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Get your financial house in order before you launch your next fundraising initiative!
Nonprofits everywhere equate fundraising with tireless event planning, digital crowdfunding, relationship building, and writing grants. But we would offer that before your staff gets to work, the finance and development teams should have a solid understanding of the organization’s financial position. That information can help light a fire with the staff and board, shape your giving goals, and inform the messaging of your appeals.
So, we put together this handy checklist to help you get your financial house in order before you launch your next fundraising initiative. We’re pretty sure this is the first list of its kind – so enjoy and let us know how we can help!
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4-step Guide to Build a Best-in-class Brand
Building a strong brand is difficult but important for any type of services provider. But those of us in the financial services industry can struggle even more with marketing and the creative side of branding. Wouldn’t it be nice if clients just fell into our lap and we could spend our days crunching numbers in our cozy office? I mean… you didn’t go into finance as a creative outlet, right?! Don’t worry there is a method behind the marketing madness and we’re going to show you the way!
Recently our CEO, Chantal Sheehan wrote a guest article for Bill.com featuring a 4-step guide to help financial service firms build a best-in-class brand.
[Read Our CEO’s Article on Bill.com]
BONUS: [Subscribe here to get the next article in her branding series]
We won’t reiterate the entire article, (just go read it for in-dept commentary and step-by-step instruction) but here is the basic essence:
So, why is our CEO writing about this? Why is she helping other financial service firms with their marketing? Well, because it’s the right thing to do, and that’s what she does. Here is the rebranding story of Blue Fox which resulted in immediate and mentionable growth. This story of successful rebranding needed to be retold!
Even better, part 2 in this series is coming soon! Learn what to do with your new logo and graphics in hand. How can you leverage these visuals and messaging to reach new clients in the most cost-effective way possible? Subscribe here and we’ll send you part 2 of this series when it’s ready.
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