Resource Roundup

Roundup: Social Media for Fundraising

Posted on 28 August 2009

I spent most of this afternoon watching the live video from the Social Media for Social Good conference.  Here’s a blog post with some tips from the presentation and more links: Roundup: Social Media for Social Good If you are on Facebook you’ve probably recieved “gifts” from your friends.  Anything from virtual plants to cupcakes, […]

21 Fundraising Success Stories: Be Inspired, Learn by Example

Posted on 10 August 2009

Need some inspiration?  New fundraising ideas from other successful fundraisers?  Here’s a list of great fundraising success stories and case studies.  These range from huge formal balls to small house parties and one-on-one donation requests. I challenge you to find at least one strategy from these stories that can make a big impact for your […]

July 2009: Fall Fundraising Ideas from our Sponsors

Posted on 28 July 2009

I’d like to extend a thank you to our July premium sponsors. They provide terrific services for nonprofits and those wishing to raise funds for a good cause, so be sure to visit their websites. Starfish Marketing offers a complete, professionally written and laid out mail package.  They provide a basic framework, which you customize […]

Roundup: The Latest on Social Media for Nonprofits

Posted on 01 May 2009

In the past few weeks the media buzz about Twitter has exploded.  Even if you’ve never been to the site, now most people have at least heard of it.  Like with the Twitter war between CNN and Ashton Kutcher, it’s mostly been about the numbers.  A million followers?  Wow. But really social media is not […]

Roundup: The Economy’s Impact on Nonprofits & What to Do About It

Posted on 27 February 2009

The economy is the top news story on just about every station, every day.  I’ve heard from several nonprofit staff members (current or former) who are experiencing the impact the economy is having on their work. Needless to say, it can be really tough to go through these difficult times.  After all who wants to […]

Roundup: More than $250K raised by global networking event “Twestival”

Posted on 20 February 2009

Last Thursday, February 12th, 2009, people in over 200 cities around the world hosted events to raise money for charity: water.  This non profit organization brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Many of the events were small networking parties, bringing together people who normally only correspond via the web, specifically the […]

Roundup: On Leadership

Posted on 13 February 2009

Strong leadership is essential to being successful with your fundraising goals.  There’s not just one or even a handful of leaders that are important to a nonprofit organization.  Leadership can come from staff (at all levels), donors, committee members, advocates, volunteers serving on short term projects (like fundraising events) or those that give a few […]