Nonprofit Newsletter vs. Nonprofit Blog: Which Will Bring More Success

Wild Apricot

Here's a full look at the pros and cons of publishing a nonprofit newsletter versus a blogs to help you figure out the best content marketing strategy for your nonprofit. blog newsletter

Five Tips for Improving Your Email Newsletter Workflow

Associations Now

Trying to reach your audience with an email newsletter? Consider these tips for newsletter success. Whether you’re starting a newsletter or refreshing on an email product you’ve already built, a lot has to go right before you hit “send.”

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Who Should Own Your Email Newsletter Production Process?

Associations Now

The email newsletter is a centerpiece of digital strategy for many organizations. With that in mind, perhaps its creation—whether in terms of strategy or execution—shouldn’t be siloed off within one part of the association. Day-to-Day Vs. Strategy.

Small staff? Embrace Content Marketing

Moery Company

But I learned early on about the value of thought leadership and content delivery as being the most valuable part of modern marketing. I adopted a loosely defined content marketing effort, at the expense of traditional marketing programs, that transformed our business.

Daily Buzz: Whittle Down Your Email Newsletters

Associations Now

What changes would make your email newsletters more engaging? The Wall Street Journal is starting by cutting back on the number of newsletters it produces. How many newsletters does your organization send out each week? The one thing every social strategy needs: preparation.

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

As some of you may know, Event Garde sends a monthly e-newsletter. Email marketers: Does this sound familiar? 1 tool for marketing among associations. A new report by Informz may help marketers decide. Remember that newsletter I referenced?

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

What are the best ways that your organization can step up its online strategy in order to acquire more members? When it comes to strengthening your online member acquisition strategy, there is no technique so effective as leveraging social media to expand your outreach abilities.

7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

Blue Sky eLearn

What are the best ways that your organization can step up its online strategy in order to acquire more members? When it comes to strengthening your online member acquisition strategy, there is no technique so effective as leveraging social media to expand your outreach abilities.

Monday Buzz: The State of Nonprofit Newsletters

Associations Now

Some early newsletter insights emerge from the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Marketing and fundraising advisor Kivi Leroux Miller has released a few tidbits on her eponymous blog. Plus: a new tool designed to “unlock the potential of voice.”

Carole Baskin is killing it in marketing: How the non-profit in ‘Tiger King’ dominates digital strategy

Association Success

In fact, I found myself wondering, “Is Carole Baskin actually a marketing genius?”. 40,000 print newsletter subscribers ( source ). Here are some digital strategy lessons we can learn from Big Cat Rescue. Your marketing director didn’t.

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The makings of marketing mavens

Aaron Wolowiec

But marketing? True, we launched our first official marketing campaign a couple years into the job. But with too few hours in the day and a never-ending list of priorities, marketing just wasn’t at the top of the list. So where does marketing fit in?

Observations from the Field Including Short- and Long-Term Strategies for Moving Forward – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 228

Moery Company

President of The Moery Company, JP’s mission is to arm today’s associations with insight and strategy to thrive and a progressively complex and competitive business landscape. Check out our blog at and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

Prospective members are much more likely to respond positively to a recruitment strategy that feels like a natural part of their interactions with your association than they are with outright marketing strategies that, in today’s media landscape, feel obvious and forceful.

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

That’s why we’ve put together a refresher course on some of the greatest advantages of using technology as part of your nonprofit fundraising strategy. Online community and marketing tools open up communications with your supporters.

The Best Marketing for Educational Programs is Content Marketing

WBT Systems

But, informational or educational content is another story—and that’s why content marketing is the best marketing strategy for educational programs. Why content marketing is effective. The logic behind content marketing is simple: you provide content that does one or more of these things for your target audience: Helps them understand an issue or opportunity. How content marketing works. Content marketing isn’t as complicated as you might think.

Program Goals and Marketing Objectives

Eric Lanke

I've been thinking this week about metrics for the marketing and communications function of my organization. Specifically, what's the best way to measure the contribution of our marketing efforts in the achievement of our program goals? In order to help achieve those goals, we engage in a variety of different marketing activities. We populate our weekly e-newsletter with information about our conferences. Associations Strategy and Execution

Four Reasons Your Marketing Team Needs Community

Higher Logic

Could your marketing department benefit from your organization’s community? It doesn’t matter what your community is for or why your organization decided to establish one -- it can be a powerful tool for your marketing department. Inbound marketing. Marketing

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Tips for Marketing (Online Courses) To Your Association Members  

Web Courseworks Associations

Associations and nonprofits share a marketing dilemma unlike traditional for-profit businesses. The target market and demographics for a business are centered around prospective clients and existing clients. Tips for Marketing to Association Members.

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Smart Subject Lines for Email Newsletters

High Context

In this screencast I show how SmartBrief uses a custom subject line in their email newsletter to drive people to open and scroll down the message. David Gammel's Web Strategy Report Archive E-mail Marketing Screencast

What to include in your membership marketing plan

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to recently present at CHASE on how to develop your membership marketing strategy and plan. Use content marketing/member storytelling. For more on developing personas, see this article from the Content Marketing Institute.

