Ollie Rothmann By Ollie Rothmann • October 7, 2021

    How To Maximize Your Return When Travel Planning

    How To Maximize Your Return When Travel Planning

    While we are not entirely out of the woods yet, you may have begun traveling again for in-person events & donor meetings. While we all navigate the reality of carrying volatile travel schedules, how are you planning to ensure that you are as efficient as possible when hitting the road?

    Choosing where to travel is the easy part. We all know where our donors are. The tricky part is planning the trip so that your ROI is worthwhile. Travel is expensive, and if you're anything like me, you have been chastised by your CFO a time or two for 'overspending.'

    So, if you find yourself heading out for a few days for an event, you should plan to meet with donors in the days and hours before and after the event. Because you know your donors' location, you can easily schedule visits close to each other in your non-event time to maximize productivity on the road.

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    Fundraisers eager to fill those gaps may think their best course of action is to dive headfirst back into travel planning. But at what cost? With so many steps to coordinate, travel planning is an arduous endeavor that cuts into the time fundraisers should be spending cultivating relationships and driving meaningful outcomes for their organizations.

    But what if I told you that you could send an email with your destination and the dates of your trip and receive back a prioritized list of donors with whom you should meet? Fundraisers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to proactively plan travel to maximize their time at the click of a button. Gone are the days of individually checking addresses to see which donors live close to one another. Instead, fundraisers can spend their time packing for their trip and let AI do the planning for them.

    Tools like Gravyty's travel tool, Gravyty GO!, consider where each donor lives and map out the most efficient sequence of meetings you select based on the donor location. Not only does Gravyty give you this list and roadmap, but it also self-writes an authentic email informing the donor that you'll be in town and inviting them to the appropriate occasion.

    By using AI, Gravyty ensures that you're getting the most out of your trips (and your CFO will be happy, too!). Talk to Gravyty specialist today and see what incredible outcomes are possible with AI:

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