Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – February 7, 2012

Are you scratching your head trying to figure out where to find new board members? It can be challenging to find the right people who want to be involved for the right reasons. Several years ago I was able to work with a community health center to identify and recruit potential board members. I enjoyed meeting people in the community, but soon realized that there were many thoughts related to what it meant to serve on a board of directors.

Continue reading my thoughts about where to look for potential board members and also a very high level view of helping new members get off to a good start.


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.


  • Dreams Can Come True – Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Getting Attention Blog
  • You can’t hurry love…or collaborative fundraising The Butterfly Effect (Blog)
  • Creating a 60 Day Fundraising Plan: Days 16-30 | Tri Point Fundraising
  • Nonprofit fundraising depends on accountability and trust @sandyrees


Giving Trends/Research

  • Thornhill: Nonprofits can profit from boomers | Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Minority Communities Gaining Philanthropic Steam | Inspiring Generosity
  • Infographic: A Peek Inside Donation Trends and Why We Support Charities Frogloop



  • How A Donor Communications Program Keeps Donors Giving and Giving Gail Perry Associates
  • Building Relationships Take Work, But Pay Off | Inspiring Generosity
  • How my pissed off donor came back… (HINT: know your donor) 101fundraising
  • How to get people to sign up for your emails – Future Fundraising Now


Technology/Social Media

  • Facebook Timeline apps: A new way to engage nonprofit constituents Socialbrite
  • Google+ for Nonprofits: Invest Time or Not? Nonprofit Starter Steps | Beth’s Blog
  • Could you make this work for your org? Amnesty, street campaigning, an electronic billboard and an iPad Paul de Gregorio
  • Another bright shiny object? 🙂 12 ways to use Pinterest for your nonprofit Socialbrite 



  • Investments in board development reap guaranteed returns. I promise. | Generous Matters
  • One way you can build a stronger nonprofit organization: Developing You Guidestar
  • Making Partnerships and Cooperative Relationships Work | eJewish Philanthropy


Innovative Ideas/In The News

  • Great idea! Ask and Acknowledge Fridays @lorijacobwith
  • ‘Text 2 CureDuchenne’ Campaign Launched at Super Bowl XLVI Fundraising Success
  • How Will Facebook’s IPO Affect Charities? The NonProfit Times
  • Need Project Management Training? Check out these scholarships for nonprofit employees from PMI! Project Management Institute

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