Fundraising Friday | December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015


There are still things you can do before December 31 to raise more money. Want More Money? Year-End Fundraising Tips for You.

It’s a ‘problem’ that seems to come up time and time again. ‘Because of HIPPA restrictions we can’t share client stories, blah blah blah.’ Here’s another example of storytelling when client confidentiality is at stake in this week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling.

This week’s What’s in my Inbox features some of the best #donorlove writing I’ve seen, this time from Greenpeace. Talk about making your donors feel like insiders!

Oh, the great power of small! You’ll love this week’s What’s in my Mailbox, another stellar example from long-time subscriber and student, Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection.

Calling All Procrastinators: 7 Secrets to Raise More Money With Your Year-End Appeal.

Dan Pallotta with a reminder about investing in fundraising — and his take on the Zuckerberg ‘gift.’

Terrific post over on Beth Kanter’s blog on the power of video (it really is easier than you might think!)

I love Whiny Donor. Do you follow on Twitter? (Tip: there is no better fundraising education than simply being a donor) New from Simon Scriver, A Chat With The Whiny Donor.

What’s Your “December Plan” for Major Donors? New from the brilliant guys over at Veritus. By the way, if your 2016 plans involve raising significantly more from major gift fundraising, be sure to sign up for updates on Major Gift Academy too. This is shaping up to be the finest online training in the industry.

How have tech and social media changed nonprofits?

Mary Cahalane is back with 7 easy ways to keep your donors out.

I posted this earlier this year, but another great reminder before you finalize year-end fundraising: 20 Must Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats.


Writing your thank you letters? Don’t forget to download your free thank you letter template.

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