensibilities into practical strategies that raise more money. One thing we’ve learned is that regardless of how the gift was acquired (via a direct mail ask, an online appeal, etc.), personal thank you calls are exceptionally effective at fostering loyalty and continued giving. …

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Get Ready Now for Year-End Giving

Get ready now for year-end giving

As the year-end giving season approaches, online donations are more important than ever. Here are four important steps you can take now to ensure successful year-end giving programs. Prepare for Giving Tuesday NowThis year, Giving Tuesday is on December 1, 2020. Make sure that your Giving Tuesday donation forms reflect your organization’s messaging, including the …

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Streamline Donations by Skipping the Shopping Cart

Streamline donations

When supporters decide to donate online, every additional step in the process presents an opportunity to abandon the donation. For transactions in which a donation is the only item, Doubleknot can “skip” the shopping cart so the donor goes directly to the payment page. This eliminates one step in the process, increasing the likelihood that …

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Ask to Convert Registration Fees to Donations

Best practice: Ask to convert registration fees to donations

We understand that organizations everywhere are faced with canceling events and issuing refunds. Instead of immediately issuing a full refund for cancelled events, some organizations are asking registration owners if they’d like to convert all or part of their registration fees for canceled events to a donation instead. To contact all event registrants through Communications …

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Mobile Donations/Text-to-Give Now Available!

Mobile Donations are Available Now!

We are pleased to announce that we now support donations by text messaging! Donors who text “give” or “donate” to your organization’s special phone number will receive a link to a mobile-friendly donation page. You can pick any available phone number or port an existing number to the service. Text-to-give even supports recurring monthly donations! …

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New Member Attendance Report

New Member Attendance Report

We are pleased to announce a new report that will be released soon for organizations that use Doubleknot’s integrated membership management solution. The Member Attendance report will display the number of times each member visited during any time period you specify. As with other Doubleknot reports, you can save a custom query of the report …

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