A diversified revenue stream is crucial for the longevity of your nonprofit. Our team brings a comprehensive background of knowledge from foundation expertise to experience as direct service providers to set and reach your goals. We are here to support your financial growth, whether that means developing a high-level fundraising strategy or day-to-day fundraising administrative/operational tasks.
We use tools such as targeted newsletters and appeals and annual reports to keep your membership informed and to continually drive donations. Our team manages databases, generates acknowledgements and provides clients with regular dashboards of donor data.
We research potential funders and write grants to private foundations as well as government agencies. Our team strategically works to maximize your return from grant applications.
DSA staff are experts on helping your organization identify and design strategies to maximize the income from major donors. We will educate you on the best way to approach donors and help develop and design leadership gift clubs through appeals and events.
Direct mail is still the most effective fundraising medium and it is many times more effective than email. DSA can process all mail pieces, including inserts and self mailers, and advise you in mailing best practices dealing with envelopes, delivery date, and other details concerning the post office. Our services include eliminating duplicate names from merged lists and updating address changes. Whether mailing to one thousand or tens of thousands, we have the experience to have the maximum impact while keeping costs low.
DSA utilizes digital strategy to engage your donors in fundraising campaigns that drive traffic to your website and boost your organization’s revenue. A thoughtful digital strategy translates directly into more dollars raised and more members of your community served. We work with you to develop an organizational voice and launch multichannel campaigns that build your brand and share your mission.
Our social media management and optimization packages raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for our clients through Meta platforms.
DSA supports nonprofits with all aspects of financial administration and bookkeeping. We also help start-up organizations take the first steps to becoming an established nonprofit. Our services include accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, budgeting, report generation for board members, funders and donors, and audit preparation.
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Your website is the single most important piece of your online presence. DSA builds custom-designed websites for our clients that incorporate nonprofit best practices. We work with clients to determine all design components: layout, navigation bar items, donation page setup. We then implement the design into a WordPress site, complete with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Depending on client needs, we also perform regular web updates in addition to the initial website design.
We manage and optimize social media and web strategy for clients working in different focus areas. We will grow your following, and solidify your brand by recommending and implementing best practices; for example, establishing consistent profile imagery and messaging across platforms. Using market research, we can develop more ideas for content and ensure that we are targeting the correct audience: those who will actively engage with your content because they are interested in your area of expertise. We assess what your competitors are doing and research best practices in your specific subject area before determining what content is best to deliver to your audience.
Whether you need photos for a website or video appeals for an end of the year campaign, our experts can plan and execute photography and videography sessions and deliver polished, finished products.
This piece includes web design strategy and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as well as additional Google-focused updates, all of which will boost you in the algorithm so that your website comes up higher in a search.