Volume 12, Number 15
April 10, 2012
Fundraising News and Tips
What Are Nonprofits Doing With Social Media? Six Interesting Stats
It’s the week of studies! First we had the eBenchmarks study, then the Convio benchmarks study, and now the Blackbaud social media benchmark study. It’s an opportunity to see how you stack up in all different ways online. (Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog) Read more.
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Nonprofits Say They’re Still Hurting
Nonprofits are adapting their operations and finances to the tough economy but many continue to see rising demand for services and a threat to their ability to serve clients, a new survey says. (Philanthropy Journal) Read
How Can I Help? Always be on the Lookout for that Next Great Volunteer
If you're looking for ways to engage more people into your organization's volunteer program, consider and remember the following. (Charity Village) Read
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AFP Conference Recordings Available Now!
If you missed out on an education session at the 2012 AFP International Conference in Vancouver, or you missed all education sessions entirely, don’t fret! The conference audio recordings of a majority of the regular education sessions are now available for purchase as CD-ROM, streaming and now as podcasts for your mp3 player! Plus, three of our Hot Topics and an ACFRE session are being offered this year as a streamed video. All sessions come with any handouts associated with the sessions. All recordings contribute CFRE points towards your certification/re-certification. To create your customized package of the 2012 conference recordings today, click here.
Just One Ad Spot Left! Globe and Mail May 2012 Philanthropy Supplement
The latest AFP/Globe and Mail supplement on philanthropy, “What Drives Philanthropy in Canada,” highlights some of the most inspirational stories of donors and volunteers – individuals driven to make a difference in the world, plus new trends and ideas in the sector. There is just one ad spot left for this supplement, which will be published May 28, 2012. Hurry - the deadline to reserve an ad spot is Monday, April 16! Read more!
Please Note: May/June Issue of Advancing Philanthropy Will Be Digital Only
Focusing on innovation, the May/June issue of Advancing Philanthropy will be digital only. Read articles on inspiring innovation in your team, thinking more creatively and creating a culture of “futuring.” Eureka! In addition, there will be videos, a podcast and even a comic book.
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AFP Member Exclusives
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Week We Present an AFP Action University Book Review (Video): Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion and Profits, by Jocelyne Daw
Cause Marketing for Nonprofits captures the exciting potential for business and nonprofits to partner for mutual benefit and discovery. Cause marketing aligns nonprofits and businesses to combine the power of their individual brands with a company's marketing might to achieve social and shareholder value while communicating their values. Cause Marketing for Nonprofits changes the way nonprofits view and execute cause marketing programs. This book provides a wealth of hands-on, practical experience that can benefit any nonprofit organization interested in this innovative and growing form of generating revenue, building profile and achieving mission.
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Spinning Like a Top: 8 Secrets to Well-Oiled Fundraising Operations
(Apr. 12, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Operational issues often require more than their fair share of attention, which can diminish time with donors. How can a busy fundraiser get operational issues under control? This session will guide fundraisers toward the most efficient strategies to manage data, technology, reporting, and business processes. Presented by Christopher M. Cannon, CFRE.
Analytics for Successful Fundraising
(Apr. 24, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Author of AFP Fund Development Series book, Fundraising Analytics: Using Data to Guide Strategy, Joshua Birkholz will show you how to turn your nonprofit’s organizational data, with an appropriate focus on donors, into actionable knowledge.
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