Top Ten Things: September Is Boom Time for Donors, Google Says (August 28, 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. Fundraising Strategy/Approach: Why children should be taught philanthropy (PhysOrg): It’s never too early to get kids addicted to philanthropy. The earlier you start, the better! But how?
2. Leadership: Role of the nonprofit board chair: Leadership, accountability (PhilanthropyJournal): As the new board chair of a nonprofit you should be elated! But are you fearful? Because you should be.
3. Year-end Fundraising: Tips to Maximize Your End-of-Year Fundraising (SalsaLabs): Make the most of your year-end appeal: ask, ask, ASK; keep it simple; and cross your channels. Oh, and get started, NOW!
4. Fundraising Strategy/Approach: Crowdfunding is the New Donation…editor notes issue #89 (BlueAvacado): Crowdfunding is the new fundraising…or has it always been? New name, same game.
5. Online/Social Media: 15 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram (EnterpriseNews): Is your nonprofit one of the 100 million on Instagram? Here are 15 ways to maximize it!
6. Year-end Fundraising: September Is Boom Time for Donors, Google Says (TheChronicleofPhilanthropy): Year-end giving’s most powerful month is September, and it’s most powerful took is a nonprofit’s video!
7. Younger Donors/Gen Y/Millennials: Reaching Younger Donors: Mobile Fundraising Tactics (TechSoup): 84 percent of donors in their 20s and 30s are more inclined to give to charities with user-friendly mobile sites. How to go mobile!
8. Volunteer Management: Cracking the Code: Online Marketing for Nonprofits (NonprofitHub): Great volunteers are key! Funding is a struggle for nonprofit marketing—search for the right volunteers.
9. Donors: How to keep new donors (FutureFundraisingNow): Get personal with your donors to keep them around. Find the time—it counts in the end!
10. Fundraising Strategy/Approach: Did You Make an Impact? How to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story (Hubspot): Not everyone is a story-teller, but in the nonprofit work you’ve GOT to be! Take a cue from five organizations that do it well.