Fundraising Friday | June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015


When it comes to nonprofit storytelling, are you sharing too much information about how your organization does what it does and not enough about the impact your donors are making possible? Don’t miss this week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling featuring a terrific exercise (FREE download) you can share with board and staff alike to get you thinking creatively (and succinctly!).

And when you’re creating your calendar for the year (or even just the next six months), are you factoring in at least one list-building activity? This week’s What’s in my Inbox | How are you growing your email list: an example of list chaperoning. Who could you partner with?

Nancy Schwartz wants to know: How are you adapting your organization’s communications for summertime impact? This week’s What’s in my Mailbox features one stellar example: a one page impact report.

Loved this post from Kerri Karvetski, A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post. Celebrate your donors!

Ouch! Five Fundraising Delusions Nonprofits Suffer. New from Social Velocity.

For years now we’ve been advising you to build your core base of foundation support via general operating grants from small to mid-sized foundations. Is overhead finally having its moment? Watch for our all new Foundation Grants | Basics & More™ coming this September.

Are you engaging in Wishful Thinking in Major Gifts? I come across this A LOT. In fact, I joke with Jeff and Richard that my job is to get your back-end systems ready to grow your major gift fundraising intelligently. Not by chasing “ghosts and rabbits.” New from the Veritus Group.

This should come in handy: 101 best email subject lines. And keep an eye on your inbox: Online Fundraising Masterclass, my new Basics & More™ course with John Haydon launches next week!

What the 2015 Millennial Impact Report Means for Nonprofits. New from Rachel Ramjattan, CFRE.


Is today’s information overload making it harder for you to master what you need to know? Mastery vs Information Overload: How are You Coping?

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