State of MIND BLOG

Applying Traditional Direct Response Approaches for Success in Alternative Media

This blog post is based on a highlight from a recent presentation given by MINDset’s Erica O’Brien. Fundraising is all about disruption now – disruptive channels like Indiegogo and Facebook fundraising, disruptive approaches like Gofundme and Causecast and even disruptive organizations like Donorschoose.org   Organizations are moving quickly toward this new frontier and are integrating…
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money in hands

Three Steps to Increasing Your Giving from Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are the fastest-growing vehicle for Americans to set aside billions of dollars for supposedly charitable use. Currently, there are an estimated 285,000 DAFs with assets totaling around $85 billion. And, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the rise of DAF giving has been “the most dramatic phenomenon in American charity” in…
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fundraising dashboard

Monthly Giving Metrics in a Fast-Paced World

No matter the size of the program, monthly giving presents complex metrics that need to be synthesized into a single view to be utilized by anyone that touches the program. MINDset believes that a dashboard is the best way to take this large amount of complex information and make it not only digestible but also…
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