Changing Channels: Easier on your TV than in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

In a sea of channels, the best way to stand out is to ensure you’re showing up where your audience is most likely to be. But navigating information channels is trickier than navigating TV channels, especially if you don’t have the right information.

Win at Multi-Channel Marketing with a Messaging Framework

Connection Cafe

With seemingly limitless channels available to nonprofit marketers to cultivate, your fundraising and engagement efforts now require developing messages for each medium. Let’s explore how a Messaging Framework can help every nonprofit tame the runaway multi-channel beast.

Channel Integration Now and Later

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We all know that the more standard channels to integrate are direct and … Fundraising Retention Mobile Small Act social SONI

The New Normal in EOY Multi-Channel Fundraising

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While the main focus of many end-of-year campaigns will be direct mail and email, other channels are increasingly driving online donations. No longer does multiple-channel fundraising mean a home page mention and few Facebook posts during online campaigns.

Be More Multi-Channel

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Use this 2-minute video from the President of a 93-year-old direct marketing firm to help support your argument that consumers are becoming more multi-channel in their daily lives, and expecting more from the brands (& causes) they engage with. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet.

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

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How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support. “Hello Susan, it’s good to see you,” said the member of Congress at the sight of the constituent walking into his Capitol Hill office. “So, So, what bill will I end up cosponsoring for you today?”.

Which channel is netflix on?

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As a consumer, I was relying on Netflix to fulfill what I saw as their mission - to provide me with programming, regardless of the channel I consumed it on. I do this in various channels as well. Allow constituents to opt in or out of certain communication channels.

Channel Surfing: A News Roundup

NetWits

It’s a great guide for making the most of your channel-surfing donors. flickr.com/photos/mikebaird.

Your Evolution to Multi-channel

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Multi-channel! Multi-channel! Multi-channel! Not financially committed to a second channel. Second channel constitutes 5-20% direct response revenue. Thematically integrated, some consolidation of data across channels. Measure success across channels, not by channel. Take the multi-channel quiz here Author: Jennifer Atkins. It's all the rage but do you know where how close your organization is to achieving it?

It's a Multi-Channel World

Connection Cafe

And all of this happens fairly seamlessly - to the two of us, it's just one big long conversation even though each piece of it happened using eight different communication methods - or "channels.". Your supporters might be in one of these channels, or a subset - or all of them. It's imperative to tell a consistent story and to use each channel to support your goals - but it's also all too easy to operate these channels in silos. Author: Sally Heaven.

Best of 2011 – Multi-channel

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multi-channel – pertaining to communications, usually full duplex, on more than one channel simultaneously. multi-channel! Author: Jill Ward. MULTI- comes from the Latin word mulus which means MANY & MUCH.

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Whenever I do a workshop, keynote, or webinar for nonprofits, the most frequently asked question is “What social channel(s) should our nonprofit use?” ” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?”

Multi-channel for Marriage Equality

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Their effective constituent engagement strategies from mobilizing their supporters and the coordination of staff, field teams to their use of their web properties, social media sites, mobile, Google, video, and much more – is a perfect example of how multi-channel campaigns should work. Regardless of cause or size of org, HRC is a leading example of what can be achieved through an integrated, multi-channel approach. Author: Jill Ward.

Social Media Mania: Why Your Non-Profit Should Focus on Channels That Get Results

Byte Technology

Why these two channels? But for groups saddled by small staffs and limited budgets, honing your efforts on those channels that promise the greatest success is certainly worth considering.

CRM must deliver cross-channel experience | TMA Resources

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CRM must deliver cross-channel experience | TMA Resources : Crossing channels Speaking to TechTarget, Natarajan, global head of CRM enterprise solutions for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), said offering a cross-channel experience is one of the greatest challenges that many organizations face. Numerous studies have indicated that customers now expect organizations to offer services through multiple channels.

Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

Mobile Commons

SMS is a great way to include your campaign message into a channel that can reach a wider international audience, but it needs attention to detail! The post Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing! The following post was written by our friends at Fission Strategy.

How To Easily Repurpose Your Content for Social Channels

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Your organization uses an editorial calendar to plan out content for different channels, but there is still need the need to optimize it for different channels and do that efficiently. Optimizing your content for social channels does not have to be labor intensive.

Single Channel Communication is Dead

Frogloop

None of these channels are dead. Nonprofits are still improving their use of direct marketing, phone, email, and other channels. What is dead is the use of one channel at a time to engage people. Single Channel is Dead There, I said it. Direct mail is dead. Email is dead.

ATTN Nonprofits: New YouTube Channels Coming Early March 2013

Nonprofit Tech for Good

YouTube has begun rolling out a new YouTube Channel design entitled One Channel to a very small small group of YouTube users. To prepare in advance for the new YouTube Channels, nonprofits will need to design a new banner.

What Nonprofit CEOs and Trustees Do the Best Job Leading on Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past few years, I’ve been teaching a workshop called “ Leading on Social Channels ” for nonprofits that want to leverage the personal brands of their leaders. What are your strengths and preferences, and what is the best match in terms of social channels?

Is “Ambient Data” from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the themes that bubbled up was the role of ambient data from social media channels and I agreed to lead a discussion on: How useful is this data for foundations?

[FREE Webinar] Hot or Not: Which Fundraising Channels Are a Forecast for Success?

