ENCCUK17 Roundup

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Are you looking for the presentation from our 2017 Community Conference? If so, you’ve come to the right place. If you were at the event, you’ll have noticed that lots of sessions were also filmed. These videos can be watched on our dedicated vimeo channel. We hope you find these presentations useful. If you have any […]

Know Your Supporters (Your Granny Isn’t Into Tough Mudder)

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Last week I went to the Engaging Networks Community Conference (#ENCC16) in London. I listened to some excellent presentations, where people generously shared their campaigning and fundraising experiences. I also learned more about how the tools from Engaging Networks can help you get better results and, most importantly, make more impact for your causes. There […]

Make Your Twitter Links Work for Your Org

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At Electoral Reform Society, encouraging our supporters to share our campaigns on social media is a crucial part of our strategy. It was with this in mind that we decided to run our own link shortening service. “Overkill,” you say? Well, there were some good reasons we decided to go down this path. The Problem Why shorten […]

Advocacy Effectiveness and ROI

What Makes Online Advocacy Most Effective? We’ve spent years researching and experimenting to find out the characteristics of successful online advocacy. Here are the 14 factors that we have discovered contribute most to wins: 1. Successful Online Campaigns Have Easy-to-use Forms “In tests comparing forms with real-time feedback to those without, usability testing firm Etre […]

Integrating Engaging Networks with Raiser’s Edge

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“Raiser’s Edge” is a database used by many nonprofits worldwide as their “donor database of record.” So it’s not surprising that one of the most common questions asked by prospective Engaging Networks’ clients is: “How does your Engaging Networks software platform integrate with Raiser’s Edge?” A frequent answer to this question is the tool that […]

The Importance of Profiling

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There’s always a lot of talk about what the ‘next big thing’ or hook will be for charity e-campaigns. Is there something out there that will lead to mass participation? The next video that people pass round or the next e-action that everyone takes part in because it is so engaging. But sometimes, the whole […]

Drupal Integration

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Is Drupal the Content Management System that your website runs on? There is a Drupal module for the Engaging Networks platform that automatically builds native webforms for any of your campaigns. It supports all one and two-page campaigns. There are modules for both Drupal 6 and 7. Both require the feeds module and the webform module. Redirects are not […]

Fundraising Effectiveness and ROI

What Delights Donors And Raises Most Money Online? Combining the best of e-commerce research with our clients’ experience and benchmarking studies has taught us that: 1. Successful Online Donation Pages Are Easy To Use It’s obvious and yet so often overlooked. If your donor is put off by the form they have to fill in, […]

Email Effectiveness and ROI

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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? Here is what we’ve learned from our research and our clients’ experience over the years: 1. Successful Emails Are Personal “Segmentation is a lot of […]

Creating a Spam Trap (“Honeypot”) in Engaging Networks

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Recently, a client asked me for ideas on how to tackle spammers. One of their forms was being filled out by a spam bot, and the result was that they were getting a lot of useless supporter records coming through. In the end, we came up with a solution that other Engaging Networks clients might […]