How to Create a 90-Day Nonprofit Online Marketing Plan (Without Spending Hours On Social Media)

J Campbell Social Marketing

The term “online marketing” can send chills up the spine of even the most seasoned nonprofit professional. I remain thoroughly convinced that nonprofit online marketing does not have to be an uphill battle, or a cause of overwhelm and stress.

30 Marketing Planning Questions in 30 Minutes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think it’s possible to learn what you need to know now about nonprofit marketing planning in just 30 minutes? We will answer 30 questions about nonprofit marketing planning in 30 minutes. There’s no faster way to learn about nonprofit marketing planning.

Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop Is Back!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For all of you in the Midwest who have wanted to come to the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop , but just couldn’t make it to the coasts, we have great news. Here is what you’ll get when you attend: Expert navigation through the complete marketing plan creation process.

Write Your Marketing Plan in One Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I also know how much better you’d feel about your communications work if you had a focused, creative, and realistic marketing plan guiding your decisionmaking. Plan with us for one day, and you’ll have a blueprint you can use forever. I know how busy you are.

Free Webinar: Quick and Dirty Marketing Plans

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Spending time and money trying to market your nonprofit or its programs without a strategy in place is a big waste of both precious resources. Yesterday I taught the Total Focus Nonprofit Marketing Plan Workshop with Nancy Schwartz in NYC. That’s why I’m hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 where you’ll learn how to create a “quick and dirty” marketing strategy. Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

Believe in “The Fantastic Four” if you want to market planned gifts the right way

iMarketSmart

When it comes to marketing planned gifts, always remember that your supporters need to think about their lives and how they can find meaning by leaving a gift to your charity— not death. Fundraising major gift major gift fundraising major gift marketing planned gift Planned Giving

Get a REAL Marketing Plan – Early Bird Rate Ends Friday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When I offer my “Quick and Dirty&# marketing plan workshop, I’m always saying things like, “But when you do your REAL plan, you’ll also do this and this. Benchmarks for your marketing goals so you know if you are making progress or not.

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You Say You Don’t Need a Marketing Plan?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marketing planning – real marketing planning –isn’t easy. That’s my marketing plan.&#. A to-do list is not your marketing plan. A marketing plan will ensure that you focus your efforts and your budget on the actual marketing to-dos that will move your organizational goals forward, instead of a random list of tactics that may or may not work together to produce results. A marketing plan is a map.

Last Chance to Submit Questions on Marketing Planning

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The questions for our next free webinar, 30 Nonprofit Marketing Questions in 30 Minutes , are rolling in, but we still have space for a few more. What do you want to know about writing a marketing plan? Drafting a marketing budget. Staffing your marketing plan.

Taking Marketing Plan Workshop to Seattle and NYC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nancy Schwartz and I are taking the Total Focus Nonprofit Marketing Plan Workshop west this year, with a day in beautiful Seattle, Washington. We’ll be there on Thursday, June 16, 2011 to work with up to 25 nonprofits to create a real-world marketing plan for their organizations.

Quick and Dirty Marketing Plans – Need 3 Volunteers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Later this afternoon, I’ll be sending an email to everyone who has registered so far for Wednesday’s free webinar on How to Write a Quick and Dirty Nonprofit Marketing Plan , looking for three volunteers. What does 2012 hold for nonprofit marketing?

Marketing Plan Workshop Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’ve been thinking about attending the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop that Nancy Schwartz and I are presenting in October, you’ll save $100 if you go ahead and register now. Emphasis on hands-on planning exercises.

No Virginia, Your To-Do List is NOT Your Marketing Plan: Marketing Budgets, Part 1

Getting Attention

The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. You’ll learn the value a budget brings to your work as it translates the actions outlined in your marketing plan into expense. That’s my marketing plan and what I use to create my budget.

Creating a Marketing Plan for the Rest of 2010

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is your marketing plan for 2010. I’m going to show staff at 20 nonprofits how to take control of their marketing programs , set realistic goals, prioritize how they spend their time and money, and make great things happen for their organizations by the end of 2010.

Are mobile devices impacting your planned giving marketing plans?

iMarketSmart

I reviewed a few and gathered the Google Analytics data from a total of 2,066 planned giving site visitors in the past two months. That means that we drive a lot of folks to their planned giving websites using digital marketing (such as emails).

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DUMB = Only Marketing Planned Gifts to Supporters When They Are About to Die

iMarketSmart

BAFFLED REASON #1 - The “planned giving marketing expert” ran through what seemed like one hundred charts and graphs at a blistering pace. Both left modest gifts to charities in their estate plans.]. .

