MID-LEVEL DONORS

Guess who is also back? Mid-level donors. In fact, they never really left. We just sort of stopped asking for gifts from folks who make personal gifts between $1,000 and $5,000.

But the pandemic shifted fundraising methods and targets. According to Sea Change Strategies, several major national nonprofits re-engaged with mid-level donors and found huge retention rates in both the first year and for several years afterward.

Besides greater retention, mid-level donors are now much easier to solicit and engage ONLINE. That’s a big shift for many donors who average more than $1,000 per gift.

But most mid-level donors still like old-fashioned solicitations. For example, they still like:

  • Personal engagement
  • Individualized emails
  • Telephone calls
  • Handwritten notes.

If you need help thinking through how you might develop a mid-level donor campaign, talk to one of AP’s senior advisors. Call Gail (gail@accessphilanthropy.com) to arrange a time.

RELATED – A LITTLE MORE THAN MID-LEVEL DONORS

A study of high net wealth philanthropy says REALLY rich millionaires give a larger % of their income to charity than anyone. BUT the study also reports that:

People who have an income between $200,000 and $500,000 proportionally give more than people with greater income — ranging between $500,000 and $2 million.
People with annual income of less than $200,000 but with liquid assets of more than $1 million give more than either of the $200,000+ donor groups.

BY THE WAY…

According to several small family foundation owners/staff people, attractive, handwritten postcards are still one of the most effective ways to be remembered.