Skip to main content

View Diary: How BC04 made better use of its email list (238 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Fair enough (none)
    In terms of renting out lists with the orgs you deal with.
    Do you think the Right's "faith" based organizations were so circumspect?

    The right to privacy is a serious issue to grapple with and many average web surfers have no idea what they agree to when they request some sort of information.  They fail to read the fine print that expressively gives permission for their email address to be "shared".

    Do you think no one asked anyone on their org's list to somehow join another list, ie by responding to some sort of poll or request for information?  

    That no one shared their mailing list by writing about some other org's concern with directions on how to get involved in that org's list?

    Whether for business or for non profit both sides need to build relationships with their readers, need to ask them what their problems are and how happy they are with the service you provide.  

    I think you can read here how many people feel that the email campaigns they were subjected to did not do these things.  And it seems to me the KE suffered for it.

    •  i should clarify (none)
      I wrote:"They fail to read the fine print that expressively gives permission for their email address to be "shared"."

      I should have said:"They fail to read the fine print on some sites that expressively gives permission for their email address to be "shared"."  

      And that those sites don't have to be non profits to sell/rent their email lists to non profits.

      •  sure they all have a privacy policy (none)
        which you can usually get at on the bottom of the website here are some examples here  here and here.  most orgs have very detailed ones that do not permit them to rent their list.  

        that said once they do in some form have your name they do not fail to use it to the max.  users frequently find that when they sign a petition that they somehow failed to read the fine print or uncheck a box that automatically signed them up for the list.  most of the orgs employ compainies like Kintera or GetActive that create their websites and their activism centers.  these companies have regulations that they set for unsubscribe links and how easily you can get someone on your list.  beyond that the organization sets up the full privacy policy that goes into more detail.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (141)
  • Community (70)
  • Elections (26)
  • Civil Rights (26)
  • Environment (26)
  • Media (25)
  • Culture (25)
  • Law (24)
  • Science (23)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (22)
  • Memorial Day (21)
  • Labor (21)
  • Josh Duggar (20)
  • Economy (19)
  • Republicans (17)
  • Rescued (17)
  • Ireland (17)
  • Education (17)
  • Marriage Equality (17)
  • Climate Change (17)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site