Landing Your Emails – Expert Email Deliverability Tips

Connection Cafe

I recently had the pleasure of hosting Landing Your Emails: Tips for Email Deliverability webinar with Blackbaud. First, limited resources play a part in the ability to implement many aspects of an email program that drive engagement. What is the ideal email frequency?

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The Science of Email

NetWits

Successful use of email for communication is both an art and a science. Let's focus on the science behind how email metrics work and how you can use them to measure your results.

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Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails

NetWits

Email communications are a critical piece of every nonprofits engagement strategy. Maximizing the effectiveness of your email marketing includes understanding and leveraging the latest email design strategies and best practices. Email Design.

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5 Expert Opinions on the Future of Email Fundraising

EveryAction

Email isn’t dead. nonprofit email fundraising nonprofit technology guest post

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Send Mobile-Friendlier Email

NetWits

Does your nonprofit send mobile-friendly email? Maybe even that: Mobile email opens are predicted to surpass desktop opens this year. Email click-throughs are lacking on mobile devices. Nonprofit email click-through rates declined in 2012 (as did conversion rates).

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Simple Ways to Analyze Nonprofit Email Performance

Connection Cafe

But, evaluating the performance of your email campaigns can be much simpler. You can significantly improve the performance of your email campaigns by knowing and understanding just four data points. It’s an important tool for maintaining a healthy email file. Four Terms.

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5 Proven Tips for Building Your Nonprofits Email List

NetWits

In fact, email is still the number-one way to connect with your supporters. With that in mind we thought we’d share a few suggestions for getting visitors to subscribe to your email list: 1. Include your events, photos, maps, twitter link, polls, and of course, your email list.

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Why the rise of mobile email might hurt nonprofits

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As more people continue to check email on mobile devices, research has found mobile click-throughs are lacking. Email Marketing Interactive Mobile Online Fundraising communication email eMail marketing Non-Profit nonprofit responsive design

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3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study

EveryAction

Nonprofits have never had a more powerful fundraising tool than they now have in email , but there''s a growing concern that they might be ignoring one of the most important metrics for a successful online fundraising program. email fundraising deliverability

One Email Tactic Nonprofits Need to Steal From Brand Marketers

NetWits

Sending the right email message to the right constituent at the right time can be almost impossible to organize manually. But, what if it didn’t have to be that way?

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New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016

EveryAction

The state of nonprofit fundraising is undeniably digital, but aside from opens and clicks, do you really understand what's happening to your emails? email deliverability data

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The Yin and Yang of Building Email Lists

Connection Cafe

Yin and Yang – the concept of two forces co-existing in harmony as opposites– isn’t often what one thinks about when considering how to grow an email list. But recent changes by email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook now makes this ancient idea incredibly relevant today.

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2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands

EveryAction

Today, EveryAction released the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into just how much spam is negatively impacting nonprofit online fundraising. Why analyze email deliverability? billion emails last year alone. email fundraising deliverability

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10 (Totally Awesome) Email Newsletters for Nonprofit Professionals

EveryAction

email CultureYou know that person in the office who seems to hear about everything first? The one who’s always reading something interesting, always has the best links to send, and knows about all the new trends before you’ve even made sense of the old ones?

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. However, as all digital fundraisers know, effective email fundraising consists of far more than sending out an ask for donations. email digital fundraising

Raise More By Avoiding “One Size Fits All” Email Appeals

NetWits

The same is true with your holiday email appeals. While nonprofits often deliver highly relevant content in direct mail appeals – based on giving history, interests and past actions – that approach isn’t always carried over to their email appeals. Analyze the stats of previous emails.

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10 Ways to Sabotage Your Year-End Emails

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I've spent a good part of the past month reviewing year-end email drafts and have seen several common pitfalls. Content Marketing Email Marketing Online Fundraising #nptech email end of year fundraising fundraising Non-Profit online giving

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2012 Year-End Fundraising Email Analysis

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Despite the trend that additional emails have helped increase the total number of transactions without compromising open rates, the 2012 results told a slightly different story. Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising eMail marketing end of year fundraising fundraising online giving

Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates

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It contains online fundraising, advocacy, email, social, and mobile results from 55 U.S.-based One of the eye-catching findings from the study was the steep decline in the performance of fundraising emails in 2012. Make sure to check out these email fundraising ideas.

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Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? ” In fact, the two channels work best when they work together — email and social CAN play as a team. Email Strengths: . Email Weaknesses: . to email communicators.

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How To Write Effective Emails

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Given the amount of communication platforms that are available these days, how much time are you devoting to putting together your email content? If you’re not taking the time to consider the message as well as the medium, your emails may not be conveying the messages you think they are.

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400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines. For 2014, I reviewed 445 email messages sent to me from 74 different nonprofit organizations between December 1st and 31st, 2014. Email by Date. Email by Hour. Email Frequency.

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4 Critical Components to Your Nonprofits Email Marketing Strategy

NetWits

I’ve been deep in the world of email marketing for the past few months. That said … here’s 4 parts to an effective email marketing strategy that will work in any industry. As I mentioned above, you should let people know about your email list at every touch point.

