4 excuses for not creating a donor newsletter

Hands on Fundraising

You don’t have a donor newsletter? But effective donor communications, including a donor newsletter, mean better and longer donor relationships. The post 4 excuses for not creating a donor newsletter appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

The Nonprofit Email Newsletter How To

Pamela Grow

In the Simple Development Systems’ donor communications model, we’ve always recommended both a print and an e-newsletter. Your print newsletter serves as a stewardship device, one where you share your donor’s impact and simply make them feel good about their support.

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6 Reasons to Rethink Your Email Newsletter

EveryAction

Just ten years ago, nonprofit newsletters were the go-to channel for collecting donations. Here are six reasons why you should rethink your email newsletter. Because your donation button is getting buried in the rest of your newsletter links, people aren’t clicking on it, which means you’re not raising money. After all your hard work, it’s a bummer to know that not many people are even reading your newsletter in the first place.

10 e-Newsletter Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Despite the rapid rise of social media, more online donations are made from a click in an e-newsletter than any other source. That was a 21% decrease from the previous year, but the decrease is mostly likely due to poor online fundraising practices , such as not having a mobile-optimized donate page and e-newsletter design. With that said, below are 10 e-newsletter best practices that can help your nonprofit raise more funds online: 1.

7 Ways to Increase the Open Rate of Your Nonprofit Email Newsletter

EveryAction

Distributing a regular newsletter requires a lot: curation, content creation, and then there’s capturing the attention of your audience despite inbox overcrowding. Some organizations see a lot of supporter engagement with periodic newsletters: a recent study showed that over half of participants got news about their favorite organizations or causes from regular newsletters, and just under a quarter of respondents said they often forwarded on newsletters to family and friends.

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The Ultimate Guide to Church Newsletters: Best Practices and Examples

Donorbox

Whether you’re looking to start a newsletter at your church or simply revamp your existing one, it can be tricky to know where to get started. The post The Ultimate Guide to Church Newsletters: Best Practices and Examples appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

Three Nonprofit e-Newsletters to Subscribe To and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My e-newsletter is by far the driving force behind Nonprofit Tech 2.0. And even though a recent report pointed out that email open and donor response are dropping in the nonprofit sector, I can’t help but wonder if current (yet old) e-newsletter design trends have a lot to do with the results. On average 43% of all emails are opened on mobile devices , thus nonprofits need to be sending out e-newsletters that make it easy to take action and donate on mobile devices i.e,

How to Create a Mobile-Friendly Newsletter to Engage Your Members 

Wild Apricot

If your newsletter isn’t reaching as many people as you’d like, the problem might be that your newsletter is hard to read on mobile devices. This blog includes best practices for creating newsletters for mobile

June 18 Webinar: Online Fundraising and e-Newsletters for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Although social media has revolutionized how nonprofits communicate online with their supporters and donors, online fundraising tools like “Donate Now” buttons and e-newsletters are essential building blocks to a successful social media strategy. From basic to advanced strategies, this webinar summarizes more than ten years of progress made by the nonprofit sector in utilizing online fundraising tools and publishing e-newsletters. Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

January 23 Webinar: Online Fundraising and e-Newsletters for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Although social media has revolutionized how nonprofits communicate online with their supporters and donors, online fundraising tools like “Donate Now” buttons and e-newsletters are essential building blocks to a successful social media strategy. From basic to advanced strategies, this webinar summarizes more than ten years of progress made by the nonprofit sector in utilizing online fundraising tools and publishing e-newsletters. Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

April 2 Webinar: Online Fundraising and e-Newsletters for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Although social media has revolutionized how nonprofits communicate online with their supporters and donors, online fundraising tools like “Donate Now” buttons and e-newsletters are essential building blocks to a successful social media strategy. From basic to advanced strategies, this webinar summarizes more than ten years of progress made by the nonprofit sector in utilizing online fundraising tools and publishing e-newsletters. Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

How To Write An Amazing Nonprofit Newsletter + 8 Inspiring Examples

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit newsletters can be a great way to spread the word about your mission and build better relationships with your supporters. Here are tips and examples to help you write your very own nonprofit newsletter

January 23 Webinar: Online Fundraising and e-Newsletters for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Although social media has revolutionized how nonprofits communicate online with their supporters and donors, online fundraising tools like “Donate Now” buttons and e-newsletters are essential building blocks to a successful social media strategy. From basic to advanced strategies, this webinar summarizes more than ten years of progress made by the nonprofit sector in utilizing online fundraising tools and publishing e-newsletters. Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

October 9 Webinar: Online Fundraising and e-Newsletters for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Although social media has revolutionized how nonprofits communicate online with their supporters and donors, online fundraising tools like “Donate Now” buttons and e-newsletters are essential building blocks to a successful social media strategy. From basic to advanced strategies, this webinar summarizes more than ten years of progress made by the nonprofit sector in utilizing online fundraising tools and publishing e-newsletters. Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Why You Might Need a Volunteer Newsletter + 3 Templates

Wild Apricot

Here's why you might want to send them a volunteer newsletter instead, plus great examples and templates you can use Do you find yourself sending a thousand emails to your volunteers that never get opened?

