What donors really want from your fundraising

No matter what you sell, you’re not really selling that thing, but the attributes or benefits of that thing. That includes fundraising. Here’s a good way of looking at that fact from Copyblogger, at The 5 Things Customers Actually Want:


  1. Ease
  2. Physical comfort
  3. Mental stimulation
  4. Identity reinforcement
  5. Social acknowledgement

Charitable giving is great at satisfying the last three.


  • Mental stimulation: Are you giving donors information about what you want them to give to accomplish?
  • Identity reinforcement: When donors give, they’re saying (to themselves and/or to others) I’m the kind of person who … You can talk openly about those things in fundraising.
  • Social acknowledgement: Do you recognize your donors for all they do in satisfying ways?


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The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It’s not about any technology, medium, or technique. It’s about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them. And the future? It’s already here. More.

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The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It’s not about any technology, medium, or technique. It’s about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them. And the future? It’s already here. More.

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