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Ten Things You Might Have Missed (July 24, 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.     Art groups among winners as charitable giving rebounds (StarTribune): A sign that nonprofits are rebounding from the recession—arts and culture programs get a long-awaited funding lift!

2.     The Science of Raising Money: The New Normal (LongBeachBusinessJournal): Long gone are the days of, “Would you like to buy some cookies?” Now it’s, “Would you like to help girls just like me?” Instant impact.

3.     White House Task Force to Seek Ways of Using Volunteers to Advance Policy (Philanthropy): The white house is catching on—tapping volunteers to use for advocating policy priorities.

4.     Heart and Head of Heart vs. Head? (FundraisingSuccessMag): Head vs. heart giving is out to the test! Does is prove that donors are more prone to give to passion rather than numbers?

5.     Half of people give up when trying to donate by mobile (ThirdSectorUK): Guilty of giving up on donating through mobile because it takes too long? Nonprofits, you’ve got to make it easier!

6.     Tutorial 49 – persuasion or exaggeration? (Sofii): Is it REALLY the world’s BEST coffee? Does your nonprofit exaggerate in campaigns like this? Is it ethical?

7.     Four Resources Nonprofits Should Check Out (Frogloop): With a ton of nonprofit resources at your fingertips, and new ones born each day, it’s hard to choose—here’s some help!

8.     How to Market Your Planned Giving Program (Nonrprofit.About): An AFP International conference speaker walks you through marketing your planned gift, including some AFP resources.

9.     Charity baking: is food the future of philanthropy? (GuardianUK): Are “bake-offs” the next big charity event? Long gone are gala’s and golf tournaments—these new events are much “sweeter”.

10.  Non-profits seek to engage new generation of givers (YourObserver): AFP International conference and webinar speaker Derrick Feldmann provides good insight on the next generation of donors—how they’re different and how you can connect!

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