Weekly Nonprofit Headlines and Blogs

There’s this book I’ve been working on. It doesn’t have anything to do with fundraising, but it does have to do with living an inspirational life. You may know that I had a brother with muscular dystrophy. Before Frits passed away seven years ago he had outlived his initial prognosis by about 20 years, finished college (after being told that he wasn’t college material) and started a nonprofit organization to help others who had physical disabilities. In many ways, he is the inspiration for me going into nonprofit work. I’m hopeful that his story can be an inspiration to others.

Frits

For anything to be an inspiration, it must be shared. Do you have a story that would encourage others? Does your organization have an inspiring story? Don’t be afraid to share it (and I’d love to hear about it too!)

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

  • Steward those gifts! (one of the most important things in encouraging donors to give again) http://bit.ly/djZowP Get Fully Funded Blog
  • When do your donors feel most fully alive? (when do you?) http://bit.ly/baWCre Transformational Giving
  • Three reasons to complement offline fundraising with online outreach http://bit.ly/c9USlf Katya’s Blog
  • The next ‘big’ thing? (monthly giving and back to the basics) http://bit.ly/bJTchu Jonathon Grapsas’ blog
  • Don’t hide your fundraising call to action http://bit.ly/bS6VT2 Future Fundraising Now
  • Who is a nonprofit major donor? http://bit.ly/bRXJ2b Get Fully Funded Blog

 

TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS

  • Is Your Mission Statement a ‘Snorer’? http://bit.ly/aOLRFZ Joanne’s Nonprofits Blog
  • Watch this and weigh in: Stunning storytelling or cartoonish composite? http://bit.ly/9HZdCg Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog

 

BOARD / LEADERSHIP

  • Giving Boards Time to Think at Creating the Future! (after all, we’re human beings, not human doings) http://bit.ly/bK0mCF
  • Lack of Infrastructure Hampers Nonprofits (should be spending more – not less – on admin costs) http://bit.ly/9tYMBd
  • What You Can Expect From Your Board – and What You Can’t! http://bit.ly/chCb3I Pamela Grow’s Blog

 

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