Fundraising Friday | September 4, 2015

September 4, 2015


This week’s What’s in my Mailbox: never forget the power of handwritten.

Have your tissues handy. The British Heart Foundation knocks it out of the park in this week’s Power of Non-Profit Storytelling.

Major Gifts: A Thing of the Heart – Introduction. This. This is the heart of all we do.

A super Nonprofit Blog Carnival from Kivi. Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments.  And Mary Cahalane’s up next with the September call for submissions:  How do you say thanks?

Bloomerang with 21 Ideas for your nonprofit’s donation confirmation page. Pick a few.

Our friends at The Agitator with Algebra for Fundraisers. Pay particular attention to Holly Wagg’s insights. Everybody wants a one-size-fits-all approach. Your job is to gain a solid understand of YOUR donors.

The long-term stuff is easy to postpone, no? Resist the temptation. New from Seth Godin: Day traders rarely make history.

The Facebook Page Donate Now Button Is Dumb and I Hate It. Amen, Steven Shattuck, amen.

Working on your monthly giving program? You won’t want to miss Nancy Schwartz’ interview with Erica Waasdorp.

Have you ever noticed donors tweeting out their support for an organization? You can do it too, by creating a simple pre-written tweet and including it on your thank you page or in your thank you email. Click here to learn how.


A simple little phone call could be The shocking secret ingredient to growing your nonprofit’s individual donor base. Learn why, and grab your sample script.

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