Weekly Fundraising Headlines and Blogs

Much of yesterday afternoon was spent over the stove stewing fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. All I have to say is, it was a lot of work for 8 servings of tomato soup!

One thing I learned early in my fundraising career (from Jerry Panas) is that 80% of the results in fundraising come from 20% of the effort. Unfortunately, we can’t know ahead of time which 20% will be most fruitful. Perhaps that will be true with my garden as well. Although… as we become more educated about a topic, perhaps we gain a better sense of where the highest chance of success might be. Have you been frustrated lately because you haven’t been seeing the results you think you should be seeing? Take heart! The best 20% could be right around the corner!

Here’s a summary of this week’s 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!




  • PURL’s of wisdom – importance of coordinating messages. http://bit.ly/9FtB5D Jonathon Grapsas’ blog
  • See where the good goes – see the power of a well-told story. http://bit.ly/99hGvk Step-by-Step Fundraising
  • Move the needle: How to activate your supporters – great for advocacy groups http://bit.ly/ckQgu7 SocialBrite



  • IRS Reminds Small Charities of Paperwork Deadline http://bit.ly/bSHgsV The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • How the Social Innovation Fund Selected Grantees http://bit.ly/dd5Vqy Tactical Philanthropy
  • Guide to Nonprofit Election-Related Activities now available http://bit.ly/cEfCwl The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • 7days7gifts. Can one person change the world? ‘Joy of Giving’ week in India http://bit.ly/9WnaJo SOFII

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