Fundraising Voices from Ruffalo Noel Levitz

This podcast features thought provoking conversations with fundraisers, researchers and thought leaders to help propel your fundraising results.
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Jan 17, 2017

Online giving is growing rapidly. We’ve all seen our online donation activity rise, and this is a big transition for many fundraising programs, as online giving grows at up to three times the rate of over all giving. Mike Kim at iATS payments knows a lot about this. As one of the largest payment processing providers for non-profits, the company has seen a lot of growth in online giving, and is following the trends closely. I got Mike on the line to talk about payment integration, building trust and security with donors, how to optimize the online giving experience, and what’s next for online giving.

Included in the podcast are:

  • How you're doing more than collecting gifts with your online giving.
  • Keys to building relationships and trust with your online portal.
  • Taking donors from interest to transaction completion.
  • The difference between merchant accounts and payment aggregators
  • New trends in online transactions

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Jan 12, 2017

Telling a compelling to story--highly personalized, evoking emotion, encouraging action right now--is a big part of fundraising success in the 21st century.

Caryn Stein, Vice President here at RNL knows this. She’s spent her career doing just that to help hundreds of charities. I got Caryn on the line to talk about the power of digital engagement, storytelling, and what she thinks is next for the future of fundraising.

She calls it storytelling "surround sound" and explains how engaging donors in a personalized, powerful way through technology can really amplify your results.

Covered in the podcast are:

  • How telling a compelling story is important to your fundraising
  • How using technology is a way to make this more personal
  • The future of social and digital engagement with donors
  • Taking donors on a personal journey
  • How storytelling leads to donor action

If you want to find out how RNL uses these tactics to take your program to the next level, drop us a line.