This past week I was at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference in Baltimore. Maryland. It was a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends – and to make new friends. As I tweeted my way through the sessions, I slowly realized that there were other people – in the same sessions I was in – tweeting as well. So I have now participated in my first tweet-up! Not only am I learning new vocabulary, but I’m meeting great people as well. If you’re not using social media to connect with people who are passionate about your cause, I highly recommend it!
Here’s a summary of this week’s headlines and fundraising / nonprofit items of interest. As always, please feel free to forward this to others you know who might benefit from it. Thanks again for reading!
- Those who have gone to college give more than those who have not. http://bit.ly/ak5Dtb
- Foundation Giving Not Expected to Decline any Further in 2009 (not expected to increase either) http://bit.ly/8Yn5Ro
- Just 43 percent of charities raised more money in 2009 than 2008 http://bit.ly/9IBI63
- Fundraisers will increasingly be asked to help charities create business ventures. http://bit.ly/bLwtsT
- Greatest indicator for fundraising success in a nonprofit organization is how much the board gives. http://bit.ly/9mHkWV
- Can A Spontaneous Mob of Strangers Change The World? http://bit.ly/aWAuqw
- Creating a Culture of Storytelling http://bit.ly/cminSo
- Thousands of ways to match your volunteers’ talents/passions with needs of your org. Be creative! http://bit.ly/c2Jwdb
- What’s the Value of a Facebook Fan for a Nonprofit? http://bit.ly/ckKRYV
- Goodbye, Ballrooms: Campaign Kickoffs Go Online http://bit.ly/axiInp