7 Questions on Marketing Automation for Nonprofits

EveryAction

I recently sat down with the good folks at The Campaign Workshop and chatted about marketing automation for nonprofits. The Campaign Workshop: "Why should I care about nonprofit marketing automation?". TCW: "What's a common mistake nonprofits make with marketing automation?".

Automated Cultivation vs. “Moves Management”

iMarketSmart

Now let’s contrast moves management with automated cultivation. Enter technology for automating the process. Maybe we should blend automated cultivation and moves management instead of comparing them to one another.

Why You Should Implement an Automated Email Welcome Series for New Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Katelyn Baughan created an automated welcome series for The Children’s Inn at NIH that nurtured new donors over time instead of throwing them into regular email marketing. The automated email series for new donors was pivotal in our strategy. Katelyn Baughan.

Follow This Example To See How Automated Cultivation Can Work To Meet Donor Needs.

iMarketSmart

That’s Engagement Fundraising using progressive profiling and automated cultivation. Related Posts: >>Automated Cultivation vs Moves Management. >>Don’t The post Follow This Example To See How Automated Cultivation Can Work To Meet Donor Needs.

#SM4NP: Automate Your Google Searches To Follow Important Issues

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of its underused developments, though, is the ability to automate and monitor specific terms or events or institutions on the internet for you. Searching on Google is perhaps the single experience of the internet we all share.

New Automated Fundraising Tool. Free. Forever.

The Agitator

Today were adding a valuable, new tool to The Agitator Toolbox. The Donor Commitment Feedback Widget for Nonprofits has been designed, tested and proven by the folks at our sister company DonorVoice and is being given to Agitator readers for: $30/month $0 (Free). That’s right. And how long will this price last? Forever. Hard to beat. How much time will it take?

CauseTalk Radio Ep07: Automated Giving: Super Strategy or Slacktivism?

Selfish Giving

In this episode of Cause Talk Radio, Megan and I chat with John Ludlow , Chief Strategy Officer for Snoball.com about automated giving. We learn more about the Snoball platform, pontificate about why embedded giving is the wave of the future, dismiss claims of slacktivism, and speculate about ways that automated giving can become a cause marketer’s dream. [Audio clip: view full post to listen].

11 Things Nonprofits Can Learn About Using Twitter from the @NYTimes

J Campbell Social Marketing

While some automation is allowed, make sure to actively staff the account! Sending automated, scheduled tweets without having anyone to respond will not increase your followers, authority or relevance on Twitter – savvy Twitterers can spot a fully automated account a mile away.

Detecting the various forms of account takeover

The Agitator

Automated identification solutions like the TRUSTID® Pre-Answer Caller Authentication instantly spot spoofed Caller IDs and ANIs to give banks real-time information they can act on for every call. Either way, banks using automated authentication tools like TRUSTID have the intelligence to make quicker, educated security decisions on every call before the phone is picked up. Not all account takeovers are the same. .

Catch EveryAction at NTC 2019

EveryAction

We have panels on everything from fundraising automation to donor acquisition and vendor client relationships. Want to meet EveryAction at this year's NTC? You've come to the right place for all our panels, demos, and happy hours.

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

Automate recapture and renewal efforts. By automating the process, you'll save staff time and create a more timely and seamless experience for your donors. As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

EveryAction

Use automation to save time and stress. When possible, save yourself time and effort by creating automated processes to do the work for you. Check out our webinar on fundraising automation to see how! #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

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EveryAction @ Bridge and Netroots

EveryAction

Fundraising Automation: Raising More Money and Getting Home to Dinner On Time. Learn how to automate some of your key fundraising campaigns. Automation is where strategy and technology meet to help you get the right message, to the right person, at the right time. This session will show you how to set up several types of automated campaigns for your renewal, appeal, sustainer, and acquisition campaigns.

Are Nonprofits Using Common Email Engagement Tactics?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Finally, I asked participants about whether they do an automated “welcome” email or series for new subscribers. More good news here: Well over half of nonprofits are using automated welcome emails to get their new subscribers engaged right from the start.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

Identify donors, segment based on their potential value, automate best practices for nurturing prospects, and analyze results for performance and improvements. #18. Save time with marketing automation.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 13, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

M+R talks about Marketing automation and how to use robots for good. Asheville, NC. Hope your luck as been good all day today on this Friday the 13th. Nothing spooky about the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising though!

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

Automate your Cultivation. Luckily, you can automate almost everything. Automating your communication with volunteers actually makes them feel more connected to the organization, not less. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

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The Road to the Big Easy: EveryAction at #18NTC

EveryAction

EveryAction’s Executive Director, Melissa Wyers, was joined by a panel of fundraising experts to chat all things fundraising automation. The packed room learned how to set up several types of automated campaigns for renewal, appeal, sustainer, and acquisition campaigns. We took it one step further and shared how EveryAction clients, the National Audubon Society and Equality Federation, used automation to increase their revenue while managing their workload.

How to Attract and Keep More Monthly Donors

EveryAction

For other circumstances that cause failed donations, such as a donor cancelling their credit card, set up an automated email response that will let them know that their donation failed to process and prompt them to update their credit card information.

