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Is an association management firm focused on helping Non-Profit associations succeed in their mission.

How to Focus Your Focus Group


Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From redroostergroup:

These days marketing research seems to be an amalgam of keywords, Google analytics, cross-tabs, big data, and all sorts of quantitative hubble-bubble. Even for someone who thoroughly enjoys lengthy journal articles, the progression toward a steadfast dependence on numbers can be both frustrating and daunting. Quantitative data often paints an incomplete, even skeletal, picture of consumer wants and needs, and it can be daunting because, well, math.

Never fear! Qualitative research still has a place in marketing, especially in the nonprofit sector. In order to provide meaningful service, you need meaningful information. Numbers illustrate how many donors contributed gifts of $1,000 or more in 2014, but they can’t reveal what about your organization proves consequential and compelling for your donors. When you are building value for your organization, these stories are crucial to your nonprofit’s livelihood; numbers can’t do the trick alone. Read More

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Filed under: Center for Association Resources, Marketing, Non-Profit, Strategic Planning

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