The 2019 U.S. Millionaire Report at a Glance

WealthEngine, as the leader in wealth intelligence in the United States, specializes in helping you identify, understand, and connect with wealthy individuals. Our WealthEngine Research Lab has updated our now highly anticipated 2019 U.S. Millionaire Report to give you the most up-to-date insights on millionaires throughout the country.

Currently, 12.7% of the United States’ adult population is made up of millionaires. As wealth continues to grow and the number of millionaires climbs across generations worldwide, the population is being divided into segments of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI). The rise of these subpopulations presents marketers and fundraisers with both an opportunity and a challenge to understand and engage with these promising prospects.

With the growth and diversification of the millionaire population, changes in the millionaires’ behavior mean that marketers & fundraisers must tailor their marketing, sales, and development efforts to the wants, needs, and values of their target audience. The personalization of communication and products allows marketers and fundraisers to connect and forge long-lasting relationships with their existing and prospective donors.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are also revolutionizing the way each industry appeals to their consumers, individually. AI can help you identify patterns and actionable insights among customers, donors, and prospects. These insights can be used to build predictive models that not only identify your next best prospect, but also predict or even influence behavior. With this evolving technology that is constantly being refined, you have the ability to reach consumers in a for more personalized, and focused way. You are able to understand their ways of being and provide them with what they need, exactly.

The data presented in the 2019 U.S. Millionaire Report highlights the tremendous value and opportunities that can be gained from uncovering the millionaires you are already engaged with and discovering the millionaires you want to be engaged with.

Download your copy today to gain more insights.

How to Calculate Donor Lifetime Value to Predict Future Donations

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Knowing donor lifetime value for each of your contacts can make your nonprofit fundraising efforts go much faster. You can use it to forecast the future giving of your constituents. Here’s how to calculate donor lifetime value, which can help you determine which donors to nurture more closely.

What is Donor Lifetime Value?

Donor Lifetime Value is an estimate of how much you can expect a particular donor to contribute to your organization over their lifetime.

There are many factors that go into calculating what this number should be. Not only should you take into account a donor’s wealth indicators, you should also look at their propensity to give to related causes.

One WealthEngine client found that by simply asking a specific 1% segment of their donors to contribute just $100 more in a year, they would generate over $200,000 in additional funds. In five years, this would generate more than $1 million in new funding from “underperforming” donors.

The beauty of creating such a model is that it can pinpoint exactly who to target and what your ask amount should be.

Creating a Donor Lifetime Value Model

The donor lifetime value wealth model takes into account the giving history to your organization, donation frequency, contributions to similar organizations, and other factors.

WealthEngine’s deep insights into donation habits starts with financial data about a donor to determine their giving capacity. The model then uses philanthropic, demographic and lifestyle data as part of the data set to predict how much a donor is likely to give.

Aside from these factors, our data science team uses our proprietary database, which has profiles on over 250 million Americans, to calculate the donor lifetime value.

These insights can help you estimate the churn risk and future giving behavior of your existing donor base.  Armed with this information, you can maximize fundraising ROI across the donor’s lifetime instead of focusing only on your next campaign.

How WealthEngine Predicts Future Donations

WealthEngine’s methodology uses machine learning techniques to determine donor lifetime value.

  1. We start with randomized partitions of known giving history. Some segments of this data are used for calibrating the model and others are used to validate it. We also evaluate various types of predictors using the data sets our clients provide.
  2. Then, we apply machine learning algorithms that iterate and learn from each round of data analysis.
  3. Once the model is created, we cross-validate it to view the model performance. This gives an overall confidence level in the donor lifetime value model.

Using a Donor Lifetime Value Model

Using these machine learning techniques, WealthEngine helps nonprofits determine very useful insights like:

  • Churn likelihood: probability that the customer will not donate anymore after their last donation
  • Next gift amount: expected amount of the donor’s next donation
  • Future gift count: expected number of donations within a 20-year period
  • Future gift total: expected dollar value of donations within a 20-year period
  • Total Donor Lifetime Value: Past plus expected future donation amounts

Equally important, the donor lifetime value model can help you identify the high-value donors at risk, including those with:

  • Moderate-to-high churn likelihood
  • High expected next gift amount or future gift total

When you know these valuable insights, you can identify approaches to increase the number and amount of gifts from your donors. You will know the potential for donor fatigue that occurs due to frequent contribution requests. This can generate higher conversions while saving your marketing investments.

Calculating Donor Lifetime Value for Your Nonprofit

WealthEngine offers multiple donor lifetime value modeling options. In addition to custom models, our popular 4-pack of pre-built models can shine a light on specific major gifts, planned giving and other opportunities within your existing base of donors.

Contact WealthEngine to learn more about how to calculate and apply donor lifetime value to accelerate fundraising for your nonprofit.

