Weekly Fundraising Headlines and Blogs

My hobby, when I make time for it, is sculpting. There’s something so exhilarating about creating something. I can really relate to Michelangelo’s comment that the finished item is within the block of marble. Michelangelo said “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”To paraphrase, the artist’s job is just to take away the unnecessary pieces. Taking away the unnecessary pieces brings up an interesting point. We keep ourselves so busy. Perhaps we need to focus more on the right things, rather than everything…

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!

FUNDRAISING

  • The surprising top three ways people give money http://bit.ly/c6EDsn Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Biblical view of fundraising as it relates to Elijah and the widow http://bit.ly/bjfnEX Christian Leadership Alliance
  • Finding a Foundation “Fit” | http://bit.ly/cqD0SB Giving USA 2010
  • Watching for Red Flags When Accepting a Planned Gift http://bit.ly/au1bC1 The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • A Third of Donors Plan to Give Less This Quarter (55% will give the same, 8% more) http://bit.ly/aJcStE The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Don’t Teach People How to Give More. Teach Them to Love More Giving Will Follow | http://bit.ly/bFxyu8 Transformational Giving

TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS

LEADERSHIP

OTHER

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