6 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Marketing Right Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit email marketing continues to be a driving force of donations, advocacy, and participation actions for many nonprofits small and large. . With 91% of all US consumers checking email daily, email marketing should be a key element of your nonprofit’s marketing efforts.

6 Nonprofit Email Marketing Resolutions for 2020

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit email marketing continues to be a driving force of donations, advocacy, and participation actions for many nonprofits small and large. . This is despite the fact that most of us dread opening our inboxes in the morning and feel like we are drowning in email ! .

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How To Fine Tune Your Email Marketing For Gen Z

J Campbell Social Marketing

Generation Z is the largest and most ethnically diverse generation in the world, and 95% of them say email is an essential part of their lives. If you’re not doing it already, you should be fine tuning your nonprofit email marketing strategy for them. Send Short Emails.

How to Stand Out In the Inbox – Email Marketing Mastery for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Brand new live training: How to Stand Out In the Inbox – Email Marketing Mastery for Nonprofits. How to get your emails delivered, opened, and read -and how to build a community anxious to hear from you! Enroll in Course for $47. Why a course on email?

How to Get Your Email Marketing in Shape for Year-End Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Between #GivingTuesday and year-end giving, nonprofits will be sending a lot of emails in the upcoming weeks. Well first things first – before they can decide whether they want to open your email, it has to be delivered to their inbox. Knowing where the email came from.

5 Email Marketing Mistakes You’re Definitely Making Right Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

Watch the replay – Patty Breech, email marketing expert, tells us how to dramatically improve our email marketing. Email is a powerful tool to raise money and build relationships, but unfortunately, many nonprofits are not using it to its full potential.

Get All Kinds of Much-Needed Email Marketing Training This Month

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. February 9 & 11: Email Marketing Trends for Nonprofits with Kivi Leroux Miller. Two-Part Webinar Series] Learn how to manage all aspects of your email marketing and communications for 2021. February 18: Jump Start Your Email Welcome Series with Kivi Leroux Miller. February 25: Jump Start Your Email Re-engagement Campaign with Kivi Leroux Miller.

30 Questions on Nonprofit Email Marketing. What’s Yours?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What questions do you have about nonprofit email marketing? On April 5, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern, I’ll answer 30 questions on nonprofit email marketing in 30 minutes during our next free webinar (registration link coming soon!). Now I just need the questions! Got one? Head on over to our Events Chat Page on Facebook and add your question as a comment. Like other questions too. I’ll answer the 30 questions with the most likes. E-Newsletters

Your Email Marketing and E-News Questions…Answered! [FREE WEBINAR]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have questions about how to use email to engage your supporters. During our FREE WEBINAR next week, Kivi will answer: 30 Email Marketing Questions in 30 Minutes. Kivi has answers. Wednesday, April 5, 2017. 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. Pacific). Recording available if you can’t attend live, but you must register before the webinar begins. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION NOW. Do you have questions about: Open rates? Strategies? Design? Goals?

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How Mature Is Your Email Marketing Program?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just received this interesting chart from MarketingSherpa about the evolution of email marketing in the business world. They asked respondents to say whether they were in the trial (beginner), transition, or strategic (advanced) phase for several components of email marketing, as a way to gauge the maturity of an email marketing program. Where does your email marketing program stand on these criteria? (If

Five Ways to Integrate Email Marketing and Facebook

Getting Attention

A big welcome to our new guest blogger John Haydon, who advises nonprofits on new media marketing strategy. John is the author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, a contributor to the Huffington Post and an instructor for MarketingProfs University. Growing an email list in addition to building a Facebook fan base can sometimes feel overwhelming. To help make things easier, following are five ways you can integrate your organization’s email list with social media.

Why Email? Reasons to Love Email Marketing

Fundraising 123

With the right email marketing service, like EmailNow , you can create powerful, effective branded messages that get the results you want. You may have heard that "email is dead," but here are 5 reasons why you should be using email marketing to stay in touch with your audience: . 95% of all adults have at least one email address and 93% of those subscribe to at least one email marketing list. Commercial email returned $42.08

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ABCs Of Email Marketing

The Agitator

This one from Email Insider — The ABCs Of Email Marketing – didn’t disappoint me. Email is also a very personal channel. Email is a quick-to-market channel, so you should seize moments that present themselves as opportune. Just because you have a lot of people receiving your email doesn’t mean they care. 20 more for email fundraisers to check out. email marketing online fundraising

Top 7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Be Using Email Marketing

Twenti

Top 7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Be Using Email Marketing. Email marketing can rapidly improve your nonprofits digital marketing strategy and help you gain donations. Email marketing provides lots of unique advantages that will benefit your non-profit.

A Simple Strategy for Running an Email Marketing Test

Fundraising 123

As a busy organization, it''s rare that you have time to even think about testing your nonprofit email marketing. But what if running an email marketing test didn''t need to take a ton of time? If you test more than one element in the same email, it is challenging (and sometimes impossible) to determine exactly what influenced the response. Experiment with CTAs: The call to action (CTA), is one of the most important parts of any email.

