Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – July 19, 2011

Thanks for following, and thanks to those who are joining me on Thursday for the Major Gifts Workshop in sunny (and hot and humid) Orlando, Florida. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

Some of you may know that I’ve spent the last few days in Cedar Key, Florida working on my first fundraising book! It will probably be several more weeks before it’s off to the publisher, but I’m really excited about how it’s coming along.

Here’s a thought for the week: you never really know where your next big gift will come from, so keep your eyes and ears open for clues people drop that indicate they’re interested in getting more involved with your organization.

Below is 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!



  • I love this idea! A Washington Clinic Allows Patients to Say ‘Thank You’ – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Making it real through storytelling Lucy Gower on SOFII’s Blog fundraising
  • Phone-a-thons: Extinct or Re-Purposed? | BLACKBAUD’S Prospect Research Blog



  • Studies Abound. What Do They All Mean? | BLACKBAUD’S Prospect Research Blog for Non-Profit Fund Raising
  • Supporter insights: what are they; why bother with them; and how to uncover them? | SOFII
  • Philanthropy in India on Upswing, Report Finds |



  • Highlights of LinkedIn’s new program for nonprofits socialbrite
  • Blending Old and New Tech to Make History Come to Life – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Getting People to Take Your Online Survey Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog



  • 13 Ways to Empower Your Grassroots Fundraisers (or any volunteer fundraisers) | Inspiring Generosity
  • Senior Fundraiser(s) On The Planet | The Agitator
  • How to Unleash Your Board Members’ Energy for Fundraising |
  • White House Plan to Limit Charitable Deduction Would Take Toll on Charities, Fundraisers Say |

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