Lead Your Stakeholders “Down the Rabbit Hole”

We’ve all heard the phrase, “down the rabbit hole”, and understand its meaning to be, “heading deeper into the unknown to see where that exploration takes you”. A rabbit hole is an entry point – a place to begin a journey – and for your business, can be an effective entry point to increase stakeholder … Continued

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Framing The “Donation Conversation”

Many nonprofits accept product donations to help fuel their mission. Donors love them. After all, what’s not to love about buying a gift for a kid in need, or off-loading a can or two of beans from the pantry? However, some organizations have built partnerships that enable them to stretch cash donations a LOT farther … Continued

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Want better email engagement? Stick to one thing.

If you’re like us, you’ve sent a LOT of emails over the life of your business. From analyzing performance data, we’ve found a common element that helps increase email engagement: Keep it simple. A simple email tells ONE story or asks for only ONE thing. This gives a simple email tremendous value when compared to … Continued

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A Game-Changing Tool for Your Website

If you’ve ever tried to make sense of Google Analytics, you’ll surely agree: It offers a lot of power, but it’s hard to harness that power unless you’re truly an expert. Chief among our complaints—and probably yours—is that Analytics lacks an intuitive, visual way to see how someone moves around your site. Microsoft saw an … Continued

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What you can learn from a Canadian comedy troupe

Once upon a time in Canada, there was a brilliant sketch comedy show called The Kids in The Hall. Sometimes, when I need a break from the daily grind, I like to watch clips on YouTube. (If you’ve never seen KITH, do yourself a favor and get your head crushed.) Well, today when I was … Continued

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Get Off Your Soapbox Already

One of the biggest problems with social media? The temptation to use tools like Facebook and Instagram—and yes, they really can be tools—as one-way platforms. Many organizations use them as a soapbox to talk to their audiences, not with them. It’s easy to take to your social media outreach and use it as a place … Continued

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Subject Lines – Strike Like a Bolt of Lightning

“I was struck by lightning.” Those were the first words my ex-girlfriend said to me when we ran into each other 20+ years after high school. She definitely had my attention. One. Hundred. Percent. See, that’s the power of a great headline. It hooks you in and leaves you begging for more. The best headlines … Continued