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Unsuccessful #GivingTuesday? 3 Reasons Why You May Not Have Hit Your Goals

Nonprofits raised nearly $2 billion on GivingTuesday in 2019. And yet, we hear a lot of complaints every year about how it doesn’t work. If you aren’t getting the return you want, Julia Campbell joins us today to encourage you to assess your approach to Giving Tuesday. (Did your GivingTuesday go well? See Julia’s top…

Nonprofit Explainer Videos: Two Examples from Feeding America

An explainer video explains who you are and what you do in simple and clear yet engaging language. Explainers can also cover concepts, problems and programs. I recommend one of two different approaches to explainer videos when organizations are trying to explain their missions: The Problem and Solution. In this type of explainer, you lay…

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How to Connect Email Engagement to Your Big Goals

This week I’ve spent several days working over our marketing metrics here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, especially related to email engagement. Our CRM tells us who is engaged and who isn’t according to a basic test: If they have opened or clicked any email or filled out a web form in the past 90 days, they…

Hot Topics in September: Nonprofit Writing and Marketing Bequests

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide… Online Training: You can attend all of our training webinars below with an All-Access Pass. You also get exclusive online courses and downloads, access to our Private Facebook Group and more for 365 days. Learn more and get your All-Access Pass. September 10 & 12: Mastering…

When You Are Asked to Market to New and Different People

This question came up recently in the Communications Director Mentoring Program: “I’ve been asked to start attracting new groups of people as volunteers and donors who are different than our current volunteers and donors. How do I do that without losing the ones we have?” This question comes up A LOT, especially in the context…

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Do Best Practices Guarantee Success?

When communications directors are lobbying their executive directors to approve their enrollment in our Communications Director Mentoring Program, we will occasionally get questions like this: Will participating in this program guarantee this, that or the other? Executive directors who don’t really understand communications, marketing and fundraising Of course, the answer is No. Mind you, there…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – Getting Ready for 2019 Edition

Next week is our annual Week of Freebies on the blog, so this is our last Mixed Links for 2018. But don’t despair – I am looking to the future and gathered the best articles and posts on marketing and fundraising trends and advice for 2019. Before you leave for the holidays, get your Annual All-Access…