June 23, 2006

  In this Issue:

  1. Hot Tip
  2. E-Voter Institute Survey
  3. We're Hiring!
  4. Focus On
  5. Submit to CampaignGuide!

Hot Tip: Contribution PublicPages Auto-Responder

If you’re using our PublicPages to take contributions on-line, you already know what a breeze it is to import those records into the database. However, you may not know that we’ve added a new feature in the PublicPages for contributions so that you may set-up an email to respond to your donors when they contribute.

To set-up Auto-Responder:

  1. Go to Management --> PublicPages

  2. Click Modify next to your contribution page.

  3. Find the Auto-Responder area, click Send Auto-Responder. The menu will expand.

  1. In the From Name, type who you want to appear as the sender of the email.

  2. In the From Email, select which email you want the auto-responder to use (if there are no emails listed, you will need to add an email through the Broadcast Email Console. See our FocusOn Tutorial for more information).

  3. In the Subject area, type how you want the title of the email to appear.

  4. In the Response Message, type the text of your message. Do not copy and paste from Microsoft Word or a website. You may use the Merge Fields button to insert fields like name, amount, etc.

  5. Click Save Changes.

Now when a donor makes a contribution on-line, they can receive a thank you message from your campaign!

You can also use Auto-Responder for other PublicPage, such as a volunteer signup page.

E-Voter Institute Survey

Is the Internet a strategic part of your campaign?

Can online ads rally the base? Influence swing voters?

Are blogs effective for reaching the undecided?

Click here to take this short, confidential E-Voter Institute survey.

We're Hiring! is currently seeking a Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant. Please forward this job description to anyone you know who may be interested in joining our growing force in the political software market!

Click here to view the Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant job posting.

Focus On: Broadcast Email Console

Focus On is our new series of email tutorials. We will show you ways to expand your control over the Broadcast Email tool.

Click here to view this month's Focus On.

As always, if you have questions about what you've read in our Focus On, we encourage you to call us and get additional training. Our support staff is always happy to provide you with the information you need.

Submit to CampaignGuide!

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