Home Fundraising Advertising Your Giving Occasion – Mightyblog ◇ Fundraising content material by Mightycause

Advertising Your Giving Occasion – Mightyblog ◇ Fundraising content material by Mightycause

Advertising Your Giving Occasion – Mightyblog ◇ Fundraising content material by Mightycause


Advertising helps play a key position within the success of your upcoming Giving Occasion. Since your occasion is time delicate it’s essential to ensure you provide you with a stable plan to successfully promote your occasion along with your community. There are loads of teams you will have to attach with to assist set your giving day up for achievement –  from recruiting nonprofits, rallying supporters, and working common promotions on the occasion, to reaching out to donors and soliciting sponsorships.

This submit will assist information you thru the planning course of by first contemplating your advertising objectives. We’ll additionally clarify the significance of tailoring your message to your viewers and supply 5 completely different advertising retailers with examples so that you can take into account when constructing your outreach technique.

Step 1: Take into account Your Targets

For a profitable advertising technique on your Giving Occasion it’s essential to first take into account your general advertising objectives. Two inquiries to ask your self as you put together your technique – 1) who’s the target market(s) and a pair of) what are you attempting to perform along with your advertising outreach to that viewers? 

Some examples would possibly embrace reaching new nonprofits, common promoting of your occasion to the neighborhood, reminding earlier donors to save lots of the date, connecting with new donors, or sponsorship outreach. After getting your objectives in thoughts it is possible for you to to create a focused advertising marketing campaign to assist set you up for achievement.

Step 2: Tailor Your Messaging

For every purpose, you will have to contemplate which sort of selling (or outlet) will work finest to assist get you the end result you might be searching for. Plan to tailor your messaging so it’s particular to every target market.

Whereas some advertising retailers would possibly overlap objectives or audiences, it might not at all times be the case. For instance, direct mailing a postcard is perhaps a good way to construct common occasion/model consciousness and will even make it easier to appeal to new donors, however it might not be the easiest way to entice your sponsors – a bunch that may require a extra detailed breakdown of knowledge.


Step 3: Combine Your Retailers

A robust advertising technique will incorporate just a few completely different retailers of communication. There is no such thing as a one-size suits all in advertising. Take into account incorporating a mixture of retailers into your technique, from print promoting, to in-person occasions and extra. Combine and match the 5 retailers beneath that will help you construct a powerful advertising marketing campaign and attain a large viewers. 


1 – Information Releases to Native Media 

Nice for: Elevating general occasion/model consciousness, reaching a various viewers without delay

Press releases are nice that will help you market your giving occasion and attract publicity from native media, newspapers, radio stations, and even podcasters and bloggers. They supply the chance to create your personal write-up about your occasion. What do you wish to say? What ought to individuals know? Why is that this occasion essential? This can be a good way to ensure the neighborhood is aware of your occasion is arising and supply your perspective on its affect. Some information stations would possibly even choose up the piece and provide to do a full story. 

Take into account a press launch forward of your occasion when early giving launches to realize protection whereas the giving window is open, and a observe up launch submit marketing campaign to announce outcomes, showcase sponsors and construct model and occasion consciousness for the next yr. 

You’ll find extra info on press releases and tips about writing one right here.


2 – Direct Mail 

Greate for: General occasion/model consciousness, reaching new nonprofits, connecting with potential new donors, reconnecting with present donors and supporters

Unsolicited mail is a good way to bodily get your occasion title and model in entrance of your neighborhood. For donors particularly who’re overwhelmed with electronic mail, sending a postcard with occasion particulars will create a tangible piece of content material that feels far more private (and prone to stand out). Take into account sending a postcard as a ‘save the date’ to get in entrance of potential donors locally. You may add a QR code to your postcard or pamphlet making it even simpler for the recipient to view your net web page with full particulars.

A junk mail marketing campaign can complement your nonprofit recruitment marketing campaign effectively. With excessive ranges of turnover in nonprofits, final yr’s contacts (and electronic mail addresses) for collaborating organizations won’t nonetheless be lively. Or your contacts would possibly embrace the communications or improvement particular person liable for working the marketing campaign, however not the Government Director that’s the actual resolution maker in a corporation. Take into account including a post-card mailing to the complete database of eligible nonprofits in your neighborhood each different yr to make sure current (or new) nonprofits in your space are conscious of your occasion. Take a look at this text to be taught extra about junk mail advertising. 


