The Case for Cause Marketing

Connection Cafe

The below is an excerpt from a new eBook from Blackbaud, The Case for Cause Marketing. Who needs a seat at the table to build a successful cause marketing program? Who should be part of a company’s cause marketing task force?

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How Ideology Affects Which Causes Donors Support

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , a donor’s ideology has more impact upon which causes and types of nonprofits they support than gender or age. Giving to children and youth, however, is a cause that unites all donors regardless of ideology.

Social Media, Causes, Politics & Millennials: How Online Cause Engagement Changes in an Election Year

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This study also examines millennials’ interest and activation in specific causes that may be differentiated by their support of a particular political party. Nonprofit News Achieve Giving in an Election Year MCON Millennial Impact Report millennials political giving Social Media

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Share Stories to Further Your Cause

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However worthy your cause, sometimes it can be hard to measure your day-to-day progress. If you’re having trouble getting momentum behind your cause, try to share stories. First and foremost, storytelling is the easiest way to create personal appeal for your cause.

Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters

TechImpact

The internet is a big place, and it can be hard to find people who understand your message and support your cause. Blog Fundraising Tech little bird nonprofit support your cause

Leveraging Crowdfunding Technology for Cause Marketing

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Fink of BlackRock sent an open letter to CEOs letting them know that BlackRock will no longer support them unless they start contributing to society. The message was clear: to survive in business in the 21st century businesses must strive to connect cause, meaning and purpose.

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6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

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As nonprofit leaders look ahead and think about how to significantly expand the impact of their advocacy campaigns, there is one key tactic that may be your secret to punching above your weight: Supporter-Led Campaigns. You Reach New Supporters.

Ninety Percent of Consumers want Companies to Support Causes

Frogloop

While nonprofit campaigners like to debate the merits of cause related marketing, according to the 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study , American consumers are huge supporters of cause marketing campaigns. want to know what a company is doing to benefit a cause.

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Teach Supporters to Fundraise and Provide Samples.

Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

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A supporter’s first few gifts might be occasional, or the donor might align directly in the major gifts category. However, by paying attention to trends in your donor database, you can begin finding supporter trends that will signal when a supporter is primed to take the next step.

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Cause Awareness & Giving Day Campaigns for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days. To help your nonprofit prepare and launch a successful cause awareness day and/or giving day online campaign, this webinar was presented on November 14 to more than one thousand nonprofit staff.

How to Make People Believe in Your Cause

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Nonprofit professionals may not be asking for million-dollar investments from the likes of Mark Cuban, but they’re still on a mission to convince the community that their cause is worth something. If you can find that unoccupied niche for your cause, that’s great!

44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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One that's passionate about a cause and ready to be a fundraising super star! Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. Connect Them to Your Cause.

Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

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Wondering how donor support will fare in the face of federal and presidential political campaign competition? A Study of Nonprofit Use of Cloud Software by NTEN, supported by Microsoft Philanthropies. The Point of Impact . April Fools.

How to Grow Offline Support by Executing Stronger Online Strategies

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With proper planning and execution, a stronger online fundraising and marketing strategy can grow all of your avenues of offline support. While I could have easily come up with 20 ideas and tactics for building a sustainable pipeline of support, I narrowed it down to 6.

How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

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Some organizations’ causes don’t attract donations as much as solving world hunger or helping abused animals, but it doesn’t mean they’re any less important. If your nonprofit has a niche cause and you’ve been struggling to find new supporters, these tips could help.

How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

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In short, nonprofits can now more deeply connect donors to moments of impact—immediately as they happen! Use Facebook Live to support and enhance your current strategy. Fold Facebook Live into your strategy by asking these questions: Where and when does impact happen?

5 Ways to Use Crowdfunding to Rally Your #GivingTuesday Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

GivingTuesday invites donors, along with their family, friends, and colleagues to share about the causes they care about most as they switch their sights from holiday shopping to give back in a social and celebratory way. Pair the power of social media with a donor’s passion for your cause.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

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Last weekend, more than 1 million people marched around the globe as part of a worldwide protest, in support of women’s rights , immigration reform, health care reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

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Ordinary Americans not formally affiliated with any organization or cause are rising up to make their voices heard. How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support. Make Your Pitch Relevant, Timely and Impactful.

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” After spending five years living and breathing networks and measurement and designing and delivering many, many nonprofit capacity building programs, my focus is going to be on how nonprofits can apply measurement and their networks to learn for impact.

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How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

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How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact – Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring. Nonprofits do critical work in their communities and around the world and, in so doing, build the awareness of their brands to scale their impact.

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11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

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This conference brings together some of the top minds in nptech and gives attendees a chance to discuss what’s happening across the industry and share best practices for how to work smarter and create bigger, lasting impact with technology.

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How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

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The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

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It’s hard to ramp up the good work you do if you don’t know how to concretely define, measure and communicate your impact to supporters. It’s important to learn how to share your efforts with the world, and even more important that you know just how big of an impact you’re making on the issue you’re trying to solve. Defining impact. Impact,” by definition, is the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another. Measuring impact.

