Category: Strategy —

Discover The Launch of A New Platform for Social Profitability

Collaboration is a game changer for agencies and clients alike

Years of involvement in fundraising and marketing have borne witness to many successful professional collaborations and significant relationships. Never has this proven truer than when two companies are able work together to realize a vision for their not-for-profit clients and create something spectacular in the process. As a company owner, I have been fortunate to have been involved in such… Read More

The Shift in Strategic Planning for Social Profitability

The Shift in Strategic Planning for Social Profitability

How a new calendar year shouldn’t affect your year-to-year thinking

The start of a new year provides a tabula rasa… clean slate. Fresh beginnings are golden opportunities for brands and organizations to develop new ideas and approaches for corporate Social Profitability. We ask, “Should the slate be completely wiped clean of what’s come before?” A new year is a great time to be thinking about the importance of strategic planning…… Read More

Time to Grow the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Space

Time to Grow the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Space

How the top industry players are raising Social Profitability

Toronto recently played host to the second annual Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Canada Conference, which was attended by professionals in the not-for-profit fundraising and development sector. This is a community of people who dedicate their lives to Social Profitability. Conference speakers and attendees represented a wide range of not-for-profit organizations and those who provide services to this sector. Many left with some… Read More

Can Package Design Make a Difference in Social Profitability?

Can Package Design Make a Difference in Social Profitability?

One more example of the social power that lies behind your branding

The arrival of November usually ushers in an onslaught of holiday décor and new seasonal packaging designs. November 1st is also when Starbucks traditionally reveals its annual red holiday takeaway cup. This year, things at Starbucks started off on a different note with a new green cup design, which has had some Starbucks patrons up in arms and responding with… Read More

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The Stronger Your Brand, the Greater Your Social Profitability

Start by putting smart, practical strategies in place

Is strategic planning any less important for a not-for-profit cause or organization’s brand than it is for a new startup or an established business? Not if you’re aiming for success and striving for Social Profitability! Building an effective strategy for a new or existing program or campaign takes more than just running with a good idea. It involves planning, insight… Read More

Plan Canada Uses Innovation to Achieve Social Profitability

#LiftHerUp campaign kicked off with a 3D hologram

When it comes to fundraising and cause marketing, we need to realize how technology can be harnessed to connect people and brands like never before. We need to find inventive and original ways to mesh strategic objectives, creative thinking and technical know-how. Plan International Canada recently demonstrated how it can be done with a new and innovative digital campaign that… Read More

Umano Meshes Fashion and Philanthropy for Social Profitability

A fashion brand for social-minded changemakers

Umano, which means human or mankind in Italian, is the appropriate name for a startup company that is all about Social Profitability, helping others, and making the world a better place for all. Brothers Alex and Jonathan Torrey founded the Umano label in 2011, with the aim of creating a brand that is socially conscious, giving back within their own… Read More

Corporate Canada Targets Women’s Needs for Social Profitability

From health to domestic abuse, companies pledge their support

Each year, companies large and small make a commitment to causes that impact the lives of women. These partnerships not only benefit women’s causes, but also create a higher level of connection between the company and their employees. Whether through employee fundraising, participation or pro-bono gifts, becoming involved and supporting causes benefits staff, which in turn benefits the company’s Social… Read More

How Transparency Factors into Social Profitability

Gaining trust for your organization

Cause-related marketing has grown into a popular strategic tactic and public relations tool for corporations and charities. Trust is the key to building a transparent brand. Trust is even more critical in branding and reporting in the not-for-profit sector. It is imperative that your audience believes that the business or organization is acting as a good corporate citizen and doing… Read More

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Exploitive or Tactical for Social Profitability?

Engaging the many by targeting the few

When is it o.k. to push boundaries? For Social Profitability… perhaps all of the time?!? I read in ADWEEK about a campaign created by an agency in Demark on behalf of Coca-Cola and its new brand, stevia- and cane-sugar-sweetened Coca-Cola Life. The kicker was that only about 5% of the population could actually see the message. The message was hidden… Read More