Donor Travel

Nothing is more inspirational than experiencing the impact of one’s philanthropy firsthand.  Decades of research in adult learning has proven that adults learn and retain the most through hands-on experiences.  By offering your donors a transformative experience in the field they will be ready to deepen their commitment.

Problems We Solve

  • You want to turn happy travelers into lifelong supporters
  • You want to formalize and systematize previous ad-hoc trips into a scalable and sustainable travel program
  • You struggle to recruit enough travelers
  • You want to optimize your travel planning and implementation
  • You need metrics to determine the success of your travel program
  • You want to incorporate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into your travel program
  • You want to bridge the divide 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
  • Unified staff and teams who work together to achieve the trip’s outcomes
  • Increased return-on-investment in trips
  • Assurance that you target the right donors and create powerful 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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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