Weekly Nonprofit Blogs and Headlines

A pirate with an eye patch means something much different now than it did 100 years ago. Once pirates to be feared. Now, in most of the world, pirates are the things of rides at Disney World and movies. What a case of rebranding! I assume that your organization doesn’t need quite as much polishing as pirates, but what can you emphasize in your message that will really drive home the good work that you really do? What can you share that can help better connect donors to your cause?

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!


  • Apple Cider Vinegar – or Back to the Basics of Fund Raising http://bit.ly/9B7SJn Bullock Consulting
  • Two words to say to donors (HINT: Thank You!) http://bit.ly/davFMZ Jonathon Grapsas’ blog
  • Fundraisers should be asking for referrals from current donors http://bit.ly/b60qDb Guidestar
  • Where, Oh Where are Our Nonprofit Money Trees? http://bit.ly/9a8Fe8 Advancing the Non Profit Sector
  • Gap in Your Fundraising Pyramid? – Three Suggestions http://bit.ly/9nyGiz Talisman Thinking Out Loud
  • Don’t Fundraise From Yourself (because donor’s may not think the same way you do) http://bit.ly/dq4bnP FundRaising Success
  • Setting up a monthly giving email campaign http://bit.ly/dkIt6F Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog




  • How to Be Taken Seriously: Steps to Legitimacy for Nonprofits http://bit.ly/dwxCYz Joanne’s Nonprofits Blog
  • Charity Watchdog Releases List of Reasons Groups Fail to Meet Standards http://bit.ly/b6FDtG The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Charities Say Staff Shortages Hamper Their Ability to Deliver Services http://bit.ly/aXrBAF The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Oakland: Hardly a riot thanks to the preparation and leadership of youth organizations http://bit.ly/bBjah7 Leadership Learning Community

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