Giving Tuesday is one of the biggest donation days of the year. Once it’s over, don’t let its impact fade away. Sure, you’ve seen a boost in donations off your Giving Tuesday campaign, but you’ve also gotten so much more value you can use to advance your organization’s mission.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means #GivingTuesday isn’t far off. This year, it’s on November 29. If you haven’t already put together any special campaigns to promote giving or volunteering around #GivingTuesday, don’t worry. Yes, we’re getting down to the wire here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create something around that day that will make a big impact on your annual goals.
Twitter remains a keystone of any social media strategy. Used well, it can help your organization understand how potential members are finding content that interests them and attract the right kind of followers to your account.
Not every marketing success comes from a big campaign. When you’re a nonprofit operating under budget constraints, big campaigns aren’t always even an option. Sometimes, it’s the little tweaks that can yield a boost in results. In some cases, the tweaks correct an issue that’s been holding your website back.
Like many other marketing strategies, inbound marketing transcends B2B, B2C, and nonprofit marketing. Inbound marketing isn’t just about closing sales. It’s about identifying and building trust with people in your target market. Its principles and tactics apply whether you’re a business trying to acquire customers or an organization trying to acquire new members and inspiring a more engaged membership.
Internal HubSpot research has found that companies that blog at least 15 times each month see 5 times more traffic than those that don’t. Some MIT smarties studied HubSpot’s ROI specifically and found that users generated 4.1 times more visitors and 3 times as many leads per month after using HubSpot for a year.
Email’s relevance and impact for nonprofit organizations continues to grow. According to the M+R Benchmark 2016 report, email lists for nonprofits grew by an average of 14% in 2015, outpacing their average churn rate of 11.4%.
According to CUNA’s First Quarter 2016 Economics and Statistics report, credit union memberships is continuing its climb upwards. Are you getting your share? Of course, the quarterly report also finds that asset growth is slightly down.
This means the pressure is on not only to find new members, but to find the right new members and to keep your current membership engaged.