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When to Ignore Your Direct Mail Fundraising Test Results

By Alan Sharpe, CFREDirect mail fundraising is a soccer game where the opposing team keeps moving the goal posts.

A premium that worked last year doesn’t work today. A package design that worked at your last charity doesn’t work at your new one. A proven way to acquiring new donors gradually fails.

How can a tested, proven tactic stop working?

When you test one thing against another in the mail and Thing A outperforms Thing B, you know what works, right? The key to knowing what works in direct mail fundraising is testing, right?

Well, sort of.

There are at least three times when you should ignore your test results. [Read more…]

Dear Alan, What is a “Back Test” in direct mail fundraising?

A Back Test is a mailing designed to reproduce, and therefore confirm, the results of a recent direct mail test. Also called a retest or confirming test. Usually run when the results of a test fall within an acceptable range but do not give the mailer enough confidence to roll-out to the entire list.

See more definitions at the Glossary of Direct Mail Fundraising

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