4 Ways To Grow Your Email List With Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

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. Here are 4 ways that you can grow your nonprofit email list using Instagram: 1) Entice people to sign-up in your bio.

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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.

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SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every time I teach a Twitter class, I’m surprised at how many seasoned Twitter users DON’T use lists. A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Lists are for reading, not sending.

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How to Shorten Your To-Do List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every communications director has a to-do list a mile long, and it gets longer every day. What’s the secret to keeping that list in check? It’s all about creating a workflow for ideas BEFORE they make it onto your editorial calendar or to-do list.

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3 Steps to Revive Your Email List

Getting Attention

Here’s how we tackled our “dead” email list: First, we segmented our “Inactives:” We defined “inactive” as anyone who’s never donated (online or off) and hasn’t opened, clicked, or taken any action from an email in the last 12 months. We segmented the “inactive” people on our list (initially, this group was about 25% of our deliverable email file). Email one re-engaged 1.56% of the list and email two only 0.88%.

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Kick the bucket list

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you ever make a bucket list? Did Einstein ever have a bucket list? From The Guardian: Are bucket lists really a good idea? Did I make a bucket list to do these things? Bucket lists can make it seem so easy. F**k the bucket list.

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I am Making Another Facebook Pages List. Am I an Idiot?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When you like to keep up with what dozens or even hundreds of nonprofits are saying and doing on Facebook, you need a list of pages. Unfortunately, Facebook nixed the Interest List feature back in 2016. Yes, I’m still salty about it, because I had actually paid someone to set up a whole bunch of curated interest lists for me. At the time, you could not add Pages to a personal Friends List. I want the list of Pages run by nonprofits that I personally donate to.

The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’ve heard me on an annual reports webinar any time in the last decade, you’ve heard me say some version of this: It’s OK to go short and stop publishing the donor list. A list of names provides no context or perspective. Are all donor lists terrible?

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How We Cleaned Up Our Email List and Re-Engaged Our Subscribers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thanks to Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we knew it was important to segment our email list to increase engagement. Since the beginning of time, we had people select their interests when subscribing to our list. There were about 13,000 subscribers (yep – more than half our list!)

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10 #NPCOMM Experiments Everyone Should Try – What Belongs on List?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In my next book, I want to include a list of 10 experiments that every nonprofit should try with its communications. What else do you think belongs on the list of experiments that all nonprofit communicators should try?

Thoughtfulness and the Numbered List

Social Media Bird Brain

Numbered list icon from dryicons.com This week's post is kind of meta because, on one hand I decry the use of gimmicks like numbered lists, and on the other hand, I refer to a post that uses that gimmick. The Numbered List I tend not to use them. understanding tools amber naslund Business critical thinking wisdom learning Small nonprofit lists

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Why Deleting People from Your Email List is a Good Thing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristina and I are on the verge of deleting about 10,000 people from our email list here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. After all, don’t you want the largest email list possible? Having huge numbers of unengaged people on your list distorts what your open rate really is.

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Week of Freebies! Email List Building Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This 9-page paper includes real-world examples of 3 different kinds of list growth campaigns you can try, and apps other nonprofits have used to grow their email lists (and how you can use them too!). Happy Holidays! We love our readers and think you deserve some goodies.

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My Beach Reading List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When not wiping out, I read some good books at the beach. I spent the first two weeks of July on Ocracoke Island, part vacation and part book writing retreat. I always read a ton when I’m on vacation and this trip was no different.

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5 Strategies to Guard Your To-Do List from What Doesn’t Belong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We focused on five strategies for managing what happens to ideas, suggestions, and other potential assignments BEFORE they make it on to your to-do list. We talked about using a creative brief as a prerequisite to projects making it on your to-do list.

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Tomorrow Only – How to Grow Your Donor List with Facebook and Instagram Ads

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You are missing out on a great way to: Grow your email list. You need to learn how to target: People who like your Page but aren’t on your email list. Not using Facebook or Instagram ads? Enhance email marketing campaigns. Re-engage past supporters. Acquire new donors.

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Stop swopping your donor lists with other nonprofits


One thing (among so many others) that I never understood about nonprofits is why they sell or swop lists with other nonprofits. “organizations seeking to maximize retention will wish to evaluate the merits of participation in list swop programs.

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Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So knock one more thing off your to-do list before you leave the office for the holidays and get your All-Access Pass now. The post Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

Do you include lists of other donors in your marketing?


For some of the prospects, a list was shown of the other nearby residents who had already donated. Interestingly, the longer the list of previous donors, the more likely the prospects were to give money themselves. Do you include lists of other donors in your marketing? Related Posts: >>Stop swapping your donor lists with other nonprofits. >>Can The post Do you include lists of other donors in your marketing? Safety in numbers.

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7 reasons why wealth screening your donor list might be an incredibly foolish activity.


I gathered this list after hearing what 5 different leaders in the sector told me. Note: None of them wanted to be listed in this article. If a fundraiser gets hired and gets wealth screening done but leave after just a year, who’s working the list? The post 7 reasons why wealth screening your donor list might be an incredibly foolish activity.

