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...
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...
Once upon a time, “mobile-friendly” just meant one thing: making sure your website and emails were on templates that were responsive so that they looked as good on a smartphone as they did on your desk or laptop.
But, really, it’s so much more.
With more than half of all Internet users accessing websites, emails and more through their phones, it’s also about making sure your content is tight and easy to consume. That means text that’s easy to read and...
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...