Do major gift and planned gift staff need “sales managers”?

iMarketSmart

Sales managers? The private sector usually has sales managers for their teams. But too many of them don’t know how to manage lead generation, cultivation, and tactical “closing” teams. It’s time for fundraising shops to employ sales management principles. I think every nonprofit with major gift and planned gift staff needs a structure that yields accountability metrics that have been proven effective in the private sector.

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Our Annual All-Access Pass Is on Sale NOW

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We put our Annual All-Access Pass on sale only twice a year: in December and NOW. We know many nonprofits are on a summer fiscal year, and you might need to use this year’s money in the next few days. Either way, this sale is for you!

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How the Content Marketing Sales Funnel Works for Corporate Partnerships

Selfish Giving

"Marketers almost always.look at what sent traffic here and that's where they assign the budget. Because they're tracking actions down here and they go, 'Oh, well, fantastic. Without these assets in place, you'll get fewer calls and emails from interested prospects.

How you can get into fundraising from sales or marketing

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is part one in a series of three: How to get into fundraising from sales or marketing, how to get into fundraising from more blue-collar fields, and then, how to get OUT of fundraising and into something you like better.

Cause-Related Marketing Home Sales

Cause Related Marketing

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here. Communications and Public Relations Manager OPCC (Santa Monica, CA). Digital Marketing Coordinator Communities Foundation of Texas (Dallas, TX). of Programs and Partnerships.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s put that off for a bit and just share some Mixed Links… Lori Jacobwith shares 7 Ways to Make Your Donors Feel Great Today. New to nonprofit marketing? John Haydon shares his Top 3 Tips for Nonprofit Marketing Newbies.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you like reading reports, Rebecca Davis has a list you can download of 29 studies related to nonprofit marketing and fundraising. And finally, it’s December so be sure to catch some holiday classics (and not-so-classics) during ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas.

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2 marketing Jedi Masters tell us why fundraising IS marketing/selling

iMarketSmart

Fundraising IS marketing and selling. Yet some fundraisers think it’s different from other forms of marketing and sales when it isn’t. Somehow the altruistic aspects of fundraising get in the way and muck up the process. Fundraising is sales.

Hang with Amazing Nonprofit Marketers and Do Awesome Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our All-Access Pass is more than just best practices and training. We’ve created a community of nonprofit communicators who are working on the same issues and dealing with the same struggles as you. I love how generous the Nonprofit Marketing Guide is with sharing their knowledge.

Why you should stop looking for fundraising silver bullets and unicorns.

iMarketSmart

Many marketers/fundraisers desperately hope to find silver bullets or unicorns. Usually, these technologies and tactics focus on the top of the funnel, generating awareness or (at best) interest. Wills change, beneficiaries get added and tossed out.

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Social Media Beyond The Sale

Diva Marketing Blog

Q: How many marketers does it take to respond to a tweet? Wondering what surprises the Groupons and Scout Mobs of the digital coupon world have in store for us. Wondering how Facebook and Twitter will play the game. This is not the day for crash and burn.

Grab-It Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Twin Cities, MN). Chief Marketing Officer Net Impact (San Francisco, CA). Communications Associate – Online and Social Media St. Development and Communications Associate Preterm (Cleveland, OH). Digital Advocacy, Fundraising and Marketing Writer Natural Resources Defense Council (New York, NY).

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#Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi and I hope to see you there! And if this story doesn’t give you the “feels” (and possibly make you just a tad jealous), then I don’t know what to tell you. Our Annual All-Access Pass is on sale this month. Are you ready for the holidays?

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Your Future! Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Communications/Marketing Director Information Technology Empowerment Center (Lansing, MI). Communications and Marketing Director Society for Women’s Health Research (Washington, D.C.).

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just tweet the link using #MixedLinks and I will take a look! Now, let’s get on with this week’s Mixed Links… Craig Linton is hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for July and submissions are due this Monday the 28th.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Speaking of NTEN, they are redesigning their website and chronicling it in a series of blog posts. It’s full of ideas, tips and tools to help nonprofits take charge of their communications channels in 2015. Check out Statistics and Damn Lies (and Your Case Statement).

Revealed! The Secret Ingredient For Email Marketing

The Agitator

Based on analysis of data from 7 billion emails sent from its platform in the 2 nd Quarter, Yesmail also noted that Sunday posts the second-highest conversion rate with 40% higher-than-average sales. The secret ingredient? Weekends!

Arts Marketing 101 - Advance Sales Part 2

Mission Paradox Blog

Revisiting some ideas on advance ticket sales. -. Ok, so you want more advance sales for your art and you've taken a critical look at your pricing structure.    You REALLY looked to see if you had prices or discounts that undercut your goal of advance sales right? Because if not, then stop reading and go do that.  You and I know how vital advance ticket sales are to the work you do. Arts Marketing 101 Marketing Strategy

Cause Marketing and Branding

Cause Related Marketing

Done right, cause marketing can be a terrific branding tool for the cause and the sponsor. It’s easy to slap together a transactional cause marketing campaign for some consumable item; a box of Kleenix, a candy bar, a toothbrush. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Associate Director of Communications & Marketing The University of Cincinnati Foundation (Cincinnati, OH). Associate Marketing Manager Partnership for Public Service (Washington, D.C.).

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The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

What are some of the best papers published in social marketing this past year? This list of 10 represent the best work I came across in journals outside of the social marketing journals - Journal of Social Marketing and Social Marketing Quarterly.

