In October 2015, more than 140 clients, partners and Engaging Networks’ staff gathered at The American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. to share best practices, discover new and hidden features of the system and learn what we’ve got in store for next year. We’re now happy to share the videos we captured during the 2-day event.
Conversations around data capture need to take place at the project’s beginning; there’s no point planning a visually brilliant campaign only to discover that you’re missing out on vital pieces of supporter information. And once you collect the data, be sure to anaylse it for proper evaluation and to learn any lessons.
JMG Solutions built a “Super Importer and Exporter,” also known as the “SIE.” This Raiser’s Edge plug-in allows for one-click access to your Engaging Networks information via an application programming interface, or “API,” that Engaging Networks makes available.
To raise maximum funds or get the most signatures for your petition, you need to know how to use email most effectively. So what are the characteristics of effective emails? We are sharing 5 tips from what we’ve learned from our research and our clients’ experience over the years.
We set up a form field that is invisible to human users, who will therefore never populate it. But the field is visible to spambots, which will populate it. This gives us a way to differentiate between human users and spambots. We also just added a custom validator to the form field; one that checks that it is still empty when the form is submitted. If the field isn’t left empty, then our software smells a rat (detects a spambot) and blocks the submission!