10 Engaging Content Ideas for your next non-profit Newsletter

The Storytelling Non-profit

Newsletters are an unquestionably good way to build relationships with your constituents, in particular, donors. When done well, your newsletter can even help your organization raise money. But for any of that to happen, you must have content to put into your newsletter.

9 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit’s E-Newsletter

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Your e-newsletter matters more to the success of your campaign than you might think! So how do you ensure that your e-newsletters are as effective as they can possibly be? Connect your e-newsletter to your social media.

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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.

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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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,

[ASK AN EXPERT] How Do Nonprofits Raise More Money Through Their Newsletters?

Bloomerang

Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to raise more money through their nonprofit newsletters. Dear Charity Clairity, Our newsletter isn’t bringing in many donations. If the newsletter goes out to both donors and people who have not yet donated but who have signed up to get the newsletter, shall I talk to those who haven’t donated as if they have donated? .

5 Charity Newsletters to Learn From

The Storytelling Non-profit

Charity newsletters are an essential communications tool. Your newsletter has the ability to inspire, connect, and raise money. The content you select for your newsletter can make all the difference. how to write a better non-profit newsletter.

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

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

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.

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

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?

9.5 Tips to Writing Cleaver Headlines – Nonprofit newsletter subject line examples

Whole Whale

To make sure your newsletter gets opened, you need to write clever (not the knife) headlines that cut to the point and entice people to click. . If people don’t open your newsletter there is no point in hitting send, this is why the subject line can mean everything.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 ).

Nonprofit Donor Newsletters | Print or Enews?

Pamela Grow

My director of development & communications is giving serious thought to taking our hard copy newsletter and changing it to an e-newsletter. How do I convince her that a printed newsletter is worth the investment? A copy of our summer newsletter is attached for your review.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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)!

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.

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.

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

15 Nonprofit Newsletter Tips to Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level

Qgiv

One of the best ways to keep your supporters up-to-date with your news and events is with a regular nonprofit newsletter from your organization. How can a newsletter help my nonprofit? Writing a regular newsletter can take a lot of work, so why is it worth it?