The Three Pillars of Integrated Marketing
Posted by Mike Johnston at Mar 09, 2012 07:04 AM CST
Fundraising in the 21st century is more demanding and more diverse. Donors of all ages (from Gen Y to Matures) use all channels to make all levels of donations to the organizations they care about. The studies – and anecdotes all of us are hearing – point to an integrated fundraising environment that’s come a wee bit too quickly and we’re struggling to keep up. That’s why the Integrated Marketing Advisory Board has come together: to help the charitable sector accelerate its preparation, planning, and execution of integrated fundraising.
There’s no doubt that donors already expect an integrated marketing experience from the charities they support. It’s clear that we need to get our act together, now. But with limited budgets, human resources, and internal skill sets, how does a charitable organization quickly and effectively move to a more integrated marketing approach?
It starts with knowledge.
After some discussion, the members of the Integrated Marketing Advisory Board have tried to simplify the creation, collection, and dissemination of knowledge on integrated marketing by creating three pillars:
But none of this will work without the input of passionate, knowledgeable partners beyond the Integrated Marketing Advisory Board. I’m urging everyone in our sector to look at these three pillars and think of how they can contribute, and send an email to one of the three pillar ambassadors. They’d love to hear from you and will find a way for you to contribute material:
Michael Johnston, President, hjc
416-588-7780 ext. 210
Chris McKinley, Vice President of Strategy, Grizzard
Katy Dubina, Online Marketing Account Manager, CDR Fundraising Group
301-858-1500 ext. 2202
I assure you that every IMAB member is working on their contributions and thanks you in advance for reading the ongoing contributions and thinking of contributing yourself.