Rescue Mission Fundraising Summit


Post-2020, fundraising professionals in the homeless + housing sector are hitting “refresh” on their donation campaigns and seeking strategies that are a better fit for the new and now.

That’s why we’re inviting Justin Behrens, LSW from Keystone Mission to share how his organization managed to grow its revenue by 169,131% in one year, as well as DonorPerfect partners who can share more detail about the tools used by our rescue mission clients.

Join us for a two-day mission-specific fundraising webinar mini-series, where you’ll pick up skills that will help you to:

  • Streamline your direct mail campaigns and check processing
  • Reach and cultivate relationships with a broader audience
  • Best practices for email communication for a digital audience
  • Establish a monthly giving program that retains more donors
  • Recognize your volunteers that donate and thank them appropriately
  • Inspire more of your donors to become major donors
  • Increase your nonprofit’s online donations

DAY 1 - June 15, 2021

12:30 - 12:45


Presented by: Darryl Moser

12:45 - 1:20

Keystone Homeless Mission In-House Campaign Success Story

How bringing a direct mail campaign in-house opened up other resources to improve fundraising, bringing more funds to programming with less spend.

Presented by Justin Behrens

Executive Director, Keystone Rescue Mission

1:20 - 2:00

Direct Mail + Checks:
Dramatically Improve Efficiency of Direct Mail Campaigns

Direct Mail with DP CheckScan can save 2,000+ hours per year or thousands of dollars in lockbox fees by automating the data entry to DonorPerfect and speeding up the thank you process to your donors.

Presented by James Cowen & Darryl Moser

President DP CheckScan / DonorPerfect

2:10 - 3:00

How to Effectively Manage Volunteers in a Rescue Mission

Putting volunteers in control of the signup and job selection process decreases management time and provides volunteer data needed to integrate hours with donation data in DonorPerfect. A review of how VolunteerLocal’s features provided huge benefits to a rescue mission.

Presented by Brian Hemesath & Paige Pennigar

President VolunteerLocal / Director of Business Development, VolunteerLocal

3:00- 3:45

Email Marketing Design that Gets Results and Helps Your Rescue Mission

Email marketing is a proven way to engage, motivate, and grow your mission, but creating an effective email is made all the more challenging in today's mobile-centric world. In this session, we'll share how to design an email for today's rescue mission audience, creative ways to get your email opened, and how to leverage data to assist in making future marketing and strategic decisions.

Presented by Matt Montoya

Channel Marketing and Enablement Manager, Constant Contact

DAY 2 - June 16, 2021


Day 2 welcome

12:35 - 1:20

Build a Recurring Giving Program that Crosses Generations

Monthly donors contribute reliably and bountifully. This session will cover best practices to launch and manage your monthly giving program to meaningful levels in your rescue mission.

Presented by Kelly Ramage

Training Specialist, DonorPerfect

1:20 - 2:00

Graduating Donors to Major Donors

Internal data is helpful in seeing a donor’s relationship to your organization; involvement, consistency of giving, history, etc. But to get a holistic view of your donor you need external data at the time of the important ask. This session will cover how rescue missions can best use wealth data to review your donors and best spend your time raising major gifts.

Presented by Frank Choi & Kelly Ramage

Channel Sales Associate, DonorSearch / Training Specialist, DonorPerfect

2:15 - 3:00

Roundtable Discussion

Bringing our panel of solution providers, this session provides an ear to the needs of the rescue mission organizations. A free form virtual town hall meeting to discuss the most critical technology and fundraising needs.

Presented by Darryl - Moderator