101 Reasons to Love Engaging Networks

Need a reason to make the switch to Engaging Networks? How about 101 reasons?

  1. Flexible – make pages look EXACTLY the way you want them
  2. Innovative – we have a release cycle of updates and new features every 6-8 weeks
  3. Tech Support – personal, fast and responsive!
  4. Create your pages in ANY language
  5. Accept donations in ANY currency
  6. Clients love us!
  7. Get better results!
  8. Easy-to-use – our platform offers an intuitive user interface for the non-technical staffer
  9. Quick – our platform is designed to get your pages done in a matter of minutes
  10. Access to a wide range of international political databases, including Congress and state legislatures, press, councils and more
  11. Seamless integration with other modules and social media
  12. We integrate with ROI solutions
  13. We integrate with Raiser’s Edge
  14. We integrate with Salesforce
  15. Segmentation – easy testing and geo-targeting options
  16. CSS and HTML options – complete control for your in-house tech team
  17. Pre-load supporter data on advocacy forms (a best practice!)
  18. Permissions – offer different privileges for different users
  19. Create automated thank you emails for your actions
  20. Ability to change the supporter’s advocacy action path based on behavior variables
  21. Split a donation or advocacy form over multiple pages with a progress bar
  22. Track event registrations
  23. Geotargeting supporters for email
  24. Mobile-friendly, right out of the box
  25. We work great with Drupal
  26. We work great with WordPress
  27. We work great with Expression Engine
  28. Robust reporting
  29. Design unlimited email templates to match your site or campaigns
  30. Create unlimited lists and groups for your emails
  31. Enjoy unlimited image and file storage
  32. Send up to 8,000 emails a minute
  33. Create email triggers and automated welcomes series
  34. Embed your sign up forms in your website using widgets
  35. Allow for “in memoriam” donations
  36. Offer membership packages on your donation pages
  37. Allow for promo codes on your donation pages
  38. Our fundraising modules accepts 40 different payment methods globally!
  39. Pre-load supporter data on donation forms (a best practice!)
  40. We are PCI compliant
  41. Accept recurring payments from supporters (and automatically notify them if their payment fails)
  42. One-click donations!
  43. Use SSL certificates on your donation pages for added security
  44. Send as many emails as you like to your list! No limits
  45. Make your pages ADA compliant to be inclusive of your community
  46. Use advocacy data captures to create surveys
  47. Upload custom targets to send your advocacy actions to anyone
  48. Email a friend – Let your supporters share your content with their networks
  49. eCards!
  50. We take your email delivery very seriously and our rates are some of the best in the field
  51. Send your supporters a “Happy Birthday!” message – automatically
  52. Our Engaging Networks Services (ENS) layer enables outside developers to build applications that directly access the Engaging Networks database via our APIs
  53. We provide dedicated IPs for clients with massive email lists
  54. Our “engagement scoring” feature allows a specific email campaign to be delivered to the client’s most active supporters first (which helps with third-party deliverability scores)
  55. We participate in the MSN Junk Mail Reporting Program
  56. Our mail server cluster runs PowerMTA software to deliver and manage email and notifies us every 15 minutes if there are bounce issues with specific ISPs
  57. We frequently remind our clients about CAN-SPAM and best practices for email, to protect everyone’s reputation
  58. Keep your data clean by easily adding a captcha or “spam trap” to your web forms
  59. Make supporter journeys more customized with Marketing Automation
  60. You can save time with emails by doing split tests, conditional content emails for supporters based on their characteristics OR both at the same time!
  61. Create one page that has varying ask strings based on supporter engagement.
  62. Forget A/B testing…with our software you can do A/B/C/D/E/F/G testing!
  63. We promise 99.9% uptime with our standard service level agreement
  64. Our P2P fundraising system is ground-breaking! (co-developed with our pals at Zuri Group)
  65. Complete control over the look and feel of your P2P fundraising pages – so that they match the branding of your organization
  66. Ability to build an entire site – not just a page – for your P2P fundraising campaign
  67. Your supporters can manage their P2P fundraising campaigns themselves
  68. Display donations anonymously on P2P fundraising pages
  69. Login with your Facebook account for P2P fundraising pages
  70. Find answers to FAQs, step-by-step guides and more in our sister site: the Supportal
  71. We keep clients informed of what we’re working on with our annual Technology Roadmap
  72. Account setup is included in your annual subscription
  73. We provide a migration checklist to keep your organization organized and on track
  74. We train your staff on our system and provide you with a recording to refresh your memory and share with new staff
  75. Ongoing client support is included in your annual subscription
  76. We hold regular FREE refresher training webinars
  77. Work with a Client Support Manager to address any big-picture needs
  78. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, just like you
  79. We practice environmental stewardship
  80. We’ve got the best employees in town
  81. We’re always looking for rising stars to join our team
  82. We have amazing partners!
  83. We foster a community among our clients through our list-serv
  84. We host a fantastic conference every fall in Washington, D.C.
  85. We host a wonderful conference every spring in London
  86. We’ve been known to host a happy hour or two.
  87. We support the progressive community through sponsorship of events like Web of Change, eCampaigning Forum and NTEN
  88. We are members of DMAW, DMFA and NTEN
  89. We keep you abreast of all things nonprofit + tech in our blog
  90. We provide you with 140 characters of goodness on Twitter
  91. We want to be your friend (on Facebook)
  92. We’re happy to network with you on LinkedIn
  93. Exclusive videos of trainings, case studies and more on our vimeo channel
  94. Subscribe to our monthly-ish newsletter for exclusive content
  95. We’ve been in your shoes. Many of our employees come from international nonprofit organizations and understand YOUR needs.
  96. We are the software of choice for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  97. Our annual “Software Love” Awards recognizes the best campaigns created by our clients (and includes some pretty cool prizes!).
  98. We don’t brand your emails with our logo (We want all the spotlight to shine on you!)
  99. We care about your privacy. We do not store credit card details for corporate or client transactions that we process.
  100. More than 300 of the world’s top nonprofits decided we were the right choice for them
  101. We’ll provide you with a free, personalized demo to show you what our system can do!

