Making a donation may be one of the most personal things we do, yet most nonprofits need help with connecting with their donors on a personal level, says Gabe Cooper, founder and CEO of Virtuous Software, a responsive CRM and marketing platform.
Fall always feels like a special time for renewal, which makes the season a perfect time to shift gears in our marketing outreach. That may be true particularly this year, after months of uncertainty, fear, and devastating headlines.
Taking advantage of this time to “lighten up” your marketing outreach doesn’t mean you should ignore what’s going on in the world or be insensitive to it. But it might be a time to stress optimism - in our ability to ultimately...
Have you ever felt like you aren’t on the same page as the people you are creating marketing collaterals for? You spend time and effort creating a brochure or webpage or advertisement only to hear: “That’s not quite what we were looking for?”
That’s where a “creative brief” comes in, a two page (at most) document that can serve as your North Star as you develop collaterals or digital marketing campaigns and ensure that...
Technology and information are wonderful things, but sometimes it’s easy to get lost in all the data.
That’s particularly true when we are trying to measure the success of our marketing efforts.
Take all the metrics that go into a Google Analytics Report. There’s hundreds of them and you can get lost and overwhelmed in all the numbers.
What’s holding you back from being the best marketer you can be AND making the biggest impact for the nonprofit you serve?
It’s your marketing ego.
“What? Not me. I don’t have a marketing ego”
That’s what I thought too.
But it’s a sneaky little thing that shows up pretty often for us all.
And when you don’t keep it in check, it becomes a big marketing barrier for you and your nonprofit.
Not to worry.
In this extraordinary time, with all the extra effort it now takes to stay connected with the people we already know, it might be tempting to only focus on current donors instead of looking for new ones.
It’s understandable. The stats tell us it takes more effort and expense to acquire new donors than to retain the people already sold on our cause. But finding and cultivating new supporters is essential - especially now when the churn rate of your active donors might be higher...
Live interactive video is simply part of the world we live in right now. For most - if not all - of us, it’s the main way we are connecting on both a personal and professional level. Just how many Zoom calls were you on this week? :-)
Which probably means that you’ve become a lot more comfortable with being on camera and live. So why not turn this new-found confidence into another way to get the word out about your nonprofit.
Today’s episode is all about best practices you...
When you have a special campaign - either to raise funds, promote an event, recruit volunteers, or get others to advocate on your behalf - you’ll have several ways you get the word out. Maybe it’s an email or a social media post. And that will often involve driving folks to your website, hopefully to a dedicated landing page that has more information.
I say “hopefully” because in the past I’ve had clients that just added the info about the latest campaign...
Let’s face it: for most of us responsible for social media content, it can sometimes feel like we’re on a hamster wheel. I think this is particularly true if you’re planning out a week or two weeks or even a month of posts.
You have messaging, you absolutely believe in your cause, but how do you keep it engaging when it feels you are saying the same thing over-and-over-and-over again? How do you keep yourself engaged, much less your target audience?
So your nonprofit got itself a Google AdsGrant. Good for you!
Now the real work begins.
That’s the word from Steven Aguiar, founder of Good Goes Further and this week’s Marketer on a Mission interviewee. Steven helps nonprofits create and execute plans for digital growth using the expertise he gained while transforming marketing at MTV, The FADER, and the Players’ Tribune.
During our interview, he talks about how Google AdGrants Work and how nonprofits can...