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If you were in the audience of the 2017 DMAW Innovative Formats Integrated Techniques (IFIT) Forum on March 7th in lovely Arlington, VA, you know what I mean when I exclaim, “What a buffet of ideas!” The presentations kicked off promptly at 9:00 am with introductory remarks from the ‘time captains’ and brilliant co-chairs Shannon…

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As fundraisers, creating successful campaigns is our mission. We take all of our wonderful ideas and we test to find the right combination of tactics that will have the “stickiness” we need. Successful campaigns have to be thoughtfully planned to get us to our destination. These are 5 helpful tips for your next fundraising campaign.…

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By Marie Morganelli Recently, I signed up for a membership with The Rails to Trails Conservancy. For $10, I received a t-shirt, a membership card, and an acknowledgement that included another opportunity for me to part with my money in support of this organization. Receiving that membership card made me stop and really think about…

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By Rachel Reid I had the opportunity to participate in Defining and Using KPIs for Measurability and Success, a webinar hosted by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) and sponsored by RHA Marketing. Elizabeth Engel, CEO & Chief Strategist of Spark Consulting, and Trevor Mitchell, Vice President of American Mensa discussed the importance of…

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We’re all friends here, right? So I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Almost every smart, thriving organization fundraising out there in the wild nonprofit jungle has a pretty key strategy in common. They are laser focused on growing and cultivating their monthly giving program. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Your donors…

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By Danielle Hart Just as organizations are catching up with content marketing and big data, there’s a new wave of technology being ushered in at an incredibly fast and overwhelming rate. And contrary to popular belief, marketers are not prepared. “The most exciting thing about the future is that no matter what, history matters, and…

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by Heather Marsh  It may only be August, but if you haven’t yet started planning for the year-end giving season, now’s the time! You may think you have plenty of time to put together your year-end campaigns, but before you know it, we’ll all be bundled up, eating turkey and missing the warm weather. Don’t get…

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Ready Set Rocket: any luncheon speaker from an agency like that is bound to create a little fun (and perhaps impart some something meaningful along the way)!  The topic at the July 19th Lunch & Learn was Marketing Metrics, certainly the focus of marketers everywhere, and in this case, a focus on Google Analytics.  Jonathan Lawoyin…

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7th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference Harness the Winds of Change August 7-9, 2012 Gaylord National Hotel & Conference Center National Harbor, MD With over 1200 of your peers and colleagues already registered… What more can we say – it’s here And, you need to be there! Check it out: Bridge Conference ____________________________________________________________________________ One Day is…

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DMAW Webinar Tuesday, June 19 12 noon – 1:00PM 21 Hot Tips for Acquisition Lynn Mehaffy, CFRE Vice President Lautman Maska Neill and Company Responsible for bringing in new donors? Need to increase your new donor revenue? Join this Webinar and learn about proven direct mail techniques! $35 – Members $55 – Not-Yet-Members The cost…

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