As the end of the year approaches, are you planning enough emails?
Emails should be included as part of your robust, multi-channel annual appeal if you want to increase your chances of reaching your goals. On top of that, emails can be a great way to set yourself up for success even before you send an appeal.
Sadly, many nonprofits I encounter are unwilling to email their constituents sufficiently. Here’s what I often hear:
We don’t want to tick them off by mailing too many times.
We can’t ask them for money more than once or twice a year.
They get a lot of mail from us and it’s probably annoying.
They’re probably getting mail from a lot of different departments, so we don’t want to send from our department too often.