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Email Best Practice – The emails you should NOT forget to send

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : Email Marketing 

When someone signs up to an enewsletter from your organisation, what’s the first thing you send?  Do you just include them in your e-newsletter database or do you actually send them a welcome email?

Don’t forget the most important emails are the first ones you send! 

Check out this free mini-guide that details how to do this right. 

Create a welcome series - a succession of 2 or 3 simple, personalised emails that a potential supporter receives over the course of their first few weeks ...


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Claim Your Gannett Grant Today!

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Grants 

Reading my local paper last week I came across an article titled, ‘Could you use a Gannett grant?  Which made me think, how can I use this to help our customers locally?  So I did a bit of research to find out more.  It turns out it is not just available to my local area, but is nationwide!

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co, Inc. owner of Newsquest Media group, who publish regional newspapers, websites & magazines.  The Gannett Foundation provides funding to suppor...


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Top Tips on Applying for Funding

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, August 10, 2012, In : Funding 


1.  Don’t be frightened to get in touch with the funder

If you have a query regarding your funding application, you can contact the funder to discuss your concerns and application. Most funders expect this contact and often have outreach workers who will help you with the application process.

2.  Be precise

Ensure you have answered all the basic the questions: Who? Where? When? Why? What? and How? you intend to accomplish your project. You must make certain the funder understands exactly...


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Going for Gold!

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : London Olympics & Fundraising 

The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games have a unique power to inspire all of us as individuals.  It also provides great opportunities for charities and not for profit organisations to attract more funds and raise profiles.

Has your organisation got into the spirit of the London 2012 Olympics?

Get inspired, be Proud to be British!

OK, so the opening ceremony wasn't to everyone's taste, it did go on a bit, but how else do you get 204 teams out? It was well worth the wait, what a spectacular ...


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