Fundraising Headlines: 3.4% Drop in Giving

Below is a summary of the latest articles and blogs related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please forward this to others who might benefit from the information. Thanks again for reading!

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Fundraising

  • Blackbaud Index for August 2012 – Dropped 3.4% from last year http://ow.ly/ecNK8  npENGAGE
  • Great resource for your donors: The WiserGiving Quiz http://ow.ly/eeBFO Allison Fine
  • Study: Planned Giving Donors In Unlikely Places http://ow.ly/eeAWt The NonProfit Times
  • The real danger: You aren’t communicating enough with your donors http://ow.ly/eeB2L Future Fundraising Now

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Leadership

  • Nonprofit orgs should build an “IMPACT PLAN” on top of their their strategic plan. http://wp.me/pOBtx-1sK  Donor Dreams Blog
  • Watchdog Plans Review of Charity Fundraising Appeals http://ow.ly/eeAOu The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Micromanaging destroys fundraising results. http://ow.ly/eft1a Pamela’s Grantwriting Blog

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Involving People

  • Young Volunteers: Make it Easy for them to Serve Your Nonprofit http://ow.ly/egOsp npENGAGE
  • 4 ways to better pitch your social media “influencers” http://ow.ly/egOTE Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog
  • Nonprofits Can Leverage Behavioral Economics in Fundraising (hopeful, small and peer pressure) http://ow.ly/ecLOR  Inspiring Generosity
  • Tips to Engage Baby Boomers and Seniors Through Social Media http://ow.ly/ecNuC Frogloop
  • Email Marketing: Seven Ways to Get More From Your Nonprofit List http://ow.ly/eeAZX John Haydon

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Other

  • Worrying news for fundraising: Most Wealthy Donors Predict Flat Giving Till 2017 http://ow.ly/ecKMM The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Why Corporate Grant Makers are Worth a Second Look http://ow.ly/ecLcY YourGrantAuthority.com
  • Survey Unveils Benchmark Data on Donor Engagement http://ow.ly/ecNGZ eJewish Philanthropy

 

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