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The rise of mobile—it’s a phrase you no doubt have heard at marketing events for years. But get ready to hear it one more time because mobile use has hit a number of benchmark highs this past year that are reinforcing just how critical it is for nonprofits to up their mobile game. The Numbers…

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In case you haven’t heard, the DMAW Data Strategy Forum on Wednesday, May 2, is SOLD OUT! If you’re one of the lucky ones that were able to sign up and grab a spot, you are in for a treat. This year’s theme is a 360° approach to your data strategy. As we all know—whether…

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As you launch your fundraising campaigns this year, you may be missing out on some creative and effective new ways to use peer-to-peer tools and approaches beyond traditional events. Don’t get me wrong. Traditional run, walk, and ride events are highly effective. But, non-traditional peer-to-peer campaigns have an important place in fundraising, too. They’re typically…

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Digital communications have undoubtedly become an integral part of daily life. President Trump’s tweets instantaneously reach over 30 million people worldwide. Media outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, and BuzzFeed routinely use Facebook Live and other digital applications to engage with supporters and share breaking news. Through Instagram and Snapchat, high…

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Don’t have a digital program? You’re not alone—more than half of nonprofits and charities don’t take advantage of the opportunities that digital marketing brings to the table. For those organizations and those who are looking to improve their digital programs, DMAW is hosting the Upping Your Digital Program Workshop on June 8th. I had a…

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At the recent DMAW annual meeting, attendees got to hear the inside story behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC). And, what an inside story it was. Did you know that the idea began with three young men, all with ALS, who played sports and decided it was time to get people to understand ALS?…

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By Amy Sukol Everything old is new again.  That was the important message that Annie Hughes, President of Type A Strategies,  shared at the November DMAW Luncheon , Smart Copywriting = Success. Despite the fact that the world of communication has changed radically in the last 10 years, the basics of excellent fundraising communication remain…

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By Sue Marchese, Director of Business Development, Production Solutions Senior Strategist of Social Media at Living Social, Jason Peck ironically thought back in 2007 that “Twitter is for stalkers, thieves and jealous girlfriends.”  Fast forwarding to Jason’s presentation at the DMAW’s October Lunch & Learn, Jason now not only embraces Twitter today, but he encourages…

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by Gay Bitter These days everyone is an online marketer, and Dina Wasmer of Incite Creative reminded us all of the importance of managing our online brand at The DMAW’s February luncheon.  So much valuable information was shared that it’s impossible to get it all into a single blog post, but here are a few ideas…

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by Ryan Hutchinson Okay, look.  There’s no denying that we’re witnessing a seismic [seismic written pre-Virginia earthquake!], evolutionary step in how people and organizations communicate, thanks to social media. And here’s what I (re)learned at the DMAW August Monthly Luncheon: unless we want to find ourselves on the bottom of evolution’s shoe, we must (re)discover…

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