Recent Fundraising Articles and Blogs

There are some changes that I’ve been making in my business – primarily making it more about business rather than busy-ness. One of the first changes that I’m making is moving to an every other week format for this listing of articles and blogs. It’s my hope that it will help me hone in on the most important headlines for your organization and provide you more time to review the compiled information. Please let me know how you feel about this change.

Here’s a summary of recent articles and blogs related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please share this with others might benefit from the information. Thanks again for reading!

FUNDRAISING

  • Teens in Philanthropy http://bit.ly/ijj4jm The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Biggest Gifts to Charity Falter in Bad Economy http://bit.ly/hEOoqe The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • 12 Tips to Improve Hospital (or other nonprofit) Fundraising Efforts | http://bit.ly/heePTn Hospital Financial and Business News
  • How Much Do Social Norms Inspire Giving? (from Science of Giving) http://bit.ly/fcGH3A Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog

TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Online Portal Increased Gifts Last Year by 70% http://bit.ly/hZylcZ The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Do you know what people are saying about you? Check out these 20 free, social media monitoring tools http://bit.ly/i1Uklb Socialbrite
  • Why Weekend Appeals Won’t Reap Many Gifts http://bit.ly/eigzoR The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • A quickie summary of the Online Giving Study (relationships are essential) http://bit.ly/f8hfDI Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog

COMMUNICATIONS

  • 20 Resuscitation Tips for Lifeless Writing http://bit.ly/fHLLo1 Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • Three Essential Nonprofit Marketing Paths for 2011: take control, show why it matters, be personable http://bit.ly/eXcgIW Kivi’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog
  • Three truths about marketing – and what they mean to you (it’s about relationships) http://bit.ly/hu6K4z Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Great resource! The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trend Report http://bit.ly/eneMvV Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • Media Spotlight Doesn’t Help Nonprofit Pay Bills http://bit.ly/iiIela The Nonprofit Quarterly

LEADERSHIP

  • Embezzlement Happens. It’s What Charities Do Next That Matters http://bit.ly/gMOZe0 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Will we see more mergers in 2011? Five United Ways in N.J. Merge Into One Group http://bit.ly/gUbHAb The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Merger Fever in San Francisco (2 mergers: food banks and clinics) http://bit.ly/ekkoOg The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • IRS Regarding Nonprofits: What Was Done in 2010 and What’s Planned for 2011 (more monitoring and enforcement) http://bit.ly/fLQA5r IRS Reports
  • The New Congress and Charities: What to Expect http://bit.ly/gI1RTN The Chronicle of Philanthropy

OTHER

  • IRS Changes Threshold for Eligible Nonprofits to File E-Postcard http://bit.ly/hFYMWv Joanne’s Nonprofits Blog
  • Panera to Open Third Charity Cafe; Says Most Patrons Paying in Full http://bit.ly/gkZAwd The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Fidelity Charity Fund Reports 42% Gain in Gifts http://bit.ly/g0nuc0 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Charities Make Plans to Increase Prices of Tickets, Dues, and Other Fees http://bit.ly/gyQTYv The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Politician Asks Apple to Explain Fundraising App Controversy http://bit.ly/ey7DRT The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Database Links Giving with Need (could this be replicated elsewhere?) http://bit.ly/fhyT3b The Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Wikipedia Appeal Raises $16-Million to Keep Ads Off Site http://bit.ly/g2CUhp The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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