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November 12, 2020
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6 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Acquire New Donor Prospects

Development audit after development audit of small- to mid-sized organizations reveals that while donor retention remains a critical issue there is also another issue that is equally important. Far too many groups are not focusing their fundraising efforts on wide-scale donor acquisition efforts. As a result, many are witnessing stagnant yearly returns or, even more alarmingly, consistent declines.

Gone are the days of list acquisitions and swapping of mailing lists. Today, there are much more effective and cost-efficient strategies with higher returns. Groups need to be willing to embrace them to see increasing returns on the health of their development programs.

Consider these options when thinking about how to acquire donors for our nonprofit organization:

1) Use Google Analytics to determine how many visitors you have to your website.
You may just be surprised at how many uncaptured leads that you have. The question is, do most fundraisers know their website analytics? And, do they even realize the potential of this source of prospects for acquisition purposes?

2) Move beyond social posting to targeted social advertising.
In this age of Google Ad Grants and inexpensive Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter targeted advertising, one can drive traffic from what is a primary relationship-building platform to an organization’s website or to a lead or landing page. Social media sites are for relationship building. They are not places where individuals go first to seek out information about a cause or to make a donation. Surely, we should be looking at social networks as a “cultivation” and “relationship-building” tool in the same sense that we do offline in person.

3) Capture social media followers that visit your website.
Very rarely will folks sign up for a newsletter from a newsletter sign-up form upon first glance. You need to develop a vehicle that will capture their interest and engage them in your organization. Common ways of doing this are through online petitions, surveys relating to your cause, product or item distribution, or a whitepaper or e-book “call to action.” 

4) Begin cultivating your new donor prospects.
Once you capture their names, then you need to continue to cultivate them online. Far too often, I see groups that end here. Whether the medium in which you capture their information is a survey or a petition, I highly recommend that you create a customized donor stewardship engagement series. This series would consist of a string of emails tailored to respond to the engagement medium. This engagement series of emails would continue for a definite period. Further segmentation can be done with this engagement series based on prospect identity as determined by the engagement device quiz, survey, or other tool. Different segments can be placed into different “donor journey” streams for more intensive cultivation.

5) Engage new donors into an online stewardship email series.
The culmination of this email cultivation series must be with the aim of converting to donors. Once a gift has been made, this segment of donors gets placed in a customized stewardship engagement stream of emails. 

6) Continue to engage non-donors.
For those who do not make a donation through your initial stewardship program, I do not recommend that you “give up” on engagement. I recommend that you keep “speaking” to them by sending them your regular e-news updates and existing appeals. You can further follow-up on these non-converting prospects with perhaps a series of telephone calls aimed at further conversion.

The whole premise is that you are taking prospects from a highly relational, social mode of networking through targeted advertising to an engagement vehicle that works to capture their contact information and form of identifying preferences. Once they have been “identified,” you can then place them in a highly specific cultivation engagement stream of emails and communications over several weeks and months aimed to convert them to supporters. It has been noted that it may take a digital prospect up to 12 digital impressions before they decide to donate.

You can drive people to your website, but you can’t force them to give. You must cultivate that relationship like you would with any offline prospect turning “cold” prospect leads into “warm” or even “hot” donor prospects.

The aim is to keep sharing and inviting them to support the organization.

While some groups focus on targeting ads that may drive interested prospects to their website and may capture their information, they fail at the back-end to provide the highly specific, segmented cultivation engagement series that works to convert these prospects into donors. One should not ignore these prospects, or else these donor acquisition efforts will fail.

Alternatively, groups may drive traffic to their website or landing page but ask too prematurely before the prospect has even been appropriately cultivated. What happens online must follow the same offline prospecting to identification to qualification to cultivation to solicitation to stewardship model. The techniques are the same; it is just the medium that is different.
People on the Move
The American Heart Association is excited to announce that Tricia Sunders, Senior Development Director, will be leading the organization’s Heart Ball campaign efforts.
Special Announcements
The Elsa M. Heisel Sule Foundation has awarded Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. a $20,000 grant to be used toward program room renovations. The grant will be used to renovate a program room in the Early Care and Education Program.
 
The Adventure Crew raised $5,500 in their first-ever Outdoors for All online auction to take 220 teens on adventures in 2021.
 
Leadership Council for Nonprofits is pleased to share that the Truist Foundation has provided a $5,000 grant to support our BOLD program. BOLD is building a stronger community of diverse leaders prepared to serve nonprofit boards.

