Custom Thank You Videos

05.04.2011By

Add a uniquely personal touch to the online giving experience with a custom thank you video.

If you have a fundraising page on Razoo, sign in and navigate to your fundraiser, then select “Edit Page.” You’ll be able to include a link to a video from YouTube or Vimeo under “Customizable Options.”  We’ll show donors this video after they’ve made a donation. If you’re a nonprofit administrator on Razoo, you can include thank you videos for your main organization page and for any of your projects.

Here are some great examples from Razoo users:

Not sure how to get started? Here are a few tips for incredibly easy video-making:

– You can shoot a video clip anytime, anywhere with iPhone HD video recording (click here to learn more from Apple).
– Many other smartphones by BlackBerry, HTC, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung, as well as other Apple products, have built-in camera and video capabilities, and let you to upload your video directly to YouTube.

– Animoto allows you to create a wide variety of slideshows. Their “Lite” subscription gives you access to create an unlimited amount of 30 second videos – the perfect length for a quick thank you!

Happy filming!

  • Lisa – This is an incredible idea! A personalized thank you on a page after someone has donated goes a long way in having that person become more than just a one-time donor (A study by Blackbaud found that 75%+ of an orgs donors only donate once and never return).

    The thank you should be personal and sincere (donors can smell insincerity a mile away).

    • Thanks for the comment John! This is just a first step for us. Yes – we wanted to make it possible for fundraisers to put their own personal video up to thank their donors. And yes – we need to train people on how to make it personal. I’d say (and I think you agree) that “personal” is more important than “professional”. These days you can just record yourself on your webcam and shoot it up to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_webcam

      I’d love to see people coming up with fun thank-yous. Our upcoming release will make the personalize thank-you more prominent as well. Thanks for tracking with us, and helping us to ultimately serve the donor better!

      •  Anytime Brian. Now get back to your weekend! 😉

  • Lisa – This is an incredible idea! A personalized thank you on a page after someone has donated goes a long way in having that person become more than just a one-time donor (A study by Blackbaud found that 75%+ of an orgs donors only donate once and never return).nnThe thank you should be personal and sincere (donors can smell insincerity a mile away).

    • Thanks for the commentu00a0John! This is just a first step for us. Yes – we wanted to make it possible for fundraisers to put their own personal video up to thank their donors. And yes – we need to train people on how to make it personal. I’d say (and I think you agree) that “personal” is more important than “professional”. These days you can just record yourself on your webcam and shoot it up to youtube (http://www.youtube.com/my_webcam). I’d love to see people coming up with fun thank-yous. Our upcoming release will make the personalize thank-you more prominent as well. Thanks for tracking with us, and helping us to ultimately serve the donor better!

      • u00a0Anytime Brian. Now get back to your weekend! 😉