I get a lot of email and I'm looking for ways to cut back. One of the ways is to stop getting email alerts or "announcements" from many, many causes that I'm a member of.
So, yesterday, after getting two announcements in a row from the same organization that should know better, I went to change my preferences but by mistake ended up leaving the Cause. Clicked the wrong button. I was surprised to see the above exit survey pop up. This would be valuable data to share with nonprofits - especially the data set for the specific cause as well as the aggregate. And, if they were a little bit more transparent - they could get some feedback about to shape this exit poll more effectively.
The data would certainly help fine tune nonprofit's strategy using Causes and figure out whether email announcement blasts turn people off or encourage a closer connection. Geez, it might even help us start to look figure out some benchmarks.
So I asked them on Twitter.
At least they are thinking about it.
And hopefully, I might get the ear of some folks at Causes, I'll also put in this feature request:
Causes should create a feature where when a user donates to a cause, Causes puts something up on the screen that says, do you want to become a fan of this Cause’s facebook page? And links to it. The integration between Facebook Fan Page and Causes isn't quite there yet. I had to jump through a few geeky hoops to get a customized Tab for the Sharing Foundation on my Fan Page.