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FIVE SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE EMAIL OPEN RATES
Pick the best time to
send your email
1
WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MIN...
Pick the best time to
send your email
1
WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MIN...
2
Send the email from
someone the
subscriber knows
WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO T...
2
•Your org!
•Your spokespeople!
•Your campaign!
WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THE...
2
•Your org!
•Your spokespeople!
•Your campaign!
WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THE...
Create donor-focused
triggered messages.
3
•After subscribing!
•After making a donation!
•After signing a petition!
•After...
Use social media to
announce when
you’ve sent it.
4
•Send out a Tweet or an update on
Facebook that your newsletter just
w...
Make a strong value
statement
5
•Free download!
•Incentive to register early for an event!
•Useful information!
•Remember:...
Make it urgent!
5
•Petitions!
•Deadlines!
•Scarcity
"My daughter's friend was shot last night" (Sender:
Moms Rising)!
Forw...
Use Power words
5
•Evoke emotion!
•Evoke a sense of identity
Exxon hates your children (Sender: Move On)!
There's WHAT in ...
Make it curious
5
•Tell half the story!
•Say something unexpected!
•Create dissonance!
Important announcement (Sender: Bar...
Make it personal
•Merge first name into the subject line!
•Captures attention!
•Could feel creepy
Have no regrets, John: Si...
Coach and consultant: Helping nonprofits create smarter marketing and online fundraising.!
Author: Facebook Marketing for D...
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  1. 1. FIVE SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE EMAIL OPEN RATES
  2. 2. Pick the best time to send your email 1 WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) From GetResponse
  3. 3. Pick the best time to send your email 1 WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) From GetResponse
  4. 4. 2 Send the email from someone the subscriber knows WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS)
  5. 5. 2 •Your org! •Your spokespeople! •Your campaign! WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) Send the email from someone the subscriber knows
  6. 6. 2 •Your org! •Your spokespeople! •Your campaign! WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) Send the email from someone the subscriber knows
  7. 7. Create donor-focused triggered messages. 3 •After subscribing! •After making a donation! •After signing a petition! •After participating in a photo contest! •After logging into their membership WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) From Expert Sender
  8. 8. Use social media to announce when you’ve sent it. 4 •Send out a Tweet or an update on Facebook that your newsletter just went out.! •Include a link to your subscribe page.! •Works well with orgs that have an active social following. WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS)
  9. 9. Make a strong value statement 5 •Free download! •Incentive to register early for an event! •Useful information! •Remember: You only have half a second to grab their attention! Two Must-Sees in One Email! (Sender: Stoneham Theatre)! One More Week Until One Seed at a Time (Sender: Museum of Science)! Last Chance to Win a Custom Bike while Supporting WBUR (Sender: WBUR)! WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) And of course, the subject line…
  10. 10. Make it urgent! 5 •Petitions! •Deadlines! •Scarcity "My daughter's friend was shot last night" (Sender: Moms Rising)! Forward this: (Sender: Barack Obama)! Pick up the phone right now (Sender: Barack Obama)! WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) And of course, the subject line…
  11. 11. Use Power words 5 •Evoke emotion! •Evoke a sense of identity Exxon hates your children (Sender: Move On)! There's WHAT in My Couch?!?!? (Sender: Moms Rising)! The incredible Barack Obama victory speech (Sender: Barack Obama)! WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) And of course, the subject line…
  12. 12. Make it curious 5 •Tell half the story! •Say something unexpected! •Create dissonance! Important announcement (Sender: Barack Obama)! Pink has a new color (Breast Cancer Foundation)! This is bad: (Sender: Barack Obama)! WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) And of course, the subject line…
  13. 13. Make it personal •Merge first name into the subject line! •Captures attention! •Could feel creepy Have no regrets, John: Sign up (Sender: Moms Rising)! John, don't wait -- time is running out! (Sender: Planned Parenthood)! WEDNESDAY MINI-WEBINARS WITH JOHN HAYDON (SUBSCRIBE TO GET INVITES TO THESE 30-MINUTE WEBINARS) And of course, the subject line…5
  14. 14. Coach and consultant: Helping nonprofits create smarter marketing and online fundraising.! Author: Facebook Marketing for Dummies, 3rd and 4th Editions! Creator: The Nonprofit Facebook Bootcamp! Instructor: Marketing Profs University and Charityhowto! Speaker: The Nonprofit Technology Conference, Social Media for Nonprofits, Blackbaud’s BBCon, New Media Expo, TechSoup, GrantSpace, Chronical of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Webinars, NetworkForGood.! Clients: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, EpicChange, Share Our Strength, Environmental Defense Fund, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston Medical Center, Community TechKnowledge, Scholastic, TechSoup, WaterAid America, University of Massachusetts, Community Music Center of Boston, National Wildlife Federation, Razoo,
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