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!

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FUNDRAISING

  • I love this idea! A Washington Clinic Allows Patients to Say ‘Thank You’ – http://bit.ly/qP4iFl The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Making it real through storytelling http://bit.ly/onNatw Lucy Gower on SOFII’s Blog fundraising
  • Phone-a-thons: Extinct or Re-Purposed? | http://bit.ly/qeTVlA BLACKBAUD’S Prospect Research Blog

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GIVING TRENDS/RESEARCH

  • Studies Abound. What Do They All Mean? | http://bit.ly/pnW3eM BLACKBAUD’S Prospect Research Blog for Non-Profit Fund Raising
  • Supporter insights: what are they; why bother with them; and how to uncover them? | http://bit.ly/nVoqya SOFII
  • Philanthropy in India on Upswing, Report Finds |http://bit.ly/nOwzkH PNNOnline.org

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TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Highlights of LinkedIn’s new program for nonprofits http://bit.ly/p8EKyv socialbrite
  • Blending Old and New Tech to Make History Come to Life – http://bit.ly/n5fJa9 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Getting People to Take Your Online Survey http://bit.ly/mXQX7s Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog

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LEADERSHIP

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IN THE NEWS

  • Local governments scramble to replace lost federal funds for nonprofits | http://bit.ly/nsTqXW Washington Examiner
  • White House Plan to Limit Charitable Deduction Would Take Toll on Charities, Fundraisers Say | http://bit.ly/o6H0ZN PNNOnline.org

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