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#98: What To Do Before, During & After Your Facebook Live

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...

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#96: Top 10 Social Media Posting Tips for Your Nonprofit

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? 

This podcast...

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#94: An Essential Mid-Year Marketing Review for Your Nonprofit

In a “normal” year, it would be advisable right about now for you to look at the big plans you made for your nonprofit’s marketing in 2020, give an honest look at what you were able to accomplish so far and adjust as needed for the remaining six months of the year.

In 2020, the era of pandemic, economic shutdown and civil rights protests, it’s not just advisable, it’s essential.

It’s time for you to look at those plans you made in January, when it’s...

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#90: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising in Uncertain Times

Right now, during this confounding and troubling time, your nonprofit has a dual role.

The first is the stated goal embodied by your mission statement. Whether you’re promoting education, fighting food insecurity, sheltering the homeless, protecting animals, raising the next generation of entrepreneurs, curing disease or providing culture to the masses, you’re helping to heal the world. 

But you’re also providing a space where people can take a stand. At a time when we...

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#89: What Draws People To Your Cause?

As we tentatively make the shift from crisis response to economic recovery, it’s time for nonprofits to get back to the basics of building relationships with their audiences. 

And that means working on building relationships and some variation on that dreaded term “increasing engagement.” Engage more donors, have more engaging content, build more engagement strategies. 

What the heck does it all really mean? Why is it so important? And how do you do it? ...

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#88: What Your Nonprofit Needs To Make It Through This Rocky Recovery

As we slowly (and safely) emerge from the shadow of this pandemic, there’s a big question facing us: 

What is the world going to look like for our clients, our supporters and our nonprofits?

There has been a lot of gloom and doom - about the length of this crisis, about our economy’s ability to recover, and about whether nonprofits will be able to survive these changes. Loss of revenue, loss of volunteer hours, cancellations of major fundraisers are all a very legitimate...

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#87: Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Pursue Publicity Now

Right now might not seem like the time to try to get publicity for your nonprofit.

If you are serving in an organization that’s in the middle of the pandemic storm - nonprofits that are dealing with homelessness, food insecurity, financial assistance or public health - you probably aren’t looking for earned media, because the reporters are coming to you.

But even nonprofits who are not front and center right now shouldn’t abandon outreach to the media. One of the ways we...

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#86: Marketer on a Mission: Liz Willits of Aweber

To paraphrase the old Virginia Slims campaign, email has come a long way, baby. 

Gone are the days of sending a generic email blast to everyone on your list, just because you had their email address. 

From personalization to automation to segmentation, each technological advance of an email platform like Aweber, Constant Contact, MailChimp, and the like means that you can target your emails and make sure that the right message gets to the right people at the right time. 

And...

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#85: Nonprofit Marketing after COVID-19

For two months now, we’ve focused on topics to help nonprofits deal with the challenges of the coronavirus, with an eye on coming out stronger on the other side of this pandemic. And in the spirit of emerging with more confidence in marketing our missions, I wanted to take a small dive into the M+R Benchmark Report. 

Because this report, released just a couple of weeks ago, is telling me that the steps we have taken during the era of COVID-19 are actually what we might want to be...

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#84: Not Too Late to Participate in #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is right around the corner and your nonprofit should be there. This day of global giving and unity is the financial and feel-good event we have all been needing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

It’s got big backers (Bill & Melinda Gates, PayPal, and Ford among many others) and lots of media coverage (NBC is a big sponsor) so you know awareness is going to be high. And it’s very different from the traditional #GivingTuesday right after Thanksgiving that...

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