Source: @meyerpartners
Nonprofit agencies, are companies specialized in the fundraising or collection of donations obtained to facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations. Face 2 face agencies on the other hand prefer the method as the name implies of developing a better f2f fundraising strategy based on the need and expectation of each organization.
Nonprofit agencies, are companies specialized in the fundraising or collection of donations obtained to facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations. Their focus on how to obtain said donations varies from agency to agency, some emphasize the use of technology for face to face, other solely on well-developed web pages, other in the use of donating software, and other on face to face; it all depends on both the agency and the organization. Face 2 face agencies on the other hand prefer the method as the name implies of developing a better f2f fundraising strategy based on the need and expectation of each organization. There are different reasons of why an ORG selects to work with an agency; the main one being it facilitates the workload, or it shortens the timeframe for each result, however there are several other functions/services, that make these nonprofit agencies so beneficial for ORG, some of them are:
Helps in the development and execution of marketing strategies, some agencies can work as a sort of advisor in certain matters when if comes to fundraising, they become a second opinion on what ORG should do or shouldn’t do, they have more experience in F2F fundraising to a pint that they possess “unique” tips and methodology when in come with donors interaction, and what may, more likely obtain their attention.
To exploit innovative and avant-garde tools with ethics and professionalism, to help their fundraising in acquiring donations, agencies ease their work by facilitating them with technology that can help them in “making a point”, be it through videos, presentations, or even donation acquiring softwares (anything that may help them in making a point of why the ORG that they represent are so important for the community/society)
Recruitment, selection, hiring and training of fundraisers; they ensure that fundraisers are 100% prepared, the best way to do so is by selecting individual that believe in the cause (since they are the most likely to obtain donations), and they train them to both understand the appropriate way of interacting with future donors, as well on how to use the technology that may facilitate their workload (softwares such as Metaface)

They might use optimized user registration tools that captures user data easily and more fast than paper; softwares such Metaface help agencies’ fundraiser in obtaining donors data, once a donor decides to donate there is a small time frame where the donor may reconsider donation, with the appropriate tools fundraisers may obtain the donation before that time frame is reached.

Fundraising services through events, and individual “face to face” actions, agencies have several years of experience, resources and contacts, thus they have the capacity of offering alternative face2face solutions for ORGs, be it in their f2f locations (having the capabilities of sending fundraisers on events of interest), helping on planning for an event, or even making face 2 face more interactive or interesting for donors.
Some can even offer a global service adapted to the needs of each product and client, agencies have their own contacts and resources, so they are privy to information that is only known in certain circles. By working with them, ORG are enhancing their function without having to spend the same amount of time they would normally need to have results.
At the end agencies are extremely helpful to organizations, especially those that are starting up and don’t know 100% the market that they are starting up in, they also facilitate the work of ORG, by giving them resources that they alone don’t have (or at least not at the same level that agencies do), and gives them a secondary opinion of how they should approach a problem (some offer advising services).

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