Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – December 13, 2011

When I graduated from high school, 2012 seemed like it was such a long way off. I had some ideas of what my life would be like – living in New York stage managing the latest and greatest shows. Or perhaps I’d be raising a few children. Or maybe working in an office somewhere. Being a fundraising coach never crossed my mind. Are our predictions for 2012 that much more accurate now? Here are a few of my thoughts for 2012.  Continue Reading


Here is your weekly roundup 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!


  • Donors give based on emotion – then do research to confirm they’ve made a good choice. Katya’s NonProfit Blog
  • Twitter will soon have enhanced brand profiles for nonprofits @johnhaydon
  • Strategic planning tips from the inventor of the granola bar The Butterfly Effect (Blog)


Giving Trends/Research

  • Giving expected to stall in 2012 – but you can beat the trend Katya’s NonProfit Marketing Blog
  • Flat or declining contributions cited by 52% of organizations The NonProfit Times
  • Top 10 Predictions for Global Philanthropy in 2012 – RE:Philanthropy


Technology/Social Media/Communications

  • Maximize end-of-year online giving for nonprofit fundraising @sandyrees
  • Online Giving Increases Among Older Donors – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Great resource for nonprofit communications: 2012 Editorial Calendar Template | Beth’s Blog


In The News

  • More Holiday Donors Eye Human-Service Groups – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Changes To First Class Mail Could Slow Return Gifts TheNonProfitTimes
  • State Budget Losses Expected to Cause Problems for Nonprofits Through 2013 The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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