How Can You Optimize Your Fundraising?
What drives people to give? And what stops people from giving?
That’s what Tim Kachuriak and his team at NextAfter have made their mission to discover.
They’ve put a nonprofit spin on behavioral science by turning the nonprofit donation landscape into their research lab, and it’s fascinating.
Since fundraising is one of the biggest efforts in nonprofit work, I sat down with Tim to find out his top tips to help you optimize your fundraising.
- How Tim learned to leverage his network and get comfortable talking to people
- Invite people to be a part of the cause
- How they run experiments, conduct mystery donor studies, and map the journey from the donor’s perspective
- What motivates people to give
- Tactical and strategic tips for emails and creating your unique value proposition
- 4-part framework: Appeal, Exclusivity, Credibility, Clarity
- Speak the donor’s language, not your organization-speak
Two Types of Research:
- Forensic research – The team collects large amounts of data to look for patterns
- Applied research – The live samples are treated as a lab to figure out what works
- Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit
- The Brainy Business Podcast with Melina Palmer
- Book: Neuro Web Design: What Makes them Click?
Meet Tim Kachuriak:
- Website: NextAfter
- Twitter: twitter.com/NextAfter
If you’re ready to step up your nonprofit game in 2022, join me on the Fast Track to Grant Writer. The world needs you.