Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – January 31, 2012

Why is it that so many leaders of small nonprofit organizations buy into this idea that it’s okay to think small? Why is it that so many of the people who come to me say “my organization is the best kept secret in town.” And in some cases present that information as some sort of badge of honor. If this describes you and your feelings about your organization, then I have a message for you. 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.

Fundraising/In The News

  • Do You Have a Master Prospect List for Your Nonprofit Fundraising Program? The Master Prospect List |
  • How to Get Started: What is Peer-to-peer Online Fundraising Anyhow? | Inspiring Generosity
  • Why a Warm Welcome to First-time Donors Matters | Generous Matters
  • Fundraising Campaigns Smaller but Omnipresent in the ‘New Normal’



  • Why You Need Someone Else to be Your Messenger. Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Provide Common Info to Make it More Real: How to Make a Stat Work in Nonprofit Marketing Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • It’s That Time of Year Again: Annual Reports – Print or Online | 101fundraising | Graeme Russell
  • 10 Essentials for a Killer Thank You Letter | Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog
  • Infographic: The History of Advertising | Marketing Technology Blog


Technology/Social Media

  • Join In, It’s Not That Scary: Facing Your Fear of Social Media | Inspiring Generosity
  • Email: Still Not Dead! – Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media – Frogloop
  • What Do Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits? | Beth’s Blog
  • Impossible to Control Social Media: McDonald’s Twitter Campaign Becomes Horror Story Business First
  • Nonprofits Successfully Embrace Social Media | JGA Counsel


Leadership/Innovative Ideas

  • Breaking Down the Silos: Organize Around Audiences, Not Departments : FundRaising Success
  • Secrets Revealed: The Best New Resource for Volunteer Recruitment | Engaging Volunteers
  • PR Idea for Your Nonprofit: Newsjacking: The New Way to Get Media Attention Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • President Vows Not to Deter Wealthy From Giving – Government – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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