Social Media

The Ins and Opt-Outs of Email Acquisition

By Ségolène Rabel, Jr. Digital Marketing Strategist   In 2015, nonprofits saw how important a healthy list is. According to 2016 studies, list churn ended at over 11% in 2015 from unsubscribes and bounces. While list churn is unavoidable, there are opportunities to grow your list with new warm prospects.   Acquire

2016 Fundraising Reports: Topline Findings

By Ségolène Rabel, Jr. Digital Marketing Strategist We’re only halfway through 2016 and already looking forward to the reports from this year’s fundraising campaigns, A/B tests and award-winning designs. But while we wait to see the top nonprofit marketing campaigns of the past 6 months, we’re combining all of the reports from

Raise Funds and Awareness on Facebook

By Madeline Frank, Large Donor/Events Intern In case you haven’t read tech news in the past few weeks, Facebook recently launched the newest addition to their ever-growing platform: Fundraisers! This new tool, specifically geared toward nonprofits and philanthropists, was quickly dubbed the newest trend in DIY fundraising. Vice President of

5 Holiday Shopping Skills to Apply to Your Next Social Media Campaign

By Violetta Znorkowski, Jr. Digital Marketer  1. Prioritize It’s no secret that holiday sales are filled with tons of visual stimuli to catch your attention. With colorful signs that read “85% off” and neon arrows pointing at discounts, it’s easy to get side tracked. We’ve all walked into a store with

Building an Effective Welcome Email Series

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate One of the top goals of marketing and fundraising campaigns, other than to sell a product or raise funds, is to gain contact information – specifically, email addresses. Email is quickly becoming the most popular form of contact as younger generations change addresses often

8 Steps to Building a Social Media Strategy for Beginners

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate “I was put in charge of making our organization’s social media strategy. Where do I start?” This is a question often asked by those nonprofit individuals who have the exciting task of building their organization’s social media strategy. At first glance, it’s an

5 Tips for Nonprofit Marketing from Jack Sparrow

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate This past weekend I was expecting a furniture delivery. As expected, the company provided a vague wait time of 10am-4pm, during which time I could not leave my apartment in case I missed the delivery. So I spent the day thoroughly scrubbing down

Don’t #Fail at Hashtags

By Will McMeans, Jr. Social Media Strategist Remember when you used to say, press the pound key? Or, insert the number sign? Today, many people refer to the symbol as a ‘hashtag’. It’s certainly not an uncommon term for the symbol that was made widely popular on social media channels

Basic Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

Just as there are do’s and don’ts in real life social settings, there are do’s and don’ts in online social media settings that companies should adhere to. We all know that having a social media presence is incredibly important for a company. It helps the company engage a target audience

Capitalizing on the Hashtag #RoyalBaby

Written by Will McMeans, Jr. Social Media Strategist and Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Nonprofits are always looking for new ways to connect with potential donors and raise awareness of their organization. If used correctly, hashtags can be a powerful tool for nonprofits to engage their audiences on Twitter and

Finding Your Brand Voice

Written by Will McMeans, Jr. Social Media Strategist There’s a lot of pressure to have good digital content—whether on a blog, in an email, or on social media. Many organizations, for-profit and non-profit alike, dive head first into trying to create something for each of these channels. But before you go off

We Judge Books by their Cover (Photos)

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Marketing Associate A cover photo is like a cover letter: compelling, creative, and to the point. Social media profiles can make or break an organization. When supporters and fans visit your Facebook page, they want to see a clear logo, catchy posts, and graphic visuals that

The Power of Social Proof

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Fun Fact: Teddy Roosevelt popularized the widespread expression “jump on the bandwagon” in the late 1800s. The common expression was often used to depict a crowd following a politician’s bandwagon through a parade. The concept referred to the act of people following others simply