The Friendship Circle recently sent out an email with advertisements placed in the appeal. This is something I have yet to see a nonprofit do before, and I wonder if it is effective at bringing in additional revenue or effective at destroying credibility.
To advertise with The Friendship Circle, you must meet certain criteria, but this new initiative could create doubt in some donor’s minds. What do you think? Are advertisements on a nonprofit’s emails and/or websites effective or does it destroy consumer confidence?
Posted in eMail Marketing, Ideas, Nonprofit
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Sprout, the WYSIWYG flash application and widget building tool, will no longer be offering free accounts. The service will become pay-only starting early February 2009. Sprout is offering current customers a monthly subscription of $13.95 through 2009. In 2010, all accounts will start at $59.95 per month. The company will continue to offer free accounts to non-profits and academic institutions.
Does anyone know of another free widget service?
Posted in Technology
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