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How to raise funds for your organization through promotions.

Promoting is a marketing technique that is used to communicate what our organizations do.The purpose of promotion is to sell the features and benefits of our organizations to those who might be interested.Promotion has three main objectives:

  1. To create awareness that an organization,a sport , team or players exist,and explain what is being offered, for example ,to increase knowledge of your sport so as to increase participation.
  2. To create a favourable attitude to encourage support, for example , promoting the healthy nature of your company products, or sports to sponsors and funding agencies.
  3. To reinforce support and to build loyalty, for example, promoting the benefits of membership to members and existing sponsors.
A lady promoting a company products

Promotional activities include:

  • Advertising-This is when you pay to promote your organization or sport.Advertising channels include printed and electronic media,cinema, radio, billboards and bronchures.This is often costly and other ways of promoting should therefore be considered first.
  • Merchandising-Products such as t-shirts,key rings, USB keys and caps can be used to spread your message.The name or logo of your organization is placed on the merchandise, which is either sold or given away to promote your organization, sport or event.
  • Events-Events can be used to develop and build relationships with stakeholders.They can also be used to create media and public interest.
  • Direct mail-This is the delivery of promotional material to recipients of electronic and postal mail.It could be a letter about the value of your sport or a bronchure about your organization products or an event.It could be sent to specific individuals or sent unnamed to an entire stakeholder database.Again this is often expensive, particularly postal mail.You also need to be aware of the data protection legislation that exists within your country.
  • Public relations-comprises a number of methods which you can use to communicate messages about the services you offer and the overall image of your organization to stakeholders and other interested members of the community.

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How to raise organization funds through public relations.

Public relations (PR) comprises a number of methods which you can use to communicate messages about the services you offer and the overall image of your organization to stakeholders and other interested members of the community.Public relations are not just about publicity,they are primarily concerned with creating a good image of the organization and ,if necessary, overcoming any negative information.

As part of your marketing activities, you should create a public relations strategy in order to improve or enhance your organization’s image in the eyes of your key stakeholders.The point of public relations is to make the public think favourably about your organization and what it does.It requires two way communication between your organization and your stakeholders in order to understand their behavior and attitude towards you.

A public relations drive

Public relations has three main goals;

  • To create, maintain and protect the organization’s reputation, enhance it’s prestige and present a favourable image.
  • To create good will for the organization.
  • To educate certain audiences about the organization.

Carrying out a public relations campaign

An effective public relations has six steps:

  1. It starts with analysis and research to identify all the relevant aspects of the situation in order to understand stakeholders and the key factors that influence their perceptions of your organization.
  2. An overall policy with respect to the campaign needs to be established in order to develop and subsequently evaluate the campaign.This involves defining goals and desired outcomes as well as the constraints, such as finance, under which the campaign will operate.
  3. Following this, you need to set out PR strategies and tactics.These need to be tailored to specific stakeholder groups.Commonly used public relations tools include online social media,news releases, media conferences, speaking engagements and community service programmes.
  4. The PR campaign is then put in place and communication begins with identified stakeholders.
  5. Following the campaign, you need to seek feedback from the targets of your campaign.How have they reacted to the public relations campaign?Are there some unexpected developments?
  6. In the final step, you should assess the programme and make any necessary adjustments.

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How to raise funds for your organization through promotions.

Promoting is a marketing technique that is used to communicate what our organizations do.The purpose of promotion is to sell the features and benefits of our organizations to those who might be interested.Promotion has three main objectives:

  1. To create awareness that an organization,a sport , team or players exist,and explain what is being offered, for example ,to increase knowledge of your sport so as to increase participation.
  2. To create a favourable attitude to encourage support, for example , promoting the healthy nature of your company products, or sports to sponsors and funding agencies.
  3. To reinforce support and to build loyalty, for example, promoting the benefits of membership to members and existing sponsors.
A lady promoting a company products

Promotional activities include:

  • Advertising-This is when you pay to promote your organization or sport.Advertising channels include printed and electronic media,cinema, radio, billboards and bronchures.This is often costly and other ways of promoting should therefore be considered first.
  • Merchandising-Products such as t-shirts,key rings, USB keys and caps can be used to spread your message.The name or logo of your organization is placed on the merchandise, which is either sold or given away to promote your organization, sport or event.
  • Events-Events can be used to develop and build relationships with stakeholders.They can also be used to create media and public interest.
  • Direct mail-This is the delivery of promotional material to recipients of electronic and postal mail.It could be a letter about the value of your sport or a bronchure about your organization products or an event.It could be sent to specific individuals or sent unnamed to an entire stakeholder database.Again this is often expensive, particularly postal mail.You also need to be aware of the data protection legislation that exists within your country.
  • Public relations-comprises a number of methods which you can use to communicate messages about the services you offer and the overall image of your organization to stakeholders and other interested members of the community.

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