7 ways to improve your foundation fundraising skills. In this post Vera Peerdeman, writing at 101Fundraising, reveals the unbelievable mistakes that so many grant seekers make. This is about the Netherlands, but you'll recognize all of of these knuckleheaded errors. One grant maker told Vera that, "About 25% of the applications we receive as a foundation, have nothing to do with the mission we stand for." Whew!
SEO 101 for Nonprofits. I love this super simple guide to SEO by Gisele Navarro, writing at Razoo's blog. With so much to do, you probably cross your eyes at the idea of dealing wtih search engine optimization. But, really, it's the best thing you can do for your content.
Millennial Myths: Cause Marketing. The influence of the recent Millennial Impact Report 2012 keeps rolling. But I especially enjoyed this perspective from Allison McGuire, writing at the Network for Good Blog. Think Millennials are shallow, greedy and uncaring? You. Are. Wrong.
My Communications Director is an Idiot. Kivi LeRoux Miller finds infighting is alive and well at nonprofits across the land. The problem is that communications folks have to wring information from the program folks in order to feed the content machine. One complaint Kivi heard was, "She wants to know about my day, because she says she needs to tweet it. WTF??" Kivi has some suggestions about how to heal the wounds.
Transition From Event-Based Fundraising to Annual Fundraising. This post by Sheryl Keeme, ED of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Phoenix, is on the ASU Lodestar Center Blog. Sheryl says that event fundraising may be hitting a wall and then provides excellent tips about how to gear up for and launch into annual fundraising.
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