Jongere donateurs versus oudere donateurs

In het kader van retentie van donateurs is leeftijd misschien wel de meest bepalende variabele voor goede doelen om rekening mee te houden.

Herken je het volgende? Iemand in jouw organisatie roept dat we moeten verjongen. Dat onze huidige donateurs te oud zijn. En dan wordt er veel marktonderzoek bijgehaald en een extern bureau die gouden bergen beloofd van millennials. Helaas blijkt achteraf over het algemeen altijd dat jongere donateurs toch niet zulke goede donateurs zijn…

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Why is KiKa so extremely successful?

In the income analysis that I've published in December it was very clear that some organisations in The Netherlands show impressive income growth in the past decade. Compassion Netherlands, Save the Children Netherlands, Stichting Vluchteling (IRC), AMREF Flying Doctors, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth) to name just a few. But I'd like to zoom in on one specific organisation: KiKa (Children Cancerfree).

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Hoe kijk jij aan tegen verval, ROIs en terugverdientijden?

Er is weer een vraag binnen gekomen. Deze keer van Annelie Lochtenbergh van De Dierenbescherming. Zij schreef het volgende:

"Ik las deze blog en die riep wat vragen bij me op. Je geeft aan dat "vervalcijfers door het dak gaan, er een dalend retentiepercentage is, respons op alle fronten steeds lager is, wervingskosten stijgen, etc” .

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Stijgers (en dalers) in de Nederlandse fondsenwerving markt

Het is alweer een paar jaar geleden, maar ik heb de jaarlijkse CBF cijfers weer eens op een rijtje gezet voor jullie. Het geeft een goed plaatje van de grootste stijgers en dalers in de Nederlandse fondsenwerving markt.

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18 ingredients for successful fundraising

I’m celebrating my 15 year anniversary as a fundraiser!

In a blog post 5 years ago I wrote about the best strategic ingredients for a successful fundraising program. Let’s try that again and see if I want to change my perspective now I’ve grown older…

  1. Fundraisers are gold. Quality fundraising staff makes all the difference. Without the right staff you can forget the rest of this post. And your fundraising results. Hire great professional fundraisers. Now.

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4th Annual Fundraising Growth Analysis

Oops, I did it again. Like previous years I sliced and diced the Central Bureau of Fundraising (CBF) annual figures into some sort of growth analysis for the Dutch market.

Perhaps I should not repeat the methodology and disclaimer, because you’re probably not gonna read it anyway. Most of you scroll straight down to the tables below to see where your organisation is ranked. But let me just mention the main points before we dive into the figures.

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The BIG 5 in fundraising performance metrics

You might love it. You might hate it. But if you respect your donors and your work as a fundraiser you are likely to spend a few hours per week looking at reports. Those reports will tell you all sorts of things about the behavior of your donors, a.k.a. your fundraising results. But, in general, what are the most important fundraising performance metrics you should monitor? Keep reading and get your free download at the end of this post.

What I'm about to share seems somewhat simple perhaps. This is in fact not simple; these are the basics! Unfortunately too many fundraisers out there still don’t respect the basics.

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Legacy income in The Netherlands 2003-2012

Today I'll zoom in on legacy income. First we'll look at the available figures from the CBF from the last 10 years.

To give you an idea of the growth trend of the market I've selected 121 organisations that reported their legacy income both in 2003 and 2012.

This group reported a legacy income in 2003 of nearly EUR 178 million. The same group reported a legacy income in 2012 of almost EUR 235 million. Almost the same as the year before.

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