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale

Fundraising Coach

” It’s theday that most stores have sales so they can end the calendar year “in the black” (as opposed to being in the red). And the following Monday is known as “Cyber Monday”– a time for online retailers to have great sales.

Arts Marketing 101 - Advance Sales Part 2

Mission Paradox Blog

Ok, so you want more advance sales for your art and you've done the first thing I suggested.   You REALLY looked to see if you had prices or discounts that undercut your goal of advance sales right? Because if not, then stop reading and go do that.  You and I know how vital advance ticket sales are to the work you do. So let's say your a film maker and you need to sell advance copies of your DVD. 

You In? Mother’s Day Marketing

Getting Attention

There’s no better way for your organization to get your supporters’ and prospects’ attention (media attention, too) than hooking into what’s top of mind. It’s a wonderful concept clearly tied to the organization’s mission and impact and affordable.

Cause Marketing Goes to the Dogs

Cause Related Marketing

Shep may be loyal, true, affectionate and well behaved… the best thing that’s ever happened to you. But you love Shep and want the world to know it. Best of all, “30 percent of the proceeds” from the sales of the pendant benefit the Millan Foundation’s DEAR Fund.

Matching Cause and Sponsor in Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Trey Watson owns a fruit tree nursery in East Texas called Legg Creek Farm and so naturally when he decided to do some cause marketing he choose congenital heart defects. Wait a minute, you say, a fruit tree nursery and congenital heart defects?

(Re)Defining Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

Last January I wrote a post on What is Cause Marketing? Over the past year I’ve gone back to that post many time and reread the comments again and thought about how I was defining cause marketing. They include: Point-of-sale.

4 Ways to Segment Your Donors for More Effective Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Donors want and need to be treated like the unique people that they are. Ideally, if a nonprofit had the staff, time, and money to fully individualize marketing, that nonprofit would. So, what’s a nonprofit marketer to do? Sarah Tedesco.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: March 23, 2012

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. 1) Business Development Manager and. Marketing Campaigns Manager. 3) Communications Associate and Director of Development and Communications.

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Arts Marketing 101: Advance Ticket Sales - Part 1

Mission Paradox Blog

A few thoughts on advance ticket sales from March 2010. --.   Getting people to purchase admission in advance provides much needed cash flow and is also a bit of a "hedge" against bad reviews, poor word of mouth, etc. Figuring out how to increase advance sales starts with understanding exactly why people would want to purchase in advance.    Next Friday I'll cover 2 and 3. -. Arts Marketing 101 Marketing Marketing Strategy

Co-Sponsorship and Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

All cause marketing is a form of co-branding. But one kind of co-branding is far less common in cause marketing than in sports sponsorship, namely the kind of co-sponsorship you see at the left in this page from a Shopko sales flyer. Some charities have done this kind of co-sponsored cause marketing with certain media properties. And notice how smart the match is between Iams, the premium pet food brand and Febreze, the household odor eliminator.

People First—4 Steps To Your All-Org Marketing Team

Getting Attention

I’m in the middle of Tom Peters’ most recent e-book, People First , and want to share four vital takeaways with you. These four steps—clear and doable by every organization, really—have the potential to absolutely transform your organization, so take some time here.

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Impious Cause Marketing?

Cause Related Marketing

I saw a recent post on Just Means critical of Kellogg’s new cause marketing campaign called ‘ Share Your Breakfast ’ and I wondered, should sinners or the impious be permitted to pray? Again, it contains HFCS and 11 gms of sugar. It also makes and sells unhealthy food.

Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job? Take It Forward Tuesday

Getting Attention

Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Manager , Grace Place for Children and Families (Naples, FL). Social Media Manager , Not For Sale (San Francisco, CA). Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—July 22, 2014. Register here for jobs + nonprofit marketing templates, tools & tips— Getting Attention blog & e-news. Communications Manager , Central Asia Institute (Bozeman, MT).

The Marriage of Cause Marketing and Weddings

Cause Related Marketing

It’s wedding season and what with Prince William and Catherine Middleton celebrating their second anniversary this month (and the coming birth of their first child) it’s time to think again about the marriage of weddings with cause marketing. William and Kate’s marriage lead to an avalanche of collectables for sale. James’s Park, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and finally to Buckingham Palace for the wedding reception.

Arts Marketing 101: Advance Ticket Sales - Part 1

Mission Paradox Blog

  Getting people to purchase admission in advance provides much needed cash flow and is also a bit of a "hedge" against bad reviews, poor word of mouth, etc. Figuring out how to increase advance sales starts with understanding exactly why people would want to purchase in advance.    Next Friday I'll cover 2 and 3. -.   For example, imagine a dance company that wants advance sales

Making Your 2013 Marketing Goals More Clear

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, I shared a theory of change for nonprofit marketing , connecting your tactical communications work to your nonprofit’s larger mission. Some act as internal marketing or PR agencies that offer strong advice, but ultimately do not make final decisions.

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – September 16, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. 1) Communications, Outreach and Events Manager , New Yorkers for Parks , (New York, NY). 6) Director of Marketing and Communications , Global Partnerships , (Seattle, WA).

Anatomy of a Cause Marketing Pinup

Selfish Giving

Point-of-sale programs are the backbone of cause marketing, raising the majority of consumer donations each year. The dominating point-of-sale tactic is pinups. One question I get all the time after I present on the different types of cause marketing tactics is “What’s a pinup?