How A Strong Website Helps Your Business

The web is a company’s first presence to a lot of people. And, as the old marketing adage goes, it’s all in the presentation. Think about it. How would Apple look if it handed you their iPhone in a ziplock bag? What if the storefronts were all ramshackle and daub? Yes, image matters – it’s …

Six Reasons Your Website Needs Video

Micheal shooting Brooks & Dunn video Sorry about that, my Luddite friend. I too, am a reader, not a watcher, but times have changed. Today’s websites need video and here are the top six reasons why: #1. Search engines love video. For the last few years, Google has rewarded sites that include video, presumably because …

How To Write Killer Copy (For Reals)

Copywriting has long been the black sheep of the marketing world. It’s a crucial part of the marketing process, but it’s tricky, and therefore many overlook copywriting as something that will take care of itself. Big mistake. Numerous studies have shown that small tweaks to your copy result in huge returns. Still, most don’t want to pay …

Why Nonprofits Need To Spend MORE On Fundraising—Not Less

The Nonprofit Problem: It’s a common problem in the nonprofit sector: you’ve got limited funds for programs and a waiting list out the door. Seeing as programs are the means through which you fulfill your mission, you immediately funnel money into them and let the fundraising side of your business (and it is a business, albeit a …

Why Social Media is Important for Small Businesses

I hear this one often: you’ve got a small business, so why even bother with social media? As much as we might like to ignore it, social media has become a major player in today’s internet. As a business owner, it’s not something we can ignore, and with Facebook’s Two Billion+ reach, why would we? Lamenting …

How Socrates and Science Can Make You a Better Marketer

Here’s how you can take the teachings of a guy who’s been dead for centuries, combine that with some modern-day science, and walk away with a foundation for marketing mastery. Check it out: As a marketer and blogger, your visuals and your text are going to matter a lot. You have, on average, 8 seconds to persuade your audience …

Getting Donors To Give More

In recent years, several well-publicized studies have reported that the rich really are different: they give less. There are exceptions, of course. Where would Santa Barbara nonprofits be without generous donors like Michael Towbes, Paul Orfalea, and many others? Overall, however, the wealthy give a smaller percentage of their income (1.3%) to charity than the middle-class and …

A Beginner’s Guide To Grant-Writing

You hear all kinds of things about grant-writing: There are tons of money being given away! All you have to do is ask! Grant-writing is difficult. It’s incomprehensible, time-consuming, and tedious. Grant-writing is a waste of time! You invest all that effort and don’t get funded. So what’s the truth about grant-writing? The bottom line …

How To Obtain A Free WordPress.com Site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDR4kAKadf4&t=1sVideo Transcript: Hi everyone, Hudson Hornick here. Just going to take a couple of minutes and give you guys a quick video tutorial and how to get started with WordPress.com. One thing I want to highlight right quick is that there is a big difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and this tends to throw people …