Up & Up Creative celebrated 5 years!



We felt so honored and loved to have roughly 60 people – clients, partners and friends – join us in celebrating the 5 Year Anniversary of Up & Up Creative. The party was held on August 18, 2016 at Next Door Glendale.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Marketing Your Nonprofit Event


We recently helped the Colorado Nonprofit Association promote an event for their Leadership Development Series. The results were outstanding! Not only did we attract more than FOUR TIMES the typical number of attendees for a Leadership Development event, we SOLD OUT the event four weeks early! (Read the case study here.)

So how did we do it? We are going to share our secrets in the form of a step-by-step guide in hopes to help your organization do the same.

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7 Tips for Your Online Donation Page


Online giving continues to grow. According to the Charitable Giving Reports from Blackbaud, online giving grew by 8.9% in 2014, which is on top of 13.5% year-over-year growth in 2013.

With this growth comes the importance of optimizing your online donation page. We’ve put together seven tips to help give you guidance as you evaluate or modify your own donation page.

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Podcast with Tips for Nonprofits


I was honored when our friends at Amanda Johnston Consulting asked me to partner with them on a podcast as part of their Funding and Operational Insight Series. Of course I said yes!

Throughout the 10-minute interview, Amanda asks me a few questions about how branding and marketing supports and helps with nonprofit fundraising efforts. I share tips about what makes a good newsletter and key components of an annual report.

Listen to the podcast on the Amanda Johnston Consulting website (scroll halfway down the page).



10-Point Checklist for Nonprofit Websites


I recently read in a Google study that there is a 30% increase in donation-related searches from August to September, which means that donors start researching for the holiday gifting season early! And donors are using digital sources for their research. When asked what sources donors use to understand an organization’s impact, 88% said the nonprofit’s website, making it the number one source of information they rely on.

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