Fundraising Friday | July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016

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Are you looking for help creating a video to share your story? Last week I was introduced to Beau Chevassus of Knok Studio, and I liked their work so much we featured it in this week’s Power of Nonprofit Storytelling. Pricing as low as $330.

Grab your tissues for this week’s What’s in my Inbox, new from charity: water.

In this week’s What’s in my Mailbox we’ve got a simple card mailing.

If you’ve ever ”been on the phone yourself, scrambling to feel worthy of a foundation officer’s attention and money,” set aside some time to read this thoughtful piece by Courtney Martin. In Philanthropy, Who Is Actually Broken?

Mary Cahalane knows: The best retailers have created entire business models around getting to know their customers. Here’s why you need to be a donor detective.

And here’s one of the worst thank you letters I’ve ever seen. Internal Efficiencies & Tragic Fundraising Communication. Read it and weep.

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition) 

Jeff Brooks with one of the most important lessons for any fundraiser: donors are simply NOT interested in how you do what you do. Quick-fix fundraising: it’s how you do the job. 

What no one — especially fundraisers — should ignore or forget is the significant role generations of committed and persistent donors played in this historic smashing of the glass ceiling. From Roger and Tom over at The Agitator, Celebrate! 

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