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/>First week of the last month of the year, everyone having gotten through the first of the holiday season, is gearing up for the rest, and trying to decide how exactly to get through the next month.
So here are some of my pick to get you thru:
1. From Marc Pitman, The Fundraising Coach: There’s still time! (suggestions on how and what to do):
And if we’re honest, as fundraisers we’re tired. It’s been a long year. Wouldn’t it be easier to coast through December and get a fresh start in January.
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR EXCUSES…AND GET TO WORK FUNDRAISING ANYWAY
2. How Are You Inspiring New Givers? from Inspiring Generosity and Socialbutterfly:
“Individuals today are no more generous than their predecessors were over four decades ago,” according to a new report released by Blackbaud titled Growing Philanthropy in the United States. The
report outlines 32 recommendations for nonprofits on how to increase overall giving organized around the following four themes:
- Enhancing the quality of donor relationships
- Developing public trust and confidence in the sector
- Identifying new audiences, channels, and forms of giving with strong potential for growth
- Improving the quality of fundraising training and development
3. From Susan Hammond, of scHammond Advisors: something that we often don”t think about: Nonprofit Governance: Twelve Elements of Good Board Minutes.
Board minutes are legal documents of the organization and subject to discovery in the event of a lawsuit. Someone reading the minutes should be able to tell what decisions were made and why. It is not necessary to record the meeting verbatim however. Too much detail and you put individual directors at risk.
4. Beth”s Blog: How non-profits become experts at Social Branding Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring, Founder/Author WE FIRST
There are two elements critical to the success of any branding effort, non-profit or otherwise. The first is compelling brand storytelling, and the second is fluency in social technology. Unfortunately few brands effectively master both, as veteran storytellers struggle to deeply understand social technology, or digital natives rush to emerging technology only to overlook the importance of storytelling. Here’s how a non-profit effectively combines them both.
by John Haydon on Inspiring Generosity:
Regardless of where you’re at in becoming a Networked Nonprofit, you can always improve how your organization uses social media.
Here are three ways you can dramatically improve your results by changing your perspective.
- Around the web 11/18 for NPO”s (thenon-profittoolbox.com)
- Around the web Nov 11 for NPO”s (thenon-profittoolbox.com)