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Set Up an Email Blast Plan

Email Blasts are a great way for local teams to reach out to people in the riding. This tool will allow you to focus on the group of individuals that you want to reach by email, for any communication that you want to send out, like upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, or EDA meetings.

You will need to purchase an email plan before you can send an Email Blast. Only one Email Plan needs to be set-up per committee. All users on that committee who have the ability to send emails will be able to use the Email Plan. However, only the user that purchases the Email Plan will have administrative access (the ability to change the email plan), and be able to enter associated credit card information.

1. Click Emails from the Main Menu.

2. View the Email Plans.

The option to purchase, edit or view your Email Plan will appear.

The Email Plan page will display monthly statements of your plan’s history.

3. Purchase a Plan

If you have not yet purchased an Email Plan, click Purchase Plan. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions document before proceeding as it contains important and useful information. Failure to comply with the terms of the document could result in the removal of the Email Blast tool from your account. If you have any questions about the document, please contact the Liberal Party Help Desk.

4. Select a Start Date for your Plan

Choose whether you would like the Email Plan to begin today or the 1st day of the next month. If the plan begins today, you will be able to begin emailing immediately. You will be charged for the full month’s email privileges, if you select ‘Today’ as a starting point.

5. Choose the Number of Recipients

Email Plans set the number of recipients (email addresses) your team can send emails to per month – not the number of emails sent. Please consult the Terms and Conditions document for more information on Email Plans and Pricing.

Measuring the Number of Emails for our Plan

To help you to decide which plan is best for your team, consider the number of ‘blastable’ email addresses your team currently has in the system. Please consider the source of your email addresses when deciding this. For example, you may have many email addresses from your team’s casework management. You can use the Create a New List function to assess your current number of available emails.

1. Example List:
■ Create a New List: Activist Codes
■ Membership 2007-2010
■ Communications e-Newsletter
■ Volunteer: Previous Volunteer and Volunteer
2. Narrow my List: Emails module – Emails Only
3. As discussed in the Terms and Conditions document, individuals must opt-in to your team’s newsletter blasts. If you have any questions about how to set up an opt-in system, please contact the Liberal Party Help Desk.

5. Select the Email Plan that best fits your team and click Next.

6. Pay for the Plan

If there is not yet a credit card associated with your Email Plan, you will be asked to add a new credit card. Click Add Credit Card to continue.

Enter the relevant information in the relevant boxes and click Save.