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Email Your Friends and Family

You can email all of your friends and family using the Join Me web application. This is a simple, quick way to get the word out about your fundraising page to everyone in your contact list. Using the friendly URL from your Edit your personal Fundraising Page, you can send a direct link to your page using a templated, professionally formatted email. This email can be sent to all of the contacts you have in your own private email by importing contacts into Join Me. Below, we cover a brief section on importing contacts and drafting a new email.

Importing Contacts from Outlook:

  1. Use this to determine what version of Outlook you have. Follow the Export steps there.
  2. In Join Me, click Email Friends and Family.
  3. Click Address Book.
  4. Click Import Contacts.
  5. Select the option for CSV or XLS. If you select the Outlook option, you will be directed towards a few links which detail the Export process from Step 1. Click Next.
  6. Click Select Files and choose your CSV or XLS file from your computer. Click Done.
  7. Your Contacts will be imported into Join Me. From here you can add or delete as necessary without affecting your other contact list.

Importing Contacts from an Internet Based email:

  1. In Join Me, click Email Friends and Family.
  2. Click Address Book.
  3. Click Import Contacts.
  4. Using the radial button, select your email service (Yahoo, Gmail, Plaxo, Hotmail).
  5. Click Import. You will be redirected to the specific email service you have selected to log in. Once logged in you will be asked permission to access your contacts.
  6. Once the permission has been granted, your Contacts will be imported into Join Me. From here you can add or delete as necessary without affecting your other contact list.

Sending an email:

  1. In Join Me, click Email Friends and Family.
  2. Click Send a New Email.
  3. Choose your Recipients. This can be added from your address book or typed in manually. If you are a part of a team, you can email just your team members.
  4. Select a Template to build from. This is completely optional, but the templates can be useful for getting a good idea of what your email should include. Note these are basic, generic emails. Feel free to customize them to fit you!
  5. Add a Subject Line. If using a template, this will be automatically populated although you can change it as you see fit.
  6. Draft your actual email. You can start fresh or build off a template. If you want to add a link directly to your site, you can click the Insert link to my page option.
  7. Click Send to email all selected recipients!

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