100 More Email Appeal Subject Lines

A great subject line can be the difference between catching the recipient’s attention to open your email or to be unceremoniously tossed into the trash or simply ignored. What makes a subject line stand out?

It needs to be concise. The best subject lines are between 3 and 6 words in length. You don’t have to explain the entire email in the subject line, it’s there to grab the recipient’s attention and motivate him to open the email.

The best nonprofit email appeal subject lines needs to be catchy. It isn’t enough to simply re-state what is in the email, but instead it needs to capture the recipients attention as he scrolls through the hundreds of emails he receives each day.

The subject line should also be open ended. The best email appeal subject lines draw the reader in by opening a loop that requires the reader to close the loop. For example, you don’t need to tell the whole story, you only need to open it: Don’t stand by and let this happen to the ocean. What will happen? Why am I standing by? What can I do?

I gave you 100 email appeal subject lines a month ago, here’s 100 more!

  1. Give a Gift with Eternal Impact
  2. What happened to Rose and Joseph?
  3. You can double your impact with Crown’s $442,000 Impact Matching Challenge
  4. Something to check off your to-do list right now
  5. Just 2 weeks left to shop. Give a gift that has 2X the impact!
  6. Give the Gift of Heaven This Christmas
  7. Make this a No Hunger Holiday
  8. Your gift doubled: This match makes for a perfect present
  9. No grandmother should have to endure this
  10. Gift of the Week: Give God’s Word!
  11. $442,000 Impact Matching Challenge
  12. Remember Rose?
  13. Send a Red Cross gift to those who need it most
  14. Give Where It Counts
  15. The True Star Christmas Parade Tomorrow!
  16. From misery to healing. You can have 2X the impact.
  17. fwd: [LAST CHANCE] Send coats, hats & mittens
  18. Did you hear the news?
  19. Million Dollar Match!
  20. Your Gift Doubles Today!
  21. Preborn children cannot ask for help, so we ask on their behalf
  22. What you’ve done for babies this year
  23. There’s still time to find gifts that change lives!
  24. Your Donation is MATCHED to Help More Kids
  25. P&G Match Challenge starts today!
  26. Needed: 132 more coats, hats & mittens
  27. Rose is Pregnant!
  28. Double Your Support For Heroic K-9s Like Max
  29. Give a Little Kindness, Have a Big Impact
  30. Saving chimps like Wounda depends on you…
  31. This Holiday Season, Give Hope
  32. Your gift counts twice in the fight against ovarian cancer
  33. For some kids, it’s a HUNGRY Christmas
  34. More than ever, you’re needed
  35. The gift an elephant gave you
  36. Give the gift of earthworms!
  37. 40 is Everything for a Person in Africa
  38. What it’s like when an earthquake hits
  39. You can make an immediate difference
  40. These gifts are seriously GOOD…
  41. Friend, You Otter Do Some Shopping!
  42. A special Advent gift for you…
  43. Let’s do it!
  44. Friend, do you know what tomorrow is?
  45. Thank You for Your Support This #GivingTuesday!
  46. It’s Not Too Late to Give! Help Us Reach Our Goal!
  47. Have you met your heroes? We’d like to introduce you to a few.
  48. Just In Time For Christmas
  49. #GivingTuesday was a Big Success Because of Your Kindness
  50. (exciting news) match EXTENDED!
  51. We Reached Our #GivingTuesday Goal
  52. A Heartfelt Thank You from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  53. See What You Accomplished Yesterday!
  54. A big thank you
  55. It’s not too late!
  56. We still have a long way to go
  57. MATCH EXTENDED:
  58. You need to know: match EXPIRING
  59. Hey
  60. Double Second Chances for Seals–Just Hours Left!
  61. FW: Your donation counts 3X as much
  62. Last Few Minutes to Make a Life Long Impact
  63. Show your support for preborn children!
  64. Don’t let #GivingTuesday pass you by
  65. LAST CHANCE to Give TWO Goats!
  66. fwd: [FINAL] You must act now (for this 3X MATCH)
  67. One conversation at a time
  68. Giving Tuesday: Military kids are waiting for your support
  69. Deadline Approaching: #GivingTuesday Match!
  70. #GivingTuesday…The Clock Is Ticking
  71. Jeremy, did you make a difference this Giving Tuesday?
  72. Jeremy, I need you.
  73. Have you helped us yet?
  74. Hurry! Giving TWOsDay ends at midnight
  75. It’s not too late – Help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal today!
  76. This expires at midnight!
  77. Giving Tuesday: Last Chance to Have Your Gift Tripled
  78. Final Hours of #GivingTuesday!
  79. Double Your Impact — only a few hours left
  80. A gentle but urgent nudge – please give before midnight!
  81. There’s Still Time to Give on #GivingTuesday
  82. Don’t Stop at a Little – Give a Lot of Kindness!
  83. Today is the day
  84. Support Superheroes This #GivingTuesday
  85. Breaking: Every gift now TRIPLED
  86. #GivingTuesday: Don’t miss this match offer
  87. HURRY! Match It for the Seals!
  88. Girls battle for your heart: choose Yuliya or Tatyana
  89. TIME IS RUNNING OUT: We’re almost to $15,000! #GivingTuesday
  90. Last chance for your Giving Tuesday gift
  91. Before #GivingTuesday Ends – Have TWICE the Impact!
  92. Your gift DOUBLED on Giving TWOsDay
  93. Last chance: Your gift is matched this #GivingTuesday
  94. (Giving Tuesday) TRIPLE your donation
  95. Exclusive: New Video – Wounda’s Story: A New Chapter of Hope
  96. What happens to your dollar today?
  97. It’s #GivingTuesday! Help us finish what we started.
  98. Don’t wait, just hours left for Giving Tuesday
  99. Give back to gorillas on #GivingTuesday
  100. Lives have been impacted for God’s glory through you!
By |2018-02-16T13:10:39+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Email Marketing, Fundraising, Intermediate|Tags: , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Jeremy Reis is the Senior Director of Marketing at Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Jeremy serves on the Advisory Council for Christian Leadership Alliance, an alliance of more than 6,000 mission-focused Christians who lead in today’s high-impact Christian nonprofit ministries, churches, educational institutions, and businesses. His aim is to help all nonprofits take advantage of technology solutions to improve donor experience and fundraising.

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