The Masterworks Blog

A collection of articles and essays about marketing, fundraising and branding.

AGRM Conference Preview: Building a successful rescue mission digital presence

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in ,

Today we’ll be sharing a lesson from an upcoming presentation on how Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission has achieved outstanding growth digitally for the past eight years. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission […]

We’re diving in!

Masterworks is thrilled that the AGRM 2015 Convention will be hosted in our backyard this year, just a stone’s throw from our headquarters in Poulsbo, WA. The annual Association of […]

Three keys to gift asks in acquisition (and reactivation)

We recently tested changing ask formulas for one of our clients and came away with some powerful insights. A little background… Our client had raised their minimum acquisition ask amount […]

Who drives offer development in your ministry?

As we work with our clients to help them raise funds, offer development comes up time and time again. One of the central issues is: who drives offer development within […]

Raise Donations and Engagement with Facebook Advertising Today — A Non-Profit’s Case Study

Now that your non-profit has gathered a solid group of fans on your Facebook page, how do you influence them to give to your organization? You’ve spent countless hours drafting […]

Is your website mobile-friendly?
Take the test!

Posted by on April 15, 2015 in ,

Google is updating its mobile search algorithm. If your website isn’t mobile-friendly, your search traffic could take a hit.

Work-Life Lessons for a College Senior

Posted by on April 8, 2015 in , ,

This past January my daughter Claire, who is a senior at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, traveled to New York City and Washington, D.C. for a 3-unit communications class — […]

It’s Easter. Let’s talk about something other than fundraising just this once.

Posted by on April 1, 2015 in

Friends, colleagues and clients, You probably came today, expecting to find a conversation about fundraising and marketing for non-profits. But with Easter just a few days away, I want to […]

Fundraisers: We feel your pain…
(CLA Conference Preview)

It’s official. If you’re a fundraising professional, you have one of America’s toughest jobs! We’ve recently toyed with the idea of getting ahold of Thom Beers, executive producer of NBC’s […]

Conference Preview: Three levers to drive digital success

Today’s lesson is an excerpt from a Digital Marketing Master Class that I have the honor of teaching in April at the Christian Leadership Alliance Outcomes Conference in Dallas, Texas. […]