Harris Connect has been providing non-profit organizations with multi-channel, integrated solutions unmatched by any other provider and below is a sampling of their success with our fundraising solutions.
Hear how Young Harris College developed a sustainable, on-campus calling program from the ground up with amazing results!
Jennifer McAfee, Director of Development and Planned Giving at Young Harris discusses the results and responses that they did not expect.
“The results of the TeleMax® Consulting program were amazing. Not only did we implement an on-campus calling program in a number of weeks – we doubled the number of commitments and dollars pledged in our second phonathan, less than six months after the first. And one of the most surprising outcomes was that 25% of pledges made during the second campaign were from first time donors. We’re already looking ahead and talking about different strategies we can employ for our next phonathon. It’s clear that we’ve only uncovered the tip of the iceberg and that Harris Connect has a lot more knowledge to share.” Read the full story.
University of Vermont- Fundraising Success
The University of Vermont (UVM) and their “Chatty Cats” student caller program – working in partnership with Harris Connect – have managed to add new donors and increase funds raised over the course of the last five years. Just one year after implementation, they received pledged donations in excess of $1.7 million – an increase of more than 100% and at the same time, the average pledge jumped from
$99 to $130. UVM has been working with Harris Connect for more than 30 years, publishing their first alumni directory with the company in 1977. Since then, they produced two additional directories and began working with the Fundraising Division of Harris Connect in 2002. UVM initially entered into a TeleMax® Consulting agreement, but ultimately chose to expand the program for the 2006 fiscal year with the adoption of the company’s TeleMax® Resident Director solution. To read UVM’s story in its entirety, please click here.
Humboldt State University Increase Pledges Ten-fold
When Humboldt State University (HSU) began its partnership with Harris Connect five years ago, their phonathon was raising approximately $60,000 in one-year pledges. They are now generating 10 times that amount, due in part to Harris Connect’s strategic guidance in retooling HSU’s annual fund program to implement a three-year pledge period. Moreover, the program as a whole has successfully brought in more than $1 million in credit card gifts and pledges for the University. HSU published its first directory with Harris Connect more than a decade ago in 1997. Since then they’ve produced two more directories and in 2005 entered into a partnership with the company’s Fundraising Division to develop a comprehensive plan designed to meet their unique goals. To read more about how Harris Connect and HSU work together to identify and implement best practices for increasing awareness, as well as fine-tune their calling program for a more effective annual fund campaign, please click here.