Criteria: posting events to the ECF list

Criteria for event postings to the ECF community email list

ECF: 3600+ practitioner and managers

The eCampaigning Forum (ECF) community list is a worldwide network of more than 3500 campaigners, digital experts, fundraisers, volunteer coordinators, managers, agencies, consultants and freelancers. At least 50% are UK based with other clusters in the rest of Europe, Australia/New Zealand, North America and Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Posting events to the ECF list is currently free, but they must follow the guidelines below.


  • Meet subject line criteria below
  • 30+ day member: You need to have been a member of the ECF community list for at least 30 days in order to make an event post. If you've been on the list for less or are just joining to make a post, a cash contribution is expected.
  • Reciprocal: Posting non ECF events requires that you also agree to promote ECF events to your network as part of a reciprocal arrangement
  • One post per event: Each event will only be released to the list once (and if re-posted, it will be rejected). For event followups reply to the original posting
  • All non ECF/DLF events fall under this criteria. ECF events can be posted anytime because this list/community was formed around ECF events!

If your post is rejected, re-post it once your email fulfils the following criteria. To re-post, use the 'Forward' feature (and remove 'Fwd' prefix).

  1. Subject line criteria: e.g. "Event: Writing great emails, Jul 5, London, UK"

    Posts leave out location and/or date will get rejected
    1. Prefix suggestions:
      1. 'Event' - generic event
      2. 'Webinar' - online event
      3. 'Training' - training event
      4. Other: 'Meet up', 'Conference', 'Debate', etc.
    2. Event title/topic
    3. Date and time of the event (with timezone indicator for online events)
    4. Location: city and country (if in a specific location) (ECF is a global community)
  2. One free posting per event. Repeats allowed for paid contributions to the ECF community costs.

  3. Link to files! Posting with attachments will be rejected.

  4. No repeat posts (including last minute chasers)

  5. Post to ecf (at)

    Posts to ecf-bounced are auto deleted and to ecf-owner to to the list moderator!

The list administrator has no way of editing the subject line. They can only accept/reject a post and thus posters must get it correct.

How to post

  • Email it to: [email protected]
  • You must post from a subscribed email address otherwise it will be rejected.
by Duane Raymond published Jul 19, 2013,
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