TCV Weekly News: 30th January 2020

Kia ora koutou  

Morning Team, We have some great news this week, 2 NEW FULL MEMBERS! Great Right!
Welcome on board to Te Kupenga Net Trust and CCS Disability Action we cant wait for you to meet the rest of the awesome network and get to know you and your organisation.

Really enjoying this quiet period talking with people and planning for the year. Good things to come!

Ngā mihi nui
Alice Kibble (Coordinator)


 Exclusive Guest Speaker Announcement!

We have confirmed our first guest speaker for the first meeting of the New Year.

Deb Hancock is the creator of Tairawhiti Based Social Enterprise, Riposte Analytics LTD. The Riposte App provides a platform for people to share their thoughts and experiences safely, so that the anonymous data can be used by everyone to increase understanding and create change in our communities. Deb will be coming to speak to us about the creation and journey of her Social Enterprise and the platform Riposte.

Come and Listen 10th Febuary 2020, 12.30 in the Gisborne District Council Council Chambers

Want to learn more before the day.
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How to Keep Your Email Subscribers Engaged

This weeks blog post is from Not for Profit Hub

How to Keep Your Email Subscribers Engaged

When you work as an email marketer, you need to expect a certain amount of email unsubscribes each year. But if your list gets smaller and smaller all the time, you need to stop and rethink what you’re doing. Unsubscribes are no fun because it leaves you wondering if you’re doing something wrong and if you could have retained those people. 

The good news is there are some actions you can take to reduce the rate of email unsubscribes. Take a look and see if you can adopt some of these methods to improve your email marketing strategy.

1. List Segmentation

It’s important to segment your list of subscribers because it helps you send content to certain people that’s more relevant and customized to them. The more specific you’re able to get with your segments, the better you can prepare and write content that will speak to your readers directly and address their interests. Your customers will value your content more if they can connect with it.

2. Map Content

Due to your lead nurturing strategy and segmentation, you should know a lot more about your subscribers. This information can help you map out the content to match with their behaviors. You can easily do this by creating an Excel document or Google doc to organize your content and identify what will go to which segment of your audience, and at what time.

According to Jonathan Greene, a marketing blogger at Brit Student and Write My X, “Mapping content with your segmented list helps you make sure you’re sending subscribers the right content for the stage of the sales funnel. Content mapping also helps you pinpoint the holes and gaps in your content strategy if you find that you don’t have much content for certain segments or certain parts of the buying cycle.” 

3. Email Frequency

You should be allowing your subscribers to not only select the types of emails they want to receive, but also the frequency that they want to receive emails from you. Let them know that it’s up to them to choose the frequency that works for them, with options from many times a day to once a month. 

It’s important that you don’t bombard their mailbox as much as not communicating often enough so they forget about you. You should include this option not only in the editable email preferences at the end of each email but also on the unsubscribe page that you link to. This will give your subscribers time to think about whether they actually want to unsubscribe, or just receive fewer messages.

4. Testing

The reality is that not every subscriber will let you know how often they want to receive emails from you, so you’ll want to be proactive and run some email frequency tests to find what’s the sweet spot for email communication frequencies. If you haven’t run a test yet, you should do so now, and make sure to set up a different frequency for each individual segment of your mailing list.

5. Various Methods

If you have email recipients on the verge of unsubscribing, you can offer other communication methods. It’s possible the simple reason is that they receive too many emails in their inbox. Instead, offer to communicate with them another way, like RSS, SMS, social media, a blog, or any other platforms you use to communicate with your supporters. 

6. Sending Schedule

Set up a regular schedule for emailing so that your recipients know exactly what to expect from you. Make sure that your email communications always go out the same day and at the same time of day. 

Frank Tyne, a business writer at Australia 2 Write and Next Coursework, said, “When your subscribers know that your email is coming in, they’re less likely to be annoyed at receiving it. From the first moment a customer opts into your emails, you should clarify their expectations, and be sure to follow the schedule strictly.” 

7. Optimize

Your emails must be optimized. If they load too slowly, your email campaigns won’t be a success. Run different tests to find out how quickly your emails load for different people and on different devices. If you have large images that take too long to load, or designs that aren’t mobile friendly, you’ll be creating a bad experience and setting yourself up to fail.

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Written by Christopher Cooper

From the IRD Newsletter

Working Solo: Tips for staying mentally well

To stay healthy and well, here are some actions to keep in mind.
There are quite a few so pick the ones that seem most doable for you.

Set your hours (and keep them)

Running a business is time consuming and most business owners work well beyond the standard eight-hour work day. Decide how many hours you will work and do your best to stick to them. Getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night will also help you perform at your best. 

Do something for you

Try to find some time as often as possible to do something you enjoy. This will help keep you balanced and, at the very least, give you something to look forward to. 

Finding the right mix of movement and downtime will keep your body and mind fit. Move as much as you can throughout the day, but also make time for breaks.

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