The email Theme step has moved!

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Shared by Sally • September 11, 2023

The theme step is now the first step in creating a new email blast! Why do this?

  • To provide a user experience that better supports the user’s intuitive decision-making process, starting with “What kind of email blast do I want to send? Do I want to clone a previous email blast?”
  • When cloning a previous email blast, the user no longer has to click through the Theme step.
  • No more wasted time on filling out the entire Settings form before encountering the Clone option at the bottom.
  • No more confusing warning modal when changing themes on a brand new email blast.

More targeting options with ActionButton, 1-1 email behavior change, and bug fixes

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Shared by Sean • August 23, 2023

🌟 ActionButton

  • Several customers have wanted a way to target state senators and state representatives separately - now they can!

✉️ Email

  • When sending a 1:1 email and ccing someone, the behavior used to be that these cc recipients were automatically cced in any email created later. We’ve changed that so they are no longer added to new emails.

😊 People

  • Some tags didn’t populate as a recipient option in broadcasters for texting, this has been fixed!
    We added status_reason as a membership liquid drop

💸 Finances

  • You used to be able to change the payment type for a credit card through an import and break all the transactions. This is no longer possible!
Feature update

Unleash your creativity with the new email builder!

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Shared by Flore • August 03, 2023

We have some exciting news that will transform the way you create and send emails for your organization! Introducing the brand-new drag-and-drop email builder, designed specifically with non-technical users in mind.

Say hello to a user-friendly experience that will make your email communications a breeze:

  • Use stock themes or start from scratch: Choose our new professionally designed stock themes that instantly give your emails a polished look. Alternatively, if you prefer a unique touch, start from scratch and let your creativity shine.
  • Effortless Drag-and-Drop: Our intuitive drag-and-drop capabilities make it a breeze to compose your emails. Simply select the elements you want to include and drop them into place.
  • Personalize with ease: Making your emails reflect your brand has never been easier. Customize your colors, header, and footer in just a few clicks and match your organization's visual identity.
  • Team efficiency and consistency: Save your custom themes and make them available for your team to use later. This ensures that your branding remains consistent across all your communications, saving you time and effort.

Visit the email theme gallery or create your own

Easier asks for donation amount increase & automation filter bug fix

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Shared by Lauren • May 22, 2023

✉️ Email

  • We simplified the code required to ask recurring donors to increase their regular gift amounts. This allows emailing donors with an ask to increase their monthly or annual donation amount by a dynamic percentage with far less liquid. Read our documentation for Instructions.

🤖 Automations

  • We fixed a bug with automations filters in the People section that could not be grouped together with other filter criteria.

We're improving our texting feature

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Shared by Lauren • May 08, 2023

We're working on improving our texting features! Today, we’re releasing two updates 🎉

🔗 Link shortening

We’ve created a new tool that allows you to shorten your URLs in just a few clicks while crafting your text blast. This will help you save characters and squeeze in more information so they can drive even more action.

📱10DLC registration for better deliverability (US recipients only)

The Campaign Registry is introducing a registration process called A2P 10DLC. Registering your organization will not only increase the rate at which your text messages are delivered but will also protect your text delivery to make sure your messages continue to reach your intended audiences. The monthly rate is $5 for low-volume senders and $16 for high-volume senders. Standard customers can now easily get registered in their control panel, on the ‘Add-ons’ page.

Custom theme previews and autodistricting updates

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Shared by Amy • April 03, 2023

✉️ Email

Are you using custom themes? We added thumbnails for custom theme previews in the email editor.

😊 People

We added autodistricting for Austria 🇦🇹. It means that profiles with a primary address in Austria will automatically be assigned to their electoral districts.

We created a new button type!

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Shared by Flore • March 30, 2023

Are you using the ActionButton add-on? Supercharge your nation with easy-to-share quizzes, polls, petitions, and more. The latest exciting addition to our ActionButton add-on, the Custom Email Target Button, is now available! 🎉

With this new button, you can mobilize your supporters to email a specific decision-maker, regardless of their geolocation. Identify a target that has a publicly available email address and simply enter it into the settings of the button, upload their photo, and encourage your audience to send them a message!

Whether you need to target a company, an institution, or a local representative, this new button can help! Visit our blog to see examples of use for this new button.

The Custom Email Target button is included in ActionButton plans that have access to legislative advocacy features (Paid plan & Plus plan).

Fixed bug with donation pages

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Shared by Lauren • February 20, 2023

💸 Finances

We fixed theme issues that prevented using express payment options with staged donations pages

New failed payment notifications and address bug fix

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Shared by Sean • February 09, 2023

💸 Supporter portal

Donors can now receive automated notifications when a recurring donation fails to process! The feature is available under Settings > Supporter portal > Donation management > Enable failed donation notifications. Only recurring donors processed through NationBuilder Payments are able to receive these emails. You can edit the copy prior to enabling the email type, read more in our documentation.

😊 People

When an Address2 is deleted from an address, it now stays deleted

Let your donors increase their donation amount themselves

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Shared by Lauren • January 20, 2023

This update was published on Dec 28, 2022

💸 Supporter portal

  • You can also email your donors with a link to a specified amount in the portal so they can easily find where to increase their recurring donation amount. Read our documentation for more details.