We developed an awareness campaign that elevated family and community issues caused by early childhood developmental trauma. The campaign addressed the limited access that many marginalized families have to quality care and the ways FamilyForward offers innovative and personalized methods that successfully treat and prevent developmental trauma cases. The campaign is intended to build interest and drive value-aligned supporters to engage with FamilyForward, setting up possibilities for campaign donations during the public phase.
Through storytelling and the sharing of tangible outcomes, we created a campaign that makes an immediate emotional connection while giving audiences a clear understanding of FamilyForward’s mission.
- Tone & voice
Knowing the brand would need to speak to clients, donors, employees and community partners, the tone and voice were set in the following terms:
- Messaging platforms
We identified three platforms for FamilyForward to become the core of our messaging strategy. These inspired all strategic, content and design work for their brand:
- A focus on serving children and families impacted by trauma
A developmentally sensitive approach
- Individualized interventions that lead to better outcomes
Safer, healthier futures
- Building strength, success and stability for vulnerable families
- Campaign strategy
We primarily targeted adult women across all socioeconomic backgrounds who have sought out various therapies for their children. We also targeted community members and leaders of groups that indicated a strong interest in the equity and collective well-being of the region.
The comprehensive fundraising project: a call-to-action for supporters
“Broaden Our Impact – A Campaign for Children & Families” is the theme for the comprehensive fundraising project effort. It was developed as a call-to-action for supporters, and the messaging and creative were developed with recognizable brand elements that stemmed from FamilyForward’s core brand. In alignment with the campaign theme, the communications serve as an invitation for FamilyForward’s community of supporters to expand their understanding of early childhood developmental trauma issues while qualifying the agency as a leading provider for addressing them. Additionally, the messaging used focused on building excitement around the project and encouraged supporters to think bigger about the change FamilyForward could make in the region.
Campaign rollout and getting results
We developed an omnichannel approach to launch the awareness campaign and fundraising project communications. We have initiated social marketing, search and display campaigns and SEO to build awareness for FamilyForward. We’re using remarketing to further educate engaged users on developmental trauma issues and invite them to join FamilyForward’s community of advocates and supporters. Email marketing and direct mail campaigns have created further visibility of FamilyForward and provided important education as well as volunteer, advocacy and event opportunities (webinars, community events, etc.) that can deepen supporter relationships over time. With 5 months of trackable results, they saw improvement across the board.
FamilyForward is shaping safer, healthier relationships for children and families. Magnetize created campaigns to promote awareness of their work and to position them for expanding their donor base
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