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

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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 | http://ow.ly/1ELZTB http://forimpact.org
  • How to Get Started: What is Peer-to-peer Online Fundraising Anyhow? http://ow.ly/1EOpNW | Inspiring Generosity
  • Why a Warm Welcome to First-time Donors Matters http://ow.ly/1F9sb3 | Generous Matters
  • Fundraising Campaigns Smaller but Omnipresent in the ‘New Normal’ http://ow.ly/1EY9HW About.com

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Communications

  • Why You Need Someone Else to be Your Messenger. http://ow.ly/1ELVUD Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Provide Common Info to Make it More Real: How to Make a Stat Work in Nonprofit Marketing http://ow.ly/1EOmgL Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • It’s That Time of Year Again: Annual Reports – Print or Online | 101fundraising http://ow.ly/1ES2k1 | Graeme Russell
  • 10 Essentials for a Killer Thank You Letter | http://ow.ly/1EY9ua Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog
  • Infographic: The History of Advertising http://ow.ly/1F7csG | Marketing Technology Blog

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Technology/Social Media

  • Join In, It’s Not That Scary: Facing Your Fear of Social Media | http://ow.ly/1ELYoY Inspiring Generosity
  • Email: Still Not Dead! – Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media – http://ow.ly/1EOnFw Frogloop
  • What Do Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits? | http://ow.ly/1EOo7K Beth’s Blog
  • Impossible to Control Social Media: McDonald’s Twitter Campaign Becomes Horror Story http://ow.ly/1EQSXf Business First
  • Nonprofits Successfully Embrace Social Media | http://ow.ly/1EY8CE JGA Counsel

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Leadership/Innovative Ideas

  • Breaking Down the Silos: Organize Around Audiences, Not Departments http://ow.ly/1F1P2t : FundRaising Success
  • Secrets Revealed: The Best New Resource for Volunteer Recruitment http://ow.ly/1F7d1v | Engaging Volunteers
  • PR Idea for Your Nonprofit: Newsjacking: The New Way to Get Media Attention http://ow.ly/8M42Y Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • President Vows Not to Deter Wealthy From Giving – Government – http://ow.ly/1EOoQD The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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