Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – December 6, 2011

How did it get to be December 1 already? In some ways I feel like I blinked sometime in July and ended up here. Anyone else ever feel that way or is it just me?

Just in case the year has gotten away for you too, here’s a simple strategy to get the most out of the next four weeks. This is, after all, the time of year when organizations typically bring in the bulk of fundraising revenue for the year. Continue Reading

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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!

Fundraising

  • Great tips – There’s still time! 3 strategic steps for December fundraising bit.ly/sJRBnd @marcapitman
  • Corporate grant seeking tips from Walmart bit.ly/u7o4me The Butterfly Effect (Blog)
  • Love this! Asking is not arm twisting or manipulation. It’s just fun! This is Philanthropy bit.ly/uMzwKV
  • HOW TO: Host a Holiday Giving Party | bit.ly/vH4hxz Inspiring Generosity
  • Should you call to thank a $20 donor? | bit.ly/vcmZon Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog

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Giving Trends/Research

  • Immigration and fundraising (still about relationships) bit.ly/rvHHTN Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Interesting: More Big Foundations Are Investing in For-Profits – bit.ly/tzNzRS The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • New research: How to reach your donors’ heads along with their hearts bit.ly/w4YTfB Katya’s NonProfit Marketing Blog
  • First Report on Institutional Philanthropy in Russia | bit.ly/uSrh26 eJewish Philanthropy

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Technology/Social Media

  • Tips for your nonprofit to succeed with Google Plus business pages bit.ly/s2SqOi socialbrite
  • I’ve been wondering the same thing… Are Online Fundraisers Stealing Credit? bit.ly/vm35b6 The Agitator
  • Sweet Potatoes and Pig Snouts: Timing Makes Difference for Two Holiday Appeals bit.ly/uoiTP3 @joannefritz

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Innovative Ideas/Leadership

  • Honored to be included! November’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: The quintessential guide to giving thanks | bit.ly/vBccDD @PamelaGrow
  • Reducing reliance on government funds: Taking a page out of NPR’s playbook bit.ly/vLNQXd « Donor Dreams Blog
  • An essential part of success for nonprofits: investing in overhead on.wsj.com/s0OAmr WSJ.com

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In The News

  • @NTENorg is conducting their 6th annual nonprofit technology staffing + investments survey. Please help them out svy.mk/rzc455
  • Good News: Donations inch back up after recession decline – usat.ly/uhOG3p USATODAY.com
  • Charities Brace for Budget Fights After ‘Super Committee’ Failure – bit.ly/uucESA The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Kindness: Charity, Philanthropy, & Social Responsibility usat.ly/ugVRBM USATODAY.com

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