Fundraising Friday | June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

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Total estimated US charitable giving increased by 7.1% – to $358.38 billion! Everything smart fundraisers need to know about the latest Giving USA report.

In more good news: the Ford Foundation is shifting their grant making to focus entirely on inequality and have also pledged to increase general operating support. Can we have a hallelujah? Hopefully this will encourage more foundations to follow suit.

Food for the Poor is back in What’s in my Mailbox with a compelling note card mailing. How could you emulate this for your summer appeal?

In the Power of Nonprofit Storytelling, this week we’ve got several examples of a way for you to be consistently growing your story portfolio. Check it out by clicking here.

Learn how Human Rights Campaign issued a very clever mobile action invitation in this week’s What’s in my Inbox. Great stuff!

Are you making this mistake? Why whining isn’t winning. New from Mary Cahalane.

Please. Let’s honor the death of Olive Cooke. New from Jeff Brooks.

Are you keeping a clean house? Jeff Schreifels with Clean Up Your Portfolio: #4 of Six Actions for Summer Impact.

What do major donors and monthly donors have in common? New guest post from my dear friend, Erica Waasdorp.

I loved Vu’s reflections on Father’s Day, and the power of storytelling. You will too.

The Agitator with Learning By Giving. By the way, for the best lesson in online fundraising ever, donate now to DonorsChoose.org (I selected a school from my home town). You will be absolutely blown away, I promise. Look for more in What’s in my Inbox next week (and in my upcoming Online Fundraising Masterclass with John Haydon next month).

Plenty more. New from Seth Godin.

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Akshaya Patra June 20, 2015 at 6:26 am

The increase in the charity donations shows people are becoming rich every year. The way of approaching the people also improved these days. Thanks to online presence.

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