Christmas is one of the most important times of the year for fundraising. It’s also one of the most competitive times. But what if we told you that you could raise a considerable amount of money for your cause for a relatively low investment?
For their Christmas campaign ‘Pass the presents’ in 2016, we worked closely with Street Child and ran an effective social media campaign using our digital fundraising funnel. The campaign was run in three stages: grow, engage, convert with ‘engage’ using our Story Builder tool.
Learn how the charity invested less than £200 on Facebook adverts, to a warm audience that they had grown and nurtured, to inspire 11 Direct Debit signups, leading to a projected ROI of 3,200%.
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s not too late to start your campaign on social media. To read the in-depth case study on how Street Child engaged and inspired their Facebook supporters to dig deep at Christmas, sign up to the Lightful Community. It’s free!
The COVID pandemic has created an urgent need for nonprofits to rapidly scale up digital advocacy and digital fundraising. Organisations need to be reaching their supporters where they are, and in 2021… they are online. A rapidly changing world post-pandemic demands new approaches to engaging the public and winning their support.
Last year the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges across many sectors, but especially for nonprofits, many of which were previously reliant upon in-person events and more traditional means of fundraising. At Lightful, we’ve been working with charities to understand how the pandemic has affected the sector and what’s become evident is that digital fundraising skills are vital in adapting to the ‘new normal’ that has emerged following the pandemic.
Lightful have been working with a number of organisations on the BRIDGE programme (Building Resilience in Digital Growth and Engagement) for almost a year now. As the pilot phase of the BRIDGE programme comes to an end, we wanted to tell you about a few of the participants’ journeys from our first two cohorts.
Modern fundraising and marketing are so interlinked that it’s sometimes hard to know where one ends and the other begins. At its core, fundraising is about building relationships with individuals or groups who want to give – so it’s no surprise that social media has become an essential tool for charities.
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