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New Gmail Tabs and Nonprofits: Don’t Panic, Don’t Assume the Worst and Keep an Eye On It

Connection Cafe

— As most e-mail marketers are very much aware of by now, on July 22 Gmail released a new tab structure to its inbox. Don’t Panic.

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How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab


———– Early this week, Gmail announced they were trialing a new functionality for their promotions tab for desktop.

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Gmail Motion: April Fools Joke, But Great Idea

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a very funny April Fools Day joke from Google called Gmail Motion. While obviously a joke, it isn’t a bad idea. Mindfulness

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What the Google Inbox App Means for Email Marketing

John Haydon

Remember when Gmail added tabbed inboxes to Gmail ? Yes, common wisdom is often an oxymoron. Bundled Emails with the Google Inbox App.

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How to Send Mass Personalized Emails using Gmail

Wild Apricot Blog

Need to send out a massive amount of unique emails such as: An email to all your students with their unique grades An email of individual results to all participants from a competition A personalized thank you message to each guest at an event Note: Gmail unique-emails mass-emails personalized-emails google-sheets

Google Gmail down across the world, massive outage (updated) - Computerworld Blogs

AFP Blog

Google Gmail down across the world, massive outage (updated) - Computerworld Blogs: "users in Europe and Asia that are also out. I've also tried to log onto Gmail from servers in London, Spain and France without any luck

How Nonprofits Can Navigate Gmail Tabs

Beaconfire Wire

Marketers know that the Gmail user base is continuing to grow and over five billion businesses are using Google as their primary platform.

Tools I use: basic workflow

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve used a variety of email clients of one sort or another over time, and I have recently just decided to ditch them, and use gmail exclusively. I use Canned Responses to provide HTML signatures when needed, and also forward all of my mail to gmail, then send out mail as other identities. (I’ve Evernote rocks my world.

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Don’t Let Tabs Get You Down

Connection Cafe

Since Gmail released their new inbox structure, there’s been a mix of panic and glee. The Gmail tabs panic reminded me that while I’m a huge fan of change – most folks struggle with change. There’s a lot to learn from Gmail’s tabs. In my mind the launch of Gmail tabs is very telling about our culture. Check them out!).

Google Labs Introduces Gmail Offline

Wild Apricot Blog

Many organizations use Gmail to manage their email, because its generous storage space, ability to use your own domain , and system of tags and filters make it easy to organize email communications. One drawback of Gmail, however — as with any web-based email — is the need for an internet connection to be able to use it. read more ).

Exact Target’s 50 Emailing Tips and Stats for 2014 Reduced to Three Key Takeaways

Connection Cafe

For example, panicking over the changes to Gmail Tabs is a moot point if your organization’s emails aren’t optimized for mobile. A whopping 66% of Gmail opens occur on mobile devices, with only 19% opened in a web browser ( Litmus ). The #1 email client for Gmail users is the iPhone’s built-in mail program, with 34% of all Gmail opens.

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GMail asks, "Got the Wrong Bob?"

Wild Apricot Blog

GMail Labs to the rescue! Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Non-profit Communications Gmail Auto-complete is a convenient and time-saving email feature, but click too carelessly and auto-complete can be a quick route to email embarrassment. Who among us has not accidentally sent an email to the wrong recipient, at least once?

GMail Tasks are Integrated with Google Calendar

Wild Apricot Blog

You may have noticed a new link in the left sidebar of your Gmail account recently. Tasks is a relatively new-from-GMail-Labs feature that pulls together Gmail and Google Calendar to help you create and manage “to do” lists. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Google Gmail read more ).

Don't take GMail or other blessings for granted


I admit that I have a lot going on in both Firefox and Gmail. This morning, trying out a combination of new Google lab s settings for Gmail plus the Getting Things Done Firefox add-in, I suddenly and abruptly got logged out of Gmail. And sometimes, not seeing my Gmail or Google Calendar tab, I end up opening another.

A few gmail hacks

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In an earlier post, I mentioned that a drawback of gmail was that it did not support the sending of html emails, although it can display html or RTF content. What is doing is just displaying a currently concealed capability already in the gmail compose page. Well, here is a little tool that allows you to compose in html.

OutLook Addict Seeks Gmail Rehab Program.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Gmail came out a few years ago, I read the raves from other NpTechers. But why can't shift from Outlook to gmail? Exported my contacts from Outlook into Gmail. I had been using Plaxo and am now need to figure out if there is a browser toolbar that works with gmail. Please don't laugh too hard. There, I've named it.

Gmail’s New Layout Hurts Email Open Rates. Text Open Rate Is Still at 99%.

