Fundraising Friday | September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015


If you struggle with sharing stories due to client confidentiality regulations, take a cue from HONY. This week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling.

What’s a nonprofit organization’s best friend when it comes to online donor acquisition? If you answered email marketing, you’re right. Why, then, are so many organizations failing to maximize this inexpensive tool? This week’s What’s in my Inbox?

How’s your organization’s monthly giving program going? This week’s What’s in my Mailbox | What lessons can you learn from this stellar direct mail monthly giving appeal features my monthly giving appeal template (free download) AND an example from Save the Chimps.

Do you keep expecting some major breakthrough in fundraising? That great AHA! moment when everything is suddenly crystal clear? Your next big fundraising breakthrough…

Smart thinking from a smart lady. Gayle Gifford with If donor services won’t answer email, then why promote it? 

101Fundraising goes old school with the Power of Social Proof. Still works.

What if you had insights into the personalities of the people you emailed with every day? Do you think it might give you an advantage in fundraising? Check out the Crystal app. Love it or hate it? Let me know what you think.

Do you have a grant calendar? From Diane Leonard.

Fresh from Richard Perry and the Veritus Group: The Key Strategy You Need to Use – #6 of Major Gifts: A Thing of the Heart. And DO NOT MISS the accompanying free White Paper, Transporting Your Donor to the Scene. Look for the link to download at the end of the post.

Great infographic from NFG on the #GivingTuesday Effect. Stay tuned: we’ve got all new #givingtuesday materials in our upcoming Supercharge Your Year-End Fundraising Course starting next month.

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It’s coming… #GivingTuesday | Should your nonprofit bother?

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