Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – November 8, 2011

In October I had the opportunity to attend the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands. Through my blog I’m covering in-depth information about the sessions I attended. Have you ever wondered if you should start raising money in a different country? Sometimes in the US we seem to look only within our own boundaries. A few years ago I worked with a US-based international association that was faced with this decision. We started moving forward with people who were already involved with the cause, but I wish we had this information available then! Continue Reading…

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I’m in the process now of developing a donor acquisition survey to explore where organizations are finding new donors and what advice they have for others. If you have have a question you’d like to see included, please send me an email back. At the end of this week I’ll be compiling all of the submitted information. We should get some great information from this!

Here is 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!



  • Do you have canvassers in your town? Canvassers take the cause to the street – The Globe and Mail
  • Need to ask multiple times: The power of repetition in fundraising – Future Fundraising Now
  • 4th Quarter Check List – Visit Your BIG Donors, Right Now! | BLACKBAUD’S Prospect Research Blog
  • Could this work in your community? The Magic of Match Day – RE:Philanthropy


Giving Trends/Research

  • Great Resource: Atlas of Giving: Fundraising Atlas Does More Than Shrug | The Agitator
  • It’s contagious: we feel gratitude when we see someone being generous to someone else Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Few Charity Employees Feel Financially Prepared for Retirement, Survey Finds – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Guess we’re not slackers after all 🙂 Gen X-ers increasingly civicly engaged? | Social Capital Blog
  • Great synopsis of new research, growing philanthropy: The Future Of Fundraising | The Agitator




Technology/Social Media

  • Study: How nonprofits benefit from using social media (plus link to free tools) socialbrite
  • Please take it! Survey on Nonprofit Communications. And get the full report in Dec Kivi’s Nonprofit Blog


In The News

  • As Poverty Deepens, Giving to the Poor Declines – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Here’s A Successful Fundraising Event (net of $500k) | The Agitator
  • Study: Tax Hikes Would Affect Giving More Than Deduction – TheNonProfitTimes
  • Senators Seek to Preserve Low Nonprofit Postal Rates – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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