Elegant and Simple: 5 Benefits of Integrating Wealth Data into Your Processes

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WealthEngine solutions provide rich wealth and lifestyle insights to help you understand your current donors or customers and prospects better. Our rich data can help you personalize your outreach and improve your sales, marketing, and fundraising efficiency.

Here are 5 benefits of integrating our wealth and lifestyle insights into your everyday processes.

  • Help your entire department understand your existing customers or donors better. Wouldn’t it be nice to better understand your audience at a glance with a 360 degree view of their wealth, lifestyle, demographics, and contact information?
     
  • Maximize the effectiveness of your outreach efforts by targeting the right people with the right products or asks. Our solutions help you segment our those who have the greatest capacity and propensity to spend or give at your company or organization.
     
  • See deeper insights into what makes your audience tick. This will allow you to personalize your messaging ensuring your communications are resonating with the audience and increasing the effectiveness of your outreach.
     
  • Leverage reporting and tracking metrics for a more accurate and complete review of your efforts. This will satisfy leadership and help identify a significant increase in ROI.
     
  • Create wide spread buy-in into the effectiveness of using wealth intelligence to improve your sales, marketing, or fundraising efforts. Our rich data provides what you need to confidently and effectively segment prospects and personalize outreach. This will increase the efficiency of the department and streamline your processes to help you build pipeline and close deals or gifts quicker.

Take advantage of these simple solutions to drive sales or donations in 2018. Why continue doing the same things over and over expecting a different result? Instead, take this opportunity for a fresh start and a renewed approach to fundraising, sales, and marketing success. Contact us today to learn more.

 

Who are the Forbes 400 Billionaires?

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Of course they’re all wealthy but what else separates these billionaires from everyone else? 

We took a look at the top billionaires in the country to see what their interests are, how many properties they have, who they donate to, and what their demographics look like. We also analyzed how these billionaires differ by age. How do the youngest stack up against the oldest? What makes each age group tick?

Continue reading “Who are the Forbes 400 Billionaires?”

Who are the NFL Fans? We’ll tell you.

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Football season is in full swing, and teams are in competition yet again on the road to Minneapolis on February 4th. There’s volumes of data on the players, but what about the fans?

We’ve analyzed the 32 towns to see who drives what car, who owns a business and where the millionaires are. Do wealthy towns have winning teams? Check our stats below to see how your team and town stack up.

How does WealthEngine do this? With great data and cutting edge analytics. We can find football fans, car enthusiasts, millionaires and spenders. We do it every day for our over 3,000 customers. To learn how WealthEngine can help your company, request to be contacted here.

6 Ways to Maximize Your Holiday Marketing

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As summer comes to a close, the holiday season is fast approaching! What is your brand doing to prepare for the holiday rush? Consumers will be ready to spend. What data are you using to segment your customer base and supercharge your marketing efforts? Do you know the customers or prospects that can afford the products you sell?

Below are some helpful tips from WealthEngine for marketers to execute a flawless holiday season marketing campaign:   

  • Start you holiday marketing early to raise awareness ahead of the holiday season. This way when customers are ready to purchase, your brand is top of mind!
  • Segment your audiences using wealth and lifestyle intelligence to ensure the appropriate message goes to the right consumer.
  • Create multi-channel marketing campaigns (email, snail mail, banner ads, etc.) that have continuous impressions to achieve maximum results.
  • It’s never too late to put together an effective marketing campaign. Using relevant data to inform your decision making will supercharge your efforts. Don’t be afraid to get other departments in your company psyched about the holiday push and let them know how they can help you best.
  • While considering new market trends, always review what worked well last holiday season and plan to replicate your previous successes. How can you optimize what already works using new data?
  • Finally, don’t be afraid to be bold and take chances. The holiday season can be a frantic rush of consumer decisions and the brands that stand out will win the consumer’s attention.

For more information and help preparing for your Holiday season, contact WealthEngine today. 

What to Do Now to Maximize Holiday Spending This Year

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The current retail landscape presents many challenges that can be difficult to manage including decreased customer growth, little transaction growth, growing competition, shifts in spending, and unfavorable demographics. With a rapidly approaching holiday season and only 114 days until Black Friday it can be daunting trying to develop a successful strategy to overcome these challenges.

It’s no surprise that using data and analytics can dramatically impact your revenue, but analytics can only go so far if your data is vague or incomplete. Having complete, rich customer profiles will provide a stronger foundation for your analytics, and thus a stronger foundation for your marketing and sales strategy.

How can you enrich your customer data? Conduct a wealth screening to gain transformational insight into customers and prospects. A screening appends data to your customer database so you can better segment your database and determine who to prioritize in your marketing and sales efforts. This insight is helpful to not only identify your best customers, but to uncover those individuals who may show potential for additional business. You may be missing out on potential opportunities because you don’t know who has the capacity to spend more.

A wealth screening supplies you with wealth, income, lifestyle, and affinity information on individuals. This includes net worth, income, assets, real estate, stock holding, charitable contributions and other financial related data as well as business and personal contact information. Having this information allows you to prioritize who you focus on to maximize revenue.

