How to make your email subscribers love your emails every time

How often do you see a message in your mailbox from an organization you like — and think “Oh good! They’ve sent me another email!”

Rarely?

Never?

But it’s possible. You could possibly having at least some of your email recipients actively waiting for your emails.

Here are some hints for getting there, from the Constant Contact blog, at Build an Email List That Loves Hearing From You: 5 Guiding Principles. Just build these qualities into every message:


  1. Consistency, or “You can count on us”
  2. Utility, or “This message contains useful information”
  3. Friendly tone, or “We’re here to help, and we’re just like you”
  4. Respect, or “We’re sending what you signed up for: no more, no less”
  5. Honesty, or “You can trust us to honor our commitments”


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The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It’s not about any technology, medium, or technique. It’s about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them. And the future? It’s already here. More.

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