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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!

Ep169: New Research Rates Factors That Drive Cause Partnership Sales

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to frequent guest Mollye Rhea , President of For Momentum , an Atlanta-based cause agency. On the show, Megan, Mollye and I discuss For Momentum's survey of U.S. The more money involved, the longer the sales cycle.

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.

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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How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs?

iMarketSmart

How much money do you think your organization could raise if it developed more effective and fluid two-way communication channels that facilitated giving (especially for high-value donors)? LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS AND/OR SHARE IT WITH YOUR PEERS! The post How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs? The private sector knows all about responding to leads. They know that: The odds of calling to contact a lead decrease by over 10 times in the 1st hour.

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.

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.

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.

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.).

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.

How to Get Others to Buy Into Your Cause

Getting Attention

Yes, you’re in sales. You’ve told me that sales can feel icky; sleazy or inauthentic. Think used cars, or the seedy, conniving sales guys in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. And I know just what you mean. I used to turn away from sales, too. That’s sales.

Are face-to-face meetings with donors overrated?

iMarketSmart

When I first got into professional sales at Washingtonian Magazine I was taught that the only way to really sell anything was to get face-to-face with a prospect. That was back in 1988 and I’d agree that, back then, it was true. Instead, I think you need to determine first which donors and/or prospects do want and need to meet with you. Which ones want that kind of relationship and why? Ask them questions about their interests, needs and desires.

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.

Close the sale! A short post on a big truth.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nonprofit marketing and fundraising friends: Close the sale. Every time you think you have a marketing goal, ask yourself: to what end? Ensure your goal is closing the sale, not stopping at attitude change.

Vendor Programs and Cause-Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

It’s no secret that cause-related marketing is typically aimed at consumers. But that doesn’t mean that the sales relationship from manufacturer to consumer is direct. The Internet notwithstanding, most manufacturers require sales channel partners.

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!

Book Giveaway: Cause Marketing for Dummies by Joe Waters and Joanna MacDonald

Wild Woman Fundraising

Cause Marketing for Dummies by Joe Waters and Joanna MacDonald. I’ll be honest, before I picked up this book my interest in Cause marketing was pretty much zero. I just received this book in the mail last week, and so far, I love it!

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.

Viva Cause Marketing!

Cause Related Marketing

Jose has a half-dozen years experience in cause marketing in North America’s second largest country. With this post, Jose gives us an update of where cause marketing has been in Mexico and what it’s future might be. A Glimpse at Cause Marketing in Mexico It's 7 pm in Mexico City.

KPIs for Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

If you ask a regular marketer what his KPIs are he may have a handful. But ask a digital marketer what her key performance indicators and she may have 100 or more. Allen, a product marketer at Adobe Marketing Cloud at an American Marketing Association meeting yesterday is that digital marketing generates a huge pile of data that can be efficiently cross-tabulated in countless ways. Which prompts the question for cause marketers, what are your KPIs?

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.

Oops! 36 Subject Lines and Phrases to Help You Fix Email Mistakes 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These are just three of the frightening emotions that email marketers have experienced after sending a mass email with a mistake. One thing is certain — press send enough times and you will make a mistake. ” Subject Lines and Phrases. Updates and Corrections.

Cause Marketing for the Disrespected

Cause Related Marketing

I typed that phrase in Google and got 444,000 results. I’m sure there are legitimate and above-board timeshare operators, but they seem to be a pretty well-kept secret. And so I’m not surprised that an online timeshare sales service is trying cause marketing to dress up its reputation. Public cynicism about market sectors that have been broadly tarred isn’t just a problem for companies. They had plenty of happy alumni and parents.

Millennials and Mobile Marketing at #MDS11

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Smart phone sales have surpassed PC sales — two years before it was projected to happen. Smart phone adoption is also very prevalent in lower income brackets, because you can basically get all you need in your hand, and avoid phone and broadband charges at home. how to engage millennials and use mobile, given its prevalence? They want basic info and tools for action. Are the basic info and calls to action right there?

5 reasons fundraisers won’t call their hot leads

iMarketSmart

It’s simple and basic. So stop noodling and start engaging them in worthwhile discussions. Self-consciousness: This is when you worry about what they’ll think of you and become intimidated because your prospects are either wealthy, famous, or powerful, etc. They have feelings, wants and needs and they are hoping you will provide them with value. Get over your self-consciousness and you’ll make your supporters very happy.

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The Best Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

One of the things I love about cause marketing is also one of the things I love about my wife; it (like she) continues to surprise me. And sometimes all of those adjectives at once! Here in date order of the original post are my top eleven Best Cause Marketing Efforts of 2011.

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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.

Another Benefit to Cause Marketing: Better Supplier Pricing

Cause Related Marketing

Two professors at the Ohio State University have a new take on the benefits of cause marketing; it helps keep supplier pricing in check. Their paper, called “ A Supply-Side Explanation for the Use of Cause Marketing ” by Anil Arya and Brian Mittendorf, starts with the proposition that, “firm profits under simple(non-strategic) corporate philanthropy wherein the firm pledges a donation amount to charity. They also advise companies not to make their cause marketing universal.

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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?

(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.

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

Why failing to focus on major and planned gifts can be so dangerous

iMarketSmart

For decades, it’s been abundantly clear that a very small number of people have been and continue to be responsible for most of the money charities collect each year. . billion) of all charitable giving according to figures compiled by Giving USA and the Huffington Post.

Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps, and vendors serving nonprofits. Communications and Marketing Coordinator Collier Youth Associates (Morganville, NJ). Digital Strategist and Producer PS Digital (Vienna, VA).

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What are your favorite tools and tactics for listening?&# And well, it was my idea! According to The Agitator blog and Forrester research , (the industry standard on measuring social media) there are five stages of social media. Small victories — baby steps and case studies.

Are you a show up and throw up fundraiser?

iMarketSmart

I’m sure you’ve run into a bunch of “show up and throw up sales people” in your lifetime. “Show up and throw up selling” is often chastised in the private sector. They talk a lot and say very little.

Faux Cause Marketing With a Sense of Humor

Cause Related Marketing

In the past year I’ve profiled what I call ‘faux cause marketing.’ It’s marketing that looks or sounds like cause marketing, but in fact no cause benefits from it. A kind of faux cause marketing with a sense of humor can be seen from AirTran , the discount airline.

Nonprofit Marketing Tips from 19 Experts

Fundraising Coach

As my friend David Mersky was introducing me, I put this question across various social media platforms: RIGHT NOW: Nonprofit people, what marketing tips would you tell a graduate class on philanthropy? Marketing Tips for Nonprofits. Don''t market your organization.

The Best Cause Marketing of 2010

Cause Related Marketing

The year 2010 was a memorable year for cause marketing. What follows are, in my judgment, the 10 best cause marketing campaigns of the year. Thousands of cause marketing efforts take place each year. This list is necessarily my own and peculiar to me and my thinking.

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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.

Co-creating the Social Marketing Discipline and Brand

Social Marketing and Social Change

[Note: For the closing plenary session at the World Nonprofit and Social Marketing Conference a few weeks ago, I was asked to speak about the future of social marketing. And it makes a nice touchpoint for people who want to pass the ideas along and discuss them some more.