Sunday, October 21, 2018

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are you maximizing your donations?



I thought you'd be interested in knowing about these 10 new ways organizations are raising more money this cycle! Check out this list of must-have new and innovative features that are showing huge lift in donation amounts and conversions.



1. Apple Pay & Google Wallet Donations



Lightspeed donations! You need to be accepting the easiest form of payments for each device! Eliminating the credit card fields for users: Apple Pay for iOS, Google Wallet for Android, and browser request for Safari, Chrome etc. makes your conversion rate increase dramatically - especially on mobile!


2. Donor Covers Your Donation Fees


Chances are your donors would be more than happy to cover minimal transaction fees to ensure 100% of their gift makes it to your cause. This is a win-win for you and your donor, who now knows that their donation will have the maximum impact for your cause. Organizations have seen up to 80% of donors electing to cover transaction fees when presented with the option.


3. Stores & On-Demand Merchandise



Merchandise is proving to be a MAJOR donation and lead generation booster. Pointing your donors to a storefront with branded merchandise is probably something you want - but it's too complicated to setup and manage.


Revv offers a no-risk on demand solution with no upfront investment and a free storefront. Revv manages all fulfillment and customer service.


Learn more here.


4. Petitions Forms & Surveys


Chances are you are using petitions at the top of your funnel. Creating custom petitions, forms, and surveys has never been easier. Revv account holders can sign petitions with one-click and we've included a feature that automatically pre-fills user information on redirects to donation pages - increasing conversions.


5. Countdowns & Shotclocks



Urgency works! Make sure your donors know that time is running out for a specific deadline. Shotclocks start counting down when the donor arrives on your donation page or upsell. Use this to reward the donor with a free hat, sticker, or name on a specific donor roll if they take action quickly. 



6. SMS Reply To Donate using P2P!



Peer to Peer Text Messaging is the breakout new star of political campaigns and direct response marketing. 90% of recipients open text messages within 5 minutes! Donors can now reply to Opn Sesame's P2P text messages and donate seamlessly. Revv has the most advanced Text to Donate and validates the donor using their secure account without any effort!


Learn More about Revv & Opn Sesame!




 7. Advanced Upsells


You already know how effective upsells can be but we've made them even more impactful! Create a more focused and in-your-face user experience through use of a GIF or image. These are just some of Revv's effective upsells:

  • Double Your Donation
  • Become a Recurring Member
  • Purchase Merchandise
  • Give An Additional Amount
  • Opt- In To SMS / Texting List
  • See Content
  • Become a Member


 8. Matching Multipliers


Generate urgency and donor-buy in with Matching Multiplier functionality. Use in conjunction with a matching donation campaign to show your supporters the real impact of their gift! Total Impact value updates automatically as donors choose a donation amount! Choose a match up to 10x!



 9. Conduit & Slate Donations

You can raise money for a slate of candidates on Revv. Donors can select the total amount to be distributed and also customize the amount they give to each. Your organization can also set the default split percent for each candidate.



 10. Memberships

Groups with defined membership levels are building their recurring donor programs at a much higher rate. Revv offers the ability to set membership levels, automatically send them merchandise, and upsell to a higher membership level seamlessly.



Have questions or want to try out some of these new features? Get in touch:

Carl & Team Revv




Thursday, February 22, 2018

Topline: It's Time to Acknowledge Trump Doesn't Want to Stop Putin's Meddling

Life is busy and filled with distractions. We wanted to make sure you saw these articles about the pressing issues facing our country.

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Life is busy and filled with distractions. We wanted to make sure you saw these articles about the pressing issues facing our country.

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The Kremlin’s Accomplice 
The Daily Beast — Feb. 19, 2018
Stand Up Republic co-founder Evan McMullin evaluates the inaction of the administration on the threat the Kremlin poses to the United States. Last week, the Department of Justice indicted 13 Russian nationals for their role in the campaign to undermine American democracy. Yet, the president and his allies continue to downplay the importance of this critical issue, even refusing to implement sanctions to act as a deterrent. This leads to an unpalatable but inevitable conclusion: they do not care that Russia acts against the United States, so long as it benefits them politically.


Politics and Intelligence Don’t Mix 
OZY — Feb. 19, 2018
John McLaughlin, former deputy director and acting director of the CIA, makes a case for taking the politics out of Congressional oversight of intelligence. Balancing the secrecy necessary for clandestine operations with the transparency necessary for a democracy is a delicate act – it requires entrusting our representatives with the oversight power that we as citizens cannot wield over our intelligence services. When representatives like Devin Nunes abuse that trust for partisan political gain, our institutions are weakened significantly as a result.


A Refuge for Failed Populists 
The Washington Post — Feb. 20, 2018
This week, the Conservative Political Action Conference takes another nosedive on its ideological death spiral, welcoming the discredited castoffs of foreign populist and illiberal movements. This international gathering, convened by those who unironically embrace the term “America First,” represents a departure from any coherent conservatism based on principle. Case in point: the Le Pen family has historically advocated for a noxious French ethno-nationalism and statist authoritarianism, and now finds its representative an honored guest at CPAC.

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Democracy and Its Discontents 
The American Prospect — Feb. 16, 2018
A summary and review of three important books for our current democratic predicament makes the important point: “if a democratic system of government is to endure, all parties must acknowledge that the imperative of preserving the rules that define and protect that system takes precedence over the goal of achieving power.” Thus, our current populist fervor threatens to erode democracy by eliminating the rules by which the system is governed.


“Deep Fakes” is Deep Trouble 
Lawfare — Feb. 21, 2018
2016 was a banner year for disinformation. Unfortunately, it may also represent the mere tip of the iceberg. Lawfare takes a look at some recent advancements in technology that will likely enable almost anyone to create fake video or audio of major public figures that would be virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. The implications are clear: this technology “threatens to erode the trust necessary for democracy to function effectively,” as it will become ever more difficult to distinguish fiction from reality.

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