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"Jocelyn Daw, a recognized authority who has been involved in cause marketing since 1988, draws on her considerable experience to outline the many ways nonprofits can partner with the business community for mutual benefit. One of the most useful parts of the book was chapter 12, which includes the Seven Golden Rules and Seven Deadly Sins of cause marketing. Among most important caveats are making sure to pick the right partners and that the relationship is not one sided or too commercial." (Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 37, No 1)
Cause marketinga new discipline in the corporate citizenship field, a new mission-based fundraising and marketing tool for nonprofitsis a corporate/nonprofit partnership that aligns the power of a company's brand, marketing, and people with a nonprofit cause's brand and assets, to create shareholder and social value and to publicly communicate values.
In 1983, American Express pioneered the first cause-related marketing (CRM). Today, cause marketing can be seen everywhere. Check out at the drugstore and support the local food bank by adding a donation to your bill. Pick up a prominent women's magazine and readers will find Lee Jeans ads encouraging them to "Go casual for a cause" by wearing jeans to work for a $5 donation to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. At the grocery store, your purchase of a box of Cheerios during their three-month "Spoonful of Stories" promotion supports First Book, the national literacy charity, and encourages kids to read. "Go Red for Women" at Macy's to support the American Heart Association's heart health campaign for women. In Canada, support breast cancer research by signing up for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure at the local bank branch.
Well over $1.4 billion is spent on cause marketing, and it provides over $4 billion of marketing support for causes annually. How do you take advantage of this growing form of corporate support? How will you compete to turn your nonprofit into a synonym for your particular cause? Learn how to invent better, livelier, more focused, and creative strategies to capture a corporation's imagination and make sure that your nonprofit gets the support it deserves with the help of Jocelyne Daw's Cause Marketing for Nonprofits.
Written to help nonprofits recognize the opportunities provided by cause marketing partnerships, Cause Marketing for Nonprofits shows nonprofit boards of directors, executive directors, development directors, fundraising consultants, marketing directors, organizational development professionals, and other nonprofit professionals how to build productive and profitable relationships while minimizing potential challenges.
Brimming with numerous real-world case studies, Cause Marketing for Nonprofits explores cause marketing in a broad social context, examining how it has developed and evolved, and the benefits and challenges this new way of thinking and acting can bring. It then provides a thorough overview of this program delivery, marketing, and fundraising approach and the practical tools needed to successfully develop strategic cause programs that maximize the benefits for all. Finally, the book inspires critical and creative thinking to encourage continued growth of corporate-cause marketing collaborations.
Featuring a Foreword by Carol Cone, Chairman and founder of Cone Inc.the leading research and marketing professional on cause marketingCause Marketing for Nonprofits provides a wealth of hands-on, practical experience that will benefit any nonprofit organization interested in this innovative form of generating revenue, building profile, and achieving mission. Readers will discover valuable advice on how to:
When nonprofits and for-profits combine efforts, they can be a powerful force for community good. Cause Marketing for Nonprofits provides readers with the tools, facts, and know-how to build mutually beneficial partnerships where the sum of the two parts can be greater than the individual; where self-interest can be combined with altruism, marketing with philanthropy, and mission achievement with business objectives.