Marketing Strategy

Human Services

By Anysa H.

Director of Marketing

Posted Apr 19, 2017

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This project will save us $5,000, allowing us to focus our efforts on helping people with disabilities experience the best life has to offer.

What We Need

  • A marketing strategy that includes:
    • Review of the marketing goals and target audiences
    • Identification of the channels that will yield the highest ROI (Return On Investment)
    • Tactics for how to use the identified channels
    • Messaging guidelines for the channels identified
    • Metrics to use to evaluate marketing effectiveness

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on increasing and retaining donors and funders, and happy staff. Without your help, we cannot take a fresh look at how we should be presenting ourselves. Your skills will empower us to step back out into the public with a clear agenda and messag.

What We Have In Place

We currently have lots of experience in brand messaging and a good foundation which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have recently updated value propositions and other documents and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

There's over 70 of us affiliates across the country, but of course Jersey is the best! ;)

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 30-50 hours over 8 - 10 weeks
    Organizations: 5-8 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

  • Prep: Project goals, timeline, and process established and initial information distributed
    • Volunteer Manager outlines any current marketing activities and strategies
    • Volunteer Manager shares any existing marketing materials
    • Professional connects with the Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming/overview session, to discuss goals, target audiences, and existing activities/materials
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager outline next steps and timeline for the project
  • Milestone 1: Marketing channels are identified:
    • Professional conducts research and analysis to determine the channels that the Organization should be using, and shares the information with the Volunteer Manager
    • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to the Professional on the channels identified
    • Professional incorporates Volunteer Manager’s feedback and finalizes channels
  • Milestone 2: Finalized Marketing Strategy is delivered to the Organization:
    • Professional drafts tactics and messaging guidelines for the different channels, and shares the information with the Volunteer Manager
    • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to the Professional on the draft
    • Professional creates metrics that the Organization can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their marketing
    • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to the Professional on the metrics
    • Professional incorporates Volunteer Manager’s feedback and delivers a final draft of the Marketing Strategy
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience in marketing strategy, brand management, market research, or a related field.
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Clear goals for your marketing efforts, and an understanding of the audiences you want to target
  • An understanding of the staff capacity and budget (if any) that you can dedicate to marketing
  • Clear brand messaging in place that can be used in your marketing
  • Staff member ready to prioritize this project

Our Mission

Our purpose is to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives. With the help of our supporters we are “taking on disability together” and working to enrich the lives of people living with disabilities and special needs by providing opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities!