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Top Ten Things: The Great Philanthropy Disruption (Oct. 2, 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.     Fundraising Research: The Great Philanthropy Disruption (HuffingtonPostImpact): Philanthropy is about to change and it’s for the better! Here are some of the biggest changes coming down the pike.

2.     Email: Blog carnival: 9 steps to smarter, more effective emails (BigDuck): Everyone can learn a thing or two from these ten tips, tricks and samples on how to create a powerful and engaging email!

3.     Online/Social Media: 100 Tweeters of Social Good You Have to Follow in 2013 (ArmchairAdvocates): 100 do-gooder tweeters you should really take the time to follow (stalk)—your feed will get a lot happier!

4.     Fundraising Strategy/Approach: 10 Messengers Who Are More Effective Than You (NetworkforGood): Ten walking advertisements for your cause that you should be tapping to talk your organization UP, all around town.

5.     Younger Donors/Gen Y/Millennials: 2nd Generation Giving (DesertCharities): Don’t just pass on your love of football, family traditions and good teethe—pass on your love of philanthropy, too!

6.     Fundraising Strategy/Approach: The Generosity of the Human Spirit (HuffingtonPostGoodNews): Despite the never-ending saga of bad news, the love of human-kind DOES still exist. Check out how crowdfunding actually helps.

7.     Miscellaneous: Top Ten Nonprofit Posts in September 2013 (FoundationCenterAtlanta): Reminisce over September with the top ten nonprofit articles, blogs and tips!

8.     Email: Am I sending too much email? (Informz): Where do you fair on this infographic for email communications to your members? Do you send on Wednesdays, midday?

9.     Online/Social Media: Storm ad that ignores humanity (Sofii): VIDEO: How NOT to appeal to donors—by taking the humanity out of the campaign altogether. Where are the people, and their stories?

10.  Email: Start with a Bang? (GiftWorksConnect): First impressions are everything, especially in written words that only have one chance to engage before *delete*.

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