The Responsive Weekly Recap: Strategic Listening with Emily Taylor

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This Week on the Responsive Weekly

The Responsive Weekly is a community of thinkers and doers who are focused on creating better donor experiences and more successful nonprofits. We meet every Thursday at 12 PM ET to discuss the latest topics and trends in fundraising and nonprofits. Join us! 

What Happened This Week: The Quick Summary

This week, Emily Taylor of teenyBIG joined us to discuss strategic listening, and when to use a survey or an interview to listen to supporters.

What Happened This Week: The Whole Session

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Top Takeaways

  • Before you start sending surveys or scheduling interviews, zero in on your goal. What do you want to know? Why? What are you going to do with that information? Who are you going to ask?
  • Surveys are great for getting concrete information, like preferences and demographic information.
  • Interviews are great for getting stories and learning about supporters’ feelings.
  • Once you have responses, you can start to look for patterns.
  • Use words you hear from your supporters to create communication and marketing that speaks directly to them.
  • Use the patterns and trends you observe in supporters’ answers to create donor personas and donor journey maps.

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