INSIDE AOC: The Adventures of a Nonprofit Marketing Firm

Triangle, You've Been Challenged!
20 Dec
Triangle, You’ve Been Challenged!

November and December around the Angel Oak Creative office is definitely our busiest time of year. Like most businesses racing to hit their quarter four goals, nonprofits are sprinting towards their own finish lines. But you already know that because you’ve received countless appeal letters in...

media relations success
13 Dec
Nonprofits in the News: Five Steps to Media Relations Success

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard a client express their desire to be featured in a news story I would be a wealthy man. It seems like everybody wants to see their organization’s name in print. Of course, there are many...

Seth and Maggie start Thanksgiving tradition in Blowing Rock
08 Dec
The Magic of Traditions

Family Traditions There's something magical about traditions. They seem to exist outside of reality and memory. Regardless of how the last time you celebrated the tradition went down, the expectation for the next time is always high. For example, when I was younger, Christmas was awesome. Apple cider...

Year-End Campaign
28 Nov
6 Tips to Optimize Your Year-End Campaign

We’ll say it again: 30% of all benevolent giving is done in the month of December. If you're a nonprofit and you're not focusing a significant amount of energy on your fundraising, what are you waiting for? Now is a critical time to make asks....

10 Nov
The Importance of the “Thank You” in Year-End Appeals

It’s hard to believe that December is right around the corner. And we all know what that means. Nonprofits around the globe are about to kick off their year-end appeals because 30 percent of all annual nonprofit donations happen in the last month of the...

Make the most out of giving tuesday
01 Nov
Make the Most out of Giving Tuesday

For five years now, Giving Tuesday has raised awareness about nonprofits and their most important charitable season. Taking place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday harnesses the power of social media to encourage donors to be intentional about their end-of-year giving.  It also...

social media your questions answered
26 Oct
Social Media: Your Questions Answered (Part 2)

Last week, after having asked several local nonprofit leaders what their pain points were in regards to social media, we answered five of their top ten questions. So, today we'll focus on the remaining five unanswered questions.  6. How do we get followers? Facebook- invite people to your...

Social Media - Part 1: Your Questions Answered
20 Oct
Social Media: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)

Recently, Angel Oak had the amazing opportunity of sharing some social media insights with a group of nonprofit leaders through the Junior League of Raleigh. We asked these nonprofits what their pain points were in regards to social media. And man, there were too many...

Baseball Company Culture
13 Oct
Professional Baseball & Company Culture
By: Julian Valentin Julian's the Assistant Director of Digital Media & Publications for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club. But before baseball, there was soccer. He led the Wake Forest Demon Deacon soccer team to its first National Championship in 2007. He was then drafted in the 1st round of the 2008 MLS Superdraft. After three seasons, he hung up the boots and "switched" to baseball. Julian lives in Denver with his beautiful bride and their two boys.