Category: Best of the Blog

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 […]

June’s Best of the Blogs

It’s June. Happy Summer Solstice social justice fundraisers! Here is this month’s round-up of articles we hope you find helpful and thought –provoking.    “What to Do When Donors Say ‘No’ or ‘I’m Not Sure’”  by Carol Weisman This article gives specific quotes that you can use in the event that a donor says “I’m […]

6.30 Best of the blogs

Hello GIFT Blog Family, I am writing you for the first time as the new Executive Director of GIFT and I couldn’t be more excited to come on and be in dialogue with all of you. In this month’s round-up of the fundraising blog world we begin with an article from tacticalphilathropy.com Underperformance is Philanthropy’s […]

6.3 May: Best of the Blogs

We read hundreds of posts so you don’t have to. Our top picks for the month of May. Are you sending too much or too little email? Finally, a definitive answer! Taxes, nonprofits, and donors An interesting study that shows what kind of effect the charitable deduction has on federal budgets. And an interesting campaign […]

5.5 April: Best of the Blogs

We read hundreds of blog posts so you don’t have to. Here are our top 7 picks for April: Nonprofit Celebrities – and the downfall of “Three Cups of Tea” (Re-posted from Tactical Philanthropy) The blogs are abuzz this month with the unfolding saga of Greg Mortensen – charismatic author of bestseller “Three Cups of […]

4.5 March: Best of the Blogs

We’ve culled through hundreds of posts to bring you our top 10 for the month. Donating in Response to Disasters Our hearts go out to the people of Japan. The devastating earthquake and tsunami also served as a grim reminder of the slow recovery efforts in Haiti, the Gulf Coast, and Southeast Asia, to name […]

3.3 February: Best of the Blogs

We’ve culled through hundreds of fundraising posts to bring you our 8 favorites for the month: Letting Program Drive Fundraising A short post showing that people who are asked to take action or give time are more likely to give money in the future. So don’t be afraid to ask volunteers, rally-goers, and petition signers […]

2.3 January: Best of the Blogs

We’ve culled through hundreds of posts to bring you our 7 favorites for the month: Test it with a Ten-Year Old (Re-posted from Tactical Philanthropy) Is your website clear enough for a 10-year old to understand what you do, how you do it, and how you know if you’re making a difference? A great story […]

12.7 November: Best of the Blogs

Decentralized Fundraising Wikipedia proved that volunteer-based, decentralized, group collaboration works. They took that same concept and applied it to their fundraising to raise millions of dollars. Dues versus Donations A guy that grew his group’s membership from 7,000 to 30,000 argues that to raise more money from your existing members, don’t ask them to upgrade […]

11.4 October: Best of the Blogs

Top 3 ways people give money A quick look at donor giving patterns that underlie the importance of engaging donors in a variety of ways. Marketing is more than social media An intelligent piece that cautions against abandoning traditional marketing strategies to focus almost entirely on social media. A second attempt at Twitter Your Twitter […]