Weekly Fundraising Headlines and Blogs

When I was a little girl, my Farmor (Danish for grandmother) would visit from Denmark. When I wasn’t trying to improve her health by hiding her cigars from her, I enjoyed hearing her speak. The conversations would often be a mixture of Danish and English and often there were many words I didn’t understand. There was a phrase that I remember she said often. Now that I’ve gotten further along in my Danish lessons, I’ve figured it out. The phrase was “Ikke så godt” or “not so good.” This made me think a little more about my words and which ones I might be remembered by. What words will you be remembered for?

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!


  • Transforming Your Donors: Stop begging for money and start developing donors! http://bit.ly/9syloc Christian Leadership Alliance
  • Giving to United Ways Dropped 5% Last Year http://bit.ly/ddpGRy The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Blackbaud Index Update Shows Overall Giving -4% in July; online giving +11.6% http://bit.ly/cF57K0 Blackbaud News
  • Deviant Philanthropy – perhaps not a bad thing http://bit.ly/aIRQu3 Tactical Philanthropy
  • For every 5.4 new donors recruited, slightly more than 6 donors were lost through attrition http://bit.ly/d0fMyN 2010 Fundraising Effectiveness Project – pdf alert
  • Six reasons donors will give to you http://bit.ly/cRD8WZ Future Fundraising Now



  • Pulling it All Together: The 360 Degree Marketing Communications Strategy http://bit.ly/aTP2R3 Guilt by Association Blog
  • Where do you get your news? 44% of American go online http://bit.ly/bXvuiH The Agitator


  • Massive Incrementalism (are we lacking great results because we don’t have a great vision?) http://bit.ly/dk9sVK The Agitator
  • Using performance dashboards to gauge how well your nonprofit is performing http://bit.ly/9qRvgh Achieve
  • Sabbaticals and Succession Planning for Nonprofit Leadership http://bit.ly/bgZ2vg Talisman Thinking Out Loud


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