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!

FUNDRAISING

  • Asking in receipts: is it going to hurt you? (probably not) http://bit.ly/ksJgfQ Future Fundraising Now
  • How to Raise $1.3-Million in One Hour (work hard all year preparing) http://bit.ly/lmWm1U The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • A top way to raise money (say thank you!) http://bit.ly/lAE4ZM queer ideas
  • 10 Low-Cost Ways to Build a Donor and Prospect List http://bit.ly/kU2mwi FundRaising Success
  • Shift Away From Negative Ads Increases Giving to Animal Shelter – http://bit.ly/kqdRyE The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Donors Give Big to Replace Corporate Grant Rejected by Charity – http://bit.ly/jYlIO1 The Chronicle of Philanthropy

GIVING TRENDS

  • New report: the only donors who do significant multichannel giving are new donors acquired online http://bit.ly/m1I0qX Blackbaud News
  • Global Giving Drops Slightly | http://bit.ly/mz4Gre eJewish Philanthropy

TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

  • What the Research Says About Increasing Facebook Engagement | http://bit.ly/lWC0N2 Beth’s Blog
  • Hope Institute shows how nonprofits can get strategic with their social media http://bit.ly/kFf4dI Socialbrite
  • Four Ways Nonprofits Can Use Video to Create Changehttp://bit.ly/kuHMwP The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • 11 Benefits of Blogging for your Nonprofit | http://bit.ly/mIRSLl Inspiring Generosity
  • Measuring Online Engagement: A Beginning | http://bit.ly/k7NWzu eJewish Philanthropy
  • Men and Women Differ in Causes They Support on Social Media – http://bit.ly/lqJp7l The Chronicle of Philanthropy

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Welcome to the silo: The sad dearth of multichannel marketing http://bit.ly/kUWzvZ Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • 7 Ways to Repurpose Old Content into New http://bit.ly/iAd8w8 Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • The seven elements of proposition: how to get your story across | http://bit.ly/me8Omg John Grain for SOFII
  • Minnesota Campaign Shares 20 Stories to Protest Budget Cuts – http://bit.ly/mGIFCu The Chronicle of Philanthropy

LEADERSHIP

  • How to Revitalize Your Board: Destroy Your Executive Committee http://bit.ly/mud8JK The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Mass. Senate Approves Limits on Nonprofit Board Pay – http://bit.ly/jy0scV The Chronicle of Philanthropy

OTHER

  • Oregon Bill to Crack Down on Charity Overhead Withers – http://bit.ly/lvaqX1 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Changes in Tax Code Could Significantly Impact Charitable Giving – http://bit.ly/lsTrGK RE:Philanthropy
  • 5 Tips for Encouraging Volunteers to Become More Involved | http://bit.ly/iAbxKQ HandsOn Blog
  • Study Shows How Changes to the Tax Code Could Affect Giving – http://bit.ly/mSwDrs The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Free Non-profit Webinars for June 2011 http://bit.ly/k2whrF Wild Apricot Blog
  • Nonprofit Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support | http://bit.ly/lwPQOg Beth’s Blog

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