Do email open rates matter?

iMarketSmart

Look, many browsers automatically open emails these days. Instead of asking about open rates, you should be asking more important questions such as: Do our donors engage with our emails? Don’t let anyone tell you email open rates matter. The post Do email open rates matter?

Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4

iMarketSmart

Learn how to use email in a way donors love, how to use it to track engagement, some pitfalls to avoid, and much more. The post Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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When to Stop Snail Mailing and Emailing People, Part I

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If email engagement is the goal (see last week’s posts here and here on why that is) and snail mail keeps getting more expensive, it makes sense in both channels to more carefully manage who is on your mailing lists so you only send to people who may actually consume that content, right? That means that you need to decide when you will STOP emailing and snail mailing people and remove them from your active lists. It varies significantly between email and print.

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4 Ways To Grow Your Email List With Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

Did you know that nonprofits can also use Instagram to build their email subscribers? In my newest webinar with CharityHowTo, I go through dozens of simple ways that nonprofits can build their email lists using their website and social media.

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Worry Less about Spam Blocking and More about Email Engagement, Part II

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Tuesday, I shared with you the “new” metrics for email engagement , which include whether your emails are read before they are deleted and whether people are replying to or forwarding them. The New Email Metric You Might Want to Try.

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Email Metrics – Explained!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t have to have a math degree in order to make sense of your email metrics. Find out which metrics you need to be tracking and how to do it in this free download: Email Metrics Explained.

10 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List

J Campbell Social Marketing

They are your website, your email list, and your social media platform(s). Having an engaged and active email list is so much more powerful and beneficial for your nonprofit than having 10,000 Facebook followers or 500 Twitter followers. Make sure they link to your email sign-up URL.

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7 things about email subject lines that will help you save the world

iMarketSmart

Firstly, email subject lines are actually headlines. Think about this the next time you write an email to your supporters because your subject line is actually your headline. Here are some things I’ve learned that work well in email subject lines.

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Email Welcome Magic: Huge Opportunity, Here’s How

Getting Attention

Congratulations, you’ve got a new email subscriber who’s interested in your cause and impact. Now’s the time to introduce them to your nonprofit with an email welcome series. Instead, do it right with a three-part email welcome series. Email 2: The Engagement.

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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.

3 Steps to Revive Your Email List

Getting Attention

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), where I’m Director of Engagement, faced a daunting challenge a couple of years ago: How to re-engage the many folks who were not reading or acting on our emails. We segmented the “inactive” people on our list (initially, this group was about 25% of our deliverable email file). We excluded them from “regular” email campaigns and messages. 2) Second email (if recipient doesn’t click on the initial email).

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Get Your Email Read

Getting Attention

Despite shifting online trends, such as growing social media platforms and the rapid growth of text messaging, email should still play a vital role in your communication strategy. Should you send newsletters or emails? How should you segment your list, and how often should you email? Segment your list based on behavior—For example, resend emails to people who didn’t open it the first time (changing the subject line). Link emails to what’s top of mind.

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Improve Email Results: #16NTC Takeways

Getting Attention

Use these insights from The Future of Email: From 2016 to 2026 to shape campaigns that motivate action despite the clamor of our multi-channel world: Email Still Important but Can’t Stand Alone. Email is no longer the loudest voice, but one voice in a chorus – @DH_Cohen #16NTCemailtrends. Email remains the ultimate push notification. To get people’s attention on email, you need to give them that content in lots of other places, too.

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Find Your Frequent Email Readers Using Excel

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I thought that was a better measure of email engagement than simply looking at open or click rates. 1) MailChimp allows you to go to the email report and view all sorts of data about the email: who did you send to, who opened, who clicked, who didn’t open, etc.

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When to Stop Snail Mailing and Emailing People, Part II

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, in Part I of this post , I asked this question: What do you do with people on your print and email lists who haven’t responded to your content in a while? ” In Part I, I talked about ways to approach this question with your email list. . Knowing what people are doing with your print communications is much, much harder than knowing what they are doing with email. The bottom line in both email and print: Invest in a good CRM.

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10 Email Resolutions for the New Year

EveryAction

Whether it’s emailing your supporters, re-engaging lapsed donors, or soliciting donations - all nonprofits rely on good emails. While we’re all guilty of making some email mistakes (too long of a subject line, multiple asks in one email) we’re always looking for ways to improve. In that spirit, we’ve put together 10 ways you can improve your email program this year. Anyone can send emails but the key to having a great email program: high deliverability rate.

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Most fundraisers use email the wrong way

iMarketSmart

Sadly most fundraisers are using email the wrong way. Email should NOT be used primarily for fundraising. Think of an email to a donor as you would an email to your friend. Would you only ask for money from a friend in every email? I wish fundraisers would finally learn to stop “blasting” and “start engaging” Too many treat email like the button they press to get money out of an ATM.

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How you can email your supporters every single day

iMarketSmart

You can, indeed, email your supporters every single day. . After all, they worked so hard on their email schedule. So how on earth can you email your supporters every single day? Sadly, most nonprofits fail to provide value in their emails. .

