There are many different types of giving societies that a non-profit can set up, based on its needs. Some of the most common types of groups include:
– Major Donor Groups: Donor clubs focused on major givers
– Mid-Level Donor Groups: Donor clubs focused on mid-level givers
– Minor Donor Groups: Donor clubs focused on small-dollar ($5, $25, $100, etc.) level supporters
– Annual Giving Clubs: Groups comprised of those who make a qualifying-level donation each and every year
– Monthly Giving Clubs: Giving societies centered on those who sign-up for monthly (recurring) credit card giving
– Legacy Societies: Donor club for those who have pledged a bequest or planned gift to the non-profit
– Young Professionals Groups: Focused on those under a certain age who have given a certain amount to the organization
– Affinity Groups: Donor clubs focused on supporters who share one or more “affinities” or traits, such as geographical region, occupation, age, hobby, etc.
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