The Power of SEM for Your Nonprofit

What does marketing have to do with nonprofits? A whole lot as it turns out. Today we are talking about a specific kind of marketing that is essential for your nonprofit’s growth! Have you ever wondered how those cool ads got to the top of your search engine result page on Google? How did they get there and why are they so effective (because believe us they are)? Well we have the answer and it’s SEM (search engine marketing). This super cool digital strategy and involves businesses and nonprofits bidding on related keywords in order to appear when someone searches for associated terms. Most often these ads are referred to as PPC (pay per click) or CPC (cost per click) ads because businesses only pay if someone clicks the ad. You can think of it sort of like an auction and ranking system where your nonprofit is bidding on keywords to push your ads up the list and getting more potential supporters to click. We promise it’s not as complicated as it sounds and we're here to walk you through it.