Did you know that for the past 45 years, charitable giving increased every year except for three (1977 – the height of the energy crisis and 2008/2009 – the great recession)? Those three years showed a decline in charitable gifts. However, during the 2008/2009 recession, the decrease was in giving that was not relationship based. Those who are most connected to nonprofits have historically stayed connected in hard times. Both your major gift development and faithful monthly givers will carry you through even in the hardest of economic downturns because of your strong relationship with them. Realistically, due to job loss and other factors, you have to expect some donors to take a break from giving. However, trends show that others will step up to help in a big way.Get Resource
Though news of the coronavirus has been spreading for a few months, the decisions and actions of the last two weeks have impacted the United States in ways we hadn’t felt before. The mandatory shut down of restaurants, schools and non-essential businesses has caused great concern as many businesses also move to remote-only work for their employees.
For pregnancy centers all over the country, this change has caused uncertainty and raised a lot of questions about how to continue operations. We know many of you want to stay open, but you are concerned about safety for your staff, volunteers and clients. Many directors have had to make difficult decisions about postponing or canceling fundraising events, which raises real concerns about how to make up for budget losses. (Next week, our email will be full of tips on how to stay funded during a crisis.)Get Resource
As women seek abortions earlier and earlier in their pregnancies, it becomes imperative for you to do all you can to reach them before the abortion clinic does. The best place to accomplish this is online, and it’s important to utilize every tool available to make sure women know abortion is not their only choice.
We want them to find life-affirming options and support through your center.
One of the most basic and effective ways to help women find your center is by setting up and optimizing a Google My Business profile. Never heard of Google My Business? That’s okay. We’ll walk you through what it is, how it will help you reach more abortion-minded women, and how to get it set up today.Get Resource
Have you considered a capital campaign to raise major funds? Your pregnancy center is growing and exciting things are ahead for your center and the people you serve. With growth comes opportunities to make an impact as well as a need for greater donor support. A capital campaign is a focused effort to raise significant dollars in a specified period of time. Often the money raised in a capital campaign is to fund the purchase or renovation of a building, but the campaign’s focus can also include building an endowment for the future. When implemented correctly, capital campaigns can be a highly effective fundraising tactic in addition to your regular fundraising strategy. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been running them for years, in this guide we’ll cover all the basics so you can feel confident running your own capital campaign.Get Resource
In the early days of pregnancy center ministry, your window of opportunity to connect and provide options to your clients was at least a few weeks. You had time for your clients to schedule their appointments to talk through their options and your clients took more time to make their final decision regarding their pregnancies. Today, with technology and the advent of the abortion pill, your window of time is much less – maybe only a few days. Keep reading to find best ways to connect with her earlier in her pregnancy.Get Resource
The end of the year can get very busy! Have you made your plan for year-end giving? Don’t get overwhelmed making your plan. In this guide, we offer a big-picture look at how you can successfully plan and execute a year-end giving campaign to raise funds for your center.Get Resource
Is your fundraising banquet or Walk for Life just around the corner? Do you have a strategy in place for how you will market your event? A great marketing plan will increase ministry awareness, community engagement, and donor participation.Get Resource
From national events and awareness weeks to social media holidays, there are numerous opportunities for you to join in on the pro-life conversation on the donor side, as well as interact with many potentially abortion-minded women throughout 2019. You don’t want to miss a single day! Download our 2019 Marketing Calendar for Pregnancy Centers to amplify your efforts this year.Get Resource
Donor banquets are a big deal for most pregnancy centers. Many of the marketing materials required for donor banquets need a lot of thought and creativity in order to be well-executed, so now is the time to start putting together everything you need to host your PHC’s donor banquet. Here’s a list of the most effective marketing materials for a successful donor banquet for your PHC.Get Resource
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is quickly approaching and falls on January 20, 2019. Whether your PHC has partnered with local churches for many years or this is new territory, learning best practices can help increase the potential for aquiring new donors and prayer partners, as well as spreading the message about the services you offer within your community.Get Resource
Did you know that there are approximately 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States? While this shows true generosity, it can also mean that 1.5 million organizations are vying for people’s attention and contributions throughout the year. How do you reach your donor audience in a way that won’t fatigue them? In this guide, we’ll offer several tangible solutions to prevent giving fatigue.Get Resource