Summer can be challenging for fundraisers, but these 10 ways to engage donors through the summer slump can help!

10 Ways to Engage Donors Through the Summer Slump

Get ready for summer fundraising with tips from BDI

By Shellie Speer, Senior Vice President, BDI Academy

If you’re a fundraiser or nonprofit leader, you know the hard truth: Summer is no vacation for nonprofit organizations.

You’ve probably seen it firsthand – donations to your organization slow down during the summer. Donors become busy with vacation travels and summer plans. 

So how do you break through to inspire their continued support? 

Let our strategic summer checklist guide you! Drawing on dozens of summers spent helping nonprofit organizations strengthen their fundraising, Rachael Neal and I have come up with our best tips from BDI Academy – which we shared in this BDI Webinar.

Watch the recording to discover 10 powerful ways to engage your donors during summer, including… 
  • Strategies for social media & building connections online
  • Themed donation days & drives
  • Community partnerships 
  • Volunteer opportunities

Grab your notebook and share the recording with your team… and make this your best summer fundraising season yet! 

  • Shellie Speer

    Shellie Speer-Burnett, Senior Vice President, BDI Academy

    With over 30 years of partnership in Rescue Missions and nonprofit organizations, Shellie Speer-Burnett brings her expertise, counsel and philanthropic-centered passion to assist in furthering the work of BDI’s Rescue Mission clients. For 22 years of her career, she served as the Founder and President/CEO of her own agency, ENEX Group, which helped her clients capture hearts and donor loyalty in their communities.

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