Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – January 24, 2012

In November, I had a coaching session with the Executive Director of a small organization. Things were in dire straits. Payroll was behind by more than a week. The ED was tempted to throw in the towel, but wasn’t quite ready to let go. However, it was easy to get mired in the details and in everything that hadn’t worked before. 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.


  • 3 Key Major Gifts Strategies for 2012 | Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates
  • Check these out: Free Non-profit Webinars for February 2012 Wild Apricot Blog
  • Love this anecdote: Peer to Peer Fundraising: It’s Not What You Think Guidestar
  • Relationship building tool: Do You Survey Your Donors? | The Good Steward
  • Charity events buck tradition to draw young crowds – The Denver Post


Giving Trends/Research



  • Getting Started with Cause Marketing is as Easy as 1-2-3 | Inspiring Generosity
  • Email still the best (online) way to reach our donors. Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Three Thank You Templates and You’re OUT! | eJewish Philanthropy
  • Tips on how to talk with your lapsed donors The NonProfit Times


Technology/Social Media

  • How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement and What Nonprofits Should Do About It | Beth’s Blog
  • 40+ Social Media Dashboard Tools for Tracking Stuff Barry Hurd
  • How to use Google Insights for your nonprofit or business Socialbrite


Leadership/Innovative Ideas

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