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Top Secrets to a Middle Donor Program

Written By: Cam Shapansky on November 28, 2018

Much has been written lately about the benefits of a strong Middle Donor program — and rightly so. With other fundraising areas showing a decrease in returns, a robust Middle Donor program can offset some of these losses. While many agencies are trying to “figure it out,” there is a proven best-practice approach ready to be implemented.

Mid-Level Program, Middle Donor Progam November 28, 2018
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Talking middle donors across the globe

Written By: Cam Shapansky on May 26, 2016

 “Wow, I’ve been to a bunch of talks and workshops on middle donors but this is the first one that the presenter actually knew what he was talking about.”

That’s feedback we got after our Toronto Middle Donor workshop on May 11. And I’m not even sure how to respond.

Mid-Level Program, Acquisition, Donor Journey, Donor Experience May 26, 2016
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Stuck in the middle: A little-understood segment with huge potential

Written By: Cam Shapansky on April 19, 2016

Last month, I started banging the drum about Middle Donors, writing about the benefits of extending your fundraising relationship with this undervalued group. Well, this month I’m still bangin’ away. After more than a decade of focusing on this high-value segment, I’ve got lots to say!

Mid-Level Program, Direct Mail, Annual Giving, Monthly Program, Relationship Fundraising, Stewardship, Retention, Donor Journey, Donor Experience April 19, 2016
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Are you on the middle donor bandwagon?

Written By: Cam Shapansky on March 02, 2016

Back in 1989, Stephen R. Covey published his best-seller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and for some time after that everything in business was about time management.

Mid-Level Program, Acquisition, Donor Experience, New Donor Onboarding March 2, 2016
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Give your middle donors the keys

Written By: Cam Shapansky on October 19, 2015

Non-profit organizations tend to put donors into three “buckets” — Mass, Middle, and Major. Are you paying equal attention to all three?

Mid-Level Program, Monthly Program, Annual Giving, Retention, Acquisition, Stewardship, New Donor Onboarding, Relationship Fundraising, Donor Journey, Donor Experience October 19, 2015
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