nonprofit marketing Tag

Blog, Non-Profits, Uncategorized / 03.08.2016

 

social media marketing conference

Last week, I had the opportunity to be packed in a tiny orange room with about 100 other people for a workshop at a leadership conference for a nonprofit organization that works with addicts and domestic abuse survivors. The speaker, Bill Natalzia Northeast Regional Director of Celebrate Recovery, and staff did their best to cram as many of us in as possible.

Blog, Non-Profits, Uncategorized / 29.06.2016

inbound marketing, buyer persona, target marketInbound marketing is a bit like archery. You can’t just shoot up in the air and expect to hit your target. To be successful you have to aim strategically. Nonprofit organizations in particular tend to want to reach as many people as they can. They often do this by making their inbound marketing campaigns as generic as possible. Ultimately, in an effort to please everyone, those generic inbound marketing campaigns will reach no one. When compiling your marketing campaign, you want to aim at your buyer persona.

Blog, Non-Profits, Uncategorized / 14.05.2016

Storytelling is the catchphrase of the day (or maybe year? decade?). It’s easy to talk about the scope of your work, you know, the number of animals you saved, the number of homes you built or the number of people you fed. But to your public they are all just numbers, until you’ve given them a face and told their story. If you’ve ever highlighted one of the people you’ve helped, you know all about the spike in engagement and website traffic that follows.

Blog, Non-Profits, Social Media, Uncategorized / 20.04.2016

When I was working on my English degree at Mississippi State, I quickly learned the importance of editing and multiple drafts. It always perturbed me when my professors would hand me a paper covered in red marks and tell me to try again. But as one professor told me, “Your first draft will always suck.”  You never know how people will respond to what you’ve written until you have someone else read it. It wasn’t until I became a copywriter that I realized how much that statement applied to writing nonprofit blogs.