Nonprofit Newsletter vs. Nonprofit Blog: Which Will Bring More Success

Wild Apricot

Here's a full look at the pros and cons of publishing a nonprofit newsletter versus a blogs to help you figure out the best content marketing strategy for your nonprofit. blog newsletter

10 (Totally Awesome) Email Newsletters for Nonprofit Professionals

EveryAction

You 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? We know their secret - and we’re going to let you in on it. email Culture

3 Mobile Compatible Nonprofit e-Newsletters to Subscribe To and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With 51% of email now being opened on a tablet or smartphone, nonprofits would be wise to redesign their e-newsletter as soon as possible. Long-standing e-newsletter design best practices such as a two or three-column-fixed layout, 12 point font size, and text-based links only are officially 51% less effective. If email is integral to your communications and fundraising strategy, redesigning your e-newsletter to make it mobile compatible should be at the top of your to do list.

Transforming Your E-Newsletter

Wild Apricot

Here's a review of a Network for Good e-book on making the transition from a print newsletter to an email version. And for those wanting tips on refreshing an existing email newsletter, here's an article that might help. newsletter member communications

How Your Nonprofit’s e-Newsletter Can Help Retain Donors

TechImpact

However, one of the most used internet communication tools, the email newsletter, could be one of the most efficient and effective tools for keeping a donor’s interest. Because you’re most likely already sending an newsletter out to donors and other constituents, all your nonprofit needs to do is start sending the right type of content within the newsletter that has the potential to retain donors. Image courtesy of 2click.

3 Key Insights On E-newsletters

Wild Apricot

In past conversations, we''ve learned that many associations, clubs and non-profits use e-newsletters to communicate with their members with varying degrees of success. newsletter Communications So we revisited the subject in a recent Advisory session. Here are 3 key insights.

Refreshing Your E-newsletter

Wild Apricot

It's spring cleaning season - a good time to review and refresh your e-newsletter. Associations E-mail marketing member communication newsletters nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications nptechHere are some tips to get you started.( read more ).

Your 10 Point Checklist For Nonprofit Newsletter Writing

TechImpact

Writing, and sending, your nonprofit’s email newsletter takes creativity, precision strategy, and even a little finesse. Not only that, but once its been sent, your newsletter is out of your control. Proof reading, avoiding spam triggers, ensuring it’s mobile optimized, creating alluring subject lines are all imperative to the success of the newsletter and what the content inside is promoting. Start with the newsletter’s purpose and let ideas come from there.

How To Write An Amazing Nonprofit Newsletter + 5 Inspiring Examples

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit newsletters are vital for engaging your members. Here are tips to help you write your very own nonprofit newsletter with examples

Connections, The Airs Newsletter November/December 2014

VisionLink

The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) has released the latest issue of Connections, the AIRS newsletter. This issue covers such topics as 2015 AIRS Conference, choosing the right tools for I&R texting communications, and more. Read Connections by clicking the link

Your Nonprofit’s 10 Point Checklist For Effective Newsletter Writing

TechImpact

Writing, and sending, your nonprofit’s email newsletter takes creativity, precision strategy, and even a little finesse. Not only that, but once its been sent, your newsletter is out of your control. The post Your Nonprofit’s 10 Point Checklist For Effective Newsletter Writing appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. There’s no re-do.

Four Creative (and Smart) Uses of Social Media Icons in Nonprofit e-Newsletters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The vast majority of online donations come from a click in an e-newsletter, as do most new Facebook Fans, Twitter Followers, and text alert subscribers. E-newsletters will likely be eulogized at some point, but for now and in the near future, nonprofits that do not publish e-newsletters are definitely at a disadvantage. That said, optimizing your e-newsletter design for the Social Web is smart. e-Newsletters Social MediaEmail is still queen. No doubt about it.

How to Write a Newsletter Your Members Will Actually Want to Read

Wild Apricot

Does your digital newsletter have low engagement? Here's how to write a newsletter your members actually want to read

The State of the Nonprofit Newsletter

Wild Apricot

If you missed the Nonprofit Blog Carnival's Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips, here's a recap and some additional posts and resources. nonprofit newsletters

10 (Totally Awesome) Email Newsletters for Nonprofit Professionals

Everyaction

They all get great newsletters. From the must-have industry news, to the Friday afternoon necessities (I’m looking at you, This Week in Cats), here’s 10 newsletters to get you started. Nonprofit Tech for Good - Weekly Newsletter. Moz - Newsletter. If you want to stay ahead of the digital curve, you’ll want to check out Moz’s newsletter. Do you like your newsletters nice and brief? Either way, NTEN's Connect newsletter is the one for you.

April Newsletter: What Rhymes with April

Wild Apricot

newsletter april 9000Maple? Bagel? Playful? A plate full of staples? A drill? Does anything really truly rhyme with April? Anyways, one exciting piece of news is that we reached 9,000 paying customers this week (not including free accounts)!

