The SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of the Hospital for Sick Children, a world-leading health care, teaching and research center dedicated to children. SickKids is the largest children’s charity in Canada. In 2016 the charity invested $137 million in child health research, education and clinical care.
We profiled the SickKids database of 266,000 donors according to ethnic groups, financial asset size and potential for giving using a variety of datasets. OriginsCanada, which predicts Canadians cultural, ethnic and linguistic origins based on first and last name, helped profile donors among more than 20 groups. Next, we turned to WealthScapes to examine the wealth of each group. Finally, using HouseholdSpend and the Opticks powered by Vividata datasets we were able to determine how much money Canadians were donating to charities and assessed their propensity to donate to hospitals.
By using the more than 20 existing donor group profiles, which incorporated data describing their ethnicity, wealth and propensity to donate, the SickKids development team was able to identify their potential donor base within different ethnic groups. Through this process, they were able to identify more than 1.5 million potential donors in the Chinese and South Asian community alone.
By building a detailed portrait of multicultural populations, SickKids was able to identify and target specific ethnic communities with individually tailored fundraising messaging and events. As a result, the organization was able to deploy its engagement efforts on specific groups and community events in a more efficient and effective manner.
SickKids has embraced its new strategy for connecting with multicultural communities. By using data and analytics, the foundation has been able to adopt a more proactive approach to their fundraising campaigns, which includes using social media to increase awareness and soliciting speaking opportunities to publicize the hospital's important work. The data showed that one of the most effective ways to reach the Chinese community was by connecting with them through local events, which helped the foundation develop its marketing strategy. The foundation launched a Chinese website, held a “Radiothon” that highlighted the medical challenges of a three-year-old neonatal patient (dubbed a “patient ambassador”) and established a story bank for media features, offering first-person accounts of the hospital’s work from patients, doctors and researchers.
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