Member engagement encompasses different meanings to different organizations. What does your association think of when you talk about member engagement, for example, subscription renewals, donations or other specific behaviors of individual members? The problem with discussing engagement is that the term has become somewhat generic and broad, so we’re often lumping different ideas under a single term.Read More >
Although LinkedIn started as a place for individuals to network and research job opportunities, it has become a powerful tool for businesses to establish their brand and connect with their audience.
LinkedIn should be a part of your marketing strategy, as explained in our LinkedIn series of articles covering getting started with LinkedIn, the advantages of using LinkedIn, and using LinkedIn for membership campaigns.Read More >
Nonprofit organizations play important roles in our society, often meeting community needs that would otherwise be underserved. Since nonprofit organizations are often dependent on fundraising for the money necessary to carry out their missions, it is especially important that fundraising campaigns are compliant with state and federal regulations.
Online fundraising is attractive because setting up a website to conduct these campaign efforts has become easier as technology has advanced. As covered in our What Makes a Great Landing Page? and Why Landing Pages Are Critical to Your Success articles, online campaigns can generate a lot of traffic when part of an integrated content marketing strategy.Read More >
If your organization is considering or already producing a digital publication to reach your mobile audience, it’s important to know best practices to achieve the best outcomes. Our app creation blog series is full of tips on how to accomplish this, and our Practical Guide to a Successful App Launch contains 20 tips with step-by-step directions to help you get your publishing app to market successfully.
However, these articles focus on best practices and not potential pitfalls. To learn about possible trouble spots so you can avoid them, the recent article by creative director David Hicks is another point of view to consider. Hicks outlines 10 mistakes that are commonly made when producing digital publications. While showing where the pitfalls are, he prescribes alternatives that will help maximize downloads and reader adoption.Read More >
A lot goes into a successful print publication. You need quality content to engage your audience. You need a page design that supports your content’s flow and is pleasing to the eye. And because all of this is conveyed in print, you need to select a paper best suited for your delivery method and reader preference.
The paper you choose is as much a part of your brand perception as the content you print on the page. Missteps in the paper selection process can lead to a less desirable end-product, and possibly less desirable production and distribution costs.Read More >