Topic: Strategy

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Burqueños and beyond

July 31, 2017
This September, we are partnering with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence to host two days of learning, sharing, and dreaming big about digital campaigns and digital access. I chatted with Amanda Douglas, the Communications Manager at CNPE, recently about the Roundup. Check out what she is looking forward to and how you can learn with her in Albuquerque, this September.

9 lessons learned doing social media during a mass mobilization

July 26, 2017
Mass mobilizations have grown so much more powerful through social amplification. The stories are all around—you just need a few people to collect them, the desire to raise all voices (not just your own), a clear game plan, and a hub to manage it all.

Don’t have Jedi-level skills in tech? There’s an assessment for that.

July 25, 2017
We want a shiny new website (or a new email marketing platform, or a new CRM system…) like yesterday, but we don’t always fully understand what that means or have the words to explain what we’re really trying to solve for. That’s where being inquisitive comes into play. The Discovery Assessment is a tool that can help organizations prioritize their needs, uncover risks and constraints, and analyze the impact of a project on their current systems—all before diving into that project. 

Make a tastier communications cake: A recipe for multichannel marketing

July 17, 2017
Digital marketing strategies come in all shapes and sizes. Even if you don't have a fully baked strategy, you probably have all the ingredients you need. So let's mix it up!
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Why you should care about bots if you care about social justice

June 14, 2017
There is a huge opportunity for organizations and activists to use automation in constructive ways that further social justice causes, but doing so is not without risk. What follows is a set of questions aimed at helping advocates better understand the challenges and risks that bots and automated activism present.
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Will Nonprofit Advocacy Be Transformed by the Resistance?

March 17, 2017
For the nonprofit community to continue being seen as relevant to new generations of activists, we must measure our reputations for effectiveness alongside our list sizes.

You’ll Only Score a Digital Marketing Success If You Know Where the Goalposts Are

March 8, 2017
At its core, digital strategy is about goals: asking the right questions to choose the right goals and making a plan to achieve them. Here are some tips to keep your tactics, strategies, and goals aligned.
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Wanted: Your Fundraising and Marketing Know-How

December 23, 2016
NTEN is again teaming up with M+R on its Benchmarks Study: an in-depth look at nonprofit data, strategy, and trends. The study helps nonprofit fundraisers, organizers, and marketers make smart decisions based on the experiences of their peers. But we need your help.
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Member Retention: 4 Best Practices That Win Members for Life

November 14, 2016
Many organizations focus on gaining new members, but it’s much more cost effective for your organization to put your resources toward member retention. Learn 4 best practices that can help you win members for life.
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Take the Red Pill for Mind-Blowing Social Media Retargeting

October 19, 2016
What if I told you that you could use social media to find the people who visited your website and lure them back with a great offer?