Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – February 14, 2012

Have you ever sat down at a board meeting and realized that no one was excited to be there? There could be several reasons for that. Maybe it was the end of a long day for everyone.  Maybe they ate too much for dinner and are tired. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s something you can do something about.  Continue Reading


Here is your weekly roundup of recent articles and blogs related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please feel free to forward this to others who might benefit from the information. Thanks for reading!


  • Free Direct Mail Webinar From the Best: Was It the Envelope? The Agitator
  • Infographics for Nonprofits…The Good; the Bad; the Ugly Karen Zapp’s Nonprofit News Blog
  • Who Has the Money? Surprise! (hint: women) BLACKBAUD’S Prospect Research Blog
  • Sage Advice from Tim Ahern: In Direct Mail, All Responses, Even Complaints, Are Good Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog




Involving People



  • Use Social Media to Get Volunteers and Donations in One Fell Swoop Engaging Volunteers
  • Chicago Tribune Pulls ‘Doonesbury’ Because of Charity Appeal The Washington Post
  • Tips for Fundraising Writers – Future Fundraising Now
  • Is Your Mission Statement Boilerplate? The Uncataloged Museum: Mission Accomplished?
  • How to Use Technology to Inspire Good Habits The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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