Fundraising Friday | November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015


I first became aware of the power of serialization years ago when I was reviewing grant proposals. One organization returned year after year, with proposals so compelling that the entire staff couldn’t wait to read them. How did they do it? This week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling with another lesson from HONY.

How will your organization be rocking #GivingTuesday? Here are some email examples in this week’s What’s in my Inbox to get you started.

One of my most often asked questions involves the new donor welcome pack. What should it include? When do I send it? Should it include a new ask? Learn the answers to these questions (and download a stellar example) in this week’s What’s in my Mailbox.

This month’s book drawing, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Book Review)

The Agitator with Kiss 8 of 10 Goodbye. Frankly, given all the talk in the comments, you would think that nothing is being done in this area and no one is talking about these issues. My trainings have focused on retention fundraising since 2009.

My friend, Kivi Leroux Miller, is looking for respondents to her annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Take the survey and you’ll get a free copy of the 2016 Trends Report from in January, plus an invitation to a sneak peek webinar in December.

What’s the true value of google grants for nonprofits?

The Horror of the Paris Attacks Reminds Us Why Nonprofits Matter. Chronicle of Philanthropy.

There aren’t enough words for how much I love Vu’s latest post, Why Equality is actively harmful to Equity.

How Can Nonprofits Switch From Scarcity to Abundance Mindsets When It Comes To Self-Care? Beth Kanter shares.

Must read two part series from Jeff Schreifels of Veritus. Words of Wisdom from a Guy I Met on a Plane, Part 1 and 2.

“At the end of the day, the core donor is still the person who is still 50 to 55 years old, who’s at their highest earning years, their costs have gone down, they have more discretionary income.”

The nonprofit world lost its conscience on Tuesday when Nonprofit Quarterly journalist Rick Cohen passed unexpectedly.

How to be a Nonprofit Development Director. Charting Your First 100 Days. New at NonprofitPRO


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