Which Is Better: Plain Text Or Designed Emails?

A new experiment looks for definitive data on whether a plain text or a designed email will result in more donations. KUOW Public Radio is Seattle’s NPW news station. Their independent, nonprofit newsroom produces award-winning stories, podcasts and events. For a time sensitive fundraising campaign, KUOW decided to test their usual email design against a more simple, stripped down, less designed version to see if it would lead to more donations. You’ll want to read the full report, but, in short, the plain text email resulted in a 28.8% increase in response … Read more

If You’ve Got A Date, You Can Automate

Automating emails can be a huge time-saver, not to mention provide more relevant messages to the recipients. In addition to the standard automated emails sent when people sign up for your list or after a transaction, you can use date-based emails to reach your audience at the right time with the right message without having to lift a finger. Let’s take a look at 3 date-based automated emails you can set up today: Membership Renewals If your organization has memberships, you should be automating your renewal emails. All you need to do … Read more

Time To Say Goodbye…To People Who Never Open Your Emails

I’d be willing to bet that not everyone to which you send emails opens them. Am I right? If this is the case, you’ve probably got some people on your list who haven’t opened any of your emails for a year or more. If someone falls into that category, odds are it is either an inactive email address or they are simply not interested in what you have to say anymore. Most major email software will easily allow you to identify these people and segment them. After reading this post, I invite … Read more

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