The title is from a quote by Katya Andresen who wrote a handy document called “The 8 Online Fundraising Changes You Must Make in 2010” (PDF document), which is a free ebook from Network for Good. (The actual quote is “It’s 2010, do you know where online donations are?”) This document inspired me to post some other fundraising tools. We are well into 2010, but many of us are still coming up with that perfect fundraising plan that incorporates traditional fundraising and grantwriting as well as internet and mobile forms of communication.
- 25 Steps to Fall & Holiday Fundraising Success (PDF) by Network for Good
- (Online) Fundraising Campaign in a Box (PDF) – a Planning Resource from Network for Good & Firefly Partners (Link updated November 2013)
- Online Fundraising Handbook – Making the most of the Web and email to raise more money online (PDF) by Groundspring.org (now Network for Good)
- The Online Fundraiser’s Checklist (PDF) by Network for Good
- The 2008 Online Fundraising Survival Guide – 12 Winning Strategies to Survive & Thrive in a Down Economy (PDF) by Network for Good
- The Wired Fundraiser — How technology is making fundraising “good to go” (PDF) by Network for Good
- Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth About How People Really Think & What It Means for Promoting Your Cause – A Guide to Behavioral Economics for Nonprofit Leaders (PDF) – a free ebook by Katya Andresen, Alia McKee, and Mark Rovner from the fine folks at Network for Good
- The Nonprofit Email Marketing Guide – 7 Steps to Better Email Fundraising & Communications (PDF) by Network for Good
Links to online articles
- Gift acceptance issues: Dealing with difficult donors and restrictions, by Elisa Birnbaum (CharityVillage) “Fundraisers grapple with this issue all the time: they must raise enough funds to keep their organization running, but also must balance this against any perceived conflict of interest with regards to where those funds come from. This week, we talk to Rebecca Davies, director of fundraising at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada to find out how that organization successfully implemented an aggressive corporate giving policy.” (Link updated November 2013)
- Fundraising Q & A, by Cynthia J. Armour, CFRE (CharityVillage) “Each month, Cynthia J. Armour offers expert advice and feedback about the fundraising issues and challenges facing nonprofits. This month she expands on last month’s topic of how to grow your individual donor base, outlining where to find your donors.” (Link updated November 2013)
And don’t forget … FOLLOW-UP! It is essential. I just came across a fantastic article for writing those time-consuming grant/project reports. The article is certainly specific to grants and projects, but there are a few useful tips that could be applied to other kinds of follow-up, especially around impact and telling stories.
- An introduction to grant reports, by Brian Satterfield from TechSoup, published by CharityVillage (Links updated November 2013)