Grow your email list without spending money


Many nonprofits understand the importance of growing their email list but simply don’t have the funds to invest in list-building efforts. In addition, you may want to consider an email signup lightbox on the home page that pops up to request people join your list.

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Question for You: How Do You Segment Your Email List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For today’s Question of the Week , we are looking at email lists and how (or if) you segment them. There are so many ways you can segment your email list. How do you segment your email list? Want to know more about how other nonprofits segment their lists?

Question for You: How Do You Grow Your Email List?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With this week’s question, we want to know how you build your email list… Do you ask for email addresses at events? A few weeks ago we asked you about how you stay organized.

Build Your Email List for Year-End Giving

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you need more emails, then we have a great resource to help you build your email list. This 9-page paper includes real-world examples of 3 different kinds of list growth campaigns you can try, and apps other nonprofits have used to grow their email lists. (If

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Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let me know in the comments section, and I’ll update the list. Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad).

Grow Your Email List With These 14 Paid Email Acquisition Sources

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For every email list, there is churn, churn, churn. People leave your list and emails bounce. If not, your nonprofit email list shrinks every year to the tune of 12 percent or higher, according to the 2016 M+R Nonprofit Benchmarks Study (your mileage may vary, of course).

Donor List Kiss of Death: Mr. and Mrs.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Dealing with Info Overload: Lists and Lotteries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For me, it comes down to two strategies: the Lists and the Lottery. The Lists. Spend a little time upfront creating lists that help you see the people who history tells you are most likely to having something good to say in the future. This is where those secondary lists come in.

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Do You Use Content to Build Your Lists?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

First up is how nonprofits are using content specifically to build their email, direct mail, and social media lists. Do you offer “specials” of any sort to people who are already on your lists as a way to “reward” them for staying on your list? If you are using content to build your lists, share your story! Content Marketing Nonprofit Communications The Book list buildingIt’s official.

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Building Your Nonprofit Email List

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" Purchased lists simply do not work and should not be used. A smaller list of people who are known to be interested in your organization and cause is much more effective than a huge list of unknown and uninterested recipients. Get email addresses from your site visitors by making it really easy to get on your e-news list. In person: This won't grow your list fast, but it shouldn't be overlooked. Email 101 101: Getting Started Building Your List

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BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you want your nonprofit to become more involved, consider pitching the host of a regularly scheduled Twitter chat for a guest appearance for you or your staff expert (see below for the BIG LIST of regular chats). OTHER TWITTER CHAT LISTS. Image Credit: https://flic.kr/p/6K8pMh.

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Trash Your To-Do List! There IS a Better Way

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Trash your crushing to-do list and replace it with a one-page marketing plan that guides you to make the right decision—what are the one to three things I have to finish today—every time , even as things change in your organization, issue area and the world in which you work.

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A List of Soft Touches

A Small Change

Related posts: Soft Touches Regular Tours Referrals Program Growing your Existing Donor Base A Donor List is More Than Past Giving. My last post featured the importance of soft touches over the course of a year in building a relationship with your donors. Here are a few examples of the kinds of touch points that you can use as a great way to build relationships. Send a card on your donor’s birthday and have everyone in the development and executive office sign it.

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A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I have listed them below , organized into three categories. For the record, I currently own an Android based Samsung Galaxy S3 as my smartphone , however my list was quite similar when I was using an iPhone 4 (nearly all of the apps listed below are available on both platforms).

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How Often Should Your Nonprofit Send Email to Your List?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Rhode Island Apartment Listings

Fundraising Breakthroughs

It is necessary for your children, and your spouse agreeing that you contact a lawyer to collect your medical treatment before he makes an offer to the rhode island apartment listings are significant benefits to chambers conferences for clients and it could make a significant difference in your case. Your attorney typically will wait until he/she believes that two parents with that amount set forth in the rhode island apartment listings of the rhode island apartment listings.

Email List Predicament: Is This OK?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We end up seeing lots of organizations that are not technically campaigns or not sending what is really “political&# email, but who are heavily involved in the political arena, doing all kinds of list swaps, etc. Thumbs Up or Down?

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Add More People to Your Email List [New Webinar This Week]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Adding more people to your email list means you can reach more supporters, get more donations, and inspire more change. Next Thursday, you can learn proven strategies that make joining your list compelling and irresistible! Use social media and ads to promote your list.

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Miriam's Happy Holidays List


In the spirit of the Holidays (and in the spirit of being on vacation and in a food coma), I have been for a while now compiling all kinds of interesting bits and pieces to share as part of my 2008 round-up. So, in no particular order, except for the last item, which is hands-down my favorite for the entire year: 1) From the Artez Interactive Blog, a round-up on 6 Online Holiday Fundraising Campaigns. Check em out while they last-you can also read a great round-up on Artez.

2016 Fundraising ‘To Do’ List

The Agitator

And if you’re an organised sort, you’ll begin with a ‘To Do’ list … not just for next Monday, but for the year. Agitator readers have had a week now to recover from various holiday diversions and to count the bounty from all those year-end appeals. It’s time to get on with the business of 2016.

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