Happy Friday! Let’s have some Mixed Links…
Weigh the pros and cons of different events types with Getting Started With Independent Fundraising Events.
Jeff Brooks says you can’t blame the economy for faltering fundraising anymore.
And if you have been making excuses for your poor fundraising, Marc Pitman has some ideas on raising money instead of making excuses.
Earlier this month, I posted Blackbaud’s new study and infographic on generational giving. Frank Barry of Blackbaud has the Top 5 Fundraising Ideas from The Next Generation of American Giving [+Slides].
Amanda Marcucci of Impact DC shares some Great Donor Letter Opening Lines.
John Haydon shares the latest changes on Facebook promotion guidelines.
In other social media news, this man was so upset with an airline, he purchased a promoted tweet to spread the word. Got us thinking . . . how could your supporters use promoted tweets to get the word out for you? Or call out your adversaries in advocacy debates?
Want to get on the data bandwagon? NTEN shares a Case Study on How NOT to Design a Data Driven Experiment.
Now that you know what not to do, Beth Kanter has Top Ten Chart Secrets from A Nonprofit Data Nerd.
September 10 and 24: Email Newsletters: What Works for Nonprofits and What Doesn’t
September 19: Feedback and Fine-Tuning Session: Facebook
See you next week . . . maybe in person? I’ll be at the Texas Nonprofit Summit later in the week. Let me know if you’ll be there too!