St. Francis Seraph Ministries was recently awarded a grant of $25,000 by Greater Cincinnati Foundation to restore the five container gardens located on Goose Alley in Over-the-Rhine. The community garden project is being done in partnership with Cornerstone Rental Equity and its 60 households living in OTR between Race and Republic Streets, north of Liberty Street. St. Francis Seraph Ministries' mission is to nourish and nurture anyone in need.  

It's been more than two years in the making, but DePaul Cristo Rey High School's campus transformation is complete. That new landmark, DePaul Cristo Rey High School’s three-story Sisters of Charity Academic Building, is now visible from I-75. Its opening signals the completion of the final phase of the transformation of the school’s campus. Take a virtual tour here.

At a press conference held outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC), ArtsWave, the engine for the arts, working in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and Duke Energy, announced two opportunities which will provide $400,000 in total to local artists in the form of pandemic relief and creative project support.

Nonprofit Funding and Resource Opportunities
The Deaconess Foundation has a dynamic history of investing in initiatives which provide access to health care services for the underserved. "Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care Services" is a grant provided by the Deaconess Foundation to help programs focus on providing access to behavioral health services to the underserved and at-risk populations. This may include an expansion of current programs or the addition of new initiatives. Proposal deadline is on Tuesday, November 19th, 2020. Learn more here.
 
The AFP Greater Cincinnati is offering The AFP Chapter Seeds Scholarship which provides a Small Organization AFP membership. The AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter is committed to helping small nonprofit organizations get the seed money they need to secure an AFP membership. This seed money is an investment to help small nonprofits build their fundraising toolbox. The Seeds Scholarship promotes fundraising professionals that will become long-term members through the kick start funding. This is an ongoing application window. Learn more here
 
StandUp Wireless, which currently serves Kentucky residents with wireless services, will now offer unlimited talk and text and 3GB of data to qualifying Kentucky residents to ensure they are able to safely connect to the services, friends and family needed during this time. This benefit will be extended to both current and new StandUp Wireless customers. StandUp Wireless partners with the federal government's Lifeline program to offer discounted wireless service to people participating in programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, Veterans Pension and Federal Public Housing, or based on household income. Kentucky residents can find out if they qualify for the program here.
 
Cincinnati Public Library's Grant Resource Center is now available online. The Grants Resource Center provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising, proposal writing, and nonprofit management, as well as the Foundation Center's electronic databases. Learn more here
 
Ohio Development Services Agency is offering low interest loans from $250k to $2.5M to help small businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits and local governments implement energy efficiency improvements through the Energy Loan Fund. Learn more here.
Professional Development
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County presents “Virtual Class: Introduction to Proposal Writing” on Monday, November 16th, 2020 from 2:00pm-3:30pm. This virtual session offers tips and techniques in successful grant proposal writing for nonprofit organizations, including what goes into a successful proposal, how the material is organized, how proposal budgets are prepared, and how to present proposals to grant makers in ways designed to promote a positive response. Free. Registration required. Register here

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County presents “Virtual Class: Advanced Funder Research Lab” on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 from 2:00pm-3:30pm. In this session you’ll take a deep dive into the advanced searching and funder review options available in the Foundation Directory Online. It is strongly recommended that attendees have already participated in the Grants Research Lab class, which is offered every month. Free. Registration required. Register here.
Make a Difference
St. Francis Seraph Ministries, which provides basic necessities and services to our community’s homeless and working poor, reopened its dining room in early November, following the mid-March closing due to the pandemic. Located in Over-the-Rhine, the nonprofit has continued to stay open over the last eight months, providing more than 40,000 bagged meals to go throughout our months-long health and economic crises. With all necessary protocols and protective equipment available, SFSM needs more volunteers to continue to serve much-needed meals safely Monday through Friday. Sign up here.

Dress for Success Cincinnati's (DfSC) StyleHER program offers custom style services to disadvantaged women providing them with professional and fashionable ensembles to assist them on the job-hunt and to recognize their own power and potential, giving them confidence as they find employment. DfSC needs help on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mornings to assemble StyleHER kits for their clients. Some other tasks include reorganize and replenish our boutique inventory. Work with a small team and to suit clients safely and prepare inventory for summer and fall needs. Learn more...
National News
3 suggestions for an executive board report Executive reports often sound like an adapted verse from a Bob Dylan song only without the moonbeams. This article offers a fresh approach.

