Author: Philip Radford

Author: Philip Radford

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Canvasser Recruitment

Fundraising At Scale: Progressives Unite To Go Big

Leading social justice organizations have joined forces with Membership Drive to launch the Face to Face Fundraising Round Table. The Round Table is a collaborative working group to share strengths and coordinate tests to build canvass programs. The ultimate goals of the canvass programs are financial sustainability and greater political power. The Face to Face

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Donor Retention

90% Donor Retention Rate: One Non-profit’s Secret

When it comes to your donor retention rate there is no one “magic bullet,” but there are known levers you can pull to in order to have a lasting impact on monthly member retention rates. In 2020, Membership Drive was hired by the Grassroots Team to create a new, innovative approach to face-to-face fundraising – Smart Door – with an

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Political Campaign

Ballot Initiatives: A Revolutionary New Funding Technique

A Revolutionary New Model to Fund Petition Gathering Efforts for Ballot Initiatives The Restaurant Opportunity Center (ROC), the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), and Membership Drive joined together to run a pilot program to answer one question: how do we continue to fund ballot initiatives in an era of tightening belts? The result: the team may

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Training

Canvass Director Training: Spring 2018 Boot Camp Begins

Canvass Director Training Launches Canvass Director training for Spring 2018 has begun. Every January, April, and September, Membership Drive organizes canvass director trainings in support of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, Working Families Party, The Outreach Team, and other progressive organizations. The Boot Camp consists of a week of (re-)training in canvassing skills, and a second week focused

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Donor Retention

Payment Gateway Selection: Study Finds Six Key Features For Donor Retention

Hard Look at Your Payment Gateway You’ve recruited monthly dues-paying members online or in the field with canvassers. You celebrate the increased financial stability that monthly dues bring your organization. But those hard-earned members are slipping away despite your emails, thank you calls, and post-cards. You’ve spent hours focused on engagement, but not on the

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Canvasser Recruitment

Beating The Right: Recruiting For Non Profit Jobs And Canvasser Jobs

Recruitment Drive tool on tablets helped increase applicants by 30%. In the 2016 election, the Koch brothers made waves when they gave $125 million to American’s for Prosperity (AFP). Then something even bigger happened. The AFP hired 1,200 activists looking for non profit jobs, canvasser jobs, or campaign jobs across 36 states who knocked on

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Donor Retention

Monthly Giving Should Not Surprise Monthly Donors

So, you’ve launched your canvass program, monthly donors are flowing into your monthly giving program and your revenue is growing, or so you thought. Some of the largest problems facing monthly giving programs at nonprofits are the rising cost of donor acquisition coupled with the increases in donor attrition, a fact supported by this post written by Frank

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Donor Retention

Donor Attrition Rate Improves Eight Percentage Points

One of our major non-profit partner’s recently witnessed their monthly donor attrition rate spike by eight percentage points from 75% to 83% in the second month of giving. This was due to using the Membership Drive canvassing software’s Canvasser Integrity Check tool to reduce the donor attrition rate. Donor Attrition Rate Drivers Retention and attrition

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Canvasser Recruitment

Top Five Progressive Campaign Jobs

The Center for Popular Democracy Action and its partners are ramping up our grassroots efforts across the country, meaning more campaign jobs, campaign manager jobs, and even summer jobs. TakeAction Minnesota Campaign Jobs in Minneapolis TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide people’s network that brings democracy alive in communities across our state. TAMN connects individuals and

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