Fundraising Friday | May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

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I’ve been blogging for years on the importance of your organization’s welcome email. Check out this week’s What’s in my Inbox for a couple of exceptional examples.

How can you combine your annual report with a soft ask? Solid example from Food for the Poor in this week’s What’s in my Mailbox.

My friend Debra Beck with Letter to a young nonprofit board member. Good read.

New from Kerri Karvetski (online fundraiser extraordinaire) 8 Commandments for Converting Direct Mail Fundraising Appeals to Email.

“There is never a good excuse to disrespect anyone.” A thoughtful reminder from Richard Perry that we need to be cognizant and vigilant about the words we use. Watch Your Language! new from Veritus.

Brilliant, master, can’t-say-enough-about-him fundraiser Sean Triner is offering up a step-by-step guide on how to acquire ongoing donors from disaster responders. Download your guide here.

My friend, Amy Eisenstein landed an interview with none other than Seth Godin! Must watch.

I was absolutely thrilled last weekend to meet one of my dearest friends…for the first time! Mary Cahalane was in the region for a graduation ceremony and I got to meet the lovely lady in person! New from Mary: You got this. Advice for a new fundraiser.

Set aside some time to read my friend, Ken Burnett’s Fundraising and the rule of law: For real change to come fundraisers need a new kind of covenant with donors. Share the entire five part series with your board. Make it an agenda item.

It’s not a question of direct mail OR email. Know what works and master it already. The Agitator with Direct Mail Will Outlive Us All.

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