NGP 8 Digital: Email Engagement - National Democratic Training Committee

NGP 8 Digital: Email Engagement

By Anastasia Apa
40 min
Data Management

Course Outline

  • 3 Videos
  • 1 Activity (30 min)
What You Need
  • Access to NGP 8

What You’ll Learn

  • Segment groups of contacts into strategically targeted email lists
  • Build effective, attractive, and stylistically consistent fundraising emails for your campaign using NGP 8
  • Develop ladders of engagement for your supporters using NGP 8’s auto-send capabilities

Why This is Important

Email is a great tool for your campaign to recruit volunteers and raise money. And along with your website, email is the digital medium that your campaign has the most control over. If you’re responsible for your team’s email program, you’ll spend a lot of time using NGP 8 to build, schedule, and send emails.

Key Resources

  • NGP 8 Reference Guide — A cheat sheet for all the NGP functionalities that are covered by our course series

Related Trainings

  • Understanding Email Strategy — While this course will teach you how to use NGP 8 to send emails, our Understanding Email Strategy course will walk you through the tips and best practices for actually writing your emails

Anastasia Apa


Anastasia Apa runs ApaFirm, inc., which provides progressive political organizations and non-profits with management and fundraising consulting services. Her favorite things to do are problem solve, plan and organize. In 2002, she managed her first political campaign and quickly realized that if there was no money, there was nothing to manage, so she focused on fundraising. Since, she has traveled the country, managing political campaigns and raising money while building a fundraising system based on what she’s learned over the last 17 years, 38 states, and $50,000,000 raised.

Apa, as she is called, has worked no “easy races”, always opting for the chance to do what folks say cannot be done, and specializes in raising money in tough-to-win races, Republican-stronghold districts, and with first-time candidates or elected officials who had not had to raise much money in past elections. Apa’s strengths are fundraising, management, and operations.