In order to provide some support for philanthropic initiatives, Google provides a grant system that many nonprofits can make use of.  This amounts to a monthly allotment of search advertising grant dollars for organizations that qualify.  For some nonprofits this is a significant opportunity, for others it is not a game changer but it is a perk that is still worth utilizing.  Here are 9 things you need to know.

  1. You May Not Qualify – The qualification process is robust but not excessive. Among other things, you will have to prove your non-profit status and agree to a number

Three Retargeting Strategies To Maximize ROI

Retargeting is a digital marketing strategy that is growing and being used in new and innovated ways. It is a form of online advertising that can keep your organization in front of people after they visit your website

Typically, less than 3% of visitors take any action (or make a gift) on the first visit to a website. But after you have invested time, money and creative energy to get a visitor to your site, retargeting allows you to continue to connect with them across the Internet. Today, there are exciting new possibilities for your organizations to use retargeting.

Retargeting

When most people think about donor conversions they think about donations. And while that is certainly the end goal, there is a journey that most users take before becoming a donor. This is true especially with digital users, who find and interact with your organization online. Ignoring this journey will essentially take new users with interest in your cause out into an unfamiliar place and leave them alone with no cell phone, map, or GPS.  Very few will find their way to becoming donors. 

Conversion Types

A first donation is a macro conversion, a significant quantifiable action.  But most of

Many people know that Google AdWords is synonymous with those little text ads that pop up in Google when you search for things. But AdWords is a lot bigger and does a lot more than just search ads. In fact, it is one the biggest and most versatile advertising platforms in the world.

Here are three things that most people do not know about Google AdWords.

1. AdWords is not just search ads, it is Internet-wide display advertising. Using the same tools and the same login, AdWords can be used to place image ads and even video ads across the

The digital world is full of advertising platforms and creative techniques such as Facebook ads, display ads, email ads, search ads, and much more. These are not one size fits all solutions. Not every ad campaign is immediately successful, which should not be surprising. Optimization is key for turning a base hit into a home run.

What you need to do is start from a position rooted in strategy, experience, and historical data, and then optimize quickly. The faster you optimize, the more efficient and effective you become.

Here are 7 tips for optimizing digital advertising quickly. These can be