Fundraising Friday | February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

What are the five biggest nonprofit storytelling mistakes you need to avoid at all costs? Guest post from John Haydon.

How are you celebrating the donors who make your work possible? 12 Ways to #LoveYourDonor on Valentine’s Day (and throughout the year)

What do your foundation grant thank you letters look like? Reader Tim Delaney from The Portland Children’s Museum in Portland, Oregon recently sent in this week’s What’s in my Mailbox submission.

What happened when the queen of monthly giving, Erica Waasdorp, made 25 monthly gifts? It isn’t pretty, but Erica’s experience can guide you in creating your organization’s monthly giving processes. 10 Sad Facts from a Monthly Donor Retention Check-up.

Unsurprising. Wounded Warrior Project Cleared of “Lavish Spending.”

“When someone donates to you, “wow” them so much that they talk about it.” This week’s “must read” comes from fundraiser Richard Turner. Wake up to reality!

Handling Sexual Harassment in Major Gifts Work. New from Veritus. 

Why every fundraiser should have a sustainability scorecard. New from Bloomerang.

Learning Opportunities

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