cause marketing

Shopping for A Cause This Month? Don’t Get Scrooged.

Papa John’s Pizza is doing a great thing this holiday season. They’ve created a Red-Kettle Cookie to benefit The Salvation Army. Through December 28th, Papa John’s is donating 50 cents per cookie sold, up to $300,000, to support The Salvation Army’s programs, including food, shelter, addiction recovery assistance, after-school programs and many other services for …

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How Being a Grinch Can Raise More Money for Your Nonprofit

Regardless of what industry you work in, we all have competitors. Even nonprofits compete against each other for donations. In my hometown of Boston, charities compete against The Jimmy Fund, Children’s Hospital Boston, and the Museum of Science, among others. Nonprofits are also competing against a whole slew national charities. They range from Komen for …

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What Nonprofits Can Learn from Great Bookstores

There’s isn’t a more endangered business than independent bookstores. Margins are low and competition from Amazon—never mind everyone else—is fierce. Still, some bookstores are doing more than just surviving. They’re thriving, thanks to marketing smarts and a lot of hard work. Take Green Apple Books, which has been a fixture of San Francisco’s Richmond neighborhood for …

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3 Ways to Raise More Money at the Register

Phillip Haid, founder and CEO of Toronto-based Public Inc., knows how to run a successful pinup program. He’s raised millions working with Canadian companies like Winners and HomeSense, and nonprofits like the Sunshine Foundation. I asked Phillip what makes his campaigns so successful. 1. Fitting Rooms “We try to take some of the pressure off of the sales associate by promoting the …

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Don’t Give Up on Fundraising with Big Companies

It’s true: a lot of big, national companies won’t work with local nonprofits. They prefer to work with big national charities. This is due to many reasons, but the biggest is that companies want a nonprofit brand that will resonate with all their customers and employees—and not just customers that have heard of the Museum of Science, …

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