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


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!



Technology/Social Media



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


Giving Trends/Research

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


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