Small Gifts Campaign
Nonprofit fundraising operates on many levels. Historically the greatest attention has been paid to what we refer to as major givers and gifts. The old 80/20 rule that 80% of the money comes from 20% of the givers has been a near universally accepted principal.
In recent decades grant-making organizations such as philanthropic foundations have loomed larger in the minds of many nonprofit boards, CEOs, and development officers. This although those organizations supply less than a fifth of the money contributed to nonprofits.
Most recently, with the advent of the Internet, small gifts from individual donors have been receiving greater attention from the fundraising community. A strategy that actively seeks numerous small gifts can pay off big time for nonprofits. It has been proven to bring in substantial amounts, and it can greatly aid donor acquisition and retention efforts.
Articles about Small-Gifts Campaigns
Website pages are an important part of any fundraising campaign. When the fundraising effort is made online only, the online campaign landing page (OCLP) can be the difference maker. It can speed or impede the giving process. As things stand now all online fundraising...read more
How the Smallest of Gifts Combined with the Impulse to Give Can Yield Real Results Micro-giving is most often thought of as the charitable donation of small increments of money from individual donors to a specific recipient. As it has developed in the past decade, it...read more
Many non-profit organizations serve individuals who pay very little or who are unable to pay anything in the way of fees for the services they receive. They generally are in no position to give even the smallest donation to their organizations' annual fund. In all...read more