Chloe Green is a copywriter and digital campaigner with almost a decade of experience in the charity and political sectors. She’s delivered campaigns, copy and consultancy for a raft of good eggs including Anthony Nolan, the National Union of Students, St Mungo’s, and Hillary for America. She was Social Media Manager at the Labour Party between 2016–2019 and now she’s Head of Creative with the lovely team at Forward Action. She leads on fundraising emails, UX copy, and all creative facilitation. She’s an expert in email list growth, digital strategy, organic and paid-for social media, and digital mobilisation.

Rachel founded the specialist charity web agency, Rechord, in 1999. Between 1999 and 2012 they created hundreds of different web applications for organisations in the UK and internationally.
In 2013 she became the 'Donor Whisperer' and focused on helping small to medium-sized non-profits to reach new donors and activists and from there increase their income. She uses a unique process that combines the benefits of consultancy with capacity building.
Her clients include Traidcraft Exchange, the Overseas Development Institute, Jubilee Debt Coalition, the Leprosy Mission of England and Wales, Tax Justice UK, The Canary, Humanity and Inclusion, the Anti-Tribalism Movement, BRACE, New Family Social, Arseh Sevom - and that's just the last year.
She also feels weird writing about herself in the third person.

Ellen is Campaigns Manager overseeing national and local campaigning at the MS Society. She has worked at the MS Society for 2 and a half years, with roles at Scope and Guide Dogs prior to this.

Hannah is Senior Campaigns Officer at the MS Society, working on their local campaigning programme, Local Action for MS and also on social care and carers. She’s worked at the MS Society for a year and a half, and was previously at the MND Association and National Voices.

Executive Director of C6 Digital, London based agency

Emily has worked at Guide Dogs for the Blind Association since 2019, working on a range of campaign areas to empower people with vision impairments to live the life they choose. Prior to this, Emily working in parliament and severed as a borough councillor.

