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Ten Things You Might Have Missed (June 19, 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.     Crown Point students get an education in charitable giving (NWITimes): A lesson in charitable giving…in high school! How a high school taught their students about philanthropy.

2.     5 Causes of Sloppy Fundraising (FundraisingSuccess): Don’t be a sloppy fundraiser—five steps to help you avoid the “failure” of fundraising.

3.     Lap Around The Internet: Tech Sites for Nonprofits (TheNonprofitTimes): Top nonprofit tech resources including blogs by Beth Kanter, John Haydon and TechSoup!

4.     Tips for Getting More Appointments with Potential Donors (Bloomerang): Diving deeper with Sandy Rees and Jay Love – the inside scoop!

5.     What are you doing with your non-profit data? (DonorDreams): If you’re going to put in the work as a fundraiser you should measure your success…and downfalls.

6.     Thanking Donors – 10 Mistakes to Avoid (PhilanthropyForAll): Get ahead of the game! Plan your thank you before the gift even comes in.

7.     Senate Finance Panel Outlines Ideas for Changing Charity Rules (ChronicleofPhilanthropy): The fight for charitable deduction continues.

8.     It’s Times to Move Beyond Overhead (OverheadMyth): GuideStar, BBB Wisegiving Alliance and Charity Navigator set forth to bust the myth of nonprofit overhead with a letter to donors.

9.     The Rich are Irrelevant...and Other Thoughts about the Donor Pyramid (NonprofitQuarterly): Two professional fundraisers get into a discussion about rich donors being irrelevant—it’s the loyal donor, not the rich donor, which makes a difference!

10.  ‘America’s Worst Charities’ List Criticized By The Association of Fundraising Professionals (HuffingtonPost): AFP’s CEO and President Andrew Watt weighs-in on the “problem with the list”.

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