In this edition of Voice of the Donor, six year old Emilie Phelps talks about how she heard about the Nepal Earthquake disaster and decided that this year, for her sixth birthday, she was going to ask for donations to send to build classrooms in Nepal so that the children there could have fun like she does in school.

She is a great example of the new generation of donors who will pave the way to a world of change.

We have seen an industry gap, as non-profits have to tighten up resources and lack time to intimately get to know their donors. We want to become an advocate for donors, to humanize them, and to ultimately showcase what donors want from their relationship with non-profit organizations.

Why is this important for NPOs?

Results of this study undertaken by Charity Dynamics unequivocally clarified the importance of being a donor’s #1 nonprofit of choice:

Nonprofits that establish themselves as a donor’s favorite charity are more likely to receive greater support from the donor—not just in terms of financial contributions, but also through sharing information, volunteering, event participation, and issue advocacy.

We want to tell the story of donors worldwide so that non-profits, like the ones we work with, can come to understand donors better.