5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits


Marketing is the necessary evil for success. Content marketing is the peas to your website design carrots. 92 percent of nonprofits utilize content marketing. Unfortunately, out of this majority, only 26 percent believe their strategy is effective.

Draw from New Buckets to Fill Your Non-Dues Revenue Needs

Blue Sky eLearn

By creating an overall communications strategy that pulls from each of the buckets below, it allows your association to create diverse advertising offerings, customize relevant content for different member groups, strengthen your brand and emerge as an industry thought leader.

4 Email Marketing Tips Worth Embracing

Associations Now

Email may drive your organization’s marketing, but when was the last time you thought about how you use it? But as Marketing Land noted last month , that email drew $13 million in sales for DEC, one of the computer industry’s first large companies. Research the market.

Member Engagement Strategies: A Guide for Associations


It’s likely that you have developed a set member engagement strategy over the years. Association member engagement strategies. These long term goals can be achieved through various member engagement efforts and strategies. Email marketing. Email marketing.

Association Marketing: They Said/We Said

Smooth The Path

E-Newsletter. Related: Radically alter the focus of your association’s marketing. 6 strategies for member email effectiveness. The post Association Marketing: They Said/We Said appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Marketing

Turn Your Community into a Content Marketing Engine

Higher Logic

Once considered a fad, content marketing has proven it’s “King” and shows no signs of slowing down. With 2017 coming to a close, now is a great time to revisit your marketing plan and amp up your content initiatives. What Is Content Marketing and How Do I Get Started?

Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy


For that to happen, you need to have the right capital campaign marketing plan in place, which should include strategies to attract tech-savvy donors as well as traditional supporters. We’ve compiled a list of five tech-savvy marketing strategies to help you raise more.

Three Ideas to Perk Up Your Internal Communications Strategy

Associations Now

Here are a few internal communications strategies to try. A lot of thought is often put into external communications, such as marketing materials and member engagement. When it comes to internal comms, strategies, of course, vary greatly. So why bother with an elaborate strategy?

Is Your Retention Marketing Plan Inbound-y Enough?


That’s because the majority of marketing and sales efforts (and executive focus) go toward attracting and winning new customers. Every day, marketers are becoming more and more efficient at winning new business through digital relationship-building approaches like inbound.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips


This is a guest post from Andrew Macarthy , author of 500 Social Media Marketing Tips. To accompany the book, I also produce free step-by-step video tutorials covering all kinds of social media marketing methods. Buy 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.

Daily Buzz: Advice for a Successful Email Strategy

Associations Now

Email marketing is a great way to get your message directly in front of members. E-newsletter guru Alex Lieberman , founder and CEO of the popular newsletter Morning Brew , offers these five tips for a successful email marketing strategy: Know who your members are.

Marketing: A Gardener’s Almanac


With plenty of thinking time as I moved things around, my mind wandered to consider how some of the principles I’ve learned about gardening over the years is amazingly applicable to marketing as well. Your marketing plan needs to be tied to your strategic plan.

We Asked, You Answered: Public Transit Commuter Strategies

Associations Now

I save up a day or two of newsletters and other helpful reads that I can’t get to during the workday. Assistant Director of Marketing, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. Head of Content, Membership, and Marketing, Exponent Philanthropy.

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Member Engagement Through Content Marketing


In this article, we’d like to introduce the concept of content marketing. Tactic #2: Content Marketing. Content marketing is simply the creation and proliferation of informative content online. SEE ALSO: Strategies for Association Success.

Association Marketing: 4 Ways to Promote Your Professional Association Wins

Association Management

Take an integrated approach, and reframe the story for your newsletter, your blog, and other communication channels, which we’ll discuss below. 4. Plan ahead with your social strategy. In 2013, no promotional strategy would be complete without a social media component.

Membership Marketing Words of Wisdom

Membership Marketing

One of the aspects that I very much enjoy in our survey research of membership professionals is when we ask the open ended question, “ In your own words, what are the most important or successful lessons you have learned in the area of membership marketing?” If your value proposition is not compelling, no amount of fancy marketing will matter. Messages/communications have to be frequent and through a variety of channels (email, social media, newsletter). Never stop marketing.

Editorial Calendar: Content Marketing Step 4


But would you do that with your marketing efforts? CONTENT MARKETING OVERVIEW. When we started this series, we said that there were four key elements for building a sound framework for your content marketing strategy : 1. © Thinkstock: iStock Collection.

Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Market & Biz Plan. Penetrating or Expanding Global Markets through Meetings » Jul. Reaching Out To Global Markets Through Meetings & Events.

A Guide to the Association Market in China ?


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Market & Biz Plan. « Penetrating or Expanding Global Markets through Meetings. A Guide to the Association Market in China. How to Find a Target Market.

Social Media Strategy: Hi Impact Task #1


This is what social media strategy does for you. Determining your social media strategy is the most important and impactful task. Why Social Media Strategy is a Good Investment. There are many goals that your social media strategy could focus on. How Social Media Strategy Should Work. Think about strategies to accomplish your goals and objectives. Some examples might be: —Grow your newsletter list. Launch a marketing campaign.