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!



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



  • Nonprofit orgs should build an “IMPACT PLAN” on top of their their strategic plan.  Donor Dreams Blog
  • Watchdog Plans Review of Charity Fundraising Appeals The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Micromanaging destroys fundraising results. Pamela’s Grantwriting Blog


Involving People

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



  • Worrying news for fundraising: Most Wealthy Donors Predict Flat Giving Till 2017 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Why Corporate Grant Makers are Worth a Second Look
  • Survey Unveils Benchmark Data on Donor Engagement eJewish Philanthropy


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