Please note that this article is relevant to public fundraising pages only.
In this video, our Head of Campaigns, Matthew, breaks down the importance of emailing your backers and runs through the data available on your Case Owner Dashboard for targeting your campaigning activity.
How do I email my backers?
The individuals who’ve already given to your campaign are your biggest supporters, and you can use our platform to blind-email them, which means you can’t see their names and emails, but our system will send whatever email you compose to all of them.
Step by Step
Click “Email Backers.”
Once in, click “Draft New Email.” You’ll be able to choose a “from” name, create a subject, and of course type the body text.
“Submit for approval” when you’re done, and we’ll send it out to everyone!
Getting to your Dashboard after log-in:
When should you email your backers? Some good options are…
At the end of your campaign’s first day
48 hrs in
At the end of your first week
At the start of your final week
With 48 hrs remaining
With 24 hrs remaining
What should you say? Always start with a “thank you” and then, depending on how your fundraising is going, you might…
Ask them to share your link on social media
Ask them to forward this email to 5 friends
Provide them with a case update to keep them involved
How can I post an update on my CrowdJustice page?
Updates are displayed publicly at the top of your CrowdJustice page. This is a great way to keep your page up to date with the latest news from your campaign or your legal case.
Step by Step
Log in here. You’ll wind up on your Case Owner dashboard.
Click “Page Updates”
Once in, click “Draft a new update now” You’ll be able to choose a title for your update and, of course, type the body text.
You'll first be able to preview your update before clicking "Post Update" to set it live on your page.
When should you post an update? Some good options are…
At fundraising milestones, such as 50% funded or 75% funded
When you have a real update on the legal case e.g. when papers have been filed or when you have a court date
If you have any press articles of pictures/videos related to your campaign that you want to share with those who come to your page