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Email Marketing Best Practices

The Agitator

Target Marketing is offering a free (registration required) ‘white paper’ on email marketing best practices. Study major email providers policies. You can find additional email marketing intelligence collected by Targeted Marketing here. Don't Miss these Posts email marketingActually, it’s more of a tip sheet, but valuable nonetheless. I’ll preview their 12 tips, but urge you to get the full paper.

Mass marketing, relationships and trust.

iMarketSmart

One-to-many marketing/fundraising relationships are the same as personal relationships. But, if you send spammy emails and direct mailers that are impersonal, irrelevant, interruptive, and annoying, your supporters won’t trust you or your employer. So as you prepare your next one-to-many marketing/fundraising communication, behave the same way you’d conduct yourself in a one-to-one personal relationship. The post Mass marketing, relationships and trust.

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Revealed! The Secret Ingredient For Email Marketing

The Agitator

According to Mediapost reporting on a study by Yesmail , emails seent on Saturdays generate 60% higher-than-average conversion rates. Based on analysis of data from 7 billion emails sent from its platform in the 2 nd Quarter, Yesmail also noted that Sunday posts the second-highest conversion rate with 40% higher-than-average sales. Communications Integrated fundraising and marketing Media usage / trends Online fundraising and marketing premiumThe secret ingredient?

Email Deliverability Is Down (Meaning Your Emails May Not Be Making It to Inboxes)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In doing research for next week’s webinar Email Marketing Trends for Nonprofits webinar series, I came across the 2020 Email Deliverability Benchmark Study done by Validity. 2020 Email Deliverability Benchmark Study. 2020 Email Deliverability Benchmark Study.

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What age group responds to planned giving email marketing most?

iMarketSmart

We sent out about 300,000 emails over the course of the year and generated about 3,500 requests for information. Among the requests, many asked us to email the information to them. We took those emails and appended age data to them. Only a certain percentage of those emails had age data available. If you want to generate leads and find “hidden” planned gifts, email marketing works.

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Let's Get Together! 5 Steps to Combine Your Nonprofit's Social Media and Email Marketing

Fundraising 123

If you''re already using email marketing and social media to promote your nonprofit, it''s important to unite your online communities—giving supporters the opportunity to stay connected with all the stuff you''re doing online and giving you the opportunity to better engage your target audience. The first step to combining your social media and email marketing is making it easy for supporters to sign up for your mailing list or find your social networks directly from your website.

Do You Have an Email Welcome Series for New Subscribers? Probably Not

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do we sound like a broken record yakking on and on about email marketing? We are fired up right now about making sure nonprofits are following email marketing best practices. We’ve pretty much dedicated the entire month of February to email marketing training.

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8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters

iMarketSmart

So here are some great ways to end emails you send to donors: 1. What are your favorite ways to end your emails? > 4 Email Metrics That Matter Most for Major and Legacy Gifts Marketing. >> >> 2 big reasons why email open rates are meaningless and 3 things you should track instead. >> >> 7 Awesome Emails to Inspire Your Year-End Campaigns. The post 8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters appeared first on MarketSmart | .

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Direct Mail vs Email Marketing: The Benefits of Both for Your Nonprofit Clients

Exactask Marketing

Successful nonprofit marketing campaigns include several channels of communication. From the old standbys, like direct mailers, to newer forms of marketing, like social media and email marketing, the agencies representing nonprofits can benefit their clients by deploying consistent messaging across all channels. direct mail Direct Marketing email marketing Marketing

32 Email Marketing Tests

The Agitator

I think we can all agree that today’s workhorse of online fundraising is outbound email appeals. If your nonprofit is in that biz, here’s an Email Testing Guide you’ll find helpful. Tags: Don't Miss these Posts direct marketing email marketing online fundraising Any dissenters? It’s from Portland (OR) interactive agency eROI. Their 32 tests cover deliverability, open rates, clickthroughs, conversions and more.

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Is Email More Inspiring Than Social Media?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This surprised me as our Nonprofit Communications Trends Surveys usually has nonprofit communicators ranking social media as more important than email. Why is email more inspiring? For more on how you can up your email marketing game, see our many blog posts on that topic.

Nonprofits Still Aren’t Using Some of the Best Email Tactics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We asked nonprofit communications staff about the use of various email best practices in 2020. Email List Building. Only 7% of nonprofits report using a quiz as an email list builder. Email List Engagement. Email List Performance.

Size Matters. (Especially in Email Marketing)

Marketing for Nonprofits

At my organization, Care2 , we spend our days helping nonprofits of all stripes grow their email lists so that they can acquire new members, donors and advocacy supporters. Here are 4 reasons size matters in email marketing. According to the eNonprofit Benchmark Study by NTEN and M+R Strategic Services , “One of the key determinants of grassroots strength is the size of an organization’s deliverable email list. Tags: email marketing Care2 list-building

5 ways to get your email marketing ready for the holidays

Fundraising 123

Looking for a strong showing in your email results this holiday season? And there's a tremendous opportunity during the year-end months for you to make the most of email marketing. You numbery types might like to know, for example, that email-driven sales were up 11% from 2008 during the 2009 holiday season. Of course, your holiday email goals may not be sales-focused. What do you want your holiday emails to accomplish? Keep your emails social.

