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As a very small museum, we have a good website, and are set up as a Google for Nonprofits user, and have Google Analytics on our website, but none of us is very technical or savvy about how to use either. I'm a writer, and I manage the website (barely), and need someone with Nonprofit AdWords experience to walk me thru the process of setting it up and creating a few campaigns to get us started. I've attended seminars, but am intimidated by the process. Strongly prefer someone with experience.
Our website has good organic search traffic (I think) and good social media traffic, but I have no idea how to capitalize on it. For example, we would like to bring in more foot traffic to the Museum, sell more merchandise online, collect new members and donations online, recruit more volunteers. Most visitors/members/volunteers/donors (90%) would be local (Hoboken or Hudson County, NJ) or regional.
The Hoboken Museum documents Hoboken's physical and cultural heritage, which has local, regional, and national significance. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting artifacts and oral histories, the Museum serves the community of Hoboken and all those who enjoy its history and culture. We offer historical walking-tour maps and a map of significant sites in Frank Sinatra's life in Hoboken. We also offer Hoboken-themed merchandise: Books, t-shirts, mugs, prints and more. The Hoboken Museum staffs the Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St., on Saturdays & Sundays from 12 - 5 pm. The Museum is open six days a week (Tues-Thurs 2 - 7 pm; Fri 1 - 5 pm; Sat - Sun 12 - 5 pm) in one of the oldest buildings on the Hoboken waterfront, a former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, 1301 Hudson St. Phone number: 201-656-2240. Admission is just $5. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1986.
The Hoboken Historical Museum creates exhibits showcasing aspects of Hoboken's history, changing them every 6 - 12 months, and hosts lectures and programs relating to these exhibits. Topics have ranged from Hoboken in World War I, immigration history, a history of music in Hoboken, mom & pop shops, a focus on Hoboken in the 1970s, and more. We also host 6 exhibits by local artists in a small mezzanine gallery. In addition, we provide educational programs for local schools and families, and have created an oral history program called "Vanishing Hoboken," with 30 printed chapbooks of recollections by ordinary Hobokenites. Our fundraising events function as community gatherings, from our Hoboken House Tour to the Secret Gardens Tour.
Rike was wonderful to work with -- knowledgeable, enthusiastic, supportive and patient. She helped me get up to speed with our new Google AdWords Grant account, taught me the basics of creating ads and understanding the results, and was willing to execute the first campaign for us to set up a good model for future campaigns. I was worried about working with someone in such a different time zone, but she was very flexible and we accomplished a lot in just a few phone calls. She even gave me an easy-to-use tool to help me craft future campaigns.
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