What It Means to Do Multi-Channel Right

Convio has released a couple of interesting research reports that clearly demonstrate that multi-channel or integrated marketing (where you add online communications to direct mail)  increases donor retention rates, giving frequency, and consequently lifetime value. The boost in lifetime value occurred whether or not the donor actually elected to give online (guess what, direct mail donors read email!). Donors who…

Dress Code Required: Slippers & PJs – How to Leverage Social Media Supporters for Your Next Event

This week, four guest bloggers are teaching us a thing or two about event marketing. Guest Post by Dawn Crawford, BC/DC Ideas Events are fabulous for the supporters in your immediate area, but what if your supporter base reaches far beyond a reasonable car ride? Social media can be the connection point to push your next…

Butts in Seats: 5 Tips for Event Marketing Using Social Media

This week, you are hearing from four guest bloggers about nonprofit events. Guest Post by Ceci Dadisman, Palm Beach Opera Social media is an important piece of the event marketing puzzle.  Unlike most nonprofits that are marketing one product all year long (a charitable cause), a performing arts organization markets multiple different products (performances and…

A Visual Heartfelt Appeal Makes a Difference – A Reader’s Experiment

Guest Post by Lisa Maher, student in Nonprofit Management at NYU Last December I asked you, dear readers, to participate with me in some experiments regarding the types of communications we receive from nonprofits after donating. Lisa Maher decided to participate by putting together a list of organizations she has always donated to and then tracked the…

Creative Fundraising: The Groundhog Day Campaign

I’m always urging you to give something new a try, and to mix it up a bit. Here’s a great example: A Groundhog Day campaign from House of Charity in Minneapolis. Melissa Musliner, House of Charity’s Marketing & Development Director, is a Nonprofit Marketing Guide All-Access Pass holder. “Many people give to the hungry and homeless…