Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – November 29, 2011

It’s important to be thankful for the little things. If you’ve been ready my blog a while you might remember my brother Frits. He passed away almost nine years ago now, but he’s still often in my thoughts. There are so many incredible things he taught me, but one of the most important is to be thankful for the little things. You see, Frits spent the last several years of his life confined to a wheelchair. While it wasn’t always easy, he chose to focus on the positive side of everything – and look for little things to be thankful for. 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. Thanks again for reading!

Leadership/Fundraising

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Technology/Social Media

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Communications

  • Storytelling revisited: A white paper worth reading http://bit.ly/tpY81X Kira’s Blog: Online Communications for Nonprofits
  • Easy thank you / invitation to engage your nonprofit donors http://bit.ly/t9rDSi charityinfo.ca
  • Make that call and express your thanks (with suggested talking points) http://bit.ly/ulwoc2 Donor Dreams Blog

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Giving Trends/Research

  • Event Participant Retention: What is the average number of repeat event participants? (about 30%) http://bit.ly/tQSgo8 Event 360
  • Charities Get In On Black Friday Activity – http://bit.ly/w3C0CB TheNonProfitTimes
  • Time to Review Your Membership / Donor Database? http://bit.ly/v4YzHh Wild Apricot Blog

 

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