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YouTube is the worlds second largest search engine, but does Googles nonprofit program make video a useful fundraising channel? With so many new fundraising channels, how do you figure out how to successfully leverage each to raise money for your organization?

Presentation: Getting Started with Multi-Channel Fundraising

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Or that the median revenue per donor for multi-channel supporters was $228 compared to $89 for offline and $113 for online donors? million and how their fundraising increased 40% by using multiple channels to reach their donors.

Why is Twitter a crucial channel for trade associations and advocacy groups?

SocialFish

This dynamic makes the platform a prime marketing channel for trade associations and advocacy groups seeking to shape the national dialogue. Why is Twitter a crucial channel for trade associations and advocacy groups?

[Cool Infographic Friday] 7 Steps to getting your Brand’s Instagram Channel off the Ground

SocialFish

So, it seems like everyone uses Instagram, everyone loves Instagram, and yet your brand’s Instagram channel is struggling to take off… Well, don’t worry. Instagram is the baby of social networking at just over four years old. However, it’s user base is absolutely giant!

Now Playing – The Live Channel

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Online charity donation portal raises over S$5m - Channel NewsAsia

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Online charity donation portal raises over S$5m - Channel NewsAsia : "SINGAPORE: In just over a year, Singapore's largest charity donation portal, SG Gives, has raised raised over S$5 million online for Singapore charities. Most of the donations went to the social service sector (63 per cent) and the health sector (36 per cent).". NPSingapore NPtech NPOnlineGiving

The Most Important Communication Channels For Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

Strategy email marketing Facebook marketing channels researchIt seems that most nonprofits have their priorities in order for 2012. According to the 2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , they are putting their website as a top priority, followed by email marketing, then Facebook.

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You’ve put together an editorial calendar for next month that lays out the themes, news events, and content ideas for all channels, including social media. You are on a roll!

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Custom reports offer a real-time picture of your supporters across all channels. Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more.

Five Tips To Be More Influential Across Channels

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Right after I re-shared the photo on FB, a client of mine who we are working with on a web design project said that they wanted advice on how their organization can be more influential across channels.

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How much effort are your social media channels really worth? Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai. Note from Beth: Many nonprofits do not have dedicated teams for social media and social media strategy and implementation is typically only a part of a someone’s job.

Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Multi-Channel Engagement

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And with the publishing of the 2010 Nonprofit Resolutions Guide , 5 main lessons learned in the way of multi-channel marketing were evident in 2009. Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Multi-Channel Engagement. Author: Emma Zolbrod.

Multi-Channel Fundraising Raises More Money

Frogloop

Care2 held a terrific webinar on Multi-Channel Fundraising. During the webinar Jocelyn Harmon, Director of Nonprofit Services for Care2 posed the question "is fundraising via multiple channels magic or myth?" Panelists Allison Van Diest of Blackbaud and Karla Capers of Union of Concerned Scientists agreed that integrating multi-channel fundraising raises more money than single donation channels. 10% comes in through online channels.

Data Nerd Alert: Donors Who Give Through Multiple Channels Give the Most

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’ve known for some time that an integrated multi-channel approach to constituent engagement is key for nonprofits to be successful; however there’s been limited understanding of optimizing integrated marketing or its impact. On average, dual channel donors give $123.29

Nonprofits to try mobile channel - DMNews

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Nonprofits to try mobile channel - DMNews: "he Direct Marketing Associa­tion's Nonprofit Federation is gearing up to launch a mobile marketing test pilot program next month that will involve a dozen or more nonprofits

Understanding the Value of Multi-Channel Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Multi-channel fundraising. The e-mail campaign proved to be a very valuable suplement to our traditionally single-channel marketing efforts. Adding the online channel helped us raise 40% more revenue at year-end than we would have if we had only used direct mail. In addition to increasing our overall revenue, the multi-channel approach allowed us to reach donors that we otherwise might not have been able to get to.

Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits | TechJournal South

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Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits | TechJournal South : "Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits July 21st, 2011 ConvioIntegrated multi-channel marketing makes the most sense for non-profit organizations, but size does not equal integrated marketing sophistication among organizations, according to the Integrated Multi-Channel Marketing study from Convio Inc.

HOW TO: Launch a Broadcast “TV” Channel for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

allow individuals and brands to launch their own Web-based “TV&# channels. Currently, these channels can not easily be viewed on the digital TV sets in our living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms, but it’s just a matter of time. channel/nonprofit-tech-2-0-live.

HOW TO: Merge Your Nonprofit’s YouTube Channel and Google+ Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently in Beta, YouTube just announced the ability to merge your YouTube channel with your nonprofit’s Google+ page. Step 4: Confirm that you want to merge your channel and your Google+ page.

Five Online Strategy Tips to Manage Data Across Mulitple Channels

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Fundraising and building a robust and active email list is critical to nonprofits who want to thrive in a multi-channel world. To do this effectively though, nonprofit campaigners need to truly understand data by segmenting their current list and tracking and segmenting new supporters.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Your donor database should track and report on how supporters interact with all of the channels in a campaign: email opens, social media engagement, web page visits, etc.

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Multi-Channel Fundraising Campaigns: Storytelling Is Key

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

to hear presentations about multi-channel campaigns , including the deck above from Rebecca Willett of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. There's the other side of letting your supporters tell their story in their words via social media and then re-purposing it through other channels. How are you thinking about how your story is being told and retold through both traditional and social channels? Planned Parenthood Online Overview View more presentations from Big Duck.