Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – July 5, 2011

I hope you had a great 4th of July! Rob got back in town Sunday just in time for our neighbor’s barbeque. We have a few new people in the neighborhood, so the cookout was partly for the 4th and partly to celebrate the newcomers. They did the same thing for Rob and I when we moved in. Such a great tradition!

Just a quick reminder, my Major Gifts Seminar is coming up in Orlando on July 21st. Thursday is the last day for the special early-bird rate of $50. If you’re in Orlando (or want an excuse to visit Orlando), be sure to sign up. If we haven’t met already, I really hope to get a chance to meet you soon! And if you need a speaker for your event, I’d love to talk with you about it.

Here’s a summary of recent articles and blogs 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

  • The Fundraising Methods That Worked Best in 2010 – and Could Work Best in 2011 http://bit.ly/mQyEkl Guidestar
  • The Art of the Naming (for your fundraising campaign) http://bit.ly/jScMMg
  • Multi-Channel Fundraising Raises More Money – http://bit.ly/jq0k7C Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media
  • 4 Low-Cost Tests for Fundraising Direct-Mail Acquisition http://bit.ly/kDPW4H FundRaising Success
  • Hosting a Planned Giving Society Event (or a gathering for your major gift prospects) http://bit.ly/mzLqaA JGA Counsel

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GIVING TRENDS/RESEARCH

  • Great infographic: The current state of social networks http://bit.ly/mBkn5e Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • The Big Twitter Question (waste of time – or not?) http://bit.ly/mO2tVf frogloop blog
  • The supporter decision journey: A cycle for your #nonprofit engagement strategy http://bit.ly/jF39iO LightBox Collaborative
  • Provide Prospective Donors With Multiple Channels Through QR Codes http://bit.ly/jFR32Y FundRaising Success

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TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

  • New Social Media Tool: Early thoughts on Google+ | http://bit.ly/k3GQ04 NTEN
  • 7 Ways to Use Social Media for SocialGood (and engage your donors) http://bit.ly/kaYXkQ Getting Attention Nonprofit Marketing Blog
  • Three ways to keep your sanity when it comes to social media http://bit.ly/kTtRoO Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Find the influencers who matter most to you (some things never go out of style – but the tools change) http://bit.ly/jXVq82 socialbrite
  • A Day In the Life of the Internet User (helpful when planning for fundraising) http://bit.ly/lhlZNJ Inspiring Generosity

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LEADERSHIP

  • Study: Nonprofit Managers Eyeing The Door – http://bit.ly/jJOMeb TheNonProfitTimes
  • Fear of Failure: An Obstacle to Change (in the Nonprofit Sector) http://bit.ly/jSzTRx The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Hiring a fundraiser from the for-profit sector (can it work well?) http://bit.ly/jWMpG9 Donor Dreams Blog
  • Love these: 9 Big (Nonprofit) Board Questions | http://bit.ly/m0rjB6 forimpact.org impact socialgood
  • Achieving Buy-In: The Key To A Committed (Nonprofit) Board | http://bit.ly/igUZo3 eJewish Philanthropy

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IN THE NEWS

  • New York Attorney General Looks to Overhaul State’s Nonprofit Regulations | http://bit.ly/jtWQ44 PND | Foundation Center via David Spellman
  • What You Think You Know about President Obama’s Plan to Reduce Charitable Deductibility http://bit.ly/k0PEWB The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • The Recession is Still Hitting Nonprofits http://bit.ly/m1pbK3 The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Looking forward to results: Study on Impact of Tax Policies on Nonprofits http://bit.ly/kiH4kD The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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