Fundraising, Social Media, Communications
- Erik Anderson, of DonorDreams, takes apart a direct mail fundraising letter from Michelle Obama and reveals what's good or not about it.
- Do you really understand crowdsourcing? Soha El Borno, writing for Idealware, tells all in How Crowdsourcing Can Help Your Nonprofit.
- I just discovered Grantastic, a blog by Esther James. I loved her Top Six Insights from "The Secrets Behind Successful Grant Proposals" in which she curated remarks from a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy live chat. Some of these insights may surprise you.
- I've always thought that the nonprofit world could lighten up, so was delighted to hear about this: Humor Site Aspires to Be 'The Onion' for Nonprofits from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. I love it, but have to remember that it's parody, not actual news. Get your dose of nonprofit humor now.
- There are several excellent articles in the August edition of Fundraising Success Magazine, including this one by Erica Waasdorp: Recurring (Gifts) Dream. Erica explains just how to promote your recurring program through several communication channels.
- What is the state of today's nonprofit newsletter? Kivi Leroux Miller is rewriting what we know and needs your help: The Nonprofit Newsletter - Still All That?
- Lee Fox, founder of KooDooz, tells why young people are not slacktivists and exactly how you can interest and engage them.
- I've been enjoying the Wild Woman Fundraising blog for some time. Now I'm going to attend a free webinar by Mazarine Treyz. It's How to Get Your Nonprofit Emails Opened.
The Scoop on Komen
There has been more shake-up at Komen. If you're following the sad story of the once most valued charitable brand, here are some posts that will bring you up to date.
- Komen Supporters Seek to Oust Nancy Brinker From Board - The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
- Is Susan G. Komen Cleaning House? - Ms. Magazine blog
- Unbelievable--Komen Flunks Crisis Communciations (Again) - Getting Attention, Nancy Schwartz
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