Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – January 17, 2012


It has been a fun month so far. As the new president of our local Association of Fundraising Professionals chapter I started the year by submitting our required ‘annual report’ to our national offices. What a great feeling to click ‘send’ on the final pieces of documentation! The next step is to be recognized as a ‘10-Star Chapter,’ basically meaning that we go beyond mere compliance and do a little extra to build philanthropy – and the fundraising profession – locally. It would be impossible to go above and beyond without a great team at the local level who are all committed to this cause. It is impossible to say thank you enough to all the people who make it possible.

Who are the people who make what you do possible? Your board, your volunteers, your staff. I encourage you to say thank you this week. And be creative about it!

Looking forward to connecting again soon. Until then, here’s to a great – and grateful – week!

Warm regards,

Kirsten Bullock, CFRE


Fundraising and Nonprofit News Roundup

Here’s a summary 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!


  • Creating a 60 Day Fundraising Plan: Days 1-15 | Tri Point Fundraising
  • Great resource: Primer On Online Fundraising | The Agitator
  • What to do with a donor who doesn’t make good on their pledge?
  • Increasing seed money from 10% to 67% of goal produced nearly 6x increase in gifts.
  • Your 3-Step Plan to Approach Grant Funders That Only Give to Preselected Organizations



  • It’s about engagement now: The People Formally Known as the Audience – Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Donor recognition: What’s In a Name? | BLACKBAUD’S Prospect Research Blog
  • Sharing your story: 4 Ways to Bring Creativity Into 2012 | Inspiring Generosity
  • Get Personal to Get Relevant – Your “From” Line & More | Getting Attention Nonprofit Blog
  • Hints galore on how to raise money with newsletters – Future Fundraising Now


Technology/Social Media

  • 6 Steps to Getting Started With Google+ » Social Media Examiner
  • All about mobile giving: Real Time Charitable Giving | Pew Research Center’s
  • YouTube for event marketing in under 30 minutes | Event Manager Blog
  • Have you tried Pinterest? Steal these 42 Creative Pinterest Ideas for Nonprofits –
  • Using Twitter for Volunteer Recruitment: Jersey Cares | Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits


Leadership / Other

  • Nonprofit Boards and the iPad: a Good Fit? Maybe…
  • Time for a Guidestar status check for your nonprofit? « The Butterfly Effect (Blog)
  • The Danger Of Online Lobbying for nonprofits The Nonprofit Times
  • Replace .org with .ngo?A good idea or a way for someone to make money off nonprofits? Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Philanthropy (and politics) in America: A History by Olivier Zunz | Stanford Social Innovation Review

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