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!

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FUNDRAISING

  • 20 Best Practices for Monthly Giving Programs | http://bit.ly/pJIy7g Gailperry.com nonprofit fundraising
  • Your Fundraising Future (direct mail is not dead) | http://bit.ly/pdWSZF The Getting Giving Blog
  • Top 10 Fundraising Tips (for involving your board in fundraising) http://bit.ly/pfYvQY Guidestar

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GIVING TRENDS/RESEARCH

  • Email Response Metrics (good benchmarks) http://bit.ly/p9zJlu The Agitator – Fundraising and Advocacy Strategies for Nonprofits
  • Breaking the Rules (?) (old news: focus on relationships rather than dollars) http://bit.ly/nYTykb The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Giving to Charities in U.K. Drops for Second Straight Year – http://bit.ly/pU4uPQ The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Millennial generation puzzle http://bit.ly/o01mXd Donor Dreams Blog

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COMMUNICATIONS/TECHNOLOGY

  • Are you headed down the humanization highway? http://bit.ly/qKckr9 Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • All donors have some things in common http://bit.ly/n4m1JR FundRaising Success
  • Google +: Trade Off Between Privacy Needs, Community, Social Context (ie jury’s still out) http://bit.ly/ihDA8D Beth’s Blog

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IN THE NEWS

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OTHER

  • Charities Use Amazon’s Wish List for Needed Goods – http://bit.ly/rlJDhD The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Christian Group Seeks to End Extreme Poverty (by encouraging Christians to give more) http://bit.ly/qeFMg4 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams http://bit.ly/qD3mlF Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog

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