Brani Milosevic ia a digital consultant and coach at https://www.digitalleadership.ltd/
She helps individuals, teams and organisations to learn how to seize the opportunities offered by digital and navigate its challenges.
Brani set up the Digital Leadership Forum, is an NCVO trainer, a CharityComms mentor and a qualified executive coach.

Rhiannan Sullivan is the Vice President of strategy and partnerships of social action network, Care2.com. Over the past 10+ years, she has worked with hundreds of UK and EU charities helping them grow and develop their digital fundraising programmes. Prior to working for Care2, Rhiannan worked at then political campaigning agency Blue State Digital, a global leading digital strategy agency who has helped many organisations build and engage online communities, clients included political and advocacy campaigns, non-­‐profit organisations, cultural institutions and global consumer brands.

Calum manages social, email and some digital campaigns at CPRE, and is CPRE’s expert Engaging Networks user, working on development and helping other teams make the most of the platform. Happiest working on campaigns for change or rambling around in the countryside.

Brandon Fuller is Engaging Networks alumni and owner of Raise the Roots, a digital agency that has supported over two dozen organizations on Engaging Networks - helping them to maximize their digital engagement using this powerful platform. He previously managed global online advocacy campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts and has worked in the nonprofit community for nearly two decades.

I joined the Woodland Trust in 2018 and now lead on policy and engagement campaigns working to improve protection, restoration and high quality creation of woods and trees. Prior to campaigning for trees, I worked in Peterborough, tackling fuel poverty in the community. I care deeply about the climate and nature crises and the many, intersectional impacts and solutions. Endlessly inspired and energised by the dedication and passion of our supporters and the public who take action time and time again.

Hannah Mudge is Digital Innovation Manager at The Leprosy Mission England and Wales and has had the privilege of seeing the 147-year-old international development charity evolve over the last decade, from sending out its first online fundraising appeal to achieving record levels of income despite the challenges faced since the start of the pandemic. She is based in Peterborough and enjoys running, cooking and reading in her limited spare time when not parenting two lively boys. During 2020 she added ‘homeschooling’ to her skillset although what Ofsted rating she would achieve is probably best left to the imagination.

I am a campaigner in the Woods Under Threat team at the Woodland Trust. My role is to help protect ancient woods and trees from damaging developments across the UK. Ancient woods and trees are irreplaceable, so we work hard to stop any further loss of these precious habitats and ensure they are protected for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Matt Strong is the Campaigns and Engagement Officer for the Ramblers.

He has recently run campaigns on increasing the number of new green walking routes in some of our biggest cities, including London and Manchester. He has also been leading on the Ramblers’ campaigns work around the Environment Bill. Matt has a background in politics after spending a decade as an elected councillor on Manchester City Council and having previously worked for two Members of Parliament and a political party.

Claire Warner is a former charity Fundraising Director & Senior Leader, turned Culture & Wellbeing consultant.

It was in trying to throw herself back into her beloved Fundraising Director role after 12 months' treatment for aggressive breast cancer, that Claire realised the focus & memory loss and heart condition side effects she'd been left with after her treatment, plus the life-changing experience of the illness itself, meant (guttingly!) a 300% commitment, 50+hours a week Fundraising Director role was no longer an option.

On looking into what others do in this situation, Claire discovered the field of workplace wellbeing, the research work of Prof Cary Cooper, the Gallup Organisation and Simon Sinek, and hasn't looked back since.

In 2018, Claire created her own piece of research into the wellbeing of fundraisers and when it concluded in 2019, over 700 fundraisers had taken part. The results of the research were used to further inform and refine the work Claire does with organisations and individuals in the charity sector.

In 2020 Claire won the Best Digital Leader Award at the Social CEO Awards and in 2021 curated the first Charity Wellbeing Summit.

Today, Claire works on organisational culture and wellbeing projects with charities and offers coaching and mentoring programmes to sector professionals.

