Nonprofit Email Marketing Today…

The importance of quality email marketing cannot be overstated. In fact, a 2015 survey of over 1,500 nonprofits, email marketing was rated as the second most important communication tool available to nonprofits.

It was second only to actually having a website.

This is exactly right. All nonprofits need a website where people can go to learn more about your mission, values, and staff. That is the first step.

After that, all nonprofits need effective email marketing campaigns.

Interestingly, this same survey also showed that the top two priorities for nonprofits communications are “engaging the community” and “donor retention.”

What is the most effective and efficient way to do this?
You guessed it. Email marketing.

Unfortunately, most nonprofits just don’t know how to create an effective email marketing campaign.

Many are still stuck in the days of newsletters.

Why Newsletters are not the answer

Email blasts in the style of a newsletter are NOT the most effective way to structure your email marketing.

In fact, it might just be the worst way to structure your email marketing campaigns.
Yet, it is how the vast majority of nonprofits do it.

This is the result of a flawed mentality, “Everyone else is doing it so I guess we should too.”
Even the online gurus keep trying to offer advice on how to improve your newsletters.

It is time to kill the nonprofit email newsletter.

Let’s quickly explore why this works for snail mail print newsletters, but does not work for email.

Newsletters are great for print additions sent via snail mail because if people are interested in your newsletter then they will keep it somewhere where they can see it, and when they have time, they’ll read it.

Then every time they see it, or pick it up and read it, they are reminded of your organization and maybe they decide to pick up their checkbook and send you a donation.

The more content you could cram into a newsletter the better, because the longer it took to read, the longer they would keep it around.

The longer it was kept around, the more your organization was brought to the forefront of people’s minds.

This worked well for a long time.

So well, in fact, that when email came along and took the world by storm people thought,

“Well, I’ll just send my newsletter electronically and get the same result.”

WRONG.

Here’s why.

People get hundreds of emails every day.
Therefore, they are very selective about what gets their attention.
If it doesn’t get their attention, they don’t set it aside for later, it just gets deleted.

If an email is crammed full of stories, loaded with tons of content, then they don’t have the time to read it, so it gets deleted.

It does not sit around somewhere where it will be repeatedly seen.
It does not sit somewhere as a reminder that it still needs to be read.
It does not sit somewhere reminding people of your organization.
It gets deleted.

Save the newsletter for your printed snail mail campaigns.
Email needs to be treated differently.

There is another problem with email blasting newsletters.

Who sees it?

What if you wrote the best email ever written?
It set your list on fire.
Everyone donated!
Everyone volunteered!

But, that email was blasted to the entire list last month.

Now you need to write a whole new email for this month.
But what about the people who just subscribed?
They missed last month’s email that set everyone on fire.
They will never see that AMAZING email.
The will never get set on fire like everyone else.

Wouldn’t it be better if everyone that ever subscribed to your email list saw all of your best emails?

The Solution:

I have developed an approach to nonprofit email marketing that can fix everything that is wrong with blasting newsletters to your audience every month.

I call it ENGAGE Email Marketing.

ENGAGE email marketing will change everything about how you communicate with your audience.
And in turn, it will change everything about how your audience communicates with you.

As is evident in the name, this approach puts engagement front and center.

If you are truly interested in connecting with your community,
If you are truly interested in expanding your donor base,
If you are truly interested in retaining new donors,
Then you need to ENGAGE them in a different way.

If you want a different result, then you need to do things differently.

If this sounds exactly like what you need, then sign up for my course ENGAGE Email Marketing.

This course will teach you a better structure for your email marketing.
One that will increase open rates.
One that will increase reader engagement.
One that will result in more donations, volunteers, and support for your organization.

This sounds like a lot of hype and big promises, I know.
But I’ve seen it happen.
And this course is going to help make it happen for you.

The Big Picture:

Here is a big picture snapshot of the ENGAGE email marketing campaign structure:
ENGAGE Big PictureThis is what different looks like.

This course is going to teach you, step-by-step how to put this system in place.

And the best part is that it will all be automated.

By creating an automated system, you will have complete control over the content and timing of emails.
You can truly guide your perspective supporters on their journey to becoming  stark raving fans of your organization.

That is right., automated.
That means that once you build it, it will be there forever.
This is game-changing for a few reasons.

You will be in complete control of your audiences’ journey.
You can control what emails they see from day one and when they see them.
You can make sure everyone that subscribes to your list will see the best emails you’ve ever written.
You will control exactly how your organization is introduced to everyone that signs up to learn more.
You only need to build it once, then it is there forever, working for you.

I’m telling you. Game. Changing.

In addition to helping you to put this structure in place for your organization this course will also teach you how to avoid the three fatal flaws of email writing committed by most nonprofit organizations today:

  • Fatal Flaw #1: They speak to the masses. They write for everyone and, therefore, engage no one.
  • Fatal Flaw #2: They only care about themselves. This is clear in how they ask for money with EVERY single email. They don’t care about the reader or the relationship they’ve tried to enter into with them. From the reader’s perspective all they care about is getting the money.
  • Fatal Flaw #3: They write content that is dull, boring, tepid, uninspiring, uncreative, and dull.

This course will teach you exactly what you should be doing in order to avoid these fatal flaws.
The fact that you want to learn how to do this well means you are going to be way ahead of the curve.

By the time to you complete this course you will be ready to engage with your donors, supporters, and fans in ways that very few organizations do successfully.

This will result in big things happening for you organization.

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