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Ten Things You Might Have Missed (December 18, 2012)

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There’s so much information online that you’re bound to have missed some of it. Here’s some of the top items, articles and ideas you need to know so you can keep up-to-date and find success.

1. Email Messaging Benchmarks from the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study (NTEN): Great Infographic on email activity in 2011.
http://www.e-benchmarksstudy.com/2012infographic

For those who like your data in article form, here’s the blog from FirstGiving about the key numbers from the Infographic: What to Expect From Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign
http://blog.firstgiving.com/what-to-expect-from-your-year-end-fundraising-campaign/

2. Volunteer Rate Up, Worth $171 Billion (The NonProfit Times): New data from the Corporation for National and Community Service on how much Americans are volunteering and which communities are volunteering the most.
http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/article/detail/volunteer-hours-up-worth-171-billion-5070

3. Corporate Philanthropy: The Latest Snapshot of Giving Trends (Triple Pundit): The highpoints from the latest Corporate Giving Standard survey, produced by The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and The Conference Board.
http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/12/corporate-philanthropy-trends-2011/

To see the actual survey report (highlights on page 5):  http://www.corporatephilanthropy.org/pdfs/giving_in_numbers/GIN2012_finalweb.pdf

4. New White Paper to Help Nonprofit Organizations Improve Their Fundraising Effectiveness Via Social Media (Wealth Engine)
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wealthengine-releases-white-paper-help-150000108.html

To download the actual white paper, Fundraising's Social Revolution: How Social Media is Changing Nonprofit Culture and Practice: http://info.wealthengine.com/fundraising-social-revolution.html

5. How Host Committees Can Boost Your Fundraising Event Revenue (The Fund Raising Authority): What a host or event committee is and how it can affect your special event 
http://www.thefundraisingauthority.com/fundraising-events/fundraising-event-host-committee/

6. The Last Word (101 fundraising): A nice summation of key fundraising lessons from 2012
http://101fundraising.org/2012/12/the-last-word/

7. Are we moving towards a culture of short-term relationships which hinder effective networks developing? (Alliance): A very interesting question fundraisers need to be asking themselves given the world of increasingly short attention spans.
http://philanthropynews.alliancemagazine.org/are-we-moving-towards-a-culture-of-short-term-relationships-which-hinder-effective-networks-developing/

8. When (a) charity died – a personal view (Third Sector): Insightful commentary on why a charity ultimately shut down in the UK.
http://guest.thirdsector.co.uk/2012/12/12/when-a-charity-died-a-personal-view/

9. Cultivating the Donors, Volunteers of Tomorrow with a Card Game (The NonProfit Quarterly): Neat idea on getting families to talk about giving
http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/philanthropy/21483-cultivating-the-donors-volunteers-of-tomorrow-with-a-card-game.html

10. The Art of Love in Philanthropy (Stanford Social Innovation Review): Sublime philanthropy demands an emotional investment as much as it demands economic and process investment.
http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/the_art_of_love_in_philanthropy



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