Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – August 23, 2011

As I unwrapped the package, I started to get a whiff of the scent that had been captured inside. It was a mixture of salty ocean water, sand and dead fish. I smiled, closed my eyes, and for a moment was back at Cedar Key. Unfortunately, the moment had to end. I opened my eyes again and remembered that I was 10 hours from the closest ocean. The package contained a unique bowl, made of concrete mixed with sand and shells from Cedar Key with a fern painted on the inside. A reminder of a very special place.

Do you have a special place? Somewhere you know you can go and leave the stress of day-to-day life behind? It’s so important to take a break every once in a while – especially for those in the non-profit world. 

Below is a summary of articles and blogs from the past week related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please forward this to others who might benefit from the information. Hope you have a fabulous week!

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Fundraising

  • Tips for Successful Online Fundraising: be trustworthy, tell stories, be transparent http://t.co/sEmcUKu Inspiring Generosity
  • Great tips: Four ways to ramp up your annual appeal (key? know thy donor) http://t.co/uZzSQfe Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog
  • Why numbers don’t motivate donors to give (they numb us) http://t.co/z4T0JkD Future Fundraising Now
  • 10 Insights into Women’s Philanthropy | http://t.co/CZIviTZ JGA Counsel

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Communications

  • Nonprofit marketing 2.0: Outreach tips from your peers http://t.co/rc24pxb Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • The 7 signs you are doing things right across channels http://t.co/8x2fbCp Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Creating a Two-Page Nonprofit Annual Report http://t.co/yLUI9ZO Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • 14 Ways to Choose Topics For Your Nonprofit Blog for Online Fundraising http://t.co/h3xVzFG Inspiring Generosity
  • Great things to think about: How Small Nonprofits Can Take Advantage of Google Grants | http://t.co/PphuscH Pamela Grow

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Leadership

  • Succession Planning: The Elephant in the Room http://t.co/nWPgV7b Hildy Gottleieb nonprofit governance boards
  • My (Lori’s) Perspective on Board Recruitment and Retention http://t.co/lnWRS8S Lori Jacobawith
  • Legal Issues Facing Nonprofit Start-Up Organizations http://t.co/Rdh2vbj Nonprofit Law Blog
  • How to Stop Meddling Board Members (HINT: keep them busy with appropriate tasks) http://t.co/gosdIGI Gailperry.com

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In The News

  • Congress Considers Eliminating Reduced Rates for Nonprofit Mail – http://t.co/ZsM52oy AFP
  • Governments Must Stop Putting Burdens on Nonprofits – http://t.co/WEr1wqs The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Opening Up Chinese Philanthropy (good and challenges) http://t.co/wgc292k RE:Philanthropy
  • New Rules for Grantmakers and Donors (great overview of changes) http://t.co/NBkKU5O GuideStar Report
  • Philanthropy Gains Eager Followers in B-Schools – http://t.co/bgiBBU0 BusinessWeek
  • Fund-Raising Campaigns Proceed, Despite Economy Fears – http://t.co/dFMV1s5 The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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