Are You Ready for the End of the Year?

Getting Ready for the End of the Year

With Summer vacation coming to an end, it’s time to get back into the Communications Game. The end of the year is fast approaching. Are you ready for your end-of-year push?  Here are a few tips to help you hone your strategy and tell your story.

The Keys to Developing a Winning Strategy

1. Define your objectives

  • What are your top three goals to reach by December 31?
  • How can you activate your base to help you achieve these goals?
  • What challenges do you see ahead, and how can you prepare for them now?

2. Set up and follow a calendar

  • Create a consistent schedule of communications
  • Give yourself ample time to meet your communications deadlines (e.g. dedicate time on your calendar to write a draft and revise materials)
  • Keep your contact consistent – frequent enough to be a gentle reminder but infrequent enough to not be a nuisance
3. Create communication that fosters conversation   
  • Engage your base through questions and calls to action
  • Do what you do best, whether that is to teach, inform, or empower
SWP: The Bottom Line
Make it focused and specific.
Make it consistent and engaging.
Make it relevant and inspiring.
Compelling and consistent communication is integral to effective fundraising, board engagement and contributor relations.
The SWP Difference
 At SWP, we know how difficult it is to stay on task, get organized and dedicate the time necessary to create an effective communications plan.  That’s where we come in.  Call us today for a free consultation.  Together, we can move your mission forward!

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