Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – February 21, 2012

Let’s face it, donors can be intimidating. So it’s important to remember that they are just people too. They want their charitable support to go to organizations that will use their money wisely and have a positive impact on the community being served.

A recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article in the February 9th, 2012 edition, entitled ‘Seeking Gifts from Wealthy Donors: Tips from Philanthropy Advisers,’ had some suggestions for seeking gifts from wealthy donors (made by philanthropy advisers).  While these tips were specific to wealthy donors, I believe they can work for donors of any size giving capacity. Here are my thoughts on just a few of their suggestions.  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!



Involving People

  • Could this work for you? Text Generation Leaders: Texting for Nonprofit Outreach Blue Avocado
  • Why You Must Give A Little To Get A Lot Inspiring Generosity
  • Don’t be stupidly cheap: Skimping on your donors can make you lose your shirt Future Fundraising Now
  • 10 Tips for Engaging A Volunteer Community Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects


  • Valentines From the Nonprofit World The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Impact on Nonprofits? President’s Budget and Charitable Contributions: Driving Revenue The White House
  • Non-profit fees for service and the smell test | Donor Dreams Blog
  • 2011 Online Giving Grows 13%, Except … The Agitator
  • Op Eds: Writing Leads that Grab Readers by the Lapels | Nonprofit Marketing



Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – February 21, 2012 — 1 Comment

  1. Thank you, Kirsten, for including my Generous Matters post “After bye-bye board member,then what?” to your weekly round-up of useful blog articles. I’ve subscribed to Growing Your Donors and look forward to benefiting from your wisdom in the days and weeks ahead. I’ll be honored if you choose to subscribe to Generous Matters — and then tell others about it.It appears we are kindred spirits.