As we plan for 2020 we have curated a list of several awesome conferences (some of which we will be speaking at!) where you will learn, grow, and hopefully come away with resources that can expand your social impact in the world this year. Check out our list below and let me know if you have any you would add in the comments!
A successful partnership is mutually beneficial. Companies are looking for employee engagement opportunities. They also want to showcase their community support and to reach specific business goals. Nonprofits are looking for additional revenue. More volunteers and new ways to amplify their message are always on the wish lists of nonprofits. For a partnership to be sustainable and grow, both sides must receive value.
One of the best ways to build a deep and lasting connection with donors is by creating cause-related experiences. These events bring the cause to life through storytelling and hands-on experiences which allow participants to feel the personal impact of a donation.
Everyone can be a storyteller in the digital age. Organizations can use digital channels to let people in and have a voice in their mission. Millennials and Gen Z especially want to help drive change and not merely make a donation. Expanding your campaign into the real world via video, photos and real-time engagement can multiply impact.
Truth Initiative, the nonprofit organization behind the award-winning national youth tobacco prevention campaign, truth®, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year so it seemed like a good time to catch up with Christy Hartsell, vice president of corporate partnerships and co-marketing.While the youth smoking rate dropped to historic lows – today 5.4 percent (about 1.3 million) of American teens smoke – e-cigarettes may be turning back the clock on progress in the fight against tobacco and addicting a new generation to nicotine, with the Surgeon General declaring the rise in youth vaping an “epidemic” last year.
When people think of cause marketing, they picture companies selling directly to consumers with campaigns that raise money for charities at supermarkets, restaurants and retail stores. CSR isn’t just for B2C companies. B2B companies are discovering that investing in cause marketing can be an effective tool for them in today’s purpose-driven economy.More consumers and employees expect companies to take a leadership role in solving important social issues. There is a trend toward greater alignment between corporate giving and business priorities and strategies, including CSR.Research shows that companies that invest in corporate social responsibility tend to perform better financially. B2B companies are quickly jumping on board. 74% of B2Bs consider purpose to be relevant in business growth
For Momentum’s Cause Marketing Glossary goes well beyond providing a single cause marketing definition. Our newly This updated compilation of industry terminology offers professionals at all levels a quick glimpse into the ever-evolving world of cause marketing.
As companies look to be a force for good, they are becoming more strategic about their cause partnerships as they choose nonprofit partners who align with their social purpose. These partnerships have become an integral part of business strategy as well as an effective way to demonstrate the value a company has in strengthening the communities where they live, work and play.
With the year winding to a close let’s glance back at the trends that helped define cause marketing in 2018. As companies embraced brand purpose to connect with consumers and employees, we saw brands taking stands, the rise of corporate disaster philanthropy, new employee engagement strategies, the continued growth of #GivingTuesday and traditional cause campaigns still going strong. These trends all made socially responsible efforts a winning proposition for companies, nonprofits, and the community.
When you meet with corporate partners it always beneficial to speak their language and show them that you fully understand their marketing landscape. We’ve taken some buzzwords straight from this year’s headlines and added others that have been around awhile but have taken on added importance in 2018.