[Headlines] Was #GivingTuesday a success?

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!


Online Strategies

  • This article is geared towards the business market, but I think you’ll find what they have to say about common snafus in social media marketing helpful.
  • It’s hard to keep up with all of the changes that Facebook regularly makes, so it’s nice to have a review of how things stand now from Beth Kanter (who first introduced me to the wonders of online strategies when she spoke in Louisville a few years ago).
  • Raising money via email?  Check out this article about Obama’s email strategy (and if you want a laugh you can read through the comments on the article – something about having a tin foil hat on)
  • Do you know what your online donors want?  Gail Perry lists seven things in this blog post.
  • Thinking about running a virtual campaign?  Here are some tips from the Alzheimer’s Association based on their experience.



Nonprofit News

  • Curious about China’s response to the growth of the nonprofit sector?  This article from the Nonprofit Quarterly reflects on this: The Rise of the Nonprofit Sector in Post-Mao China.
  • Here’s an interesting article about a United Way that requires it’s member agencies to file ‘cooperative proposals’ in that they would apply for funding for joint projects. Do you think this could/should happen in your community?
  • #Giving Tuesday: Articles last week about #GivingTuesday ranged from one in The Chronicle of Philanthropy (trying to track the success of the day) to Tom on The Agitator getting a bit, shall we say, agitated over another arbitrary celebration day. In addition, here’s a post that ranks the donor experience for some of the participating organizations.


[Headlines] Was #GivingTuesday a success? — 3 Comments

  1. Thank you, Kirsten, for including the link to my Generous Matters article aimed at helping newcomers to nonprofit leadership understand what the board means by the word “change.” It’s an honor to be included in your weekly list of useful resources. Your postings are a blessing to many.