There are a lot of different tabs that can be accessed from within a Campaign in Keela. In this article, we'll be looking at the E-blast tab.
What are E-blasts?
As discussed in detail in our What are E-blast article, E-blasts are emails that can be sent out to multiple people - you can use them to create newsletters, run fundraising campaigns, and even reach out to Volunteers! In this context, E-blasts would be the mass emails that you send out letting them know about your Campaign and providing them with an opportunity contribute!
Important Note before sending your E-blast!
Use this article to learn how to create and customize your E-blast. We also recommend checking out our Navigating a Campaign - Forms Tab article before sending your E-blast as it contains useful information on how to connect your E-blast to a Donation or Revenue Payment Form.
How to create an E-blast and associate it with your Campaign
There are a couple of different ways to create an E-blast an associate it with your Campaign, depending on where you are in the system.
From within your Campaign
(1) Create a new E-blast
After creating your Campaign and navigating to the E-blast tab, click on the Create E-blast button.
Hint: If you already have existing E-blasts connected to your Campaign, the Create E-blast button will be in a different spot.
(2) Name your E-blast
A pop-up window will appear that allows you to define certain bits of information about your E-blast.
This is the internal name that your E-blast will be referred to in Keela - be sure to make it clear and concise!
This is the team member who will receive replies to the E-blast in their Keela inbox. You can add more team members to receive these replies in the Reply-To option later on.
Note: The Assignee of the E-blast cannot be changed once the E-blast has been sent.
This will automatically default to the name of the Campaign that you are already in. This is the piece of information that will connect the E-blast to your Campaign so it's important to ensure that it's populated!
(2) Name your E-blast
You'll be taken to the E-blast section of Keela automatically so that you can customize and send your E-blast. Head over to the Adding Content to your E-blast section of this article to learn the next steps!
From the E-blast Tab
You can also create a new E-blast directly from the E-blast tab in Keela. You can find a complete guide on how to do this in our How to create an E-blast article.
Tip: Please ensure that you connect your new E-blast to your Campaign during the Name Your E-blast process.
How to Navigate the E-blast Tab
Once an E-blast (whether it's a Draft or it's been Sent) has been associated with your Campaign, it will appear in the E-blasts tab.
Here you'll see the name of your E-blast that was defined when it was created. Click on the E-blast to access more information about it.
Tip: You can find steps on how to change the name of an E-blast in the Change the Name of your E-blast section of this article.
2) E-blast Statistics
View the latest statistics of any Sent E-blasts in these columns.
Tip: You can find more information about Statistics and how to view them in greater detail in our Understanding E-blast Statistics article.
Here you will be able to view the status of your E-blast:
- Draft - Your E-blast has been created, but not sent.
- Sent - Your E-blast has been sent to its recipient list.
- Scheduled - Your E-blast has been scheduled to be sent at a specific time.
4) Single Select tick box
Want to archive or delete one or more E-blasts that appear on this list? Tick the Single Select tick box to select these. You'll notice that the Actions button appears - more on this below!
5) Select All tick box
Want to select a bunch of E-blasts to archive or delete? Click on this drop-down arrow! You'll be given the option to select all of the E-blasts on this page, all of the E-blasts in this whole Campaign or to deselect all of the E-blasts in case you made a mistake.
6) Action Button
Once you've selected at least one E-blast, this Action button will appear. This will allow you to either Archive or Delete your selected E-blasts.
7) Search bar
Looking for a specific E-blast? Don't see this E-blast at the top of your list? Enter the first word or letters of the E-blast in the search bar to narrow down the list.
Have a lot of E-blasts? Only want to see a specific type of E-blast status? Look no further! Here you can filter the types of E-blasts that appear in your list.
9) Create an E-blast
You're well versed in how to create an E-blast from your Campaign by now, but it never hurts to remind you where the Create E-blast button is located in the E-blast tab!
10) Page Count
Here you'll see the total number of non-archived E-blasts in your Campaign. The system displays 20 E-blasts at a time and you can flick between pages by using the arrow buttons.
That's the second tab knocked off the list! Okay, so you've created a Campaign and have a Draft E-blast ready to send! Is there anything else you need to know? Yes! Head over to our Navigating a Campaign - Forms Tab article to learn how to take your Campaign to the next level!