Weekly Review of Nonprofit Headlines and Blogs

Happy Thanksgiving! Have you made a list yet of the things you’re thankful for? Here are two things: a new survey shows that Foundations are likely to increase their giving in 2011 and most Americans are planning on maintaining (or increasing) their giving levels. I’ve added a new section this week that highlights research on giving. I hope you enjoy it.

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!


  • A Quick End-of-Year-Fundraising Plan http://bit.ly/a9mUh4 Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
  • What Every Nonprofit Should Know About Donor Advised Funds | http://bit.ly/chIwh8 eJewish Philanthropy
  • Don’t “target” donors — be their target http://bit.ly/anXKYB Future Fundraising Now
  • Soliciting the Donor Means Knowing What The “Ask” Is All About | http://bit.ly/dBCYxr eJewish Philanthropy
  • Wikipedia Puts New Fund-Raising Model to the Test http://bit.ly/cpXdeR The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • What Boomers Like | http://bit.ly/bz6EZA The Agitator – Fundraising, Direct Marketing and Advocacy Strategies for Nonprofits
  • Looking Back: Giving in Difficult Times | Philanthropy Matters | http://bit.ly/bURlCp Center on Philanthropy at IU
  • Foundations Likely to Increase Giving in 2011 | http://bit.ly/cDHkhB eJewish Philanthropy
  • Most Americans Plan to Give This Holiday Season, Two Polls Find http://bit.ly/9mK0EL The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Why and How Entrepreneurs Give to Charitable Causes http://bit.ly/c1HPTU FundRaising Success
  • Comfort For Direct Mail Fundraisers | http://bit.ly/9eR6sb The Agitator




  • For Executive Directors, an Opportunity to Be Candid About Your Board (survey to complete) http://bit.ly/bz3DbY Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • The Giving Pledge Isn’t the Biggest Philanthropy Event of 2010 | http://bit.ly/9RLcci eJewish Philanthropy
  • The Evolution of Fiscal Sponsorship | http://bit.ly/cFjoCW eJewish Philanthropy
  • Deficit Plan Would Eliminate Tax Deductions for Charitable Gifts http://bit.ly/a0M2mI The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Obama Provides Interpretation re Rules on Religious Charities http://bit.ly/9hhbTx The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Disseminating Orphan Innovations (about The Providence Effect – successful innovations that aren’t replicated elsewhere) http://bit.ly/d1qjtn Stanford Social Innovation Review

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