Heifer International, an organization focused on bringing sustainable sources of food and income in the form of livestock and training to the world’s poorest, had a successful fundraising strategy — but they wanted to increase year-over-year growth.
We worked with the organization to cultivate a more meaningfully engaged community, ready to regularly support the group’s mission.
We used storytelling and engaging content to draw users back and relentless optimization to maximize Heifer’s impact. By focusing more on their livestock products, putting data at the heart of the strategic planning process, and making the tone more upbeat and conversational, Heifer was able to not only increase revenue, but also change its relationship with supporters.
Testing, on overdrive
Our creatives and analysts joined forces to create a new fundraising algorithm called the Over/Under to ensure that no dollar was left on the table. Using predictive analytics, we overlaid historic and modelled data against real-time data to guide shifts in communication plans and creative. Within two hours of a send, we were able to identify over-performing emails, which provided insight and direction on when to keep successful creative in market — and when to change tactics.
The new tool paid off: the sends resulting from the Over/Under strategy accounted for 10.9% of all year-end email revenue for Heifer — a significant boost.