7 Mistakes to Avoid with Email Newsletters

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Here are 7 Mistakes You Need to Avoid with Your Email Newsletter. Linking to a pdf version of your newsletter or attaching it to an email does not make that an e-newsletter. Your newsletter should reflect your readers’ interests, wants, and needs more than your staff’s.

Nonprofit Email Newsletter Best Practices and Tips

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Got nonprofit email newsletter questions? Do I have to do a nonprofit email newsletter? Give Your Newsletter a Reason to Live Are You Pretending that People Really Want Your E-Newsletter? Do I Have to Keep Producing This Crappy Newsletter? Should I send the email newsletter to our whole list? What to PUT in Your Newsletter Another Brilliant Marketing Idea You Can Steal What should an email newsletter look like? Nonprofit Email Newsletters

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for September

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Interested in getting monthly ideas for social media, blog posts, or newsletter articles earlier? I send this email newsletter the first week of every month with prompts for the following month.

How Often Should We Mail that Newsletter?

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I’ve just pulled some preliminary data about how often nonprofits say they will mail their newsletters, and of course, it depends on whether you talking print or email. Send Your Email Newsletter at Least Monthly. But 32% say they won’t send a print newsletter at all.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for October 2019

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Wish you had these monthly ideas for social media, blog posts, or newsletter articles a few weeks ago? I send this email newsletter the first week of every month with prompts for the following month.

Give Your Newsletter a Reason to Live

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We are getting ready for our next Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Updating Your Community: Integrating E-Newsletters and Social Media. What’s Your Newsletter’s Purpose in Life? Others write donor-centric newsletters and DO use it as a fundraising tool.

How Are Nonprofit Newsletters Changing?

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Is the classic nonprofit newsletter still relevant? What changes have you made, or what changes are you seeing or recommending, in nonprofit newsletters — in print and online? E-Newsletters Nonprofit Communications Print Newsletters

3 Essentials for Nonprofit Email Newsletters [Video]

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When we recently asked several hundred executive directors which communications channel they most wanted to get right and master, the answer was email newsletters. In this video, I share the three essentials I am looking for when I review an email newsletter. (

Do I Have to Keep Producing This Crappy Newsletter?

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You or your team are regularly producing content — in this case, an email newsletter — that you know isn’t any good. Yes, please, for everyone’s sake, stop producing your crappy newsletter. . What would a great newsletter look like?

April Is All About Email Newsletters

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Email newsletters consistently rank among the top 3 when we ask nonprofits what their most important communications channels in our annual trends report survey. You also spend more time on creating email newsletter articles than most other types of content.

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Nonprofit Email Newsletter Happiness

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Interesting Stats about Nonprofit Newsletters – and Winners!

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Thanks to all of you who took our survey this month on nonprofit newsletters. I’ve shared some of the results already in posts on how social media is influencing newsletters and how often you should send email newsletters to supporters. Print Newsletters.

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The Nonprofit Newsletter – Still All That?

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When I first started working in nonprofit communications, the job was really all about the newsletter. The nonprofit newsletter, first in print and then in email, was the mainstay of communications between the nonprofit and its supporters. Is the nonprofit newsletter still all that? .

Are You Pretending That People Really Want Your E-Newsletter?

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Earlier this summer, I suggested what to PUT in your newsletter — content that is Personal, Useful and Timely. How you think about your newsletter comes through to your supporters right there at the sign-up form on your website. E-Newsletters

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for November 2019

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These writing ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. You can use them for social media, blog posts, newsletter articles, and more. I send this email newsletter the first week of every month with prompts for the following month.

Donor Newsletter Tips to Bring in the Dough

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Does your donor newsletter cost more to send than it brings in? That’s a pretty common trait among donor newsletters, but it’s not the idea of the donor newsletter that’s wrong – it’s how you’re approaching it that’s wrong.

Six Ways Social Media Has Affected Nonprofit Newsletters

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Last week, I asked for your thoughts on how your newsletter has changed , including how your organization’s use of social media has affected your newsletter, whether print or online. ” “We use social media to share more frequent updates than in our newsletter.

The Nonprofit Newsletter: A Newcomer’s Perspective

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Yesterday, I hosted the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival on nonprofit newsletter trends. In my many varied internship experiences over the past year, I have become quite friendly with the non-profit newsletter. Antoinette Siu.

6 Reasons to Rethink Your Email Newsletter

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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. After all your hard work, it’s a bummer to know that not many people are even reading your newsletter in the first place.

5 Steps to Powerhouse E-Newsletters (Case Study)

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Take the fantastic e-newsletter produced by DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), the most vibrant, innovative food distribution and meal recycling program I know. How does your email newsletter to keep your people up-to-date, connected, and active?

How This Organization Uses an Internal Newsletter to Keep Their Staff Updated

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Today I am sharing the internal newsletter used by Community Partners in LA. Lauren Kay, director of communications, shared this with me about their newsletter: Lauren Kay “We’ve been growing and now have a staff of 42.

Are Members-Only Nonprofit Newsletters Ancient Relics?

