- Email subscribers plateaued
- Email click rate increased & above the industry average
- Changed the newsletter format in May to simple in brief style, with links to content on the website
- Website stats are not fully available – the plugin measuring these was causing a conflict
- Facebook likes and followers continue to grow
- Board fundraising pages set up & running – results below
CAUFC Communications Channels
Facebook page likes: 1,244
Facebook page followers: 1,242
Email subscribers: 1,518
Our email subscriber list has plateaued over the past month. For the May newsletter, we went with a simpler design, with short teaser style sentences and links to the longer content that is housed on the website.
Our subscribers, broken down by how often they open and click our emails:
- 18% Often
- 4% Sometimes
- 76% Rarely
The May newsletter did see more clicks, with this new format. See the newsletter here.
Email Master List
Average open rate 19.8%
Industry average open rate 20.1%
Average click rate 2.2%
Industry click rate 2.2%
CAUFC Website Views and Visits
The Jetpack plugin that provides the website traffic statistics has been creating conflicts with other code on the website and was removed. A new plugin for analytics has been added but as yet, there is not enough data for reporting purposes.
The website is in the process of being simplified to make the site more mobile friendly. The updating of content is also taking place during this process.
The campaign for Arbor Day / California Arbor Week / Earth Day has yet to yield any donations. We have also set up a page for conference sponsorship, but haven’t seen any donations through the page yet.
Our standard donation page has yielded $5,426.06 since going live. This amount includes monthly donations for our advocacy work from one of our sponsors.
I will be attending Classy conference in June to try to discover new and interesting ways of telling our story to assist in our fundraising efforts.
IFGU Communications Channels
Facebook page likes: 912
Facebook page followers: 879
IFGU Website Views and Visits
The Jetpack plugin that provides the website traffic statistics has been creating conflicts with other code on the website and has been removed. A new plugin for analytics has been added but as yet, there is not enough data for reporting purposes.