strategy

Comparing Crowdfunding Platforms

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Kickstarter Mission: “Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality”. Purpose: Kickstarter focuses on funding creative projects more than generic fundraisers. Launch: 2009 Notes: It’s has been covered on many

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

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

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

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

Welcome to our new client!

With the major rush in Autumn around gala season and end of year fundraising, summertime is when most nonprofits reach out to partners and agencies to begin planning their fundraising year ahead. This summer, we’ve been in touch with many nonprofits in New York City and around the globe, and we’re happy

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

How to Help after Natural Disasters

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate When disasters strike, people around the globe want to step up and help. While dropping cash on a plane ticket and flying to the region shows great compassion, many countries only allow certain professional relief aid groups to enter after major disasters. Basically –

The Art of the Reboot

Written by Michelle Le, Senior Account Director It’s exciting news! Our favorite shows like Full House and Coach are coming back to television, and we simply can’t wait to drop the lines “Cut. It. Out” and “Have Mercy” in front of younger generations (without getting confused looks).   Rebooting popular