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How we Get your Emails Delivered

Deliverability is crucial to an effective email. You can’t use any old system and expect your message to get through. Spam filters are too easily triggered. We put a lot of hard work in to making sure your emails reach their destination. Read on to find out how.

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Email Effectiveness and ROI

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.

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Fundraising Effectiveness and ROI

Combining the best of e-commerce research with our clients’ experience and benchmarking studies has taught us these 15 lessons.

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Drupal Integration

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.

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Creating a spam trap ("honeypot") in Engaging Networks

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!

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How Age UK used Engaging Networks and Facebook together to gain more sign-ups

In this video, Tom from Age UK discusses their campaign to help older people keep warm in winter. He looks at how they used social media to make the campaign successful. This was filmed at the Engaging Networks Community Conference 2014 - Expanding Your Horizons.

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More Email Problems, Courtesy of Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo's latest email account change threatens to break your email list. In a nutshell, they have decided to delete neglected mail accounts on July the 15th! Other people can then claim them and start to use their new accounts from August the 15th. Here are three things that you need to do before sending out your next broadcast.

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