How mentoring improves the leadership skills of those doing the mentoring The majority of mentoring research has focused on the benefits to people who are at the receiving end of mentoring support. But what about mentors? Do they benefit from mentoring as well?

Vaccination case law guides COVID strategy As a COVID-19 vaccine appears closer to reality, this is the time for employers to weigh the options and make decisions about vaccination policies.

GC Nonprofit News' publisher, Jane Page-Steiner, and editor, Kelli Tarantino are compiling additional resources on the GC Nonprofit News website to help you stay informed and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have resources that would be helpful information for nonprofits send a brief description and a link to jane2@jpsnonprofit.com.
Services
Our sponsor marketplace serves to further connect our readers with our advertisers who are focused on serving nonprofits. Please keep in mind that you should always check references before hiring a consultant or vendor. Contact Kelli Tarantino, editor, at kelli@jpsnonprofit.com to learn how your business or organization can become a sponsor of the Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News.
Accounting
Blue & Co., LLC: is an independent accounting and advisory firm with more than 450 people in 11 offices across Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Our growing list of not-for-profit clients (more than 1,000 and counting) is proof of the expertise we demonstrate in areas that are relevant to you as a not-for-profit organization. We are able to identify day-to-day management issues and operational concerns - such as internal controls, software implementation and improvement, accounting process improvement, and segregation of duties issues in addition to assurance and tax services. Please contact Bob Findley (bfindley@blueandco.com or 513-287-7571) for more information.
 
VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm: With offices in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm is one of the largest private CPA and Advisory Firms in the region with over 140 employees. Having served the nonprofit sector since 1946, VonLehman's Nonprofit Group has a profound understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing charitable and tax-exempt organizations. During this time, we've helped nonprofits negotiate the push-pull between capacity and mission. VonLehman currently supports over 250 nonprofits throughout our region. Our firm has more than 30 professionals dedicated to the nonprofit sector, providing audit, accounting, tax and consulting service expertise. Learn more about how we help nonprofits achieve their mission at www.vlcpa.com/nonprofit or contact Stephanie Allgeyer at sallgeyer@vlcpa.com with any questions. 
Associations
Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP): AFP-Cincinnati Chapter fosters the growth and development of philanthropy, the fund-raising profession, the chapter and its individual members.
Board Development/Training-Retreats/Strategic Planning
JPS Nonprofit Strategies: services include board development and strategic and organizational planning. JPS can help you improve your board engagement, recruitment, fundraising and board committees. Services also includes the development of board action plans. JPS's President, Jane Page-Steiner is a well respected trainer and facilitator. Jane is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, and regularly presents local workshops and at regional and national nonprofit conferences. Contact Jane at jane@jpsnonprofit.com or 859-261-4145 for a complimentary phone consultation to explore how we can assist your organization.
Cincinnati Business News
Discounted rates for nonprofits are available for the Cincinnati Business Courier's popular People On The Move feature! Your listing appears on the Courier's website, in the Afternoon Edition email newsletter, and published in the print edition, reaching thousands and thousands of readers and followers. Introduce your organization's newly hired or promoted employees for only $150, a $100 savings. To submit, use the online form at http://bizj.us/1pstp8
Community Board Leadership Program
BOLD (Board Orientation + Leadership Development) is Greater Cincinnati's leading nonprofit board training program. BOLD serves the nonprofit community by providing accessible board education to the public and private sector. Our diverse graduates from these organizations are connected to the nonprofits where board leaders are needed. For more information about the program, please contact Jack Fitzgerald at bold@leadershipcouncil.us.
Executive Search and Talent Advisory
Gilman Partners: Every non-profit organization needs leaders who are passionate about its mission, fit with its culture, and will drive success with the right mix of expertise and leadership. Our Non-Profit Leadership team partners with Executive Directors, Boards, and Search Committees to recruit and develop the best leaders to guide you forward. Recognized by Hunt Scanlon as a Top 50 National Non-Profit Search Firm. Contact Barry Elkus at 513-842-5331 or belkus@gilmanpartners.com to discuss your talent needs. 
Fundraising Support
Vachon Fundraising helps nonprofits raise more money with less stress. Our services include strategic fundraising planning, appeal writing, campaign project management, and more. Whether you need to start a fundraising program or want to take your current program to the next level, we can help. Visit our website, or contact Rebecca Vachon at rebecca@vachonfundraising.com to schedule a time to chat more about your needs.
Human Resources Support
HR Elements: We provide HR support for non-profits that need HR professionals only as much as required for their organization's size and situation. Services include: legal compliance, performance management, Handbook and employee communication, compensation design, employee relations, training, recruiting. We operate as an ongoing partner to your organization with on-site support as needed. In addition, we provide a variety of customized trainings and workshops for your employees and leaders. From mandatory compliance and legal best practices to team building and organizational effectiveness, explore best practices for planning, communicating, executing, and sustaining change. Contact Tina Taylor at ttaylor@hr-elements.com or 513-313-0501 to discuss your training needs or visit our website.
Legal Counsel
Manley Burke, LPA, is a Cincinnati law firm with a practice group focused on the issues facing non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. We commit to delivering excellent legal counsel, with careful attention to the client's bottom line, time after time after time. These principles have guided the attorneys of Manley Burke since 1979 when Bob Manley and Tim Burke first opened its doors. In the 40 years since then, Manley Burke has sustained its commitment to excellence and efficiency. That's how we keep offering big law talent in a hometown firm environment. You and your staff already go above and beyond to fulfill your mission. Call us at (513) 721-5525, email us at sean.callan@manleyburke.com, or visit our website to see how we go above and beyond for you.
Marketing and Communications
Cincinnati Marketing Solutions: We understand that nonprofits are small businesses trying to reach the community, donors and volunteers with a consistent message and a compelling brand story. We also know the needs of nonprofits can be unique in terms of governance, budgeting and human resources. Our experienced team of nonprofit specialists will listen to your needs and create a plan that encompasses your mission, goals and budget. Visit our website or contact Kelli Tarantino, President kelli@cincymarketingsolutions.com to schedule a discovery call today.
Whiteboard Animation Videos
Dean of Creative Marketing creates Audio, Digital and Animated Whiteboard Explainer sales marketing solutions. Whiteboard Explainer Animations are a creative and effective way to tell your story and inform a prospect or donor about your organization, in as little as :90 seconds. Master Provisions and I Have Wings are just two local nonprofits who have used Whiteboard animations to tell their story and generate donor revenue. View our animation video to see how it could work for you!  

