Weekly Fundraising News

Are you inspired by the mission of your organization? Lately I’ve been running in to more people who are either on the verge of burned out or there already. It’s hard to be inspired (or inspiring) when we’re running on empty. Don’t be afraid to take some time to fill up your tank – your cause will benefit.

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!


  • Donations Increased Slightly in Summer Months, Survey Finds http://bit.ly/aswvUs The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • How to engage your donors in learning rather than boring them with facts http://bit.ly/bKe9am Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog
  • Fundraising 101: Growing Donor Passion http://bit.ly/cgmmNU Resource Center – AFP



  • You Have 10 Seconds (to get a viewer’s attention with an on-line video) | http://bit.ly/a1ginw The Agitator
  • Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising | http://bit.ly/aPwdM7 Beth’s Blog
  • Tips for Marketing a Non Profit: Branding, Publish, Speaking, Outreach, Online | http://bit.ly/9c1RP5 Chron.com
  • Media Tips: Getting Your Story to the Press http://bit.ly/bbrUsN Resource Center – AFP


  • Urgent vs. Important: A cautionary tale http://bit.ly/bBrv7a Low Hanging Fruit Communications
  • Recession Helps Nonprofits See Value In Tying the Knot http://bit.ly/9tlyFg @npquarterly
  • How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results (free registration required to see full article) http://bit.ly/a8KtnM McKinsey Quarterly
  • Desperately Seeking Innovation with Boards http://bit.ly/bWW4XW The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • The Essential Role of Arts and Culture http://bit.ly/bvOmy0 PhilanTopic
  • Baby boomers are a vast, untapped resource for volunteering (but more episodic) http://bit.ly/akyyUX Times-Standard Online
  • Bank of America Issues Grants for Microloans http://bit.ly/cUbvLV Nonprofit Newswire
  • For Breaking Clients’ Trust, Financial Firm Ordered to Pay $10 Million To Charity http://bit.ly/bRMy3Z Nonprofit Newswire
  • “Nonprofits “missing out” on surge in European venture philanthropy, says Carnie | http://bit.ly/bPeBxG UK Fundraising

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