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A Quick Note On Website And Email Testing

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Everytime you reskin your website, or send out an email blast, you need to make sure that you take the time to test how content appears to your supporters. This may sound like a really basic step, but it’s amazing how many testing and double checking procedures fly out the door in the midst of [...]

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9 Essential Elements for Online Success

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We wrapped up the “9 Essential Elements for Online Success” webinar series this week and are thrilled at the level of participation we received! By popular demand, here are the presentations for you to review and download: 1. Target and Connect (Email, SEO, and Mobile) Check out the associated blog posts: The Big 3: SEO, Email [...]

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The Big 3: SEO, Email and Social

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Building your online presence can be difficult. It takes patience, diligence, perseverance, some technical know-how and a lot of time. When you take a minute to think about all the hours you’ve put in you begin get an idea of what it’s costing you. With that in mind I’m sure you’d like to make sure you’re focusing your [...]

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How To Write Effective Emails

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Given the amount of communication platforms that are available these days, how much time are you devoting to putting together your email content? Do you have a habit of simply copying some direct mail text and wacking the whole thing out the door? If you’re not taking the time to consider the message as well [...]

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Drive Action by Optimizing Your Online Giving Page: 6 Simple Steps

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Optimizing your online giving pages should be at the top of your priority list (as far as online goals go), that is, if you’re a non-profit and you’ve got a website. Hopefully you agree. If not, drop me a note in the comments. The sad news is that if you take a close look around [...]

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10 Email Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

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As we move into the last month of the year, let’s take a quick look at how you can improve your email newsletters and appeals  in 2011. Consider the following email pitfalls. Which of these is your nonprofit guilty of committing? You don’t track the results of your emails. How will you know what your [...]

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Thoughts from EMSA 2010

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The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). It was fantastic to see mix of new and experienced email marketers, as well as a variety of organisations, both Nonprofit and otherwise. The majority of information was focused on organisations working for profit, but there were a [...]

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5 Reasons Why Your Email Got Deleted

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Would you be happy with a return of .30 cents per email address when asking your supporter based for money through an email appeal? With 10,000 people in your email list you’d make $3,000.00 in revenue from one mailing. Subtract the money it cost you to send the email and you’re looking at a pretty [...]

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