#donorloveplaylist

I’ve been meaning to do this since our #DonorLove Rendezvous in May. And now that it’s road trip season, I’m calling on all you fabulous fundraisers to help build the ultimate #donorloveplaylist! Here’s a start. Please, comment and/or tweet to add your faves. Let’s make beautiful #donorlove inspired music together! Note: just like good direct…

#donorlove symphony

We talk about the “symphony” of amazing donor loverization. The concept of the symphony is that if every note is played as perfectly as possible, the collective noise will move the world. In charitable terms, that means if you focus on every appeal, every tweet, every thank you call, every exchange with your donor, and you make sure it is…

Sharing #donorlove

You’ve been to that cocktail party where you’re having a great conversation about “that” thing – that thing you both agree drives you crazy/makes you happy/tears your heart apart/have a fully belly laugh – and in the moment that follows, you look at each other and realize you’ve just shared a moment with another human…

#donorlove

This morning I read over the latest Ahern in my inbox while my coffee brewed and of course, my brain starts spinning. His newsletter talks about how you! too! can make your crappy 12 page newsletter written by marketing and communications that  goes on and on about how awesome you are, an actual donor love…

Agents of Good are fierce and uncompromising donor champions. Bringing both rigour and creativity to every project, they challenge their clients to question organizational assumptions that compromise not only #donorlove, but also donor respect. They have helped us to give donors a stronger voice in our organization, to revitalize our culture of philanthropy through storytelling, and in the process they have challenged me to become a better fundraiser.

Juniper Locilento, CFRE Director, Annual Giving, YMCA of Greater Toronto

I first heard about the Agents of Good during a webinar where I listened to John critique a direct mail pack. I remember thinking that it would be pretty intimidating to be on the receiving end of John’s brutally honest DM commentary.  Turns out, getting that kind of feedback is a game-changer.  The Agents cut through clutter, jargon and ego to help create authentic and meaningful communications designed to make donors feel awesome about giving.  (The fact that donorlove boosts donor retention and revenue almost feels like a fringe benefit.) They were flexible in finding a way to work with us that fit our budget and needs.  The Agents are generous with their expertise which helps create better communications and better fundraisers.  It’s a real treat to work with them.

Jacqueline Bell, Senior Development Officer, Direct Marketing