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.”

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.

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?

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?

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.”

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.

5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits

SocialFish

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.

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.

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?

5 Marketing Pain Points & Solutions (From Our In-House Experts)

Higher Logic

Can we talk about how glamorous the life of a marketer is for a moment? …I While the role of a marketer can be incredibly interesting and rewarding, it doesn’t come without challenges. You’re not alone, you hardworking marketer, you! Video Content Marketing.

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.

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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Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy

SocialFish

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.

5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits

SocialFish

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. Issues such as lack of time, allocating funds, and marketing knowledge, and the hurdle of making content “engaging” contribute to the low success rates of these campaigns. Determine Your Target Market.

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?

20 Marketing Automation Mistakes You Could Be Making (And How to Fix Them)

Higher Logic

That being said, it’s time to take a closer look at your marketing automation strategy to see if you’re making any of these common mistakes. But a great strategy needs to be the foundation of your marketing automation campaigns. Along with testing comes 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.

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

Marketing: A Gardener’s Almanac

Slice-Works

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.

Editorial Calendar: Content Marketing Step 4

Slice-Works

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.

Social Media Strategy: Hi Impact Task #1

Slice-Works

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.

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?

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Get Your Customers to Sell and Market for You

Socious

Harnessing the people who use and love your products and services and deliberately inserting them into the marketing and sales process is the holy grail of business growth. Email interviews published on blog posts, in newsletters, or in case studies.

Is Your Retention Marketing Plan Inbound-y Enough?

Socious

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

SocialFish

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.

Defining Your Markets for Campaign Efficiency

Vanguard Tech

Today’s guest post is written by Reina Munsch, Senior Director of Marketing at the American Pharmacists Association. There are many ways to market your association beyond traditional media. Start with your database and define your market segments.

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.

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

A LinkedIn-Centric Strategy for Member Recruitment

Associations Now

He continues his primary work specializing in international strategy development for associations, but he calls the The Graphene Council “a real-life proof of concept” for that experience and his strategic approaches.

Trade Association CEO Support: Newsletter Distribution

Trade Association CEO Blog

Consider these major responsibilities: Membership Development, Membership Benefits, Membership Administration, Governance, Volunteer Development, Meeting/Event Management, Government Affairs, Market Development, Education, Operations, Communications and Cheerleader. Newsletter Distribution. How tight should you control your associations newsletter distribution? Most primary contacts will not pass along your newsletter. Newsletter Distribution.

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.