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Sep 29, 2015

Fundraising & String Theory

String TheoryLast month at DMA-NY, the American Cancer Society presented the adverse effects on their fundraising when they pulled out of direct mail acquisition.

And though they received some undeserved criticism, I for one appreciated the fact they shared their results with all of us. They didn’t have to do that. So, a tip of the hat to ACS.

Here’s what we all learned: Pulling out of one media adversely affects the performance of other media. Or, as String Theory professes: everything is related.

For over a decade, fundraising consultants like me have been preaching the gospel of 360 integration. Though most organizations agree with this idea, sadly, most organizations don’t practice integration.

Now we have some hard data (learned the hard way) on the critical importance of integrating your organization’s messages across all media.

So the jury’s in. We don’t have any more excuses.

Integration now. Integration tomorrow. Integration forever.

December 31 Emails

This past year, we tracked email solicitations for both Giving Tuesday and December 31 (your can read about Giving Tuesday here: https://analyticalones.com/giving-spam-tuesday/). We wanted to compare these two critical days of email fundraising. Here are some...

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Giving (SPAM) Tuesday

This year, the whole Analytical Ones’ team tracked our the number of emails we received from organizations, how many we received, our relationship with the organization (active donor, lapsed donor or new donor acquisition), and, when we received the email. Here is...

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Fake Polls

Polling is getting a lot of attention today. Bad attention. This is the second election cycle in a row where the polls were pointing towards a solid win for the Democratic Presidential candidate, but the actual vote went the other way. We call the issue is called...

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