Ten Things You Might Have Missed (July 10, 2013)
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. Creative Ways to Give to Charity (Finance.Yahoo): Mobile giving is up, yes, but no one is going to give one-million dollars via mobile. You must find creative ways to engage donors!
2. 5 Secrets of Psychologists: How to Get Donors to Say “Yes” (Clairification): Using a little psycho-therapy top get inside your donor’s mind…and wallet!
3. Ideas for Freshening Up Your Website (NTEN): First impressions have the biggest impact. Is your nonprofit website giving a good first impression? Freshen it up!
4. Nonprofit Sector Reacts to ‘Worst Charities’ Expose (AdvisorOne): Advice to nonprofits: Face ’50 Worse Charities’ list head on! Speak-up and you likely won’t lose your donors’ trust.
5. Making Monthly Gifts the Norm (Philanthropy): Monthly gifts it is! There’s no other option in their minds—and it works! Provide “monthly giving” as one of the options to your donors.
6. Strategic Planning: Building a Better Roadmap (Grantworthy): Strategic planning a must? Yes, of course! Whether you like it, or not, you have to have one.
7. Giving from the head or from the heart? (StarTribune): Does giving start with the “heart” instead of the “head”? This story indicates so, and there’s nothing wrong with that!
8. Online fundraising grows for both hospitals and patients (FierceHealthFinance): Patients use touching stories to boost online giving for themselves and their hospitals—proving online giving is indeed UP!
9. A simple retention calculation packs a powerful punch (101fundraising): There is staff for recruiting new donors, but do you have specific staff for retaining donors?
10. 21 Stupid Things You Can Stop Doing [Infographic and Recording] (NonprofitMarketingGuide): Nonprofits - Stop breaking your back and getting nowhere! Cut these 21 “stupid” things and you’ll be better off.