Kirsten’s Fundraising Headlines – September 6, 2011

“Where do we find prospects?” is a question I often get asked. As is often the case with good questions, I have to respond with another question: What if, in five years, your organization was fully funded? What would your organization look like? More importantly, what would your community look like? 

Below is a summary of articles and blogs from the past week related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please forward this to others who might benefit from the information. Hope you have a fabulous week!


  • Missing Ingredient In Your Major Gifts Effort (YOU – eyeball to eyeball with your donors)
  • Should we hire a fundraiser and pay him a percentage raised? (short answer: NO!!!) 🙂
  • Five ‘must dos’ of bequest fundraising | SOFII
  • Fundraising Needs to Change: Donors want and expect more than transactions | eJewish
  • How much can I expect from my (-thon) fundraising event? | Erik van Dorp | 101fundraising
  • Giving to charity promotes mental health – Future Fundraising Now

Giving Trends/Research

Technology/Social Media

  • 9 Steps To Getting Started With Google Plus for Your Nonprofit
  • The Life Cycle of a Tweet and Facebook Post – Still Worth It? Joanne’s Nonprofits Blog
  • Five Ways To Get More Out of Your Online Social Fundraisers | Inspiring Generosity
  • How to Succeed in Nonprofit Social Media (think conversation) Holly Ross, NTEN | Getting Attention Blog
  • Get the Word Out: Event Fundraising Using Social Networking FundRaising Success


In the News

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