Created in 2011 in Denver, Colorado, Donor Development Strategies, LLC specializes in the professional delivery of fundraising and membership appeals straight to the door steps of prospective donors for Public Broadcasting stations. As more organizations and non-profits compete for fundraising dollars, it is critical for today’s non-profits to take the initiative to get out and talk face-to-face with the community that funds the services stations provide each and every day. Read the full DDS Story HERE.
Our team consists of field experts that specialize in targeted, professional outreach capable of developing and executing a superior donor development strategy for PBS and NPR stations of all types and sizes.
“Canvassing has reinvigorated our off-air acquisition program, and brings in a great ratio of sustainers compared to mail! We didn’t know if canvassing would be as effective for radio as it is for TV, and were pleased to find it stacks up just as well. DDS provides excellent customer service, as well as great budget and results spreadsheets. Sometimes people just need someone to show up at the door and DDS is there to do the job with smarts, care, and experience.”
-Susannah Michaels, Senior Development Specialist, Wisconsin Public Radio
“DDS has made it incredibly easy to add a major new program to our development efforts. Having them manage almost every aspect of the program means that we could significantly boost our sustainer acquisition program while keeping our all our other efforts fully supported.”
-John Bell, Director of Membership, KERA
“The canvass program with DDS has completely changed the way we approach Member Acquisition at Rocky Mountain PBS. To date, we have yet to find a more sustainable and cost-effective way to sign up sustaining members who weren’t previously engaged with our station.”
– Dan Stencel, Membership Director, Rocky Mountain PBS
“Canvass is our top source for new donors, even more than pledge drives.”
– David Preston, Vice President Membership, Twin Cities PBS