Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – July 12, 2011

So, you want to have a major gift campaign. While there are some groups that are able to jump right in to major gifts, most nonprofits have to do some preparation first – primarily in the area of building a core group of supporters who have the ability to give major gifts.
Here’s a summary of articles and blogs from the past week related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please forward this to others who might benefit from the information. Thanks again for reading!


  • 20 Best Practices for Monthly Giving Programs | nonprofit fundraising
  • Your Fundraising Future (direct mail is not dead) | The Getting Giving Blog
  • Top 10 Fundraising Tips (for involving your board in fundraising) Guidestar


  • Email Response Metrics (good benchmarks) The Agitator – Fundraising and Advocacy Strategies for Nonprofits
  • Breaking the Rules (?) (old news: focus on relationships rather than dollars) The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Giving to Charities in U.K. Drops for Second Straight Year – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Millennial generation puzzle Donor Dreams Blog



  • Are you headed down the humanization highway? Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • All donors have some things in common FundRaising Success
  • Google +: Trade Off Between Privacy Needs, Community, Social Context (ie jury’s still out) Beth’s Blog



  • Charities Use Amazon’s Wish List for Needed Goods – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Christian Group Seeks to End Extreme Poverty (by encouraging Christians to give more) The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog

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