Becky has spent the last decade building people power and people-powered movements to hold the most powerful to account for a fairer, more just, and cleaner future.
She helped build 38 Degrees UK into a movement of over 1 million citizens and led many of the biggest campaigns. As part of OPEN’s senior team, she helped build and sustain a network across 19 different countries, by supporting, coaching, and building fast-growing digitally facilitated organisations.

She's currently Senior Strategist at The Sunrise Project leading the Global Banks Program and building grassroots activism on finance around the world. She’s on the board of Skiftet, Sweden’s biggest online campaign community and Left Foot Forward in the UK.

Andrew Taylor-Dawson is Development Manager at Liberty, where he leads on member and support engagement. He has been in fundraising for around 13 years. In this time he has worked in the human rights, homelessness and social justice sectors as well as having been a freelance consultant.

He has held board positions with Global Justice Now and the adoption support organisation We Are family.

Rebecca is a Digital Project Manager, who recently led the redesign and redevelopment of The Children's Society's website.

Rebecca worked closely with senior stakeholders, subject matter experts, and digital agencies to create a new platform that demonstrates the organisation's refreshed vision, mission and brand. There has already been astounding results in the 6-months since launch.

I have worked as a web developer for about 20 years and for Which? since 2015, primarily on their WordPress sites. This has involved integration with a variety of different APIs, most recently the Engaging Networks API, along with the creation of APIs to allow sites to talk to one another.

Glyn Thomas is a digital strategist and web developer. He built his first website in 1997 and has been working in digital communications since 2002.

For the past 12 years, Glyn has almost exclusively worked with charities and non-profit organisations. Almost all the projects he works on are focused around campaigning, fundraising or supporter recruitment, and often a mixture of all three.

Now based in Berlin, Glyn works with organisations in the UK, Europe and North America.

Rhian is the Strategic Programme Manager for Physical Activity at Versus Arthritis. Alongside Sport England under the Richmond Group ‘Movement for All’ programme, Rhian is co-developing a long-term, sustainable programme to support those living with Musculoskeletal conditions to increase their physical activity levels and improve their quality of life. Rhian has over 15 years’ experience of supporting people with long term health conditions to become more active. She is passionate about prevention, working in partnership and using an effective knowledge base to create impactful change at scale.

Having gotten his start organizing with anti-war veterans and working as Sala Labs, Sales Engineer, and Partner Manager, Bryan now brings his expertise to non-profit and mission-driven clients as 4Site Studios Director of Digital Strategy. Specializing in challenging and complex projects, Bryan works with each client to craft holistic approaches tailored to goals, budget, and outcomes.

Mary Margaret Callahan is the Chief Mission Officer for Pet Partners, where she is responsible for leading mission delivery including the therapy animal program and grassroots advocacy program. She joined Pet Partners in 2013 and has worked to establish the organization as both an influencer and a resource within the animal-assisted intervention (AAI) and human-animal bond (HAB) community. In 2018 she was named one of PetAge Magazine’s Women of Influence. Mary Margaret lives on a small farm outside Seattle with her husband, daughter and menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chickens, goats and miniature donkeys.

Joe Derry Hall is a freelancer working on creative digital and communications. His interests include tech innovation, upending power and reimagining different futures. Joe has been the winner of a Mozilla Creative Media Award and the joint winner of a BAFTA digital award. He was previously in-house in campaigning and communications roles at Amnesty International, the Climate Coalition, the Ecocide campaign, Save the Children, Scope and others. He is one of the initiators of Right Way Up, an experiment to create a radical, practical new vision for the social change sector.

Anna Chowcat is the Digital Manager at Refuge and oversees the charity’s digital function and output. Since joining Refuge, Anna has been instrumental in introducing a number of digital engagement programmes including digital campaigns, bespoke email supporter journeys and user friendly donate/campaign pages. Before joining Refuge, she has worked in digital engagement and campaign roles at The Labour Party and Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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