A screening also lets you determine what marketing messages should be sent to each customer and prospect segment. In regards to gearing up your campaigns for the holiday shopping season, certain segments of your consumer database will have the ability to spend more than others. These individuals should receive offerings for higher cost items, while those who don’t have the capacity to spend as much should be shown lower cost items or a promo code to use to be able to purchase a more expensive item.  

The insights you can gain from a wealth screening are undeniable. By better understanding your customers and prospects the analytics and data you use to inform your decision-making will be more valuable and more impactful.

Contact us to learn more about how you can use these insights to not only identify your wealthiest customers, but to uncover those with the capacity to spend more.

Maximize Revenue with a Complete Picture of your Customers’ Capacity to Spend

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Luxury brands face tough competition to capture and retain high net worth customers. They are now facing competition from non-luxury brands, who have been gaining traction, and wallet share, among HNW individuals. In 2016, Nike was ranked the most valuable apparel brand in the world, overtaking Louis Vuitton, and Kia, a non-luxury vehicle, came out on top in J.D. Power’s quality car survey.

Luxury brand or not, the competition is fierce to both attract and keep the attention of HNW customers. Their business can make a huge impact on your business. A Bain & Company study found that a 5% increase in customer retention can increase a company’s profitability by 7% and that the average amount spent by a repeat customer was two-thirds more than a new customer.

Because of the current landscape, it is imperative for brands, both luxury and non-luxury, to prioritize and segment their customer base and identify who they should focus their time and budget on in their marketing campaigns. One approach is to use transactional history, however, spend history does not equate to spend ability, so you need to be more granular.

Previous spending is a key component, but it should not be the only data point you’re using. Instead, focus your efforts on identifying the low spend, high net worth customers among your current database. Think about it – a customer may have purchased something for $100 when they actually have the capacity to buy something that’s $1,000. Use this information to personalize your sales and marketing outreach and present higher cost items.

Remember, not all existing customers have the capacity or ability to spend more with you. Identifying those that do are critical to enhancing revenue and driving a higher customer lifetime value.

Contact us for more information on analyzing your customer base and identifying those with the capacity and net worth to spend more.

Marketing to the Affluent Millennial Consumer

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There is constant chatter about millennials and whether they work hard or are hardly working. Put this debate aside and pay attention. Millennials are going to have a big impact on our economy. You cannot discount this particular group and their growing wealth, regardless of where your thinking falls on the spectrum of their work ethic. The number of wealthy millennials in the United States is increasing every year with millennials themselves making up nearly a quarter of affluent U.S. households. Where does their wealth come from – inheritances and early professional success in the technology industry.

Affluent millennials are a key consumer segment, one that you will be competing against other luxury brands for their attention. The way brands need to market to them in order to capture their attention is also changing. If you haven’t already, it’s time to start shifting your thinking and strategy. Luxury consumers are more valuable to marketers when they are younger as they spend 1.5 to 2 times more than older affluents on luxury goods and services.

How do you successfully do this? By learning everything you can about them and personalizing not only your messaging, but the whole customer experience. Here are some ways you can better understand and market to affluent millennials.

  • Start by identifying your top customers that fall into the millennial demographic. Affluent millennials, more so than other generations, show brand loyalty so luxury retailers should strive to understand this group and their spending habits.
  • Build on the information you already have by appending wealth, income, lifestyle and affinity information to these individuals. What interests or attributes do they have in common? Do an overwhelming number reside in one area of the country? This information is key because it’s specific to your brand and your millennial buyers.
  • Once you know the characteristics of your top millennial buyers it’s time to find more just like them. Don’t try and go after all affluent millennials and hope your message resonates with some of them. Be smart and focus on the ones that most resemble your customers.
  • Finally, don’t disregard the power of taking immediate action.  Consumers are 22% more likely to consider a brand as a result of real-time marketing. Everyday people are engaging with your website. Identify affluent millennials are as they interact with your site so you can personalize their experience by showing specific products or offers.

These are just a few ways to get started so you aren’t missing out on opportunities with affluent millennials. Engage with and cultivate them now in order to build long-term brand loyalty and lifetime customers.

For more information download An Analytical Approach to Wealth Intelligence: How Luxury Brands Can Grow Market Share Using Predictive Analytics and Modeling.

America’s Wealthiest Singles 2017

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In honor of Valentine’s Day we analyzed the wealthiest bachelors and bachelorettes in the country. Take a look at the infographic below to see where these singles live, what they’re interested in, how charitable they are, how many properties they own, and more.

Curious how we found and analyzed this list? We started by creating a list in WE Prospect of single men and women in the US with a net worth greater than $5MM. Then we used WE Analyze, our predictive lead scoring and analysis platform, to visually see the composition of the singles. The best part? We got all of this information within minutes.

Want to see it yourself? Contact us for a demo.