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5 Building Blocks of Strong Nonprofit Brands

Nonprofit branding is all about how others view your organization and your efforts. If you know what American Red Cross, UNICEF, or AARP does regularly, you know that nonprofit branding works. Creating a brand leads to more recognition, clarity and potential donations ― all in all, making your nonprofit more successful. In a perfect world, […]

Nonprofit Marketing: Reinforce your Messaging Strategy

As you already know, nonprofit marketing can be even more effective than forprofit marketing since nonprofit organizations are in a unique position to showcase their values in a more relatable and inspiring way. Your mission statement is the main driving force behind your organization, and your nonprofit brand, and the marketing behind it, can exhibit […]

Building a Strong Brand for Nonprofit Organizations

You might not think about branding when you think about nonprofits, NGOs, and other social enterprises. Branding sounds like something strictly for big businesses. The truth is branding is an important factor for nonprofit organizations just as much as it is for businesses. Branding is all about your public image. It’s how the world sees […]

Competitive Positioning for Nonprofits

How to Create a Brand Positioning Statement It’s an important question every organization must ask themselves: what sets you apart from the competition? Notice I said “organization.” Don’t think that just because you’re part of a nonprofit that you don’t need to put time and effort into branding! Nonprofits need to be aware of the […]

Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

Somewhat surprisingly, many Nonprofits are still feeling shy about their Social Media presence. Social Media Marketing is increasingly necessary for nonprofits; it is an effective and cost-efficient tool to increase your reach and awareness. There are 2.8 billion active social media users worldwide, so this is the medium where you want your nonprofit to be, […]

Messaging to Build Your Nonprofit Brand

Building brand awareness can be a challenge for many but, if you’ve read Part 1 – The Secret to Building Brand Awareness and done your homework, you’re already running smoothly and ready to advance your brand by developing your messaging strategy. Branding can be even more effective in the nonprofit sector than the for-profit sector […]

The Secret to Building Nonprofit Brand Awareness

Building brand awareness was the number one goal among the nonprofits we surveyed this year, so I thought an article on the topic would be helpful. For whatever reason – probably because of the perceived resources required and/or too lofty of goals – building brand awareness is a daunting challenge for many. So much so […]

More than a marketing plan

What’s in a marketing plan? Well, lots of things I’m sure you would say. Goals, data, challenges, obstacles, timelines, budgets, road maps, research, and intelligence, among many other things… Maybe some blood, sweat, and tears! How about commitment, promises, accountability? Your marketing plan is more than a list of ideas. In fact, it should be […]

Nonprofit Ideas on a Budget

Lately, I’ve had the opportunity to sit in on a few seminars where the presenters made consorted efforts to discuss successful yet low-budget (or shall we say “cost efficient”) marketing/communications initiatives for non-profit causes, reinforcing that it is possible to do a lot with a little. At the bottom of this article, I’ve included screenshots and […]

The Value Question

I’d like to begin with some questions: In this world of instant transmission and easy access to information, are we engaging more, or are we more easily distracted? When I say “we,” I mean it in the grandest sense of the term: we as businesses and organizations, we as marketers and consumers, and we as […]

Applying your Brand Filters to your Nonprofit Social Media Strategies

In an earlier article, we wrote about how brand filters help organizations manage their brand assets and brand behaviour. Today, we look at how these brand filters drive the creative direction and content of your brand’s social media presence. To recap, “brand filters” are a series of key words—no more than three or four— that describe the essence […]

5 signs you have a strong brand image

With the popularity and responses to our article on brand filters, I thought I would delve a little more into the topic of branding and specifically your brand positioning and image. Here are a few benchmarks for assessing the strength of your brand position/image: 1) Common understanding (of your positioning): this boils down to how […]

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