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Setting Goals for Your Marketing Plan

Camille Winer Oct 1, 2019
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sample_marketing_Plan_goalsLet's get right to it: setting goals is one of the most important steps to take when creating an effective marketing plan.

Without goals, all of your marketing efforts are essentially floating around, with no way to gauge their performance, or how they are helping your organization.

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How to Create a Successful Nonprofit Annual Report

Jackie Lalley Nov 26, 2018
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At their best, annual reports are a golden opportunity for nonprofits to showcase their accomplishments through storytelling and photos, thank their donors and supporters, and issue a clear call to action to readers for how they can help keep the momentum going. At their worst, they're a boring exercise in self-promotion or a thinly-veiled request for donations.

If you publish an annual report, you want the former, not the latter. But how do you get there? There are so many formats and storytelling approaches — which one is best for your organization? Moreover, should you even bother publishing an annual report?

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Best Nonprofit Annual Reports: Updated

Jackie Lalley Oct 19, 2018
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Annual report season often brings a mix of emotions. There's the excitement of a new year of programming, educating, fundraising, and success stories to report on!

Then there's the trepidation of having to compile the data, get team members to provide needed information, and find people to tell those powerful stories. Oh, and did anyone take any good pictures at that fundraiser?

At their best, annual reports are a golden opportunity for nonprofits to showcase their accomplishments through storytelling and photos, thank their donors and supporters, and issue a clear call to action to readers for how they can help keep the momentum going. At their worst, reports are a ho-hum recitation of donor names (yawn), actions taken (so what?) and dry data (zzzzz).

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How and Why To AB Test Your Marketing Materials

Camille Winer May 10, 2018
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An AB test can be a great tool for nonprofit or small business marketing. Whether you're doing the marketing yourself or overseeing a team, it's important to understand how AB testing works — when to do it, how to do it, and what kind of effort you can expect to put into it.

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Inbound17 Takeaways: For the Love of People (in Sales and Marketing).

Camille Winer Nov 22, 2017
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Nothing compares to spending 4 days with 22,000 marketers, a handful of inspiring celebrities and hundreds of educational sessions on all things marketing, sales and the human experience.

Inbound17 was everything I’ve grown to expect from HubSpot's yearly conference: totally moving keynotes (Michelle Obama), entertainment that makes my spouse increasingly jealous every year (Judd Apatow), free massages and head shots and a stunning variety of food trucks everyday at lunch (vegan!) and of course leading thought in the sales and marketing industry.

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Marketing That Makes You Say 'I Love You': What I Learned At INBOUND 2017

Jackie Lalley Nov 8, 2017
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HubSpot's INBOUND conference, held every fall in Boston, is the one conference Yodelpop has attended every year since we were founded. Not only do we tap into an incredible amount of marketing information that we bring back to our work, we always make great connections with clients, marketers, and HubSpot team members. Watching the video recap reminds me of the impressive range of the stories HubSpot brought before 21,000 people this year: keynoters included Michelle Obama, Roxanne Gay, Billie Jean King, Issa Rae, Piera Gelardi, Brene Brown, and so many more people I admire. 

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3 Steps to Start Creating Marketing Collateral for Small Business

Camille Winer Aug 24, 2017
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A key goal of the marketing collateral you create for your small business is to share your brand’s story with the world. Before you begin broadcasting that story, it’s important to take several behind-the-scenes steps.

Everyone on your team – not just the marketing department –should understand what your brand means and what it stands for. A clear articulation of your mission and reason for being will drive everything about your small business marketing, including the traditional elements of collateral.

Before you create your collateral, here are some internal tools to help you understand and define your brand.

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The Role of Mission In Small Business Marketing Strategies

Karen Hawkins Aug 17, 2017
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For many business owners and marketers, there’s little time for crafting small business marketing strategies. Many companies have fallen into a cycle of throwing marketing tactics against the wall and seeing what sticks. Not only does this approach waste time and energy, it doesn’t do justice to the company’s story.

Before deciding what small business marketing tactics will be most effective, you need a strong strategy. And that strategy comes from a clean, simple articulation of the mission of your company.

Your business's mission is the heart of everything you do, including your marketing strategies, so let’s take a look at what it is, how best to express it, and how to turn it into effective marketing.

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How to Market A Small Business By Using What You've Got

Camille Winer Aug 4, 2017
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The biggest tactical challenges for how to market a small business often come down to time, expertise and resources. You know you should be marketing, but who has the time? How do you even know where to start? Where will the money come from?

Fortunately, launching an effective marketing program doesn’t have to take forever, can use tools you already have in hand and won’t break the bank if you make wise investments. And keep in mind that you don’t have to go it alone.

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How to Build Great Content into Your Digital Marketing Plan

Camille Winer Nov 14, 2016
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When you set out to create a detailed marketing plan, your mind should already be on the cornerstone of great marketing: content.

You want to regularly produce content that's relevant to your ideal customer, patient or supporter.

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