The Ultimate Planned Gift Marketing Strategy (4 simple steps)

iMarketSmart

Most planned giving marketing strategies are not effective. So why on earth would you choose a targeting strategy that only includes your organization’s donor database and leaves out non-donor supporters, volunteers, staff and others?

Reality Check: Why You Need an Online Marketing Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At the beginning of many of my marketing workshops, I present a reality check with some of the latest statistics, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you here. Today’s reality check is on why you need an online marketing strategy, in addition to a print strategy.

Video Interview: VolunteerMatch’s Content Marketing Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I recently interviewed Robert Rosenthal, vice president of communications and marketing at VolunteerMatch. Robert talks about how VolunteerMatch has moved away from paid advertising toward content marketing — creating multimedia content that draws people in.

Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Read the first three marketing strategies below, then join us next week for the final three. Let’s talk about marketing your online donation page! Before you even start marketing your online donation page, you need to segment your existing database into different groups.

Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can find the first 3 strategies here. Last week , we talked about the first 3 strategies for marketing your online donation page: 1. Alongside email, social media stands as a powerful digital marketing tool that can lead donors to your online donation form.

8 posts that will help you develop a solid planned gift marketing strategy

iMarketSmart

Each post containing outstanding tips that will help you develop a solid planned gift marketing strategy. First, take a look at 7 planned gift marketing strategies for a thorough overview of the directions you can take.

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The simplest and most effective 6-step major gift and planned gift marketing strategy ever

iMarketSmart

If your marketing strategy doesn’t include these steps, you are probably costing your organization a lot of money. GET A DEMO AND WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU ARE SUCCEEDING WITH THIS 6-STEP STRATEGY. The post The simplest and most effective 6-step major gift and planned gift marketing strategy ever appeared first on MarketSmart | . Employ donor surveys.

Creating an Online Marketing Strategy in Two Hours at #10NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They knew they needed a social media strategy, but found the whole idea completely overwhelming. We talked about the beauty of a CMS, Wordpress in particular, and I showed them how easy it is to update your site by making a quick change to the Nonprofit Marketing Guide home page.

Online Marketing Strategy & Website Makeover - Example from #09NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Three teams made up of consultants from four different agencies ( Beaconfire Consulting , Forum One Communications , Free Range Studios , and Firefly Partners ) got together on a Sunday for a strategy and design competition.

#MARKETING: Build Your Search Engine Marketing Strategy With Solid Search Engine Optimization

Non Profit Marketing 360

SEO is something we’ve often talked about on this blog , but marketing experts have been taking SEO to the next level over the last year or so to develop an overarching strategy of online marketing: Search Engine Marketing.

The simplest planned giving marketing strategy (5 things you must do)

iMarketSmart

The simplest comprehensive planned giving marketing strategy boils down to these 5 things: -Building awareness: branding, education, PR/news stories, etc. Once you get your head around your overall strategy, then you need to choose which channels will help you meet your goals (depending on your budget). Oh… and, finally, you need to actually do the marketing.

Creating an Online Fundraising and Marketing Strategy to Thrive in Tough Times

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As with most endeavors, success in online community building depends on having a sound strategy that helps you identify the right tactics, and to measure whether those tactics are working. This presentation provides an overview of creating an online strategy (fundraising and marketing), reviews several current tactics and provides tools for measuring the success of these tactics.

Creating an Online Fundraising and Marketing Strategy to Thrive in Tough Times

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As with most endeavors, success in online community building depends on having a sound strategy that helps you identify the right tactics, and to measure whether those tactics are working. This presentation provides an overview of creating an online strategy (fundraising and marketing), reviews several current tactics and provides tools for measuring the success of these tactics. Register now! And download materials below "Related Documents.")

6 Ways to Stop Reacting All the Time and Get More Strategic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But I did want to encourage you to check out last week’s show where I talked about six different strategies for being more strategic and reacting less. CALM Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

Mass marketing, relationships and trust.

iMarketSmart

One-to-many marketing/fundraising relationships are the same as personal relationships. So as you prepare your next one-to-many marketing/fundraising communication, behave the same way you’d conduct yourself in a one-to-one personal relationship.

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GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Copywriting Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Writers Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing StrategyCongratulations, you’ve got new email subscribers! Now what? Dump them in your normal communications stream without recognition or welcome?

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7 Signs Your Communications Strategy Isn’t Strategic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are seven signs that your communications strategy isn’t actually strategic. It says you will employ a “variety of strategies, objectives, and tactics,” but never elaborates on what those are. Which strategies? Real strategies choose.

