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!


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


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


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


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


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


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