Weekly Listing of Nonprofit Blogs and Articles

There’s been a lot of press this past week about the 40 billionaires who accepted Warren Buffet’s Giving Challenge. While I agree that it is an amazing and wonderful thing, I also hope that ‘normal’ donors (like you and me) don’t think that we can sit back and give less. It remains essential for all of us to give as we are able to support those causes that we are passionate about. Along those same lines, we need to be approaching others and asking them to support us (or encouraging them to support other causes that they are passionate about) at the levels they are able to give at. I’m a big believer that giving is a blessing (as much for the giver as the receiver). So, go and give! (and ask).

Here’s a summary of this week’s articles and blogs related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations. As always, please feel free to forward this to others you know who might benefit from it. Thanks again for reading!

FUNDRAISING

  • Three Big Ideas to Take Your Relationships with Foundations to the Next Level (it’s about relationships) http://bit.ly/9BuyVh Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog
  • How you thank your donors matters (promptness is essential!) http://bit.ly/aRw1sX Future Fundraising Now
  • Giving by the Wealthy Continue to Show Economy’s Strains http://bit.ly/dpFjKw The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Do Fund Raisers Ignore Too Many Middle-Class Donors? http://bit.ly/cUAKHg The Chronicle of Philanthropy

TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

  • How to maximize your nonprofit’s impact with YouTube http://bit.ly/9uCNkF Socialbrite
  • Email Dominates on Mobile http://bit.ly/9LSUYy frogloop
  • ‘Facebook Questions’ and your nonprofit (similar to LinkedIn question/answer forum) http://bit.ly/ag9PYx Small Act
  • Rethinking How to Calculate Mobile-Giving’s Benefits (it’s not all about the money) http://bit.ly/aFQY4n The Chronicle of Philanthropy

NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS

OTHER

  • Fire up your Board (passion, ‘friend raising’ and easing the board into fundraising) http://bit.ly/bZrEXj Get Fully Funded Blog
  • N.Y. Plan to Limit Charity Breaks for Wealthy Could Spread Elsewhere http://bit.ly/b2o4bz The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • 40 U.S. Billionaires Accept Gates, Buffet Giving Challenge http://bit.ly/92gaQn AFP
  • Volunteers Gain More When Provided Perspective (donors too?) http://bit.ly/csjGQO Joanne’s Nonprofits Blog
  • Churchgoers gave away a greater percentage of their income during the Great Depression than they do today http://bit.ly/9tOoZu
  • Big Companies Hold Steady in 2010 Gifts http://bit.ly/beZT6N The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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