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Direct Mail Marketing is Here to Stay

Direct mail marketing has seen a resurgence recently as businesses and nonprofits look for effective ways to reach their target audience in a more personalized and tangible manner. With the saturation of digital channels, direct mail offers a unique opportunity to stand out and capture the attention of customers. Direct mail marketing gives local small

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Six Creative Giving Tuesday Asks in Tough Times

On November 28th we’ll celebrate this years’ Giving Tuesday. Since 2012, this has become a day to encourage radical generosity and bring people together from all around the world through advocacy and generosity in support of their communities. I’ve written about this from the donor perspective, and here is some advice for nonprofit organizations to

By |2023-11-20T14:25:33+00:00November 20th, 2023|BLOG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Six Creative Giving Tuesday Asks in Tough Times

Five Ways Nonprofit Boards Can Support the Marketing Function

I’ve served on several nonprofit boards in marketing and communications roles and have seen first-hand that marketing is often an afterthought. Even for nonprofits lucky enough to have healthy budgets, it’s often the most misunderstood function. Board members can have expertise in ANY function and still support the marketing effort to set an example for

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How Successful Artists and Creators Market Their Work – Melissa Benson

This is the third article in my new series dedicated to artists and creator marketing. Melissa is the most famous artist I know. I met Melissa some years ago when I lived in Connecticut and was on the board of directors and the Marketing Director of an arts nonprofit organization. She has a unique

By |2023-08-31T20:27:40+00:00August 9th, 2023|Artists and Creators, BLOG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Successful Artists and Creators Market Their Work – Melissa Benson

3 Simple Steps to Strengthen Your Event Communications and Increase Registrations

Like many of you, since the pandemic began I frequently attend online events, workshops, and webinars. In addition, I also have responsibility for the development and execution of events (which includes marketing and promoting these) as part of my consulting work for two different mission-driven organizations. While it’s taken for granted that these events include

By |2023-07-11T14:30:10+00:00July 10th, 2023|BLOG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Simple Steps to Strengthen Your Event Communications and Increase Registrations

The Marketing Magic of One Simple Word

What’s that word? Stay with me and keep reading. For now...please indulge me while I dig into the marketing magic of a good form. My background is in direct-response marketing. I began in direct mail and database marketing. Two disciplines that still today, are the foundation for much of the professional success I’ve had since.

By |2023-03-31T13:54:04+00:00March 30th, 2023|BLOG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Marketing Magic of One Simple Word

How to Support Your Cause-Related Marketing Partners and Campaigns

As the Marketing Director and Board Member for an arts nonprofit, I often partner with local organizations to advance the arts in our community. The three most recent cause-related marketing campaign partnerships have been wonderful experiences for us. Why? Because in each case, the sponsoring company made it easy for us to participate by supporting

By |2022-04-27T12:19:46+00:00April 27th, 2022|BLOG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Support Your Cause-Related Marketing Partners and Campaigns

An 11-Point DIY Public Relations Toolkit for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

“He who has a thing to sell and goes and whispers in a well is not so apt to get the dollars as he who climbs a tree and hollers,” Anonymous Public Relations is a powerful marketing tool. Strategically, publicity helps establish your thought leadership, launch a new business, and gain exposure to a wider

By |2022-04-25T13:18:27+00:00April 25th, 2022|BLOG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on An 11-Point DIY Public Relations Toolkit for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Why Nonprofits Must Develop a Marketing Mindset to Survive

For the causes I believe in, I make sure that I donate money to show my support and do my part to help those organizations carry out their missions. I’m sure this is why everyone donates to their personal causes — to see their money put to good use. I used to write checks

By |2022-03-10T22:20:24+00:00September 21st, 2021|BLOG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Nonprofits Must Develop a Marketing Mindset to Survive

7 Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

As the Marketing Director for an arts nonprofit, I see first-hand the challenges that nonprofits face. Combine tight budgets with skills gaps and time constraints, and the marketing function often falls into the ‘too hard’ category. Nonprofits always mean well. I wrote about this in a previous article, but they’re often not marketing-driven, nor

By |2023-08-31T18:47:08+00:00September 21st, 2021|BLOG, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Marketing Tips for Nonprofits
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