Donor Travel

Nothing is more inspirational than experiencing the impact firsthand. You’ve told your story successfully many times through mailings, videos, presentations, and social media, but now it’s time to take it to the next level. Decades of research in adult learning has proven that we learn and retain the most through hands-on experiences. Show your donors the impact of their support and you will see transformations occur. By offering your donors a transformative experience in the field they will be all the more ready to deepen their commitment.

Problems We Solve

  • Your trips fall short of achieving your desired outcomes
  • You struggle to recruit enough travelers for each trip
  • You don’t know how to incorporate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusions into your travel program
  • You want to launch your first donor trip and need support to get it right
  • You want to resolve the disconnect or discord between your trip planners and your fundraising teams
  • You want to resolve the disconnect or discord  between your fundraising teams and your program staff on the ground

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Results You’ll See

  • Clear direction on where you are headed in your travel program strategy

  • More efficient and effective planning and implementation

  • Unified staff and teams that work together to achieve the trip’s outcomes

  • Increased return-on-investment in trips

  • Assurance that you target the right donors and create power experiences that inspire increased investments

  • Fundraising and travel program infrastructure that bolsters internal capacity and establishes best practices for your organization in order to ensure future success

  • Metrics and guidelines to ensure your travel programs reflect principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Customized travel design that cultivates empathy, not exploitation, so that you can rest easy knowing the dignity of the people you serve is not at stake

  • Comprehensive assessment that takes the guesswork out of your next donor trip, enabling you to make informed decisions, budget accordingly, project accurately, and proceed with confidence

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Services We Offer

  • Program Consultation: develop a travel program strategy to achieve your organization’s goals
  • Travel Program Audit: Evaluate your current travel program, calculate the return on investment, help you establish metrics and best practices, and provide recommendations to optimize and enhance your outcomes
  • Trip Feasibility Assessment: Conduct a feasibility assessment that takes the guesswork out of your next donor trip, enabling you to make informed decisions, budget accordingly, project accurately, and proceed with confidence
  • Trip Management: Help you team plan and implement journeys for donors; liase with all logistical operators and vendors to design ethical, sustainable, transformation experiences that inspire empathy, action, and investment
  • Coaching: Work one-on-one with your development staff, leadership, or Senior Travel Planner to address your toughest challenges and achieve breakthroughs for your donor and volunteer trips
  • Training: Provide custom workshops to your team
  • Retainer:Serve as an on-call resource to your team and stakeholders for assistance in fundraising, travel, donor and community engagement, and intercultural competence

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