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Ten Things You Might Have Missed (May 29, 2013)

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

1.     Half of Americans Say Giving Is Best Part of Wealth (TheChronicleofPhilanthropy): Will the next generation of donors give more to the Oklahoma efforts than older generations?  If they’re wealthy, apparently so!
http://philanthropy.com/article/Half-of-Americans-Say-Giving/139417/?cid=pt&utm_source=pt&utm_medium=en

2.     A New Burst of Capital Campaigns: Real, Repackaged or Pent-Up Demand? (GrowingSocialProfit): They’re back! Capital Campaigns on the ride in 2013 – they’ve been missed since 2008’s downfall of the economy.
http://retrieverdevelopment.com/growsocial/2013/05/20/a-new-burst-of-capital-campaigns-real-repackaged-or-pent-up-demand/

3.     Nonprofits and Foundations Bridging the Technology Funding Gap (TechSoup): Bringing foundations and nonprofits together to discuss how to marry technology and funding.
http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/b/tsblog/archive/2013/05/21/nonprofits-and-foundations-bridging-the-technology-funding-gap.aspx

4.     Organizations work social media to build fundraising (CentreDaily): A small community uses social media to promote and embrace philanthropy!
http://www.centredaily.com/2013/05/23/3626232/organizations-work-social-media.html

5.     Top 10 Resources if You’re New to Nonprofits (NonprofitBridge): Great for newbies to the nonprofit community!  
http://www.nonprofitbridge.com/2013/05/top-10-resources-if-you-are-new-to-nonprofits/

6.     Online fundraising grows (PhilanthropyNorthCarolina): Online giving grew steadily in 2012, according to a Blackbaud study. Recurring and repeat donors make the difference!
http://philnc.org/2013/05/23/online-fundraising-grows-2/

7.     Newsletter Strategies That Will Open Donors’ Hearts and Wallets (FiredUpFundraising): How to get your donors to now only open your newsletters, but read them as well!
http://www.gailperry.com/2013/05/is-your-newsletter-turning-off-your-donors/?inf_contact_key=9953c36d8c62e8a256a4a4b9994ee546294e101f229156ce3070b28479d53dd0

8.     Philanthropy: No Vision, No Gifts (BlackStarNews): For major, transformations gifts, you must be able to instantly answer, “What would you do if I gave you one million dollars?”
http://www.blackstarnews.com/money/small-business/philanthropy-no-vision-no-gifts.html

9.     Groundbreaking report says most local nonprofits have recovered from the Great Recession (BizTimes): Study shows that not only have nonprofits recovered from the great recession, they’re forecasted to thrive in 2013!
http://www.biztimes.com/article/20130527/MAGAZINE03/130529847/

10.  Red Cross Fund For Sandy Aid Largely Still Unspent (HuffingtonPost): Is the Red Cross making the right call to set aside one-third of the $303 million raised for Sandy victims? Should they spend or save?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/red-cross-sandy-aid_n_3345372.html?utm_hp_ref=politics



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