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    Hi! Are you sending out both a print appeal and an email follow ups?  Sarah ------------------------------ Sarah Gnerre CFRE Vice President Philanthropy Portsmouth NH ------------------------------

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    We receive donations via Benevity too and through other online platforms with charges. We always thank donors for the amount they gave before the fees -- to acknowledge the true gift amount! Unfortunately we haven't done a great job sending thank you/ackn. ...

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    Dismal click rates

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Our click rates throughout 2021 were generally around 3% (not great, but about average from what I understand). For some reason, our year-end appeal click rates were dismally low (avg 1%). ...

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    What a cool idea! Thank you for sharing it. I might like to incorporate this in my thank you letters as well. On that note, did you use Business Reply Mail, or was it just an envelope addressed back to the organization without postage? I ask because ...

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    I was the interim CDO at a nonprofit that routinely included a giving envelope in their thank you letters. I was surprised and resisitant, but the fact is we never got any blowback and coding the giving envelope, we received many back throughout the year.  ...

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    Hi Mary, Have you heard of Endaoment yet? I haven't personally used them yet, but a fellow colleague has and he raved about how easy and low-cost it was for the nonprofit. He arranged one of the founders, Zach Bronstein ( zach@endaoment.org) to ...

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