Real Estate

Land and Office Space for lease/rent/sale
Get that extra office space leased or land/building sold by using the new GC Nonprofit News real estate section to let people know you have extra space, an extra building or even commercial or residential property for sale. Photos and a web link may be included to give readers more information. To learn more about our affordable rates, contact Kelli Tarantino, editor, at kelli@jpsnonprofit.com.
"Thanks to our ad in the GC Nonprofit News, we have leased the office space at Mount Auburn Presbyterian. We have another space that we expect will be available soon. When that happens, you will be hearing from me again".
 - Dave Simon, Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
Meeting/Event Space for rent
Let nonprofits know your space is available to rent for meetings and events in the GC Nonprofit News event-space rentals. Photo of the space and a web link may be included to give readers more information. To learn more about our affordable rates, contact Kelli Tarantino, editor at kelli@jpsnonprofit.com

Job Postings:
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We can help you reach thousands of experienced nonprofit professionals in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana region. Make a small investment to reach highly qualified applicants. 
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  • We bring experienced applicants to your organization
Beyond the 5,300+ weekly subscribers in Greater Cincinnati, many readers forward job postings to friends and colleagues or refer individuals to the online job postings.
Automotive Technician, ChangingGears (Posted 11/5/2020) ChangingGears has an immediate opening for an Automotive Technician who will increase our capacity to turn cars into poverty fighting machines. The mission of ChangingGears is to remove transportation barriers for people who are working their way out of poverty. This position accomplishes this mission by restoring donated cars, repairing cars owned by clients, and maintaining cars. Learn more...
 
Regional Coordinator of Service and Volunteerism, Miami University (Posted 11/5/2020) Miami University Regional Campus is searching for a Regional Coordinator of Service and Volunteerism. This position will have Regional responsibilities to build and maintain external community partnerships; Collaborate with academic departments to develop and coordinate placements including service-learning and community-based learning; Coordinate and implement service-based experiences, volunteer placements (both on-going and episodic), and programs. Learn more...
 
