Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – November 15, 2011

One of the most inspiring parts of the sessions at the International Fundraising Congress 2011 was hearing how organizations across the world are accomplishing amazing things. In one session, a few people were sharing the common dilemma of encouraging board members to stay active (especially in fundraising). A fairly new theater group in Austria wasn’t experiencing that at all. This new board decided, during their first board meeting, that they needed to… (continue reading)

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Here is your weekly roundup of recent articles and blogs related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please forward this to others who might benefit from the information. As always, thanks again for reading!

Fundraising

  • Tips for approaching the X generation for charitable gifts: The X Factor http://bit.ly/oJixuD Donor Power Blog
  • The (almost) magic formula of Lifetime Value estimation http://bit.ly/uU20lB @101fundraising
  • Secret sauce for low-budget start-ups: A great story and a team of true believershttp://bit.ly/rHgo2v Katya’s NonProfit Marketing Blog
  • Effective fundraising anchored in strong programs: Write Goals and Objectives Funders Love! http://bit.ly/vv6qfQ GrantAuthority

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Giving Trends/Research

  • Creating Change through Circles http://bit.ly/voukwu Stanford Social Innovation Review
  • People earning less than £32k ‘give higher proportion of their income than others’ http://bit.ly/t3DFAW Third Sector
  • Great summary of a great report: Blackbaud’s report and the future of fundraising | http://bit.ly/u5qwSo Pamela Grow
  • Nonprofit disconnect. Seems simple, if you want more to happen you need more people. http://bit.ly/u1E5LT Mission Connected Blog

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Innovative Ideas

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Technology/Social Media

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Leadership

  • Great suggestions: 6 tips to help board members work a room http://bit.ly/tsL2q3 @marcapitman
  • Leadership Ideas: Seven Questions to Move Things Forward bit.ly/vnRjBh Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects
  • Many Baby Boomers Want to Create Social Ventures, Study Finds – http://bit.ly/vojSoe The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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