Strategy

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

Using the ‘5 Ws’ to Elevate Your Fundraising

Corinne Servily, founder and President of Faircom New York, will be speaking at the Robert W. Wilson Summit at the New York Catholic Center on October 16. Corinne will address the importance of segmenting your donors in order to move them up the fundraising pyramid towards the ultimate goal of direct mail: leaving a

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

What’s Beyonce Got to do With Marketing?

Written by Michelle Le, Senior Account Director Whether you want to admit it or not, there is probably a little piece of you that wishes you were Beyoncé. Whether it’s her hair, looks, style, business savvy or vocal/dancing talent – she pretty much kills it in every avenue of her

7 Tools for Reaching Out to Contacts

For most companies, having a large network of contacts is extremely important to expand and grow. Gaining new contacts allows you to pursue prospective clients and opportunities for your company. But it is not always easy to reach out to new contacts. Sometimes emails go missing, some emails were recorded incorrectly

What is Gen Y?

Those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s are often given unflattering attributes: addicted to technology, selfish, lazy, self-centered… Millennials do not appear to be the best prospects for any nonprofit fundraising campaign, especially since most are still struggling with college loans and finding a full-time job. However,

How Can You Raise Awareness Through UN International Days?

By Victoire Caroly, Jr. Events & Communications Coordinator I’m sure you’ve heard of Earth Day (April 22), International Women’s Day (March 8) and World AIDS Day (Dec. 1). But what about World Toilet Day (Nov. 19), the International Day of Happiness (March 20), and the International Day of Yoga (June

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

How to Fundraise Like a Presidential Candidate

Written By Will McMeans, Jr. Social Media Strategist We’re still a long way away from elections next year, but candidates are already out in full force. Regardless of your opinions of the contenders—or about politics in general—you have to give them this: they are really good at fundraising. During the

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

Getting Donors to ‘Swipe Right’

Written by Michelle Le, Senior Account Director I recently spent an evening with some friends who are active on various dating sites; a good portion of the night included searching for potential matches. The endeavor was hilarious, entertaining and mind-boggling all at the same time. There were so many people

Happy Earth Day!

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Happy Earth Day! Today we are celebrating the nonprofits across the globe that are working to make our planet a cleaner and more sustainable place to live. Last week, Washington D.C. was home to Communication for Climate Change 2.0, a committee discussion focused