Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – June 7, 2011

Have you ever struggled to engage your board in fundraising? If yours is like most of the groups I’ve worked with, your answer to that was probably something like “you mean there are organizations who don’t struggle with that?” There are two sides to this issue. First is the need of the organization – money is needed, and, in the field, we generally agree that fundraising is one of the core responsibilities of the board.
Here’s a summary of recent 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!


  • Asking in receipts: is it going to hurt you? (probably not) Future Fundraising Now
  • How to Raise $1.3-Million in One Hour (work hard all year preparing) The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • A top way to raise money (say thank you!) queer ideas
  • 10 Low-Cost Ways to Build a Donor and Prospect List FundRaising Success
  • Shift Away From Negative Ads Increases Giving to Animal Shelter – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Donors Give Big to Replace Corporate Grant Rejected by Charity – The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • New report: the only donors who do significant multichannel giving are new donors acquired online Blackbaud News
  • Global Giving Drops Slightly | eJewish Philanthropy


  • What the Research Says About Increasing Facebook Engagement | Beth’s Blog
  • Hope Institute shows how nonprofits can get strategic with their social media Socialbrite
  • Four Ways Nonprofits Can Use Video to Create Change The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • 11 Benefits of Blogging for your Nonprofit | Inspiring Generosity
  • Measuring Online Engagement: A Beginning | eJewish Philanthropy
  • Men and Women Differ in Causes They Support on Social Media – The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • Welcome to the silo: The sad dearth of multichannel marketing Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • 7 Ways to Repurpose Old Content into New Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • The seven elements of proposition: how to get your story across | John Grain for SOFII
  • Minnesota Campaign Shares 20 Stories to Protest Budget Cuts – The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • How to Revitalize Your Board: Destroy Your Executive Committee The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Mass. Senate Approves Limits on Nonprofit Board Pay – The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • Oregon Bill to Crack Down on Charity Overhead Withers – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Changes in Tax Code Could Significantly Impact Charitable Giving – RE:Philanthropy
  • 5 Tips for Encouraging Volunteers to Become More Involved | HandsOn Blog
  • Study Shows How Changes to the Tax Code Could Affect Giving – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Free Non-profit Webinars for June 2011 Wild Apricot Blog
  • Nonprofit Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support | Beth’s Blog

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