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AFP Top Ten (Week of January 6, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!

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1. A Fundraiser's Top-10 New Year's Resolutions (Linkedin) T. Christian Rollins starts us out with ten good resolutions for 2016. Maybe we’re biased but we especially like the last two.

2. Top 10 Nonprofit Marketing Resolutions for 2016 (Linkedin): In a similar vein (but different!), Beth Brodovsky asks ten nonprofit marketers for their resolutions for the New Year. Listen. Experiment. Focus on relationships. Good stuff.

3. 11 Leaders Share Their Secrets to Keeping New Year's Resolutions (Linkedin): Another list? Why yes. But this one is compiled from organizational leaders, offering insights to how to keep all those New Year resolutions.

4. Top Social Media Predictions For 2016 (PC Tech Magazine): And a few more predictions and trends, this time about social media courtesy of PC Tech Magazine. What’s in store? More real-time updates, meaning we’ll have to be moving that much faster. And of course video—40 years of live footage is watched on Periscope each day!

5. Best Of The Agitator – 2015 – Innovation and Myth (The Agitator): We’ve always liked the Agitator, and here’s some of their best posts about innovation from 2015. Well worth reading!

6. The 50 best blog posts of 2015! (101fundraising): Just in case you need to read more about 2015, 101fundraising has put together its 50 best blogs from the past year. Pick over the posts you’re more interested. Lots of insightful material, and you’ll see a focus on developing donor relationships

7. Evolving Into the Inspiration Business (Ken Burnett): Instead of a series of resolutions, Ken examines the situation in the UK and discusses how fundraising is going to HAVE to change going forward. It’s time we rethought fundraising’s most basic fundamentals – how we listen and how we ask.

8. Nonprofits: Let’s Put a Final End to the PDF Newsletter (moflow): Some nonprofits are still sending PDF newsletters, which wastes resources, time and opportunities to improve and fine tune your electronic communications.

9. The Best Tips for Amazing Non-Profit Newsletters (Non-Profit Blog Carnival) (The Fundraising Authority): So you can’t use PDF newsletters (see above). What should you do? Joe Garecht is glad you asked, as turned to fundraising authors, bloggers and experts to provide their best advice on how organizations can use newsletters to support their fundraising efforts more effectively—a slew of good articles.

10. Nonprofit Websites: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Privacy Policy (And What to Include) ( In this age of data-driven marketing, it’s more important than ever to position yourself as a safe and trusted organization. Your privacy policy can no longer be an afterthought—it needs to be a prominent feature on your website and written in words that the average user can understand without hiring a lawyer.

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