Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Core Questions to ask before starting ANY marketing program

Who is your target market for the service?

Who is your target market for sustainability of your program?

What is your solution and benefit for those who you depend on for sustainability?

How do you communicate your solution to your target market such that it helps maximize your program goals?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Keep it Personal for Greater Program Success

Keep it personal - ensure that in your newsletters and on your site you have personal stories of people who benefited from your organization efforts, personal appeals for actions (be it advocacy, donations, volunteerism). This works better than simple statistics.
But whatever story you use, be sure it integrates well with your brand identity (like say civil rights, or homelessness) and that it has what every marketing program should include - benefits to the reader and a call to action.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Don't know where to start in your marketing program?

Start internal!
1) Start a newsletter and invite folks who visit your site (or who already donated) to sign up.

2) Check out your website statistics and find opportunities where site improvements can lead to greater conversions.

These are low cost ways to market to people who already interested in your organization.