Marketing

Three reasons case studies are more powerful than testimonials

Just the term case study evokes something serious. And it should. Some estimates put the case study as the second most powerful selling tool behind the white paper. But many green businesses are falling behind, even though a green business is in a perfect position to offer case studies. Why is that the case? Green businesses… Continue reading Three reasons case studies are more powerful than testimonials

Marketing

Not sure what sort of sustainable content to write? Read this.

In the writing world, there are two types of people: plotters and pantsers. Plotters are outline people. Using the lessons learned in high school English, plotters know their writing path from start to finish, and all the checkpoints in between. Pantsers write with only their creative gut as a guide. They sit down to a blinking cursor on… Continue reading Not sure what sort of sustainable content to write? Read this.

Marketing

Drink a beer, help the environment

Warning: If you are a writer, blogger, communications manager, marketing manager or environmentalist and don't drink beer, you might as well move on. You probably won't get it. Long ago, when crowded, indoor events like the Great American Beer Fest in Denver were still happening, I got to witness first hand how people make choices. Now,… Continue reading Drink a beer, help the environment

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Fundraising

How to lose environmental donors

Somehow, you’ve successfully managed to get an interested donor onto your website. And what’s more, I spend time there. I read about your successes, ogle over your beautiful imagery and imagine the better world you are promising through the powerful work of your environmental organization. I decide to donate and click on the “Give Now”… Continue reading How to lose environmental donors

Fundraising, Marketing

Pay close attention. These girls have a lot to teach us about “selling” the environment.

Like a lot of people, I shudder at the word "sales." But as a child, I do remember one moment where the thrill of the sale was worthy of a good squeal. Even at the tender age of 7, I knew people didn't come to the grocery store to buy Girl Scout cookies. Their agenda was to… Continue reading Pay close attention. These girls have a lot to teach us about “selling” the environment.