I’ve said before that an email doesn’t always cut it, and I stand by this, what some don’t understand is that an email at the wrong time, with the wrong message can have a truly negative response.
Not only could the acceptance, click through rate be low, but it could also result in lower giving by those who take “action”.
It is important to truly understand how your donors want to be communicated with.
For some, a personal phone call may be what works, for others an email may suffice, however, it’s important that you understand what works for who.
If you communicate with the one group in the wrong manner you could do more harm than good, you could alienate donors.
Ask donors how they like to be communicated with, acknowledge and respect; it could mean a make or break with a campaign.