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NEWS! from the world of nonprofit advancement.
Analyzing Fundraisers’ Personalities Can Help Them Click With Donors
A local Planned Parenthood nearly doubled the size of its average gift last year by matching the personality types of its volunteer fundraisers and potential donors.
The Albany, NY, group gave a personality test to people asking for big gifts face to face and then tried to match them with donors who were like them. For example, it paired introverted fundraisers with quiet donors who tended to give based on facts rather than gut reactions. Not only did the process increase the average donation to $1,046 last year, up from $575 in 2012, but the effort was more efficient: The charity needed only half as many volunteer fundraisers to meet its goals; it relied on 83 people, compared with 124 in the previous campaign.Read more...