Weekly Fundraising Headlines and Blogs

We are entering the busiest time of year for fundraising appeals and income. Do you have your plan in place with benchmarks to know (along the way) that you are likely to reach your goals? Do you have processes in place to ensure that donors are thanked promptly (and accurately)? Are you thinking for the long-term and have a system to provide ongoing communication about how the donors gift was used – rather than simply asking for another gift? Is your board engaged in asking for money? If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, please call me and we can put together a plan to ensure that you are maximizing this opportunity to raise renewable funding for your organization.

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!


  • Essential Elements of a Fundraising Letter http://bit.ly/bCZKGn Resource Center – AFP
  • Having the right donors, rather than more donors, is better. http://bit.ly/cTwLLH Transformational Giving
  • Signs of Growth as Nonprofits Push for Strong Year-End http://bit.ly/c7cm4t AFP
  • Things that should scare fundraisers (if the boss loves it, go back to the drawing board) http://bit.ly/a6Wj5T Future Fundraising Now
  • Nearly 60% of Big Companies Cut Their Giving in 2009 (but some increased) http://bit.ly/99MyAa The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • U.S. is feeling charitable, just not through churches | http://bit.ly/96cQ14 The Christian Century






Weekly Fundraising Headlines and Blogs — 1 Comment

  1. Kristen,

    Thanks for listing our article, Nonprofit Marketing Dashboard: Key Metrics to Monitor. It’s important for nonprofits to check in on their overall communications efforts on a regular basis so that they can know what’s working for them.

    Howard Adam Levy
    Red Rooster Group / Promotion for nonprofits