Fundraising Friday | October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015


Shouldn’t all kids get the chance to feel like a superhero, no matter what? Shouldn’t kids get the chance to just BE kids? This week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling | Camp Boggy Creek’s “Camp Stories”

Fundraising Leadership: Are You Following or Leading? New from NonprofitPro.

Bloomerang with 7 kinds of tweets nonprofits should stop posting.

Heather Mansfield with 15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits. Pay particular attention to #6 (h/t to Rachel for sharing).

The Single Simplest Way to Improve Fundraising Results is…

5 Secrets to Successful Year-End Fundraising. From Rachel Ramjattan.

What are corporations for? New from Seth Godin.

Are the little things you’re doing adding up to serving your donors beyond expectations? New from the Veritus Group. When one of my subscribers told me that she was “off to deliver banana bread” to her donors, I knew she was on the right path.

In Waiting for the dough: How fear and other existential forces affect the nonprofit sector, Vu writes “our sector has been in the grip of fear and uncertainty long enough. So much of our time is spent waiting: waiting for funding to arrive, waiting for acceptance from society. But our sector is full of brilliant people who can do so much if they are freed from the clutches of fear, and our community cannot afford for us to not realize that.” What do you think? We’ll be covering this topic in next week’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Your work or a life: a painful choice no one should have to make. Our second MUST read post, via Mary Cahalane. Been there and done that and I suspect that you have too. I’d love to hear your thoughts.


“Learn to listen! I beg of you.” Fundraising Lessons from Enzo (one of my favorite books!).

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