Simple Rules for Successful SWOT Analysis Be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses Distinguish between where organization is today, and where it could be in future Be specific – avoid gray areas Keep your SWOT short and simple – stick with the basics
MISSION STATEMENT Essentially, a mission statement defines your organization’s reason for being NOT a slogan What are your values? Who does your organization serve? Keep it clear, and to the point EX: Nonprofit Finance Fund NFF's mission is to serve as a development finance institution for nonprofit organizations, working to fill their overall need for capital through financing and advisory services. NFF supports its nonprofit clients' multi-faceted contributions to communities, advances community and economic development goals, and works to fill the overall need for capitalization of organizations in this sector.
MEDIA KIT COMPONENTS Backgrounder with history of organization Fact sheet Unique, interesting tidbits relatable to journalists and donors Key individual biographies Press Contact Examples of past media coverage Collateral material relating to distribution purpose Current sponsors and donors Statistics Volunteer information Year totals, demographics Be creative
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Pick the right social networks (You don’t have to feel like you need to take over the whole virtual world by storm at once) Find an “expert” to help you Find out which social networks your supporters or target audience are already using Engage actively. Consistency is key.
WEBSITE NAVIGATION Contact info easy to find, either on homepage or linked to off of homepage Have most important info “above the scroll” What do your donors/volunteers/the public come to your web site to find? Have a media or “in the press” section Include testimonials
RESOURCES Google Analytics: Google Voice: Hootsuite: bit.ly : Dropbox : Franklin Covey Mission Statement Generator: Andrew Hudson’s Job List (internship postings) Marketing Plan Template marketing-plan-template.html