Poll: When Will You Write Your 2011 Marketing Plan?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m working on my fall schedule and I’m wondering when I should next offer some webinars and e-clinics on marketing planning. Will you take this quick poll and let me know when you are most likely to write your 2011 nonprofit marketing plan? I’ll also be offering a one-day in-person marketing planning workshop with Nancy Schwartz in October in New York City and Washington DC.

Social Media Marketing Plan _1

Diva Marketing Blog

From social media networks to blogs, widgets, tweets and hot mobile apps marketers are faced with more choices than we ever could have imagined. Overlay that with an internal structure where functions are silo-ed by departments and you have a frightening disjointed marketing program.

7 Questions For Your 2014 Marketing Plan

The Agitator

With November almost half gone, there’s not much we can timely advise regarding your year-end marketing/fundraising program. So now let’s turn to planning for 2014. Here’s a planning checklist. Acquisition communications direct marketing Don''t Miss these Posts fundraising marketing metrics media usage nonprofit management nonprofits online fundraising social networking premium

An Actionable Marketing Plan for Nonprofits in 8 Sentences

Cause Related Marketing

If your cause is small, marketing it can be tricky. But marketing legend Jay Conrad Levinson has some ideas for how you can create an easy-to-use marketing plan for even the thinnest budgets Jay Conrad Levinson… who gave wings to the term ‘guerrilla marketing’… has written or co-written so many books on the topic of marketing that I couldn’t get an accurate count of his full bibliography. You heard that right, a marketing plan in just 7 sentences!

Register Now, Free Webinar—Right-Things, Right-Now Marketing Planning

Getting Attention

I’ll guide you there via this practical and enlightening webinar (kindly sponsored by Guidestar), leading you through the steps to a game-changing marketing plan that activates your supporters. You’ll learn how to: Escape from the muddy messages and impossible to-do lists that deflate your marketing impact. Approach marketing as a system, rather than a series of one-offs. Planning and EvaluationRegister now, seats are limited. Webinar is Feb.

Spend Thursday with Me in D.C.–You’ll Leave with a Marketing Plan in Hand

Getting Attention

Join us at the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop. My friend, Kivi Leroux Miller, and I are partnering to offer you a special opportunity to find the solutions to your 2011 marketing challenges: The Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop. . I Now Know How to Shape Our Marketing Plan and Transform It into Action! Thursday, October 28 in Washington, D.C.

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Please Join Me–Fall Nonprofit Marketing Plan Workshops

Getting Attention

I’m joining forces with my friend and colleague Kivi Leroux Miller to offer you a special opportunity to find the solutions to your 2011 marketing ch allenges: The Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop. Plan in a day — blueprint forever. Please join us for this intensive, limited-enrollment planning seminar for nonprofit communications and development staff members, board members and executive directors who do it all.

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Just Give Us 1 Day to Transform Your Nonprofit Marketing Planning – Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C.

Getting Attention

Join us at the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop. I’m partnering with my friend, Kivi Leroux Miller, to offer you a special opportunity to find the solutions to your 2011 marketing challenges: The Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop. Plan in a day—blueprint forever ! I learned so much about marketing planning today. Now I Know How to Shape Our Marketing Plan and. Early Bird Rate Runs through Oct.

Just Give Us 1 Day to Transform Your Nonprofit Marketing Planning – June 16 in Seattle, Oct 12 in New York City

Getting Attention

Join us at the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop. I’m partnering with my friend, Kivi Leroux Miller, to offer you a special opportunity to find the solutions to your 2011 marketing challenges: The Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop.

Write Your Marketing Plan in a Day with Nancy and Me

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are offering a joint one-day, in-person workshop on creating a marketing plan for your nonprofit. If you are a nonprofit communications or development staff member, hands-on board member, or executive director who does it all, this is the marketing planning workshop for you. Give us a day and we’ll strip away the muddled messages and the impossible to-do lists that are pulling you in too many directions, and diminishing your marketing impact.

Nonprofit Marketing Plan Template — Invest 5 – 10 Hours to Grow Communications Impact

Getting Attention

"Thanks so much for the Marketing Plan Template. We've just completed our strategic plan and are poised to plan our marketing. We didn't quite know where or how to start and your plan helps enormously." I outlined the value of planning and evaluating your nonprofit marketing in a recent post, and clearly hit a nerve. And I heard from many of you eager to plan, but not knowing how to start or where to find the time. 

Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)

iMarketSmart

This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions.

