If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much is a video - even a short one - worth? 10,000 words? 100,000? A million?
Video is the ultimate storytelling device, says Burr Purnell, the Director of Social Good at VidMob Gives, and using it gives nonprofits an easy, fast, and affordable way to amplify their message to the world.
VidMob helps brands create digital video ads with expert teams. But for every 20 or so videos it produces for commercial clients, it also provides a free...
As you fine-tune your end-of-year appeals, it’s worth thinking about the words that - when used judiciously - can inspire people to give to your cause.
Below you’ll find a link to one of my most popular guides about the 20 or so words that are powerful and proven to impact donations. But in today’s podcast, I’m focusing on seven words and phrases to consider as you craft your ‘asks’ for support.
This time of year, there’s a question that confounds many small nonprofits as they head towards the end of year fundraising deadline.
Should we participate in #GivingTuesday? Is the one day social media give-a-thon worth it for a nonprofit our size - or are we going to drown in a sea of requests? And even if we wanted to dive in this year, there’s only three weeks until #Giving Tuesday, which will be on Dec. 1 this year.
There has never been a time like right now. Never.
And despite all the chaos and pivoting and scrambling you have had to do this year, 2020 is providing your nonprofit a very unique opportunity as you gear up for these last few weeks of fundraising.
Your job is to embrace all of this. Don’t be afraid to ask for money (even as you show empathy for folks who might not be able to give this year.) Don’t be afraid to think about what your program could do if you could expand it...
I want to help you solve the case of the disappearing donor. Someone who you can see is responding to your message and even getting to your donation platform, only to leave without a trace. And the clues lead you right up to the culprit.
Your donation page.
There’s a temptation to think that the conversion of a donor happens when your prospect clicks on the DONATE HERE button, when in fact that’s just the start of the process. Your donation page is the “closer”...
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...
A question for nonprofits right now is what we can do as marketers to shore up our organization’s financial position as we weather this prolonged crisis.
One option is to seek out new donors, but that can be an expensive way to go - about 10 times more expensive than retaining a current donor. But you’ve probably reached out to your current donor base (possibly more than once) during this challenging time.
Where else can you turn?
Well, there is a group that...
Convincing you that monthly giving programs are worth doing isn’t that hard. Report after report shows that recurring donation programs have great ROI, provide a steady, predictable flow of funds for your organization and are a powerful tool in donor retention.
But it has to be done right.
Launching a recurring donation...
Do you ever find yourself in this situation?
You’ve sent out a killer fundraising email, and you know you’re on the right track because there’s a lot of opens. Even better, people are clicking through to your donation page.
But then the numbers take a dive and your potential donors just disappear. The conversions just aren’t there.
Today’s episode is about the...
Beyond good manners, why is it important to thank people for their donations?
In addition to the practical reason of acknowledging the gift and sending a receipt, saying thank you can be the start - or continuation - of a beautiful partnership with your benefactor.
It’s your chance to educate them about the impact their gift will have; to make them more aware of how they, by donating to you, are helping to change the world. And every time you do - because you should thank...