Of the 71 posts on the MVDP blog in 2011, two of them attracted the most attention: a fundraising letter sample and changes to the CFRE test.
- Here’s a donor-centered appeal you can rip off. Gail Perry, one of our favorite online consultants, offered a sample letter that focused on the donor, not on the organization. 44 views. Read it here.
- CFRE test questions changed. The Nonprofit Times reported that the Certified Fundraising Executive exam would focus more on relationship building and asking for the gift. 44 views. Read it here.
- Two organizations seek executive directors. The help-wanted sign was up at the YWCA Salem and Corvallis Public Schools Foundation. 39 views. Read it here.
- Ready-to-use marketing template. Another frequent source, Nancy Schwartz, offered a free download of a template for planning purposes. Read it here.
- FBB’s Uncorked builds on its success. We featured the keys of success for Family Building Blocks’ annual event. Read it here.
- Levine and Horton lead grant writing seminar. There was a lot of interest in the tips that Rick Levine and Rick Horton gave at our September meeting. Read it here.
- Focusing on donors: 10 cues they’re ready to be asked. Terry Axelrod revealed the ways donors indicate they are interested enough to give. Read it here.
- Charities find success in multi-channel marketing. A report from the Convio consulting firm suggests nonprofits can be successful by adopting multiple channels of communication with donors. Read it here.
- Nine fundraising tips from a 7-year-old. A 7-year-old entrepreneur revealed what simple steps have made her successful. Read it here.
- Major foundations participate in grant workshop series. The Greater Jefferson Community Center is putting on a four-part series on grant writing, and representatives from some major Oregon funders will be there. Read it here.
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