Monthly Archives: July 2011

Resetting our fundraising outlook

Katya Andresen offers seven tips on how to focus our fundraising efforts in a shifting nonprofit environment: Be donor-centric Focus on giving, not getting Embrace technology Keep progressing toward a goal Involve your community Tailor to fit the donor Share … Continue reading

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Nine fundraising tips from a 7-year-old

It’s been sweltering back East, so The Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Art Carey was intrigued by the mobile lemonade stand he encountered while walking his two dogs. Michael Rosen found some excellent fundraising advice in the business plan followed by the … Continue reading

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On your board: Communicators to write stories

By Kim St. John-Stevenson “He was splashing…enjoying the jungle’s great joys…when Horton the Elephant heard a small noise… Just a faint little yelp, as if some tiny person were calling for help.” And so begins the children’s book Horton Hears … Continue reading

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Collaboration secures United Way funding

When nonprofits work together to address social issues they have in common, the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley is more likely to support them financially. This year more than half of the $830,000 in grants awarded to agencies by … Continue reading

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Taking ‘thank you’ to a new level

Sending thank-you messages to our donors need not be as traditional as a letter on the organizational letterhead. The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation and Davidson College have developed creative approaches that inject mission into the mix. Not long after a gift … Continue reading

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Oregon Humanities offers conversation and grants

Oregon Humanities has announced two programs, The Conversation Project and Public Program Grants, for the benefit of Oregon nonprofits. In The Conversation Project, nonprofits may apply for “free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical … Continue reading

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Questions raised about mobile giving

Despite the roaring success of text campaigns like the American Red Cross appeal to raise money for disaster relief, apparently few such campaigns have returned much. Chas Grundy in his Non-Profit Chas blog suggests that nonprofits should ignore mobile giving. … Continue reading

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