Absolutely. U.S. seniors use the Internet more than their younger counterparts and are the fastest growing sector of the PC-purchasing public. They also hold the majority of the wealth in the U.S. and are your main market. As they migrate to the Net, you should be there to meet them there.
The article titled Seniors and the Online Revolution is a must read on the resources page at VirtualGiving.
And by the way… your prospects are no longer seniors.
Website HITS, or
How Idiots Track Success: A must-read article.
Most fundraisers aren’t that tech-savvy. And if one does not understand the basics, it´s much too easy to go down a misguided path by taking advice from someone not as much interested in his or her institution´s long-term interest.
Website “hits” mean nothing. Nada. Continue reading
Not only are your prospects online, but theyâre savvy online. Now is the time to meet them there.
Theyâre researching. Investing. And their numbers are growing. If you donât have a compelling Web presence, you simply donât exist. Continue reading
The classic cry of the binge marketer is “Oops… business is slow. I guess I’d better do some marketing and send out a mailing.” If you find yourself in the middle of a quiet spell, thinking that a few actions, a couple of phone calls and a mailing here and there will get things moving again, you need to rethink your strategy. Continue reading
There are so many lies, half-truths, and misguided misinformation out there about online fundraising that it’s driving me crazy.
Planned Giving Marketing Tools do not Close Planned Gifts.
I shop at Wal-Mart sometimes – thereâs one around the corner. Itâs not my hangout, but when I need some ordinary stuff, thatâs where I go.
More often than not, my fellow shoppers have carts overflowing with gadgets. I wonder if all that stuff will ever get used, or will end up gathering dust in basements. Once youâre inside a superstore like Wal-Mart, itâs tempting to buy as many things as possible, whether you need them or not, because everything seems so cheap. Continue reading
Is your marketing level set to overkill?
Or, how to get your prospects tune you out without trying. [Unabridged version as published in The Journal of Gift Planning.]
Today, the Internet is offering planned giving officers new and exciting opportunities to increase the marketing of their programs. At the same time, boards, vice presidents and development directors are imposing ever more stringent requirements on planned giving officers for efficiency and accountability. It’s a good time to think about this: sometimes working harder means that we’re working against ourselves. Continue reading