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!


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


Giving Trends/Research

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


Innovative Ideas


Technology/Social Media



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

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