Seeing Your Marketing Future in the Obama Re-Election Campaign

As I’ve said before, presidential campaigns are great for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers because they give us a sneak peek into how we’ll be engaging our supporters and motivating them to volunteer and donate in the years to come. The current edition of Newsweek has a very interesting description of what the Obama campaign is…

2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends – Infographic

Every good report these days must have an infographic, so here’s ours for the 2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report! Feel free to repost and otherwise share far and wide.  Nearly 1,300 nonprofits participated in the survey for the report. We’ve also made separate graphics for each of the five chunks of data below, if you…

Poll: What’s Hard about Nonprofit Content Marketing?

What are your biggest nonprofit content marketing challenges? Marketing Profs and the Content Marketing Institute recently released a survey of business-to-business communicators, and found that producing the kind of content that engages prospects/customers was the top challenge, followed by producing enough content, and having a budget to produce content.   I’d love to know what…

Where Marketing is Headed in 2012

I’ll be sharing nonprofit marketing trends for 2012 next week when we release the 2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends report to those who have requested it, but what about those really big marketing trends that are going to influence our work for years to come? I’ve identified three of them in this short (10 slide) presentation…

How Mature Is Your Email Marketing Program?

I just received this interesting chart from MarketingSherpa about the evolution of email marketing in the business world. They asked respondents to say whether they were in the trial (beginner), transition, or strategic (advanced) phase for several components of email marketing, as a way to gauge the maturity of an email marketing program.   Here’s…

What’s Scary about 2012: A Sneak Peek

Last week, I shared a sneak peek at what’s exciting about 2012 for nonprofit communicators, according to the early results of our second annual nonprofit communications trends survey. (Please add your perspective now!).  Now let’s take a quick look at what nonprofits find scary about 2012. Vying for Supporters’ Attention Despite having more ways to…