Communication

Create a more effective outreach strategy using targeted email blasting, text messaging, and social media to engage your most influential people.

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Set up your broadcaster

Understanding broadcasters

Broadcasters are the voices who speak publicly on behalf of your nation. All external communications are organized around broadcasters.
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Connect an email address to a broadcaster

When you attach an email address to a broadcaster, you can send email blasts to your community!
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Authenticate your email

If the custom domain you send email blasts from isn't hosted by NationBuilder — authenticate it to protect your email deliverability
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Benefits of receiving email in your nation

We recommend receiving incoming email. By accepting incoming email for a broadcaster, people will be able to reply to your email blasts.
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Forward email to a broadcaster

After connecting a third-party email address to a broadcaster, you may want to forward your email to that broadcaster.
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Connect your Twitter account to a broadcaster

Connecting a broadcaster to your social media accounts can help you spread the word and track supporters across multiple platforms!
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Connect your Facebook account to a broadcaster

Connecting a broadcaster to your social media accounts can help you spread the word and track supporters across multiple platforms!
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Create a phone number and access voicemail

Your nation’s phone number is a great place to track and consolidate incoming calls to your organization.
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Send communications

Create an email blast

Sending bulk email is a powerful engagement tactic. It allows you to quickly and effectively message your subscribers with calls to action.
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Add a button to an email blast

You can add clickable buttons to email blasts to send people to specific pages on your website.
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Smart fields in email

Smart fields make it easy to dynamically personalize your email blasts for each recipient with variable data pulled from your nation
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Create a custom email theme

If you do not want to use a public email theme, you may create your own custom one.
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Send and view one-to-one email

If you're set up to receive incoming email via a broadcaster, you can integrate one-to-one email with your people database.
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Create a multi-column email layout

You can replicate a traditional multi-column layout for email blasts in NationBuilder.
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Integration details with Facebook

The scoop on NationBuilder's integration with Facebook.
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Social targeting: Facebook and NationBuilder

NationBuilder's social targeting model turns digital media into an integral part of your Nation’s success.
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Tag people who liked a Facebook post

If you've linked a Facebook page to a broadcaster in NationBuilder, you can quickly tag all the people who liked a post.
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Send and receive text messages

People are with their mobile phones 24/7. Use bulk text blasts to get your message opened faster, and text keywords sign people up easier.
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Create a text keyword

Action pages in NationBuilder let you set up text message keywords that users can text to take the action linked to the page.
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Manage email

How to optimize your email deliverability

Email blasting is a key tool for any organization. This HOWTO will outline ways in which you can optimize your email deliverability.
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Understanding email opt-ins and unsubscribe links

Learn about the types of consent, how to ask your supporters for their consent, as well as setting up a preference center for recipients.
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How to maintain a healthy email list

Learn the basic steps to restore and maintain the health of your email list.
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Understand the results of your email blast

Learn how to read your email engagement metrics — open rate, bounce rate, etc. — so that you can improve your blasts' performance
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Emailable status

When you send an email blast your email list will immediately be updated with what email addresses were bad, or caused bounces.
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A/B test your email blasts

A/B testing sends two versions of your email blast to measure which version receives the most engagement from your recipients.
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Understanding spam

Learn about email block lists, spam filters, spam traps, and other hard obstacles to email delivery
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Use split lists to test your emails

This outlines how to manually split test your emails. Automatic email A/B testing is available to those on the Team plan or above.
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