To ensure appropriate, unbiased use of the 2-1-1 Email Blast system, the following criteria are observed:
Michigan 2-1-1 will send information from a nonprofit agency/program pertinent
to the health and human service field such as new programs/services, program/service
updates, trainings/in services, resource fairs, job postings, non-monetary
program donation announcements/requests, etc.
Michigan 2-1-1 will send a weekly digest of fundraiser events hosted by or
benefiting a local nonprofit agency or program.
Requests for fundraiser digest blasts must be received by end of
business Wednesday and will be posted the following Monday (or next business
day in case of a holiday).
3.) Central Michigan 2-1-1 will not send
blasts of a political nature or containing a political message.
Michigan 2-1-1 email blasts are not intended to provide a vehicle for
requesting resources for individual persons, families
email blasts must be posted by a representative of the non-profit
agency/program hosting the event.
6.) The same event/blast will only be sent a maximum of two (2) times.
7.) If an agency/program submits material to be blasted & later
submits changes to the original submission after a blast has already been sent,
2-1-1 will resend the blast. This second blast (to correct errors made by blast
requesting agency/program) WILL count towards the 2 allowable blasts per
8.) All email blast requests submitted online or to email@example.com will be
posted within three (3) business days.
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR EMAIL BLAST REQUESTS
1.) Blast information should be sent either as identified text in the body of an email or as an attachment. Fundraiser requests must be submitted as an attached document.
2.) Preferred files are .rtf or.jpeg. Publisher and PDF documents require additional formatting and your Blast may appear differently than planned.
3.) Blast information must include the name of the posting agency in the body or title of the request.
4.) If the requesting agency serves more than one county, the subject or body of the request must indicate which counties should be included in the Blast.
Central Michigan 2-1-1 reserves the right to address perceived over-use or abuse of the Email Blast system and request corrective action for continued use.