Ticket sales may fill seats, but can’t fill the funding gap on their own. That’s why Harris Connect offers a completely donor-centric approach to fundraising – putting your prospects first to help you establish new relationships and capitalize on existing ones.
When states are forced to balance budgets, cuts to arts grants are often among the first strategies to be employed. This is compounded by the fact that corporate and foundation support has fallen significantly in the past several years – leaving performing arts organizations scrambling to find new revenue sources in order to balance their own operating budgets.
Over the course of the last 40 years, Harris Connect has found that the key lies in changing the way we approach prospects and donors.
Our PHONE/MAIL® program was designed specifically to cultivate relationships, not just raise money. We do this by combining detailed written appeals with the highly personalized follow up phone calls. Our experienced callers take the time to listen to your prospects and donors, and focus on having a dialog to learn what’s important to them. This, in turn, helps them build a case that’s meaningful to each individual.
The result leads to incredible pledges made right over the phone, outperforming traditional direct mail in every way. Plus, when you work with Harris Connect you have access to a complete multi-channel solution that considers all communications vehicles, as well as a range of best-in-class services that allow you to create a fundraising program unique to your organization and donor base with: