Fundraising Friday | November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015


The Fundraising Stupidity of ‘Free’ and Cheap. New, from The Agitator. Are you guilty?

The story of the teacher who helps the student become better is practically as old as the tale of time. But as I read the story of Madeline and Xin Xin, I still couldn’t help but sigh, shed a tear, and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling.

What has made Potomac Conservancy’s petition to protect the river banks from disaster their most successful one? Well, for one thing, the disaster in question involved removing trees to clear the shoreline in order to build a golf course. For another thing, the man behind the plans was none other than Donald J. Trump. Are you intrigued now? This week’s What’s in my Inbox.

When it comes down to it, what do you think is most important in your appeal letter? You might be surprised. And you’ll definitely need tissues. This week’s What’s in my Mailbox.

What IS the best postage option for your fundraising appeal? Great breakdown.

Vu over at Nonprofit With Balls with the very funny 10 Rules for Dating in the Nonprofit Sector.

Should board members be required to give? New from NonprofitPRO.

Nonprofits: Why you should stop trying and start doing. Word. From Mary Cahalane.


Are you looking for ideas for #givingtuesday?

Putting the Give (and Gratitude) in Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday | Should Your Nonprofit Bother?

#GivingTuesday: Is Your Organization Ready? Here’s How!

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