In case you missed part one of this case study, you can see it here. This was recently featured in Fundraising Success Magazine.
Kachuriak says there are two key takeaways that were unearthed from this partnership:
- Testing trumps marketing intuition. ”One of the things I’m constantly surprised at … is that when we test things, we find out that best practices aren’t best practices at all. That’s what’s exciting — to redefine those things by seeing how people interact with our communications,” he says. “That’s really what’s so fun about the online side of things. WE have so much data, so many different attributes that we can test and we can learn not from focus groups or a survey but by watching how people interact directly with the conversion path that we’ve put before them.”
- Humility is the key to marketing success. ”If I think that I have all the answers, then that’s usually when I find out that I’m dead wrong,” Kachuriak says. “We try to empower clients to think like that as well. It’s when we’re partners and not a vendor and a nonprofit where we can both have the most success.”
Recently, Fundraising Success magazine featured a case study on our work with the Colson Center.
In the fall of 2010, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview — a ministry of BreakPoint, the worldview ministry associated with Prison Fellowship Ministries — created its own entity and was looking to build a brand-new donor base.
So the organization, whose mission is to seek the transformation of believers as they apply biblical thinking to all of life, went to KMA, the branch of full-service fundraising agency Pursuant Group that handles Christian ministries and conservative advocacy groups, with a list of e-mail subscribers — but no actual donors — in hopes of cultivating a donor base.
Read the full article here.