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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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How to Use Email and Social Media to Create an Exceptional First-Time Donor Experience

J Campbell Social Marketing

For an in-depth, tactical guide on using email to build your organization, make sure to sign up for the nonprofit Master Class Standing Out In The Inbox: Email Marketing for Modern Nonprofits. . 1) Create a simple welcome email.

Your Deal With Email Subscribers: Part 1

Getting Attention

Pay attention to this fresh approach to creating the most effective email campaigns possible. 2) They give us permission to email them in exchange for respect, and targeted content they value. This email engagement pyramid is a useful framework for keeping up your end of the deal.

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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. Some people call email open rates empty metrics. Email open rates are faulty and useless! First, a short story.

Proof Point #2: Email Subject Line Length Matters, SOMETIMES

Getting Attention

Email subject line length DOES MATTER, as proven by Mail Chimp’s research on open rates for 200 million emails. The best email subject lines are short [50 characters or less]…and provide the reader with a reason to explore your message further. email reader].

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Why everyone talks about segmenting emails but hardly anyone ever does it

iMarketSmart

Everyone talks about segmenting emails — sending the right message to the right person at the right time. Plus these emails can be highly personalized based on other unique information bits the donor has previously provided. They’ll talk about it at conferences.

126 Email Subject Line Ideas for Your #GivingTuesday Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been working on Giving Tuesday campaigns for several of my clients, and I found myself diving into my email inbox again and again for inspiration. READ: 7 Tips for Building an Incredibly Useful Email Swipe File.). Thank you and report back emails are not common (HINT: change that).

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Reactivate Your Email List (Case Study)

Getting Attention

I’m Online Director at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and we were faced with a real challenge—how to re-engage the many folks who were not reading or acting on our emails. That “inactive” segment turned out to be about 25% of our deliverable email file. Next, we set up a three-part series of emails to try to re-engage those inactive people: 1. Initial email. Second email (if recipient doesn’t click on first email).

Test with email first.

iMarketSmart

Considering the cost savings, isn’t it time to test with email first? VS. Email and landing page lead generation campaign: Strategy/Copy/Design/HTML Code, Test and blast.

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The New Email Metric You Might Want to Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s talk about email engagement. The email service providers spoon feed us those numbers, so they are easy to track. For example, at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we send an email newsletter every Wednesday. Our Email Engagement Rate: 38%.

Email

Marketing for Nonprofits

I''ve been thinking about email marketing lately. (I Slow news day. :) Raising money via email is still the primary way to raise money online. Acquire email addresses! I''m a big fan of "1 email, 1 ask." Design a good email.

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The Downside of Personalized Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You absolutely need to include contact information in your emails (and other forms of communication). Including a first name in your email subject lines and greetings instantly personalizes your message and warms the reader to its content. It’s an email marketing best practice.

9 simple pointers for writing better emails and letters to your donors

iMarketSmart

The post 9 simple pointers for writing better emails and letters to your donors appeared first on MarketSmart | . Fundraising Lead Generation best fundraising emails fundraising email ideas fundraising emails best practices lead generation for major gifts major donor fundraising major gift fundraising blog marketing planned gifts nonprofit email marketing planned gift marketing ideasI failed to get into business school.

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How Much Email is TOO Much Email?

Non Profit Marketing 360

A market research report from Click Z , an online e-marketing site, finds that 97 percent of consumers check their email at least once daily. ” If you know your readership and speak to their interests consistently, your emails are welcomed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

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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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How Often Should We Email, Mail, Post.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Email Appeals: Quarterly. Email Newsletters: Monthly. We get questions all the time about the frequency with which nonprofits should be communicating.

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Are Your Emails Being Delievered? [New Report]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Email deliverability measures how successful an email is at making it into a recipient’s inbox. EveryAction just released their annual Email Deliverability Report which answers the question, “How much is spam costing your nonprofit?” Old email lists.

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6 Tips for Improving Your Email Sender Reputation and Open Rates

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ll be sharing more on email newsletters in particular during next week’s two-part webinar series, Creating Awesome Nonprofit Email Newsletters.

Email Merge Secret

A Small Change

We all use email and receive way to many mass emails. We have become experts at figuring out what is an email we need to read and what we can delete right away. Use Word and do an email merge.

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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

Learning About Email at #15NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Email is always a hot topic for you, so I decided to focus on that one day and I learned some great stuff! Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Responsive Email Design. How do your emails look on different smartphones or tablets? The Science of Email Deliverability.

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Get Your Emails Read & Acted On—Gmail +

Getting Attention

In case you haven’t heard, Google is now automatically filtering Gmail users’ email messages to pre-defined content tabs. They’re sending emails from friends and family to the Primary Inbox (where we’re used to looking all the time), and sending most e-newsletters and other emails from organizations (including the Getting Attention blog and e-news) to the new (secondary by default) Promotions tab.

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