Mobile Commons

Gmail’s new layout has email marketers worried about open rates. A recent blog post from the email marketing gurus at MailChimp outlines a potential problem for companies stemming from Gmail’s new tabbed inbox feature. The reason: Gmail’s tabbed browsing automatically filters promotional emails into its own tab.

Outlook Free for One Year! But Will I Survive Gmail Outages?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, today's Gmail outage created a horribly unproductive day. while keeping your gmail account unchanged. Older version: [link]. Today???s

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HOW TO: Use Gmail and iGoogle To Create a Social Media Dashboard for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

One of the coolest functions of Gmail and iGoogle is the ability to create a Social Media Dashboard using Gmail, iGoogle, Gadgets, and Themes.

Chasing the Squirrels Out of Your Email Box: Gmail Priority Inbox

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been using Gmail for many years. Over time, you train gmail to automatically put the important emails at the top.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

EverContact: My main address book is in my Gmail account. Works for both gmail and outlook. Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

How Nonprofits Can Ensure Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in the Cloud


If you use Gmail, Google Docs, Microsoft Office Live Workspace, Salesforce, or Yahoo mail, you’re in the cloud. Matt Goche. Director of Security Consulting. Sungard Availability Services. How can a nonprofit protect the data it holds in the cloud? cloud back-up compliance Data IT Staff

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Why You Need a Mobile Ready Email Template


Here’s how our messages showed up in iOS: And Gmail renders things similarly: This is no small matter. Just stop it. Stop and accept.

Does your org do advocacy work? You may need this.


637,278 why you should switch to Gmail. Subtitled, Reason no. From ( share this quote ).

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To State the Online-vious

Connection Cafe

After hitting snooze on your mobile phone alarm 3 times you roll over and check your Outlook inbox, your Gmail inbox, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

Connection Cafe

On a desktop, it’s also visible in your Gmail and Yahoo inbox (and probably others, too). Click here ” at the top of their email.

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Comparing Google Apps to Microsoft Outlook


But Google Apps’ web-based email system, Gmail , is often regarded as superior in terms of ease of use. By default, Gmail groups together all emails in the same conversation, but this can be disabled. For those who rely on searching their inbox, Gmail’s search is faster and often more accurate than Outlook’s. Author: Laura S.

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Send Mobile-Friendlier Email


Gmail only displays the first 102KB of your message. Does your nonprofit send mobile-friendly email? Include better photos. Increase text size.

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Free Webinar on March 14! Google+ and Google+ Hangouts for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free (One Time Only – Usually $50). How to Register: Sign up !

Using Gmail Voice and Video Chat: Is My Camera On?

Tech Soup Blog

One free video conferencing service is Gmail voice and video chat that has been evaluated below by Monica Skinner , who is a San Francisco-based LEED architect , environmental designer, and GreenTech volunteer. My Gmail Voice and Video Chat Experience. read more. Tools Telecom Services GreenTech

HOW TO: Merge Your Nonprofit’s YouTube Channel and Google+ Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit uses Gmail, Search, YouTube, Maps, etc., then you can’t avoid having a presence on Google+.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Set up your Google/Gmail Account and personal Google+ Profile. . When signing up for Google/Gmail, be sure to use a real first and last name.

Help! Google Cut off my ability to send out email via gmail!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of things I did as a last ditch strategy was to email out a group message to various contacts and it seemed to have brought in some last minute contributions. I did the bcc of group emails. However, Google thinks I'm a spammer now and has disabled my email account. I'm not sure how long this will last - I read 24-72 hours.

Wild Apricot Blog : How to Use Gmail Filters to Organize and Manage your Email Accounts

Wild Apricot Blog

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Set up your Google/Gmail Account and personal Google+ Profile. . When signing up for Google/Gmail, be sure to use a real first and last name.

May 28 Webinar: Google+ and Google+ Hangouts for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Spring Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Google Plus Webinars

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Weekly Nonprofit Roundup: Relevant Messaging, Planned Giving Tips, and Data Secrets

Connection Cafe

A lot can happen in 7 days. You could drive from coast to coast. Raise thousands of dollars to give a little boy the best year of his life. Or even….

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Infographic: How Do Social Network Users Lean Politically?


Check out some of the highlights: The most politically engaged users are on Quora, BuzzFeed, Gmail, and Wikipedia and users lean left.

Free Webinar on October 2! Google+ and Google+ Hangouts for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free (One Time Only – Usually $50). How to Register: Sign up !

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Your 10 Point Checklist For Nonprofit Newsletter Writing


An email opened in Gmail and Chrome has the potential to look completely different in Outlook. Image courtesy of James Madison University.