case study: MID-LEVEL DONOR PROGRAM
Average Annual Giving
As in most development programs, 80% of revenue was coming from 20% of donors. While attention to high-end donors was strong, The Salvation Army needed to increase donations from their mid-level donors, or those typically giving $250-$1,000 per year.
We implemented the Circle of Grace program, a mid-level donor track, and comprehensive mail program that spoke to the needs of these motivated and devoted donors for the clients we serve in the Georgia Division. Direct mail communications were fully integrated with internal mailing calendars to coordinate messages, eliminate duplication and reduce overall mail volume.
Our Circle of Grace program delivered increases in gross income and average gifts. In addition, we identified major donors early in their lifecycles to increase their long-term value. A typical Circle of Grace Donor has given for 17 years with a lifetime value of $9,900.