3 Ideas for Engagement Campaigns That Are Truly Strategic

Many nonprofits focus on creating engaging content that gets people to like, comment, share or click. And that’s great! But with a bit more thinking and planning upfront, those same content marketing campaigns could be even more strategic — producing even more impressive results. Consider trying one of these approaches. Improve Conversion on Your Highest…

6 Ways to Get More Value Out of Your Next Press Release

Many communicators overvalue the importance of press releases. Yes, a press release is an important part of your nonprofit’s media relations toolbox. But it is just one tool. Most nonprofits that are successful in getting meaningful media coverage do so through building relationships with journalists and other influencers — and then leveraging those relationships into…

Are Sad Photos a Must in Fundraising? No.

This question comes up regularly on webinars and in Facebook Groups: What kinds of photos work best in fundraising, and must they be “sad” photos? By “sad” we mean photos where people or animals look visibly upset, hurt, sad, or otherwise clearly in need of assistance. As with many questions in nonprofit marketing and fundraising,…

Make Your Comms More Meaningful with a Growth Funnel

Do you sometimes wonder where all of your communications work is headed? What’s the point? Creating a growth funnel might just be the answer you are seeking. Today’s guest blogger Jen Newmeyer — who’s also written a great new book called The Insider’s Guide to Online Fundraising: Finding Success When Surrounded by Skeptics — shows…

The Difference Between Content Marketing and Permission-Based Marketing

Permission-Based Marketing and Content Marketing are the two most popular marketing strategies in the nonprofit sector, according to our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report research. Many nonprofits treat them like they are the same strategies, and while they do work together and overlap a lot, they are different marketing approaches. PERMISSION-BASED MARKETING is sharing content with…

Why Long-Form Content Should Be Part of Your Nonprofit’s 2020 Strategy

By Peter Panepento We’ve been hearing for years that today’s audiences want shorter content. It makes sense, right? In a world where more of us are reading and watching videos on tiny screens while on the go, we’re more likely to prefer information in shorter, bite-sized chunks. Short is what made Twitter Twitter. Short is…