A step-by-step guide to launching and growing a community of monthly givers to power your mission.
It's difficult, slow and inefficient.
Your mission deserves better.
Besides the fact that these approaches are unpredictable and time-consuming, many of them are no longer viable during Covid-19 and social distancing.
It’s time to invest in a recurring-first fundraising future, and social distancing may just be the forcing factor you’ve needed.
Hi! I'M VIK HARRISON 🖐🏼
Co-founder of charity: water, board member at New Story and brand strategist for purpose-driven entrepreneurs.
DID YOU KNOW?
PRETTY IMPRESSIVE, IF YOU ASK ME.
Recurring donors have a lifetime value 5 times greater than that of a one-time donor.
Surprise donations are nice and all... but wouldn’t it be nicer to have dependable revenue you can count on?
You’re tired of having to guess your annual budget each year.
Tired of not being able to reliably plan your growth and project capacity.
I know, because that was us at charity: water for the first few years.
We didn’t have a monthly giving program, so most people would give once and then wait for us to reach out before giving again.
We spent a lot of time and effort creating new fundraising campaigns each quarter in order to inspire and re-activate our base.
It. was. exhausting.
Worst of all, after having a successful Q4 during the holiday season, we’d all wake up on January 1st knowing that we had to start the year from zero, and work even harder to exceed last year's success if we wanted to grow.
So one year, we decided to give monthly giving a go.
But, we were making the same mistake most nonprofits make...
The #1 mistake nonprofits make that causes their monthly giving efforts fail...
The #1 mistake nonprofits make is thinking that simply putting a "give monthly" checkbox on their donation page is going to get the job done. In fact, that’s what we did at charity: water for a few years, and it didn't work for us either.
The truth is, you need to have a product mindset to succeed - the same kind of thinking tech startups use to build successful apps, software and online services that keep people engaged.
We'll be doing a deep-dive into the product mindset in the course, but first, let's take a look at...
The top 5 reasons monthly giving programs fail:
The Monthly Giving Launch Guide is a course for the modern, digital-first nonprofit.
This is a guided, 12-lesson online video course that teaches nonprofit leaders the principles, mindset and practical steps to launch a monthly giving program that delivers results.
It's called a launch guide for a reason: my goal at the end of this course is for you to launch (or re-launch) a working program.
This course is for you if...
Who is this course for?
Established nonprofits who are tired of galas, dinners, direct-mail and other old-school methods of fundraising that require a lot of work, and don't scale.
Startup nonprofits who don’t have a monthly giving program yet, but want to skip the learning curve and get it right from the beginning.
Nonprofits of all sizes who already offer a monthly giving option but struggle to engage, grow and maximize their community of monthly givers.
All nonprofits who are ready to stop doing things the hard way, and finally grow their impact reliably, strategically and for good.
What's included in the course?
Your Donation Product
Every strong monthly giving program starts with a product-first mindset. In this chapter, we'll unpack the most common ways nonprofits fail to build a strong product and how to do it right.
01. What makes a meaningful recurring donation “product”?
02. How to highlight your unique selling points.
03. Defining your donor promise and proof loop.
+ worksheets for each lesson to define your own product.
and Visual Branding
Once you've formed a solid product foundation, it's time for the fun part: marketing your monthly giving program like a pro.
04. Naming and branding your monthly giving program.
05. Creating a landing page that converts!
06. Shooting a dedicated video with a strong CTA
+ worksheets for each lesson to define your own marketing.
Pre-launch Week and Launch Day
This is the moment you've been waiting for! In this chapter, you'll create and execute a launch plan based on the strategies we've used at charity: water to launch our successful monthly giving program.
07. Building excitement with a Pre-launch campaign.
08. Maximizing launch revenue with matching donors.
09. Promoting the program through speaking, podcasts, affiliates and 1-1 asks.
+ worksheets for each lesson to create your own launch strategy.
A leaky bucket will never stay full. In the final chapter, you'll learn specific strategies for reducing churn (members leaving your program) and growing your revenue for years to come.
10. Communication + frequency: how to show up in their inbox.
11. Value-add content: saying thank you, behind the scenes videos and beyond.
12. Promoting the program through speaking, podcasts, affiliates and 1-1 asks.
+ worksheets for each lesson to define your own growth plan.
COURSE LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 15
Pre-register at the early-bird price of $395 and receive two bonus interviews with surprise guests.
(exclusive for pre-registered students only).
Pre-register today for $395
Please note, this course launches on September 15. The course price will increase to $450 after launch day.
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You'll be enrolled automatically when this course launches on September 15.
WHAT YOU'LL GET AS PART OF THE COURSE
12 comprehensive video lessons that teach you everything we've learned while growing charity: water's successful, $16 million/year recurring giving program called The Spring.
12 Worksheets to build your own monthly product roadmap + launch strategy
Slack community channel with lifetime access to like-minded nonprofit leaders
Landing page launch template
A beautifully-designed PDF e-book that covers all the material from the lessons so you can reference it easily.
Two live group coaching calls with Vik
+ EXCLUSIVE FOR PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS
Early-bird price - savings of $55
Live Q&A + replay with two surprise guests