3 Unique Strategies To Thank Your Supporters On Social Media

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Your nonporift’s supporters are potentially the most integral part of your entire nonprofit. For example, if you receive a particularly large donation, or a follower on your social media is constantly interacting with your Twitter feed, you should take the time to thank them for their support.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

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We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Guest Post on Care2 Frogloop: Designing Campaigns for Impact

Amy Sample Ward

When we do that, we can compromise the relationship we have with our supporters and donors, and limit our capacity for building momentum towards action and a movement for our cause. campaigns issues goals impact metrics strategy

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What Drives Gen Z: Is It the Experience or the Cause?

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Contrary to what is commonly believed, young people care about, and give to, virtually every major social cause. So, how do you get them involved with your cause? But, unlike older generations, young people believe donating money will have the least impact.

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Community-Driven Social Impact: Presentation, Case Studies, and Workshop

Amy Sample Ward

I had a really wonderful time, and the Community-Driven Social Impact session was terrific! Let’s start at the beginning: what is “community-driven social impact” anyway? It also requires capacity/staff to make connections and support the community.

Your Small Staff Can Make a Big Impact Using Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Some are reaching out to friends and family for contributions for a cause they care about. Your friends who are asking for contributions for a cause they care about are doing something called “peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising.” Donors may be impressed by the organization’s mission, impact or track record, and they make a contribution. You feel good about it, your friend appreciates your support, and the organization receives your contribution.

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From Ning to Causes to Ideablob: Why We Need a New Way of Building

Amy Sample Ward

Last November we saw a few alarming events taking place in this social media for social good sector: Causes left Myspace and Ideablob shut down , both without warning or community support. Many groups would much rather have an impact and involvement in the shaping of the tools they use than pay for something that others control. Tell me what the recent Causes/ideablob announcements means for our sector and for you.

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Cause Camp 2017 Speaker Lineup Announcement

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The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the official Cause Camp 2017 speaker lineup. She authors the award-winning Networked Nonprofit Books published by J.Wiley and published the The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout.

5 Tips For Increasing Social Impact With Social Media

TechImpact

Petitions are a viral way to spread the word about your cause and take seconds to sign! Tweet out a link to your next petition to demonstrate how many people support your cause and want to make a difference. Facebook Community Pages are great for your next cause or project.

Get Strategic in 2018: Turn Your Advocacy Supporters into Donors

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Advocacy organizations are often lucky enough to have some of the most passionate supporters among all nonprofits. But while those strong feelings may easily translate into signed petitions or tweets in support, they don’t always immediately translate to donation dollars. So that begs the question: How can you motivate your supporters to also become your donors? Instead, regularly monitor the news for issues and opportunities that you can email your supporters about.

Who Is Most Likely To Support Causes Online? Social Media And Ethnicity By The Numbers!

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Who is mostly likely to support a cause or social issue online rather than offline: a) Hispanics. Hispanics (39%) and African Americans (30%) say they prefer to engage with and learn about causes through social media, compared to 24% of Caucasians. I have a quiz for you.

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3 Ways to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

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He serves as president of Achieve , a research and design agency for causes. In addition, he leads The Millennial Impact Project , which is an ongoing study of millennials and how they engage with causes. are of equal importance when given to a cause.

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Your 2016 Cause Camp Speaker Lineup Announcement

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Without further adieu, we’re pleased to announce our Cause Camp speaker lineup for 2016. Cause Camp is an annual conference for nonprofit professionals held in Lincoln, Neb. How you invite support. How you keep your supporters engaged.

4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

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With so many moving parts and new considerations for philanthropic organizations, it is more important than ever to understand where you want to drive impact, and the specific ways you can get there. Takeaway #3: Impact m easurement is no longer an option. .

Buy Me! Support the 11NTC Scholarship Fund

Amy Sample Ward

Which means, many of us in the community offered up ourselves or our favorite things to help the cause! You can bid on nearly 100 items in the first silent auction , getting something great for yourself, and supporting the campaign at the same time.

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TechSoup Global Launches Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

Sure, the numbers are impressive, but even more impressive is the impact those technology product donations have made. It would be impossible to tell all those stories in one blog post, but you can find them using the TechSoup Global Local Impact Map , powered by Microsoft technology.

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The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Fundraisers fuel our clients’ important causes. They have helped organizations like Common Cause, Plan International USA, and The Children’s Defense Fund raise more money with greater efficiency, including through leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

And I couldn’t help think to myself, “oh, so all we need to do to raise funds for a great cause is get a celebrity? The Millennial Donor report uncovered that celebrity is the bottom of the charts: When asked to describe what motivates them to give, 85% of Millennials pointed to a compelling mission or cause, and 56% cited a personal connection or trust in the leadership of the organization. But, on the top of the chart: a compelling cause.