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What Does Spam Do to your Email Fundraising? [INFOGRAPHIC]

EveryAction

If you’re sending fundraising emails, then you’re losing money to spam. email fundraising deliverability infographicThe question then, is how much + why?

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Email 101 – Scan, Delete, Read, Repeat.

Connection Cafe

I actually have three, and all three (much like yours, I’d guess) are inundated with emails every single day—much of it unwanted or unread. With these “other” emails, I have a choice – to read or not to read. It makes you wonder: Are your supporters reading your emails?

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Increase your Email Revenue by 20% on December 31st

NetWits

If we compare year-end giving campaigns to the gastronomical equivalent of a seven … Email Marketing Online Fundraising email marketing tips end of year fundraising

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5 Important Tips for Writing Donor-Focused Emails

Connection Cafe

Your constituents receive A LOT of emails. A recent report estimated that a person receives over 200 emails every day. So how do you make your email stand out, especially during the email surge that happens during end of year? Well the same holds true for email.

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The 6 Most Important Email Series for Nonprofit Marketing

EveryAction

An email series is a set of pre-written emails that are sent to a user after that user takes a specific action. It can also be called a drip campaign, email workflow, or branching email campaign.

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How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

I had email copy ready to go for either a Clinton or a Trump win. Here’s how social listening resulted in our most successful nonprofit email campaign: The insight we gained through social listening required a significant change in our me ssaging timeline and tone.

The Obama Way to Getting More Results From Email Marketing

NetWits

Guest post by John Haydon, Founder of Inbound Zombie – a nonprofit social media … Email Marketing email fundraising eMail marketing nonprofit email marketing obama campaign

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Email Campaign Tips To Inspire Millennials

TechImpact

Did you know Millennials (1980s – 2000s) prefer to receive email from nonprofits over their smartphones versus social media? According to Achieve , nonprofits are missing great opportunities to engage donors via email. Image courtesy of The EmailADMIN.

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10 Reasons Your Email Appeal is Being Ignored

NetWits

Well, I wish more of our constituents did the last time we sent an email appeal! I asked them the following question: What are the top reasons that email appeals get ignored?? You sent email they didn’t ask for. It’s not right to send email without prior consent.

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The Ultimate Guide For Building An Email List

Connection Cafe

An email list is a marketing tool that will round out your online marketing strategy. However, in order to have an email list, you need to build it. There are three components necessary to build your email list: Landing pages, social media pushes and CTA buttons. .

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4 Easy Email Tests to Start Today

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Are you testing your email messages (i.e. Email has a unique advantage over direct mail. And while you may have a hunch about the best day or time to send email, testing validates (or disproves) your theory. In your next email appeal, test two stories.

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9 Underutilized Emails that Improve Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

Donor retention is often overlooked and, because of this, nonprofits aren’t using email as a key retention tool. That likely means more email “asks” this year (donations, event registrants, advocacy actions) and fewer retention emails, like reporting back to donors and building relationships.

3 Key Pieces in an Engaging Email Campaign

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits can learn from email campaigns corporate marketers are sending. Corporate email programs have focused on delivering value—they test offers, messaging and more. As a result, email expectations have changed. So, how can your email campaigns stand out?

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6 Reasons to Rethink Your Email Newsletter

Everyaction

Email fundraising and organizing has changed a lot since mass email tools first appeared on the scene. With major organizations and political campaigns adopting a more direct, targeted email donation ask, it can be intimidating to keep up with emerging trends.

Don’t Overlook this Piece of Your Mobile Email Strategy.

Connection Cafe

To make emails more mobile-friendly, we’ve heard it’s good to include a link to a web page version of the email. That way, if the email isn’t rendering well, your constituents can view it on a web page instead. Click here ” at the top of their email.

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Is Donors vs. NonDonors the Best Way to Segment Email?

Connection Cafe

I’d like to challenge common practice around email segmentation. “We’re segmenting our emails by donors vs. non-donors” seems to be the go-to segmentation approach for many of the nonprofits I work with.

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Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Crafting smart and effective emails can be challenging. Every list is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to writing effective emails. Once you've got something drafted, take the time to test your emails. Writing Effective Emails. Before you write your email, set your primary intention. That intention will help keep your email focused. One Email = One Idea. Pick one idea for your email and stick with it. Testing Your Emails.

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7 Steps To Effective Nonprofit Email Marketing

TechImpact

Email, despite the criticism, is a powerful, if not your most powerful, advertising channel. Each email address is a potential donor, someone who knows your nonprofit, and intentionally gave you their email address because, quite likely, they believe in your mission.

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Jump Start Nonprofit Email Marketing With 5 Quick Tips

TechImpact

Your nonprofit sends out emails to either donors, constituents, members, employees, subscribers, or all of the above. Here are a few tips to help your nonprofit’s email marketing team perform better, drive more interaction, and complete your mission faster.

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5 Important Items to Include on Your Email Sign-Up Form

Connection Cafe

Why do people unsubscribe from your email? They send too much email. So, how can you align subscriber expectations with your actual email program? Start with your email sign-up form. Here are 5 important items to include on your email sign-up form: 1) Email Descriptions.

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