Online vs. Offline Fundraising

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Published on May 12, 2008

Author: LightedCandle

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Details the differences between offline and online fundraising

How Internet Fundraising Differs from Traditional Fundraising Justin Hart, Vice President Communications, Lighted Candle Society founder, MyManMitt.com

About Justin Background as Internet Strategist for Fortune 500 companies Currently, Vice President, Communications, Lighted Candle Society Founder MyManMitt.com Fundraiser

Background as Internet Strategist for Fortune 500 companies

Currently, Vice President, Communications, Lighted Candle Society

Founder MyManMitt.com

Fundraiser

About The Lighted Candle Society Founded by Ed Meese and John Harmer in 1999 Non-profit 501c(3) Published monographs and newsletters Numerous books Annual dinners (honorees include: Jim Clancy, Michael Reagan) Fighting Pornography LightedCandle.org Ed Meese John Harmer

Founded by Ed Meese and John Harmer in 1999

Non-profit 501c(3)

Published monographs and newsletters

Numerous books

Annual dinners (honorees include: Jim Clancy, Michael Reagan)

Fighting Pornography

LightedCandle.org

About MyManMitt.com " Perhaps the best executed unofficial WH '08 candidate site.” National Journal Blogometer "A proactive voice in the wilderness, always on-message and fighting the fight, for Mitt.” David All Over 10,000 visits / week Raised over $80,000 for Mitt Romney

" Perhaps the best executed unofficial WH '08 candidate site.” National Journal Blogometer

"A proactive voice in the wilderness, always on-message and fighting the fight, for Mitt.” David All

Over 10,000 visits / week

Raised over $80,000 for Mitt Romney

Understanding the principles of fundraising Key Principles “ People give to help other people” “ People give relative to their means” “ Those closest must set the pace”

Key Principles

“ People give to help other people”

“ People give relative to their means”

“ Those closest must set the pace”

Understanding trends in fundraising Key Trends “ Growing” use of the Internet Innovation Involving everyone Contemporary marketing practices

Key Trends

“ Growing” use of the Internet

Innovation

Involving everyone

Contemporary marketing practices

Most Important Trend Increased Focus on Donors! Personal relationships They deserve attention You deserve details Data, data, data Think customer service Multiple but consistent “touches” Move them up the pyramid

Increased Focus on Donors!

Personal relationships

They deserve attention

You deserve details

Data, data, data

Think customer service

Multiple but consistent “touches”

Move them up the pyramid

The Key Factor for Success Improving Trust is #1 Trust is relative to the channel Process transparency, transaction security Strong relationships develop over time Offline and online trust

Improving Trust is #1

Trust is relative to the channel

Process transparency, transaction security

Strong relationships develop over time

Offline and online trust

Understand Why People Give About You Believe you are making a difference They value your work Return a favor Solve a problem Send a message Quality information Bring justice About Them Investment Get something in return Feel good about themselves Tax deduction Align with peers

About You

Believe you are making a difference

They value your work

Return a favor

Solve a problem

Send a message

Quality information

Bring justice

About Them

Investment

Get something in return

Feel good about themselves

Tax deduction

Align with peers

Trends in ePhilanthropy Opportunity for activism Avenue for advertising Space for marginalized voices Interconnected portal of information Bolster organization Fundraising!

Opportunity for activism

Avenue for advertising

Space for marginalized voices

Interconnected portal of information

Bolster organization

Fundraising!

Understand what the Internet does well Accelerates Information Enhances Communication Fosters Collaboration Instant Notification Streamlines Transactions Drives Automation Improves Presentation Enhances Efficiency “ Always On” Personalization Anonymity Localization

Accelerate Information Accelerates Information disinformation React in real time Push and Pull Content rich Even playing field Messaging Fundraising : immediacy, alerts Trigger Happy Viral Potential Degrades trust Low cost/high risk

React in real time

Push and Pull

Content rich

Even playing field

Messaging

Fundraising : immediacy, alerts

Enhances Communication Enhances Communication Information overload Multi-channel: email, Internet… Conversations Track donors Fundraising : customized campaigns, the activist itch White noise Spammer No second chances The medium rules

Multi-channel: email, Internet…

Conversations

Track donors

Fundraising : customized campaigns, the activist itch

Fosters Collaboration Fosters Collaboration Cheapens collaboration Move them up the pyramid Empowers donors Fundraising: “get sticky”: discussion boards, testimonials, blogs, new media, local chapters Its basically free. Can spiral downward If you build it… Precedent setting

Move them up the pyramid

Empowers donors

Fundraising: “get sticky”: discussion boards, testimonials, blogs, new media, local chapters

Instant Notification Instant Notification Accelerates expectations Ride the wave of current news Harden electronic “synapses” Fundraising: time-driven, goal-driven campaigns, donors part of the news cycle “ did you miss this?” “ can’t you help me? Don’t fail Quality vs. quantify

Ride the wave of current news

Harden electronic “synapses”

Fundraising: time-driven, goal-driven campaigns, donors part of the news cycle

Streamlines Transaction Streamline Transactions Liability/Failure Risks Handle large volume donations Reduce overhead Fundraising: merchant accounts, data, data, data Are you secure? Offline backup? Easy in, easy out Expectations

Handle large volume donations

Reduce overhead

Fundraising: merchant accounts, data, data, data

Drives Automation Drives Automation No Human Touch Reduce overhead Everything is measurable Fundraising: find what works, reproduce it Donors are smart Donors want attention Ear to the ground gone Generation factor

Reduce overhead

Everything is measurable

Fundraising: find what works, reproduce it

Improves Presentation Improves Presentation New skillsets Tell the story Get the reaction you want Get sticky Fundraising: the perfect way to show there are people at the end Shed old formats Doing right: $$$ Not easy, regardless Fail quickly, learn

Tell the story

Get the reaction you want

Get sticky

Fundraising: the perfect way to show there are people at the end

Increase Efficiency Increase Efficiency Overconfidence Adapt to change Overcome time crunch Get organized! Fundraising: prove model, rinse, repeat Entropy is natural Robot perception Patience is critical Need to waste time

Adapt to change

Overcome time crunch

Get organized!