My Five Rules for Repurposing Your Content #npcomm Style

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So I created five of them to help guide your repurposing strategy. Content Marketing Copywriting Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Publication ManagementRepurposing your content is essential to your success.

Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, in this year’s report across the 10 mission categories, there are no significant differences by mission on how they rated their own communications effectiveness, how they scored on our Marketing Maturity scale, or for communications staff job satisfaction.

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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A Brilliant Stewardship Plan for Legacy Society Donors From Down Under

iMarketSmart

A while back on my LinkedIn Group (Major and Planned Gift Marketers) , Sharon Wangman outlined a stewardship plan for Legacy Society donors/members. >> New donor welcome kits | Your next gift strategy. There’s brilliance down under! .

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9 Content Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

John Haydon gave me a great challenge: Share 9 content marketing tips. When you’ve written a 100,000-word book about nonprofit content marketing , boiling it down to your favorite 9 tips is a challenge. 3 “musts” for better content marketing: Listen and understand your audience.

Can charities outflank Apple?

iMarketSmart

Fundraising best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog Philanthropy share of customer definition share of customer examples share of wallet analytics share of wallet survey questions size of wallet size of wallet marketing StrategyThink about this. The newest Apple iPhone costs about $1,000. In the past, it was about $600. Some 80 million people bought the iPhone X so far. Maybe more. So guess what?

Three Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue in Your #npcomm Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This happens all the time in nonprofit marketing and fundraising too. Here are four strategies to make nonprofit communications decisionmaking less exhausting. You finally get the communications strategy on the agenda for the board meeting, or the staff retreat, but it’s at the end.

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You Might Need New Tech More than New Staff

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Accidental Techies Advocacy Content Marketing Fundraising Hiring Consultants Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy nptech Online Tools TrendsWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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What planned and major gifts officers can learn from Shark Tank

iMarketSmart

It’s terrific because it allows us to consider possibilities, business strategies, and presentation skills all in one 30-minute episode— for fun!

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21 Stupid Things You Can Stop Doing [Infographic and Recording]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing Fundraising Hiring Consultants Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Online Marketing Professional Development Trends npcommstupid We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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21 Stupid Things Nonprofit Marketers Should Stop Doing [Slideshow]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Is Your Nonprofit Ready to be Super Relevant?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Professional Development Trends We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Another idea to think about before you write your fundraising copy

iMarketSmart

Communication Direct Marketing Fundraising marketing Philosophy/motivation Planned Giving Planned giving Planned Giving Marketing strategy philosophy smart Carol Pollack from Planning and Endowment Consulting had a great idea to add to yesterday’s post.

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Five Ways to Plan for the Unexpected, #NPComm Style

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Editorial Calendars Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing StrategyI’m teaching about editorial calendars a lot this month, and here’s one of the key lessons: Stay strategic while also making room for the unexpected.

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How to Involve Staff in Nonprofit Branding

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Bloggers Marketing Team Messages and Tag Lines Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Nonprofit Personality branding We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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When Doing a Crappy Job Is a Good Thing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Professional Development Publication Management We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We''ve Moved!

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How Nonprofit Marketing Varies by U.S. Region

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy TrendsWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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How Often to Email in 2013

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing E-Newsletters Fundraising Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy nptech Online Marketing Publication Management TrendsWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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5 pieces of advice for nonprofit communicators who want to rock their marketing in 2017

J Campbell Social Marketing

This past year was certainly an explosive one for digital marketing and online fundraising. I know, and have seen, that even the smallest nonprofit can rock their online marketing. And what’s the game in nonprofit marketing?

Think You Know Your Audience? Yeah, So Did I

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing Guest Bloggers Marketing Team Messages and Tag Lines Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy audience personas We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You could set timing rules about event marketing: save the date cards are mailed 8 weeks before the event, weekly reminders are sent in the month before the event, and daily reminders are sent in the last 72 hours before the event.

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12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking

iMarketSmart

Everyone says the number one reason why people give is because they were asked. I think this axiom might need a bit of a tweak as follows: The number one reason why people give is because they were asked questions about themselves before they were asked to give. Tweet this!

8 simple ideas to involve your donors and build deeper connections

iMarketSmart

Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving Fundraising Involvement major gift major gift marketing philosophy Planned Giving Marketing StrategyMontgomery was a famous author in the early 1900’s. Her novels were internationally renowned. She once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ” This is so true. Involvement is one of the best ways to build seriously deep connections.

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