Fundraising Friday | October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015

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Teach for America, a member of our 2015 Nonprofit Storytelling | Basics & More™ course, really ‘gets’ the power of storytelling, and if you take a look at their website, their relationship to storytelling couldn’t be more obvious. This week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling.

A great fundraiser takes advantage of every opportunity to make new connections. More from stellar fundraiser Kathleen Kennedy of Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection in this week’s What’s in my Inbox (how are you following up with event contacts?)

Do you read about organizations like Nashville Rescue Mission who are raising millions with their donor newsletter and think “yeah, but we don’t have that kind of money to put together a newsletter”? (We’ll talk about shifting to an abundance mindset in another post ;). This week’s What’s in my Mailbox features a terrific ‘newsyletter’ from Simple Development Systems’ member Living Yoga.

Who doesn’t love a buy one get one free offer? Whether purchasing a favorite cereal or brand of socks during a two for the price of one sale, it’s hard to not feel like you’re winning. Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation, with The 411 on Matching Gifts.

Say it isn’t so… 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Report: Read It and Weep. New from The Agitator.

You’re bound to blow it with a donor or two… Insightful read from The Whiny Donor.

The smart folks from Grizzard with 5 Ways to Increase Online Giving.

And the even smarter Gini Dietrich with Thirteen Ways to Get the Best Out of Networking.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever. One of my favorite guys on the planet, Joe Waters blogging for Beth Kanter. (I agree about Indigogo).

How Long Should It Take? Your timetable for building  your major gifts program. From Veritus.

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