Fundraising: prove model, rinse, repeat

“ Always On” “ Always On” “ Always On” Midnight guilt Create your own cycles Fundraising: Google ads, give users something to do, quick and easy. Support for issues Expectations Consistency 24/7 eyeballs

Midnight guilt

Create your own cycles

Fundraising: Google ads, give users something to do, quick and easy.

Personalization Personalization Intrusion Track, capture info Customize the experience Fundraising: Get to know your donors, piece by piece It’s Fake Security Too much data? Lose trust

Track, capture info

Customize the experience

Fundraising: Get to know your donors, piece by piece

Anonymity Anonymity Degraded Responsibility Lessen spam fears Play on the internal polls Fundraising: Promise anonymity in exchange for a donation. The unjust judge parable. When no one is around Risk Lose the chance for trust Lose the peer plug

Lessen spam fears

Play on the internal polls

Fundraising: Promise anonymity in exchange for a donation. The unjust judge parable.

Localization Localization Degraded Local Prowess All politics is local Automate the easy stuff Fundraising: Cater to local people, events, challenges using data The HQ campaign fails Contrived, artificial Don’t get it wrong! Can’t build rapport

All politics is local

Automate the easy stuff

Fundraising: Cater to local people, events, challenges using data

Offline / Online Fundraising - The Upside Offline Natural trust building the old fashioned way People with money are offline people (this is changing) Proven, predictable You can never ignore this People giving to people Online Reduce overhead exponentially Can’t ignore, everyone must do this Trending online Data rich! Targets are limitless Meets the speed factor

Offline

Natural trust building the old fashioned way

People with money are offline people (this is changing)

Proven, predictable

You can never ignore this

People giving to people

Online

Reduce overhead exponentially

Can’t ignore, everyone must do this

Trending online

Data rich!

Targets are limitless

Meets the speed factor

Offline / Online Fundraising - The Downside Offline Costly Less and less effective Reach is limited Hard, hard work! Must innovate Time commitment Online Terrible at building trust White noise Risks everywhere! New, unproven Innovation a must

Offline

Costly

Less and less effective

Reach is limited

Hard, hard work!

Must innovate

Time commitment

Online

Terrible at building trust

White noise

Risks everywhere!

New, unproven

Innovation a must

Case Study: Mitt Romney Campaign Four Boxes Approach Group Box Goal Box Time Box Press Box January 8th Kickoff June Sign-up America October Q3 Push

Four Boxes Approach

Group Box

Goal Box

Time Box

Press Box

January 8th Kickoff

June Sign-up America

October Q3 Push

Case Study: Mitt Romney Campaign part II Technologies Website YouTube Empowering Tools Models Students for Mitt Moms for Mitt Young Professionals Serious Fundraisers

Technologies

Website

YouTube

Empowering Tools

Models

Students for Mitt

Moms for Mitt

Young Professionals

Serious Fundraisers

Case Study: Legacy Law Foundation Technologies Group Box Goal Box Time Box Press Box Incentives January 8th Kickoff June Sign-up America October Q3 Push

Technologies

Group Box

Goal Box

Time Box

Press Box

Incentives

January 8th Kickoff

June Sign-up America

October Q3 Push

Case Study: 1600 Penn Ave. Email (DEMS) Key Campaign Get 1600 donations during the State of the Union address Dynamically refreshing email

Key Campaign

Get 1600 donations during the State of the Union address

Dynamically refreshing email

INTERNET FUNDRAISING TOOLS AND DEMOS

Elements of Fundraising Tools Backend – Accounting/Strategy Frontend – Webpage/Marketing Processing – Merchant/Gateway/Security Donor Management – Database Reporting – Google/Crystal/Custom Communication – Mail/Email/Other Campaigns – Goals/Measuring Targeting – User Pyramid

Backend – Accounting/Strategy

Frontend – Webpage/Marketing

Processing – Merchant/Gateway/Security

Donor Management – Database

Reporting – Google/Crystal/Custom

Communication – Mail/Email/Other

Campaigns – Goals/Measuring

Targeting – User Pyramid

The Internet Genration Source: Peter Dietz

The Funnel Source: Landing Page Optimization – Tim Ash

The User Pyramid “ The Base” – This group demands the most attention and respect. “ Ground Troops” – the people we call on to sacrifice and work. “ The Field” – focus here on conversion to higher levels. “ Virtual Targets” – Mass audience. Focus: conversation rate. “ The Numbers Game” – Get them from wherever we can.

Some new approaches Auctions - eBay Online Books – Amazon Affiliates Products - Branding Subscriptions – Content Driven Direct Donations – Online forms Insurance – Online applications

Auctions - eBay

Online Books – Amazon Affiliates

Products - Branding

Subscriptions – Content Driven

Direct Donations – Online forms

Insurance – Online applications

Software/ ASP Big Boys Capwiz Convio Razors Edge GetActive Kintera Others Slatecard SalesForce.com DonorPerfect Telosa GroundSpring

Big Boys

Capwiz

Convio

Razors Edge

GetActive

Kintera

Others

Slatecard

SalesForce.com

DonorPerfect

Telosa

GroundSpring

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