Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – October 11, 2011

This year I grew these amazing Cherokee Purple Heirloom tomatoes. When I picked the first one I washed it off and started slicing it. The first thing I noticed when I picked it was how ugly it was. There were a few cracks near the top that had broken up while it was growing and had healed over. The next thing I noticed was how dense it was. Not much empty space at all. And then I took a bite. Wow. I’ve ended up having those tomatoes as a dessert a few times now. If you’ve never bitten into a really good heirloom tomato grown in your backyard I’m not quite sure you’d understand.

But what in the world does this have to do with nonprofits? Or with fundraising?

Read more to find out.

Where I’ll be next:

  • Oct. 18 – 20 – International Fundraising Conference – Noordwijk, Netherlands, attending
  • Nov. 1 – Center for Nonprofit Excellence Annual Conference – Louisville, KY, attending
  • Nov. 3 – Are You Ready for a Major Gift Campaign Webinar – Online
  • Nov. 7 – Monthly Q&A Call for Clients
  • Nov. 16 – AFP Greater Louisville Chapter Philanthropy Day Luncheon, attending
  • Nov. 17 – 8 Steps to Fundraising Success – Bluegrass PRSA Chapter Meeting


Are you new to fundraising? Would you like to know (ahead of time) some of the pitfalls to avoid related to starting and/or running a development office? Call or email me to schedule a strategy session to learn more.

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!




Giving Trends/Research




Technology/Social Media

  • State Regulators Grapple With Best Ways to Police Social-Media Appeals – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Million Dollar Donors: A Free Searchable Data Base Thanks to IUPUI The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Empowering Others to Help (engaging new people in our cause) Inspiring Generosity


In The News/Other

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