Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – January 10, 2012

There’s a disturbing trend I’ve seen lately with nonprofit groups I’ve been talking to lately. I was hoping it was just me. But a conversation this morning has made me realize it might be bigger than I thought. And it’s a trend I believe could cause nonprofits to begin a downward spiral.

Now, I know not all organizations are engaging in this behavior. And hopefully the experience in your area of the country is much different than what I’m seeing.  Continue Reading


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!



Giving Trends/Research

  • Download 2012 Nonprofit Marketing Trends Report
  • It’s about relationships. Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Great roundup! December Nonprofit Blog Carnival: A New Year’s Feast of 2012 Trends and Predictions
  • Perhaps larger than many people think: The Nonprofit Sector’s Economic Impact | Independent Sector



  • The ‘Good’ Pitch: How to Impress Bloggers and Reporters
  • Make Your Annual Report Sing: 5 Ways to Choose and Use Stories | Nonprofit Marketing | Getting Attention
  • Great report: 2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends – Infographic
  • Saying thank you in different ways: Thanking Online Donors With Snail Mail


Leadership/Social Media


Innovative Ideas

  • 18 Great Ideas From 2011 Ted Talks That Can Shape 2012 – The Huffington Post
  • Innovative idea: A New York Food Bank Sees Success With a Virtual Food Drive – Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • It’s All About Hyper-personalization and Targeting: Seeing Your Future in the Obama Campaign
  • Making Volunteering More Popular By Making It More Relevant | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

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