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Paradox Marketing Plan #3 - The Time Factor

Mission Paradox Blog

Time is one of the most vital, but unappreciated, marketing factors.    If you think you need eight weeks to execute your marketing plan, give yourself 10 weeks.    The first is that things also go wrong when executing a plan.  Also remember that there is a connection between the time you spend on marketing and the money you spend on marketing.  The amount of time you need to execute the plan.

Paradox Art Marketing Plan #1 - Double Goals

Mission Paradox Blog

  For this first series of post, I'm going to dive into the fundamentals of marketing art. My hope is that you'll use this series of post to build your own marketing plan.  Every marketing plan should have two sets of goals, financial goals and long term strategic goals.    Here are some ideas:   Collect 5,000 email address (for future marketing purposes).   Paradox Marketing Plan

Paradox Marketing Plan #2 - Financial Goals

Mission Paradox Blog

So you've decided what your strategic marketing goals should be.  Next up: a primer on time and it's role in marketing.   Marketing Strategy Paradox Marketing Plan  Now let's talk about the money.    First, please revisit this post on setting financial objectives.    It talks about some of the elements you should consider when determining those goals. 

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Building awareness for planned giving is easier and less expensive than ever

iMarketSmart

Promoting planned giving doesn’t have to be expensive. If you have traffic on your website, you have a chance to promote planned giving for pennies per click. Related Posts: >>Why you don’t need to update your planned giving web pages as much as you might think. >>The

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Nonprofit Marketing Plan Template -- Invest 5 - 10 Hours to Grow Communications Impact

Getting Attention

Thanks so much for the Marketing Plan Template. We've just completed our strategic plan and are poised to plan our marketing. We didn't quite know where or how to start and your plan helps enormously." -- Pam Voss-Page, Executive Director, Student Leadership Services I outlined the value of planning and evaluating your nonprofit marketing in a recent post, and clearly hit a nerve. Tags: Planning and Evaluation Tools

Paradox Marketing Plan #4 - Getting your assets in order

Mission Paradox Blog

One of my most popular posts was this post about assets and marketing.    It's the foundation for Step 4 in the Paradox Arts Marketing Plan, so check it out before moving forward. -. To market effectively you must know what you have.    Now decide which assets you want to use as part of your marketing campaign.  When people see the marketing for the work, it will focus on one of those three things. 

New User Data for Your Social Media Marketing Plan

Mission Minded

9 simple pointers for writing better emails and letters to your donors

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation best fundraising emails fundraising email ideas fundraising emails best practices lead generation for major gifts major donor fundraising major gift fundraising blog marketing planned gifts nonprofit email marketing planned gift marketing ideasI failed to get into business school. I hoped to be a business major at the University of Maryland in the 80’s.

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Why the best marketers know very little about the technical aspects of planned giving

iMarketSmart

that seems like it might have been developed just for marketers: K – Keep. For example, consider automobile marketing. Similarly, when “marketing and selling” (or raising) major or planned gifts it’s all about emotion.

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What’s Your Burning Question on Nonprofit Marketing? Free Webinar – 30 Answers in 30 Minutes

Getting Attention

Think it’s possible to learn what you need to know now about nonprofit marketing planning in just 30 minutes? Well, Kivi Leroux Miller and I are going to give it a try with our next free webinar, 30 Nonprofit Marketing Questions in 30 Minutes!

7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter

iMarketSmart

I know, I know… you love your planned giving newsletter. After all, it’s an easy marketing option (especially if you buy them from a vendor who has been creating them for you for decades). We need to blanket the prospects that have high-planned giving scores.

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Want more planned gifts? Focus on why not how

iMarketSmart

There are a whole bunch of so-called “marketing companies” out there that say they help nonprofits get more planned gifts. Here’s the problem with this is: Planned gift websites don’t get much traffic (rendering them relatively useless). So, absent a solid cultivation marketing plan devised to drive traffic to your PG pages, you won’t yield much in terms of a return on your investment. Instead, you just pelted them with your marketing.

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3 Ways to Stay Safe from Cyber Attack

Getting Attention

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Deliver this Budget to Drive Marketing Impact: Comms Plan Pt1

Getting Attention

The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. You’ll learn the value a budget brings to your work as it translates the actions outlined in your marketing plan into expense. That’s my marketing plan and what I use to create my budget.

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Be Consistent, Not Confusing with Multi-Channel Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Call it what you will — integrated, holistic, multi-channel fundraising and marketing — but there’s no variance in my recommendation that you take this approach right now, if you’re not already. So make the build happen with rigorously-monitored multi-channel marketing!