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3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

EveryAction

Use a welcome email series Marketing automation is more than just a buzzword for nonprofits today, it is a necessary tool, saving valuable staff time that can then be spent on more valuable tasks. For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program.

Thanking vs. Appreciating

iMarketSmart

I’ve been thinking that, perhaps, too many organizations have turned thanking into an automated obligation. Mechanized thank you’s. They realize it’s something they’re supposed to do. So, they do it as cost-efficiently as possible.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

One of the easiest ways to retain donors is to automate communications to them, so that your database can do the work of identifying which donors should be reached out to and what messaging they need to hear.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Meril’s. New Orleans, LA Sadly I am not at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland this year. But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on everything.

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Tips for Silent Videos (Or When People Turn Off Your Sound)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

translations) or closed captions are usually automated features that can be turned on or off. On Thursday, I’m presenting a webinar on how to create a great thank you video for your supporters.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology

EveryAction

Technology maximizes your potential by automating repetitive work, synchronizing data, and allowing you to easily spot trends and paths for growth.

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6 Time-Saving Scheduling Tools Recommended by Fellow Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Automated scheduling for Outlook and Google Calendars. Scheduling a meeting shouldn’t be hard. But all too often, it feels like: via GIPHY. The back-and-forth is enough to suck your soul dry. Thankfully, there are apps to improve the process.

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The Rule of 7 vs. 3-to-1 fundraising

iMarketSmart

That’s why we recommend automated email marketing along with your 3-to-1 Fundraising efforts. Automated email provides supporters with personalized, highly relevant communications that are NOT spammy.

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

How Nonprofits Can Get More Social Media Engagement in 2018

J Campbell Social Marketing

Stop automating your posts. Each platform is completely unique, and automating all of your content across platforms doesn’t work anymore (not that it worked well even just a few years ago).

The 3 types of planned giving prospects

iMarketSmart

You need to send these people cultivation marketing: that is relevant and personalized (I recommend automated drip email and direct mail marketing to save yourself time). Both the automated drip emails and the campaign-oriented outbound campaigns should emphasize the Fantastic Four.

Trends That Will Shape PR in 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A study of 1478 professionals by Wibbitz shows that 80 percent use automation tools for visual content creation, and that more than three quarters say they will expand visual content creation in the coming year. What can PR professionals expect in 2018?

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How to Maintain a Healthy Email List and Re-Engage Your Community

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Automate Your Email System for Long-Term Success. Maintaining a healthy email list is essential to running an effective email marketing or fundraising program. To do that, you need to know: What metrics really matter when it comes to deliverability. Who is engaging with your content. How to re-engage those who aren’t. What to do when they still don’t engage.

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A tool for inspiration: Mobile Giving

A Small Change

An automated text or email confirming receipt. There are now more than 1 billion smartphones on the planet. And, in a recent study, researchers learned that 9.5% of donations came from mobile devices. Clearly, this is a huge opportunity for fundraisers and a seamless and user friendly mobile giving interface can be an incredibly helpful tool to increase giving.

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12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Automation tools such as EveryAction’s credit card updater , enable our database to get updated member credit card numbers directly from their bank, meaning that a monthly donation can continue to process without any action needed on the card holder's part. Many nonprofits are harnessing this channel for sending automated voice messages, text messages, pictures, video, surveys, and more.

What The Heck Is Progressive Profiling And Why You Need To Do It?

iMarketSmart

Then automation can “drip” the right engagement offers over a long period of time to support the donor’s journey as they move themselves from awareness to interest to desire and, finally, to action. It’s about their timing, not yours.

How to Rock Social Media Doesn’t Involve Social Media

SocialButterfly

” Some others chimed in that automation is a big help, citing tools like IFFT that have relieved their daily consumption-desires of content. Automation though is a dangerous line to cross–so I wouldn’t recommend doing it lightly.

Maximize the Post Gift Glow: The Art of Thanking Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When and how to automate without losing the personal touch. Giving to charity is the neurological equivalent of winning the lottery! So why do 3 out of 4 donors not make a second gift?

Have I mentioned how self-actualization ties in with why donors give?

iMarketSmart

Therefore, since self-actualization is actually their reward for giving — not an automated “thank you” — you need to make sure they got what they wanted. Self-actualization (realizing one’s full potential) rests at the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Donors aim for self-actualization and giving helps them make progress toward that goal. In other words, they give in order to realize the best version of themselves. You are their guide, their facilitator.

How to Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial Calendar

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

By inviting relevant staff to each appointment we could get it to show up on their personal calendar and also create automated prompts (appointment reminders) keeping them engaged. You know how I feel about editorial calendars.

Why Webinars Work for “Engagement Fundraising”

iMarketSmart

Otherwise, you’ll need to find a way using your marketing automation or CRM systems to wrap up all the data into an overall score. In a recent marketing article, Shelby Britton (Senior Product Manager at Adobe) points out why Webinars work for the private sector.

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5 Digital Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2019

J Campbell Social Marketing

Beth Kanter past year wrote an op-ed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy on the age of automation and it implications for fundraisers. .

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Communicating change and tech disruption to citizens

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Three Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue in Your #npcomm Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Create more Simple Rules and routines to automate decisionmaking. Or automate them using various productivity programs that do things like sort your inbox for you.

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