Technology provider NGP VAN- a firm that makes targeted email, compliance reporting, online actions tools and more available to progressive campaigns– has imparted tips for making it easier to meet end of quarter goals.
The end-of-quarter deals with the conclusion of one of four specific three month intervals on the financial calendar.
NGP VAN recommended keeping a number of emails readily available should ideas deplete quickly. For example, let others know the number of people who have signed on to your campaign, such as the number of likes on Facebook.
What’s more, you should make known how many donations have been received for the quarter and how close you are to reaching your goal.
NGP VAN suggested after people make a donation, ask them to share on a preplanned form why they gave to your campaign or organization. Be sure to have their permission to share their story with your email list.
The importance of writing everything in advance was also emphasized as it can often be time consuming. The company also suggested crafting a well-organized calendar to determine which emails have been approved, which have been sent and which need follow up.
NGP VAN called attention to always remember to celebrate, in particular, when goals are met. The event could be observed by festivities that range from a potluck lunch to painting the town red. (https://blog.ngpvan.com/4/tips-for-end-of-quarter).
Launched in 2001, NGP VAN, formerly known as Voter Activation Network, changed its name to NGP VAN in January 2011. The company, founded by Mark Sullivan and Nathaniel Pearlman, is headquartered in Washington, DC with an office in Somerville, Massachusetts.
NGP VAN delivered software to clients that include the national Democratic committees, the Obama voter and volunteer campaign, hundreds of labor unions, political action committees, state and local campaigns and more.
The privately-held company has received awards which take in the Campaigns & Elections Award for Most Innovative Product; one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the DC area and the AAPC award for Best Use of New Technology.
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