Technology Support Specialist II, United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Posted 11/5/2020) United Way of Greater Cincinnati is looking for a Technology Support Specialist II. Duties will include coordinating technology support staff, overseeing computer system and software maintenance and repair, assist with computer equipment purchasing and installation, and maintain networks and connectivity for users. Learn more...
 
Program Coordinator, Produce Perks Midwest Office (Posted 11/5/2020) Produce Perks Midwest seeks a qualified individual to support their work to increase affordable access to healthy food for all Ohioans. The Program Coordinator will support the Produce Perks and Produce Prescription Programs by coordinating on-going program operations and aiding in development of new programming throughout Ohio. Other responsibilities would be program evaluation, communications, outreach & program promotion. Learn more...
 
Grants Manager, Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc. (Posted 11/5/2020) Junior Achievement of OKI Partners is looking for a Grant Manager that will play a critical role in securing program revenue needed to successfully carryout the mission of Junior Achievement and empower young people to own their economic success. Other primary responsibilities include leading the process for writing applications and reports to maintain relationship with 50+ current corporate or foundation funding partners. Learn more...
 
Executive Director, The McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Foundation (Posted 10/29/2020) is seeking qualified candidates for an Executive Director. This position reports to the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and provides leadership to the Foundation Team, is responsible for key strategy implementation, overall operations and fundraising success of the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Foundation. Learn more...
 
Clinical Supervisor for Addictions Counseling, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBHS) (Posted 10/29/2020) GCBHS is seeking a compassionate leader to provide clinical supervision for substance use disorder at our Clermont Recovery Center outpatient clinic in Batavia. We are looking for a licensed Social Worker or Counselor (LSW or LPC) with experience helping individuals experiencing substance use and mental health disorders. Learn more...

Program Coordinator, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBHS) (Posted 10/29/2020) GCBHS is seeking a compassionate professional to coordinate the Connections DBT Therapy Program and provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families in our Price Hill office in Cincinnati. We are looking for a licensed Social Worker or Counselor (LSW or LPC) with experience helping individuals with co-occurring mental health and developmental disabilities. Learn more...
 
Manager, Community Impact/Coordinator of City of Cincinnati Human Services Fund, United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Posted 10/22/2020) United Way of Greater Cincinnati has an immediate opening for a Manager, Community Impact/Coordinator of City of Cincinnati Human Services Fund to lead all aspects of United Way's role as facilitator of the City of Cincinnati Human Services Fund including government relations with City Council and Administration, volunteer relations with the Human Service Advisory Committee, and grantee relationships with funded organizations. Learn more...
 
Director of Development, Circle Tail, Inc. (Posted 10/15/2020) Circle Tail seeks an energetic and dedicated and knowledgeable Director of Development to lead us to the next level of raising and training dogs who help people with disabilities. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Development will build Circle Tail's development program and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Circle Tail's donor relationship cultivation, fundraising, stewardship, brand marketing, and community engagement. Learn more...
 
Copywriter/Storyteller, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (Posted 10/15/2020) Greater Cincinnati Foundation is looking for a copywriter/storyteller for all internal and external content creation to tell the story of GCF's overall mission to advance our community leadership work and commitment to addressing equity and inclusion issues. The Copywriter/Storyteller will require a high level of creativity, attention to detail, project management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with leadership and the rest of the organization to facilitate a deeper understanding of long-term priorities and initiatives. Learn more...
 
Program Manager - School Relationships, Adopt A Class (Part-time) (Posted 10/15/2020) Adopt A Class (AAC) is seeking a Program Manager who will cultivate and grow our partnerships with teachers and school administrators. AAC is dedicated to connecting businesses and civic groups with students attending economically challenged schools. Learn more...
 
Lead Residential Educator, Boys Hope Girls Hope (Posted 10/15/2020) The Lead Residential Educator supports the Mission and Values of Boys Hope Girls Hope. The Lead Residential Educator is responsible for directing the operations of the home to create a family atmosphere that supports the development of the full child. The Lead Residential Educator is part of a team of professionals and volunteers. They perform their duties relatively free from direct supervision, acting at all times in a professional manner. Learn more...
 
Jane Page-Steiner, President

  • Owner/Publisher, Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News
  • Board Development Consulting and Strategic Planning
  • Trainings, Retreats & Workshops
 
Contact Jane at jane@jpsnonprofit.com or
859-261-4145 to discus how we can assist your organization.