Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – December 20, 2011

Happy holidays!

I hope you have some time scheduled with friends and family to rejuvenate this season.

As you’re thinking about the new year, it can help to take a step back, list out all of the things you’ve accomplished over the last year and make realistic goals for the coming year.

Merry Christmas! And if you’ve celebrating other holidays this time of year I hope that they are enjoyable for you as well.


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!


  • New to fundraising? Here are some tips about ‘Where to start?’
  • Ideas For Your Major Gift Ask The NonProfit Times
  • 5 Ways to Keep Fundraising Results Up in a Down Economy Marketing for Nonprofits
  • How saying No to a donor can end up in a legacy pledge | Elsbeth Takkenberg | 101fundraising
  • How to turn small change into bigger change. Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog


Giving Trends / Research/ In the News


Technology/Social Media



  • Here are some tips for your member renewal letters Wild Apricot Blog
  • Free is good: 2 easy ways to get free PR in 2012
  • Need to design on a dime for your nonprofit? I Heart Sparked! Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog
  • How adjectives and adverbs suppress fundraising – Future Fundraising Now
  • Fired-Up Fundraising: How to Craft a Killer Thank You Letter | Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates



  • Selecting Officers and Members of the Board: Does the CEO Have a Say? | eJewish Philanthropy
  • Tips to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation  – Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media –
  • Do you agree? “The future of philanthropy is social enterprise”
  • Put More “Faith” in Your Brand – A Christian Tale Donor Power Blog
  • Can your nonprofit thrive (and do what it’s called to do) with a scarcity mindset? | Pamela Grow’s Blog

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