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Just how valuable is the content in your nonprofit’s newsletter? Many nonprofits include a newsletter as a member or donor benefit, and therefore don’t send it to others. Look at the content you are putting in your newsletter.

Nonprofit Email Newsletter Design from Walden School [Before and After]

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Sarah recently went through our communications director mentoring program and shared the changes her schoolmade to their email newsletter as well asthe feedback she got from the parents at her school. Here is the updated design: What might the next evolution of the newsletter include?

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This Donor Newsletter Tip Will Surprise You

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The Domain Formula for Donor Newsletters

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In two weeks Tom Ahern joins us for a brand-new e-clinic called Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money. Below is a sample of what he will be discussing with nonprofits during the 5+ hours of training and newsletter coaching during the e-clinic. A newsletter isn’t an ask.

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Nonprofit E-Newsletter Before and After – Cornerstone Prep

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At the end of September, we redesigned our weekly email newsletter to include more white space and smaller blocks of text. We use MailChimp for all our newsletters. Here is their old newsletter: Email newsletter before the redesign. E-Newsletters

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

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Distributing a regular newsletter requires a lot: curation, content creation, and then there’s capturing the attention of your audience despite inbox overcrowding. marketing open rates newsletter

Quit Wasting Time on a Failing Newsletter [Starts Tomorrow]

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Are you just breaking even (or losing money) with your donor newsletter? That’s a pretty common trait among donor newsletters, but it’s not the idea of the donor newsletter that’s wrong – it’s how you’re approaching it that’s wrong.

Click Me: An E-Newsletter Makeover with Mission India

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We love “Before and After” posts, so I jumped at the chance to get Lindsay Ackerman to share about Mission India’s recent e-newsletter format change. The same day I went back to the drawing board, recreating the e-newsletter from scratch — with a one-column template.

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Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival , where we are looking at trends in nonprofit newsletters. Shari at VolunteerMatch shares the email newsletter overhaul they recently embarked on, including a reader survey. How often you should send email newsletters.

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Why hardly anyone reads your planned giving newsletter (and what you can do about it).

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Too often planned giving newsletters are written by lawyers and the lawyers at nonprofits think they are just dandy. Your planned giving newsletter is designed to educate people about planned gifts, right? Let’s suppose you decided that 10,000 people should get your newsletter.

Show Your Nonprofit’s Email Newsletter Some Love

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Do you think your email newsletter stinks? Stop treating your newsletter this way! Your organization’s email newsletter has the potential to be a communications powerhouse! You just need to know the strategies, tactics, and design options that make awesome email newsletters. Register now to learn everything you need to know about successful email newsletters.

Time Saving Tips for Email Newsletters and Facebook

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4 Donor Newsletter Changes to Increase Donations

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Thinking of axing your donor newsletter because it costs more than it’s worth? It’s not the idea of the donor newsletter that’s wrong – it’s how you’re approaching it that’s wrong.

How NTEN Transformed Its E-Newsletter to be More Relevant

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How to Raise Your E-Newsletter Open Rate [Results from Our Experiment]

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Trying to improve the open rates for your email newsletters? You can try changing up your content, your format, your subject lines, your frequency, and even who the newsletter comes from. Or, you can change who receives your newsletter. E-Newsletters Measuring Success

What Should You Name Your E-Newsletter?

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Turns out that the current name of the e-newsletter is . ”E-Newsletter.” I do have a ton of nonprofit e-newsletters in my inbox called “E-Newsletter” so it’s not like that’s a horrible thing. I don’t know what MetroWest Health Foundation should call its newsletter, but here is how I would work through the decision. Why do people want to get the newsletter in the first place?

Newsletter and Blog Post Ideas for Summer

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Need some new ideas for your newsletter, blog, or social media? Consider one of these five summer-inspired themes: 1) Summer Heat. How does hot weather impact your services or your clients? Can you offer advice to your readers about anything related to summer heat?

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3 E-Newsletter Sign-Up Boxes I Like

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If you want people to sign up for your email newsletter, you have to give them a reason to do it. What I like about this one is that both the Donate button AND the email newsletter sign up box are right under photos of President and Mrs. Carter.

How You Can Create a Better Nonprofit Newsletter

Ann Green

A newsletter can be a great way to engage with your donors, but the key word here is can. Unfortunately, not very much because most donor newsletters can be used as a cure for insomnia. It’s possible to create an engaging newsletter your donors will want to read. Here are a few ways to create a better nonprofit newsletter. A print newsletter can be a good investment. I think you’ll have more success if you can do both print and electronic newsletters.

Is Writing Newsletters a Waste of Your Time?

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If you’ve ever wondered whether your printed or email newsletter really does you any good, you’re in good company. There are pieces on newsletter overhauls, why newsletters don’t work, why newsletters are still valuable, and what donors really want.

Is Your Newsletter Boring?

Ann Green

Many nonprofit organizations use a newsletter as a way to engage their donors, but the opposite is happening. That’s because most donor newsletters can be used as a cure for insomnia. You can create an engaging newsletter your donors will want to read.

Need Some Blog Post or Newsletter Article Ideas?

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