New FREE e-Book on Email Marketing for You!

Marketing for Nonprofits

Start an email newsletter today! Download this e-book - From Print to Email: Take Your Newsletter on an Epic Journey , by Kivi Leroux Miller of Nonprofit Marketing Guide , sponsored by Network for Good. email marketing e-newsletters Kivi Leroux MillerWant to save money on your print newsletter? Want to provide your constituents with instant updates on your work? Want to help save the planet?

Is a Bigger Email List Always Better? Nope.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A big email list is a good thing for a nonprofit, right? Nonprofits should definitely think about ways to grow their email lists. Whenever I see someone bragging about the size of their email list, my first question is always, “What’s the engagement rate?”.

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Should You Contact People Who Unsubscribed from Your Email List?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Can you imagine asking someone why they unsubscribed from your email list and they’re like, “Uhhh my husband is in the hospital with COVID and I’m trying to hold down two jobs to put food on the table while homeschooling my kid, etc, etc.” Nonprofit Email Marketing

Is a Bigger Email List Always Better? Nope.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A big email list is a good thing for a nonprofit, right? Nonprofits should definitely think about ways to grow their email lists. Whenever I see someone bragging about the size of their email list, my first question is always, “What’s the engagement rate?”.

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Do You Have an Email Welcome Series for New Subscribers? Probably Not

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do we sound like a broken record yakking on and on about email marketing? We are fired up right now about making sure nonprofits are following email marketing best practices. We’ve pretty much dedicated the entire month of February to email marketing training.

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Stop Right Now and Check Those Automated Emails!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you follow email marketing best practices, you should have at least a couple of automated processes set up like welcome emails when someone signs up for your e-newsletter or receipts for online donations. Marketing Messaging Nonprofit Email Marketing

The Nonprofit Email Apocalypse is Coming

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s not a number that’s front and center in most email service provider dashboards (but should be). Yet it’s incredibly important to whether your emails get delivered to the inbox or to the spam folder. Kivi Leroux Miller, Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

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Four Tips on How to Use Email Marketing During a Down Economy

Fundraising 123

While the economic news may not be the cheeriest these days, we've got some good news for you about the return you'll get on those email marketing dollars. The smart folks at the DMA (that's the Direct Marketing Association) reported that in 2007, email marketing returned about $48 for every dollar invested, the highest of all the marketing channels out there. On top of being cost-effective, email can help cut costs elsewhere.

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3 big reasons why email open rates don’t matter (and what you should measure instead)

iMarketSmart

She was showing off her firm’s marketing emails. They don’t account for the effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of email marketing. No smart marketer cares about them. That’s because she didn’t know a darn thing about effective marketing. Some people call email open rates empty metrics. Email open rates are faulty and useless! >> 14 Tips for Making Your Nonprofit Email More Effective. >>

I’m Doing a Free Conference Call on Email Marketing - Join Us!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pacific), I’ll be talking all about the “ Seven Steps to Better Email Fundraising and Communications &# on a free conference call hosted by Network for Good. I also need to hear from you about our next free Nonprofit Marketing Guide webinar. Here’s what’s coming up next in the webinar series: June 24: Best Practices in Nonprofit Marketing. Perfect for marketers new to the nonprofit world, or nonprofit staff new to marketing.

FREE Email Marketing Guide for You!

Marketing for Nonprofits

My frolleague (friend and colleauge) Kivi Leroux Miller, owner of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide has partnered with the great folks at Network for Good / Fundraising 123 on this new FREE Email Marketing Guide. Choose the right Email Service Provider (ESP). (No, No, it's not OK to send bulk email via Microsoft Outlook!) In addition to this guide, check out these other free online marketing resources archived on Email for Impact (where I work).

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New Webinar on Email Marketing for You!

Marketing for Nonprofits

I’m super pleased to announce that registration is now open for Step Up Your Email Marketing , our 4-part webinar series in March, with NTEN. blasting) via email Analyze your email marketing results It gets better. Tags: email marketing NTEN online training online marketing e-mail marketing This photo is from Somefool.

5 Best Practices For Writing Emails to Major and Legacy Donor Prospects

iMarketSmart

When they receive your email, they’ll instantly wonder, “What’s in it for me?” Too often we focus on the content of the email while the subject line does 80% of the work. Be truthful, no tricks! You cannot build relationships upon lies. Not even white lies.

7 Mistakes to Avoid with Email Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With the advent of social media, it seems like you constantly hear cries of “Email is dead!” In that survey, most participants said email was the best way to get their communications out with 77% saying email was the most effective channel to drive marketing content to prospects. And 87% of those surveyed also say the effectiveness of email-driven content marketing channels is improving. Email is fast. Email is cheap.

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