What NOT To Do On Your Nonprofit’s Next Email Newsletter

TechImpact

If your nonprofit has not edited its email newsletter in the last 6 months, it’s probably time. Your newsletter should be short, to the point, and have the capacity to quickly communicate an important message or update to the reader. If your newsletter is cluttered, covering an array of topics, and is not responsive , then you need to take a look at this list, then reevaluate. Here are 10 things your nonprofit should NOT do on its next email newsletter.

Google+ Icons For Your Website, Blog, and e-Newsletter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many of you have to tools to extract and crop the icons for your website, blog, and e-newsletter, but for those of you that don’t, simply right-click on the Google+ icon in the right-hand column of this blog for an icon that is 64 pixels x 64 pixels. A “Google+ icons&# search in Google Images reveals numerous free Google+ icons available for download, however most are embedded in images files.

Why traditional newsletters don’t work anymore

Get Fully Funded

Well, it’s time to fix what’s broken with your newsletter. Yep, without even seeing it, I can tell you that there are very likely some things you need to change with your print or email newsletter. I’ve heard from many donors that they don’t even look at newsletters anymore, even if it comes from their favorite nonprofit. Yep, nonprofits are sending out selfish newsletters. Newsletter

Why traditional newsletters don’t work anymore

Get Fully Funded

Well, it’s time to fix what’s broken with your newsletter. Yep, without even seeing it, I can tell you that there are very likely some things you need to change with your print or email newsletter. I’ve heard from many donors that they don’t even look at newsletters anymore, even if it comes from their favorite nonprofit. Yep, nonprofits are sending out selfish newsletters. Newsletter

November 5 Webinar: 33 Online Fundraising and e-Newsletter Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar covers 33 online fundraising and e-newsletter best practices most of which are at an intermediate to advanced level. Incorporating 15 years of knowledge about proven online fundraising and e-newsletter best practices, this webinar also looks forward to trends and tools that will transform online fundraising and e-newsletter campaigns over the coming half decade. How to build your e-newsletter list. e-Newsletters Online Fundraising Webinars

How to Get More Subscribers for Your Digital Newsletter

NonProfit Hub

Here’s the cold, hard truth: people won’t care about your newsletter unless you make them. Follow these suggestions to step up your newsletter marketing game. A newsletter popup is one of the first things your audience should see when visiting your website. Although it may only be a sentence or two, the growth of your newsletter largely depends on the copy of your popup. You should also be promoting your newsletter on all possible channels.

Five Ways Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Build Their e-Newsletter List

Nonprofit Tech for Good

People are often surprised when I say that if given the choice, I would choose 10,000 e-Newsletter subscribers over 10,000 Followers on Twitter, 10,000 Fans on Facebook, or 10,000 Friends on Foursquare… combined. However, one thing that is certain is that the ROI (Return on Investment) from e-newsletters is still relatively high compared to other Web-based channels. When I started blogging 18 months ago my e-newsletter list was 3,000 and to that point had been built over 3.5

How to Make Nonprofit Newsletters that Engage

NTEN

Online newsletters. We're constantly fiddling with our own newsletter , so we're excited that Alec Stern from Constant Contact will be offering tips and real examples from other nonprofits at our upcoming Product Spotlight webinar, " Nonprofit Newsletters That Engage ". > In this webinar, you will: Discover the keys to an engaging newsletter and why online is essential. Discover lessons you can learn inside of your reports to continually improve your newsletter.

Mailchimp Alternatives: 10 Newsletter Services like Mailchimp for Email Marketing

Find the free stuff

The post Mailchimp Alternatives: 10 Newsletter Services like Mailchimp for Email Marketing appeared first on PhreeSite.com. The internet is still by far one of the most significant innovation the world has experienced. As a result, human beings have given internet preference, mostly using it for marketing their products. Online Internet Marketing Helps Your Business To Grow In this modern world, most companies prefer marketing their products using email marketing software purposely.

Can I Use That Image for My Website or Newsletter?

Tech Soup Blog

With the rise of visual social media (like Pinterest and Instagram), a clear trend in digital communications is more images and fewer words — even if you are communicating through your website or an email newsletter. Where To Get Free Images To Spice Up Your Website or Newsletter (new blog post coming next Monday or Tuesday). With so many cute cat photos on the Internet, it's tempting to just grab one and use it on your website.

3 Nonprofit Newsletters You Need in Your Inbox

NonProfit Hub

It can be tough to convince yourself to subscribe to a newsletter—especially if you already have dozens of them flooding your inbox each week. It seems like just about every company on the planet has a newsletter now-a-days, but there are some that are just plain better. It’d be misguided not to include Chronicle’s wide array of newsletters in this post. In fact, they have newsletters dedicated to fundraising and nonprofit management tips.

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ASU Lodestar Center

We at the ASU Lodestar Center have been wanting to do a major overhaul of our newsletter for quite a while. As many of you are undoubtedly aware, the Lodestar Center Nonprofit News is a hugely useful newsletter with gobs and gobs of valuable information. However, it can be argued that the very things that have made the newsletter valuable to so many members of our community are paradoxically the things that can also make it seem overwhelming and inaccessible. posted by.