3 things that can improve your fundraising emails

Raising funds by email is tough. But important. Here are some tips from Constant Contact that might help, at 3 Email Trends to Ensure Success:

  • Personal, relevant messaging reigns. (This might mean segmenting your list to more narrowly define what donors are interested in.
  • Automation is becoming standard. (Emails automated by donor behavior — such as cart abandonment — or donor timing — birthdays, anniversaries can meaningfully improve engagement. Also, resend to non-openers to boost your open.
  • Referral marketing continues to grow. People are more likely to take action based on recommendations from friends or family members. Just ask.


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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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Jeff Brooks has been serving the nonprofit community for more than 30 years and blogging about it since 2005. He considers fundraising the most noble of pursuits and hopes you’ll join him in that opinion. You can reach him at jeff [at] jeff-brooks [dot] com.

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