Newsletters & emails

Google Apps


With Google Apps, you can access your emails, calendar and documents from anywhere as long as there’s an internet connection. You can also use Google forms for surveys, Google chat for instant messaging and Google Hangouts for video conferencing.

Everyone is feeling the pinch at the moment and Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Council for Voluntary Service is no different. Project Manager Kim Wood decided to see what he could do to make savings and started to research tools that might help. He came across Google apps which had made a real impact on the way he and his team work.

Vertical Reponse


Manage your email list and subscriptions online


The dotMailer suite of features help you easily run email and SMS campaigns, and can integrate with your CRM and content management systems.
Martin Lord from Northampton & District C.A.B describes how they effectively approached front line professionals within third sector organisations to communicate important Welfare Reform messages

Mad Mimi


Simple email software for small organisations and clubs.

An email newsletter tool specifically designed for community groups. Free, modern, well-designed, and easy to use. Built by UK community group leaders for community group leaders.


MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results.
Sue tells us how MailChimp makes creating and sending e-newsletters, and managing contacts a breeze.



A collaboration tool for community groups, with email groups, document storage, website, wiki pages and more.



NationBuilder is a community organising platform that allows users to build and manage websites.

The Blue Sky Cafe in Sheffield is a community cafe, situated inside the Old Junior School in Sharrow. They use NationBuilder to create and maintain their website.