What makes donors give?

We're obsessed with answering that question.

That's why we help nonprofit organizations turn the web into a living laboratory to find the answers — and acquire more emails and convert more donors than they ever thought possible.

Conducting Nonprofit Research

Forensic Research

We conduct forensic research on the largest nonprofit organizations in the world to understand how they attract, inspire and cultivate relationships with donors online.

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Library of Experiments

Every week, we publish new experiments to our Research Library. These experiments provide valuable insights as you optimize your own online fundraising.

Research Library

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Turning Research into Results

How the donor incentive impacted conversion with The Daily Signal
How adding value proposition to a donation ask can impact conversion
How an additional call-to-action in a Facebook ad headline affects conversion rate
How a direct call-to-action in a Facebook ad impacts conversion
How the design of a donation page and value proposition affect donor conversion
How a membership offer impacted donor conversion on The Daily Signal
How differing calls-to-action affect donor conversion rate across different channels
How shortening the funnel impacted email acquisition
How the presentation of the offer impacts email acquisition
How the context of the \
How a radical redesign to an email appeal affects donor conversion
How adding a pledge to the front of an online course impacts conversion rate
How banner imagery impacts visitor engagement
How an animated progress bar impacted visits to the website
How the style of offer impacts email acquisition
How the deliver method for a content offer can significantly impact acquisition.
How the presentation of a video impacts engagement
How applying research based principles to an acquisition page can impact conversion significantly.
How link placement in a fundraising appeal affects donor conversion
How the kind of content offer delivery mechanism impacts conversion rate
How a more tactical and specific headline affects conversion rate
How a radical redesign to an email appeal effects donor conversion.
How the emphasis of the ad influences email acquisition
How value proposition impacts donor conversion for a serial ask
How elaborating on specific organizational initiatives affects clickthrough rate
How the placement of an offer on article pages impacts conversion
How campaign slidedown and slideouts affect email acquisition on the 'About Us' page
How radically redesigning an email affected donation revenue

Consulting with Innovative Nonprofits

  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • CaringBridge
  • DTS
  • Harvest Ministries
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • Hillsdale College
  • Hoover Institution
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Buckner International
  • Focus on the Family

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The NextAfter team has been an incredible partnership for us. On a personal level, they bring a great balance of character, chemistry, and competency to our team. We trust them and love working with them. From a business perspective, they are all about optimization and achieving results. They do what they say they are going to do. What more could you ask for in a partnership?
Matt Schlientz

Matt Schlientz

Vice President for Marketing

Hillsdale College

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