Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – May 23, 2011

How effective would you be in the game of darts if you were blindfolded? Not very I would guess! It’s the same in fundraising – if you don’t know who your primary target audience is, you might as well be blindfolded. If you’ve been in the fundraising field for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard the terms linkage, ability and interest. It never hurts to revisit the basics, so here we go (click here to continue).

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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!


  • Peer to Peer Fundraising Deserves Top Level Focus and Resources – Resource Center – AFP
  • Women, Money, and Powerful Giving (let’s give more often – and talk about it) Forbes
  • Stories bridge the age gap for fundraisers – Future Fundraising Now
  • How to raise money for “overhead” (it’s about how staff are impacting lives) Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog




  • Email is still the leading social sharing tool Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Your competition: more than a trillion ads – Future Fundraising Now
  • Video: The power of positive messaging (I prefer positive – you?) Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog


  • 4 Questions To Rev Up Your Board’s Energy and Enthusiasm |
  • Operating Reserves on Empty for Many Nonprofits |
  • Transparency and Impact: Nonprofit Merit Badges (what do these terms really mean?) Joanne’s Nonprofits Blog


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