3 – Print Promoting

Nice for: Attracting new donors, elevating general occasion consciousness, getting your occasion in entrance of companies, nonprofits, and most people 

Some examples of print promoting embrace ads in magazines or newspapers, function articles written about your occasion, printing and posting flyers to bulletin boards, or billboards and different giant printed signage across the neighborhood.

When contemplating the place to promote in print media, you’ll want to begin by researching your native publications. Which newspapers or magazines are learn by every of your goal audiences you wish to join with? Particular magazines and newspapers could resonate extra with completely different audiences. Ask for the demographic knowledge from the publication that will help you higher perceive the viewers you may be speaking to. Understanding your viewers will make it easier to create the strongest likelihood for profitable messaging.

QR codes are additionally seeing a continued enhance in reputation. Including a QR code to your printed supplies creates an actionable subsequent step on your recipient. They’ll scan the code and be directed to your occasion homepage, or one other web page that comprises the small print you wish to share. Create a free QR code right here. If you’re keen on monitoring the utilization knowledge out of your QR code, there are many suppliers to select from on-line. We chat extra about QR codes on this weblog submit


4 – In-person Occasions

Nice for: Connecting with the neighborhood, constructing new donor relationships and general consciousness of your occasion/model, cultivating sponsorship leads, partnering with native companies 

In-person occasions are a enjoyable strategy to make connections along with your neighborhood. They give you the chance to spend time speaking to individuals one-on-one, and word-of-mouth advertising remains to be a extremely profitable advertising technique.

Arrange a desk at a pageant or a highly-trafficked grocery retailer. You may get artistic with what an in-person occasion appears to be like like for you. In-person occasions assist construct model consciousness and domesticate potential sponsorship and participation leads. These are nice alternatives for a volunteer to submit up and unfold the phrase about how others can become involved.

Seeking to invite sponsors to hitch your occasion? Get artistic and host a mixer for native companies to attend and listen to extra concerning the sponsorship packages you provide.

Go out free save-the-dates, stickers, and different info for a enjoyable take-away.


5 – Peer-to-Peer Promoting

Nice for: Boosting general advertising efforts whereas supporting your contributors

Peer-to-peer promoting means creating supplies collaborating organizations can use to market the upcoming giving occasion. Identical to peer-to-peer fundraising helps nonprofits attain extra donors, a P2P promoting technique helps you solid a wider advertising internet in your neighborhood. By creating occasion advertising supplies (re-useable yard indicators, posters, save the date postcards, and so on.) after which sharing them along with your collaborating nonprofits you assist create a mutually helpful advertising technique. Nonprofits already juggle quite a bit as they work to advertise and put together their campaigns. If they will choose up pre-made supplies it saves them time and stress.

Two nice examples of occasions using this promoting technique are NTX Giving Day and Give Native Piedmont. Each giving occasions present advertising supplies freed from cost for his or her collaborating nonprofits. Give Native Piedmont features a record of pickup areas of their nonprofit toolkit. Branded magnets, postcards, posters and yard indicators are all obtainable on the areas for organizations to choose up and use. As a bonus, the Northern Piedmont Group Basis additionally has volunteers who can convey supplies to nonprofits or mail them.

NTX Giving Day companions with a printing service to assist make creating advertising supplies simpler for collaborating organizations. The printer provides completely different choices for branded belongings from yard indicators to postcards and extra.

You may take peer-to-peer promoting digital as effectively. Create a free graphics package or occasion belongings for organizations to make use of in digital advertising. You probably have the funds (or a sponsor!) create merchandise to cross out. Hats, shirts or totes assist commemorate the occasion and unfold public consciousness.



Considering internet hosting a Giving Occasion on Mightycause, or speaking to our crew of specialists to develop your marketing campaign? Study extra and get in touch with us right here!

Wish to be taught extra?

Request a demo and be taught extra about Mightycause.

Request a Demo




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here