Strategy

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

5 Lessons for Nonprofits from the Oscar’s Ceremony

Written by Lindsay Long, Account Director As Hollywood celebrated the achievements of its best and brightest on Sunday, we weren’t merely bowled over by amazing performances and haute couture fashions. No, as committed advocates for charitable work, we found ourselves inspired by strong statements for equality and social justice 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

“On-Line is replacing Direct Mail” is an urban legend

URBAN LEGEND TOUTED BY EVERY BOARD IN AMERICA:  On-Line is replacing Direct Mail Written by Sally Frank, Vice President This is a true story. The result of tabulating year-end revenue streams and strategizing for 2015 for Client X (name has not been disclosed for privacy purposes)   Client X has a

A few tweaks to jumpstart your fundraising letter

By Michelle Le, Senior Account Director It’s a new year and with many non-profit organizations sending out renewal letters this time of year, we want to offer some easy tips (that are often forgotten) to help boost your fundraising results. 1. Ask and you shall receive It seems obvious that

End of Year Fundraising: website maintenance

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate It is crucial in today’s mobile world that your website is fully responsive with an optimized donation page and vibrant home page, but during year-end fundraising these features are absolutely essential. If you find your website isn’t as user-friendly as you’d like, this is

End of Year Fundraising: E-blasts

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate There’s a lot more to email fundraising than meets the eye. It’s no longer black and white letters with all text sent out blindly to a list of subscribers. Emails should include a theme, a strong message, and a persuasion technique, and be geared

End of Year Fundraising: the planning stage

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Before we jump into specifics of end-of-year fundraising, it’s crucial to understand the basics of creating a compelling campaign. Here are 5 important campaign parts to plan before getting into the nitty-gritty of email and social media. Set a goal. Figure out what you

End of Year Fundraising

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate For most people, December is a month of holiday shopping and scurried tax filing. But if you work for a non-profit, odds are you are busy rolling out your final stages of an end-of-year fundraiser, attending charity events, and monitoring your online presence like