Connecting with Your REAL Target Audience

Nancy Schwartz and I talked this morning about how nonprofits need to stop trying to reach out to the mythical “general public” and instead focus on the specific groups of people who matter most to your success. We recorded our conversation for you. Nancy and I will be spending lots of time working closely with…

Who’s Your Target Audience? Please Not the General Public!

We chant it together in my in-person nonprofit marketing trainings: “There is no such thing as the general public. There is no such thing as the general public.” If you are spending time and money trying to reach the general public with your nonprofit’s message, you are wasting it. All of it. OK, maybe just…

Connecting with Your Audience – A Fundraising Essential

There is no such thing as the “general public” in nonprofit communications, and especially in fundraising. From the core of your message to how you deliver it, your communications need to target specific people or at least specific groups of people. But if developing a targeted communications plan is a new concept for you, knowing…