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Looking for some relevant experience on sharing volunteers' data (email addresses) internal to the charity.  One of my charities would like to share all volunteers email addresses with each other but...
Jeff Andrews
Hi there, I'm in the early stages of revamping our email programme and would love to hear about the approach that other charities are taking.  If anyone is happy to share your approach, or have teams...
Sarah Hansen
Hi, I'd love some advice!  I'm also spending a lot of time trying to move from a group @gmail.com address to an account where we can set up different email addresses (probably around 10) that are lin...
Mamta Patel
Hello wonderful members of CharityConnect, With the rise of AI-driven platforms like ChatGPT by OpenAI, many of us have found a handy tool to assist with various writing tasks. However, I also recogn...
Hi, Does anybody have any suggestions for good newsletter platforms other than Mailchimp or Poppulo. I'm particularly interested in something that has the functionality to personalise content for the...
Kam Kaur
What are people using for alternatives to MailChimp? We have been using MC for years for free but recently run into the 500 subscriber limitation and been asked to upgrade our account to a minimum of...
Jeff Andrews
Hi there, I have a new job at a small community project where I live on the edge of Leeds, U.K. There are 3 of us in the team and we want to have an email software option  instead of Mailchimp where...
Rhoda Wu
Hello,  I was wondering if anyone could recommend any E-mail marketing courses.  We're exploring updating our newsletter that we send to healthcare professionals and research scientists, so a special...
Kat McGregor
I wonder if anyone could advise on this topic? We have contact details for the families/carers of people we support.  They are not held centrally or on any database, simply within the service user’s...
Michelle Hamilton
Hi everyone,  I wondered if anyone had any recommendations on a great looking newsletter build platform e.g. MailChimp or others, that are cost effective and easy to use? We are currently using Etape...
Laura Hedges
Hi All,   We are currently looking at getting a new CRM database and for it to be able to do a few different things without it costing the earth.  We want it clearly to be reliable, friendly, easy to...
Sabrina Franklin
Hi everyone, apologies for the loaded title to this post, but I've been thinking about my organisations' regular email newsletter and whether or not it's worth the work we put in to produce.  At the...
Pete Taylor
If you've read my initial Charity Connect post about keeping your familiar and very local face in front of people who are going to have to self-isolate, this takes that idea a bit further.   Just yes...
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Aggie Silova
Has anyone used Mailchimp to put a sign up form on a website? We're struggling to remove the market permission consents that we don't need using their form builder (we only need email consent not dir...
Victoria Sinclair
Hi I am in the process of reviewing the best email marketing tool to use (Mailchimp/Campaign Monitor) at our charity and was wondering if anyone has any insight they could share with me or any actual...
Lee Handy
Good morning all,hope everybody is well. How do I send an email invite to a fellow healthcare professional to join Charity Connect? Thanks  Alia,Xxx
Alia Arif
Hi everyone! 👋 We're looking for people to provide feedback on a new free newsletter tool that we've created called The Charity Newsletter:  https://www.thecharitynewsletter.co.uk/ Instead of provi...
Max Shelley
Hi everyone.    I'm looking to introduce a simple, easy to use CRM system that our small charity can use for contacts.     Need it to be able to have different categories of supporter, ie volunteers,...
Chris Wigmore
If several people have been copied into an email sent to me asking for a reply and I reply to all is this classed as a data breach?
A CharityConnect User
Hi, I run a small patient support group charity and we have arranged a family weekend in September. Although I've posted about the meeting on our social media channels, take up is very slow, leading...
Robert Dalgleish
Hello CharityConnect Hive! I'm looking at our print newsletter which goes out to current supporters and possibly giving it a little revamp - it hasn't changed format for a few years and the ROI has b...
Mark Cassidy
Hello CharityConnect, I have a little admin question for you. Have you stopped receiving the CharityConnect emails? I send about 3 emails a week with the latest conversations from CharityConnect and...
Robyn Freya Archard
Hi All,  I was wondering if anyone was aware of any mailing lists for parliament, lobbyists, media etc. that I can cross-promote content on? Sadaf
Sadaf R.
A recent survey carried out by Connect Assist highlighted how more than 70% of charities placed a high or very high importance on building relationships with its advocates, yet less than 20% of these...
Emily Barnicoat
GDPR has flooded my inbox with opt-in e-mails - and e-books, and white papers, and guides - just like it has yours.   All of these come with the qualification - 'you must seek your own legal advice'...
Has anyone got any ideas of how the small charity I volunteer for can grow our (very) small email list?
Robyn Freya Archard
Hey everyone.  The charity I work for- The Mlambe Project- have quite a small email list who receive our monthly newsletters. The list is mostly made up of friends and family, and previous donors.  W...
Robyn Freya Archard
Hi all,  You may have seen our email about how we are changing email service provider. We're changing to a platform we really like that will make the whole process smoother and hopefully result in be...
Emma Glassford-Biggs
Despite the constant changes in social media and communication, e-mail is still one of the most successful methods to get your message across to supporters, donors and the general public.  However, i...
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