Category Archives: brand

The one critical element every great brand needs

The one critical element every great brand needs

I feel like I’m always using the word authentic to qualify the word brand. I do this because authenticity in a brand is of paramount importance. You can’t just make up your brand. No matter how much you want to pay me, I can’t develop the character of your brand either. Your brand is who…

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9 steps to defining your nonprofit’s brand personality

Is your nonprofit… Passionate? Personable? Nurturing? Confident? These are just some of the Brand Personality traits a nonprofit might have. What are yours? Not sure? Does your personality change with each message, audience, or marketing piece? Why it’s important to have a clearly defined Brand Personality Defining an organization’s Brand Personality is one aspect to…

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How an Airbnb experience got me thinking about nonprofit brand values

I spent the first week of August on a road trip with my husband visiting Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky, to go mountain biking. We planned one night en route near Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, where we booked a place to stay on Airbnb. I was immediately attracted to Jamie’s…

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Brand Awareness Quiz

[Quiz] What is your brand awareness?

Eventually we want to re-design our website, but first we want to redo our branding. Can we discuss your process?” We are headed into a major transformation and need big brand development. I’d like to get a general sense of what your approach might be.” When I’m contacted by a prospect, often they’ll ask about…

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Strategic planning and branding: like peas in a pod

Strategic planning and branding are different—but one sets the stage for the other. And the other supports it right back. Today, I’m going to define each and discuss how they ideally and effectively work together. How can your organization get the most out of their relationship? Let’s dive in. What is strategic planning? Strategic planning…

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Want to boost your nonprofit’s image? Try using branded images!

Every image you share says something about your organization. Your images can be completely random, or they can serve a higher function—supporting your overall brand. Your marketing materials should have brand consistency, and so should your images! Whether they’re slathered across your social media outlets, on a website, in a blog, in your emails, brochures,…

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