July Best of the Blogs

We’ve culled through hundreds of fundraising blog posts to bring you the best from July. Happy reading!

A Bigger Slice of Pie: Two Rules for Getting More Online Donations by Network for Good. Tips for increasing online donations, including a free guide on mobile giving.

Three Ways to Boost Core Support from Stanford Social Innovation Blog. Many of our organizations, including GIFT, are looking for ways to sustain not just our programmatic work but also our general operating expenses. Check out this blog post from NCRP outlining a few key talking points advocating for why more foundations should consider funding general operating expenses.

Navigating Tough Trade-Offs in the Era of Scarcity from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Tips for finding a balance between short-term fundraising and investing time in making fundamental changes to your model to ensure long-term sustainability.

How the Overhead Ratio is the Like the Left Foot of an Elephant from the Guidestar blog.  Guidestar is reporting on new and more effective measures of a nonprofit performance that will give donors a sense of confidence in giving.

Digging Into The New Facebook Insights [VIDEO TUTORIAL] from John Haydon. A helpful guide for assessing your Facebook activity.