Fundraising Friday | August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015


Does your organisation have ‘Busy-ness Syndrome?’ A cure is at hand!

If you haven’t already seen it, don’t miss this week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling, where we share the video of the loyal dog that’s gone viral.  Have your tissues ready.

What is one of the major revelations my Simple Development Systems’ members point to again and again as having exploded their fundraising? “Since we’ve increased our donor communications, we’ve tripled our revenue.” See four Nonprofit Newsletters Done Right | Examples to Inspire You.

This week’s What’s in my Mailbox highlights the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection’s ‘Donor First’ Newsletter. What will be your take-aways?

When it comes to online fundraising, are you observing how the internet marketers are doing things? The Upsell Lightbox Story, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Recruiting a Whole Bunch of New Monthly Donors 

Roger Craver of The Agitator with Breakdown In Trust Is A Good Thing, and a reminder that our donors “want to be treated with both respect and the truth. Not bombarded and pushed ‘til they scream. They expect to have their voices heard and be listened to and responded to.” (Subscription required)

I hope you’re reading the Veritus’ Group, Measuring MGO Performance series. Keep Focused on What Matters: #6 of Measuring MGO Performance Series. New from Richard Perry.

I’ve been a Fiverr fan for years. Might be something you should check out too.

Vu from Nonprofit With Balls with Funders, thank you for doing these 12 awesome things.

Here’s a post from February that only just came to my attention. Many of you know me from Pamela’s Grantwriting Blog, because I started my career as a grantwriter. The reasons I got out of the field are many. Are you considering the Net Grant ROI Calculation when you make the decision about whether or not to apply for every grant opportunity that comes your way?

Mary Cahalane is back with Why empathy is key to great fundraising.

23 Fundraising Websites and Blogs Every Fundraiser Should Read.


I don’t know that any single topic reveals our commitment to our donors quite like how we respond to in-memoriam gifts. Remembering Michael | Do you have a plan for in-memoriam gifts?

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