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Fundraising: What’s Trending this Month

Monitoring fundraising/philanthropy blogs and articles this past month, here’ what’s trending in fundraising:

1. Political Fundraising: Shocker! More specifically, campaign volunteers giving first before asking. Does celebrity endorsement/giving hurt or help? Secret, non-traceable data-mining for the perfect prospective donor.

2. Livestrong: Hum. Good guy or Bad guy? Drops the doping fight (admission of guilt?) and bolsters Livestrong charities (again!). Two things are certain, this guy has a steadfast core group of donors and he made silicon bracelets must-have bling.

3. Should Non Profits Jump on the Social Media Train? Gosh, this is topic trending for 2012 for sure. Current or on-going discussion: small non profits are missing out by not utilizing social media, what social media increases google rankings (kinda varies but pretty much: Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn), How to use Social Media to raise money and so on….

4. Women are more Generous than Men – so pay attention to us! Not certain why this came up so much this month, could be driven by the Chronicles’ recent blog on the topic – those trendsetters!

5. Design: Website, Colors, Image, Slogan, Name….lot’s of branding chatter to increase your nonprofit chatter.

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  Seven Business Plan Tactics for Social Entrepreneurs
 
  Why Fundraising Consultants Should Commune Not Compete
 
  The End is Near for Your Fiscal Year: Fundraising Tips, Tactics and Messaging to Implement Today
 
  Four Ways to Turn Volunteers into Donors
 
  Four Fundraising Resolutions for 2015
 
  Board Member Tips to Managing Staffing Issues
 
  Why Your Year-End Ask Should Last 12 Months
 
  Must Haves for a Winning Grant Proposal
 
  Twenty Ways to Increase Website Traffic Via Your Blog
 
  How to set up a Twitter account in five simple steps
 
  A Quick Guide to Building and Using Your Non Profit Facebook Page
 
  22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)
 
  Year-end Fundraising in a Snap: 5 No-Brainer tactics to implement by December 31
 
  How to Create a Dynamic Strategy for Every Single Donor: A Step-by-Step Process
 
  The Best Places to Find New Grant Opportunities Online
 
  How to find, charm, and keep corporate sponsors
 
  Three Simple Fundraising Campaigns for Summer's Slowdown
 
  Lean In! Fearless Fundraising.
 
  7 Things That Will Make You a Better Fundraiser
 
  Grant Research: Best Practices
 
  How to Increase Google Page Rank – 10 Best Ways
 
  Keeping it all straight: 8 tips for getting grant-organized
 
  5 Ways to Validate Giving Decisions & Drive Retention
 
  What was trending in Fundraising this month: November 2012
 
  What was trending in Fundraising this month: October 2012
 
  Must Have Fundraising Apps for Your Smart Phone
 
  What was Trending in Fundraising this September 2012
 
  Arrrrgh! Some People are so DIFFICULT - or is it me?
 
  Fundraising: What’s Trending this Month
 
  Start Your NonProfit for Sustainability: Part Two Fundraising
 
  Start Your Nonprofit for Sustainability – Part One
 
  Increase Fundraising Revenue with Donor Recognition Cards
 
  Raise More Money with Gift Envelopes
 
  Build Your Non Profit Brand in Just Seven Days!
 
  Five Simple Steps to Evaluating Your Program
 
  Is a Budget your Case for Support?
 
  SMALL NON PROFIT? 10 Steps to Build your Fundraising Infrastructure
 
  Family Feud: How to Prevent Falling into the Board Member Conflict Trap
 
  NEW IDEA’S FOR THE NEW YEAR: Create an On-Board Strategy!
 
  TIC TOCK: FIVE Professional Fundraising Ideas For Year-End Procrastinators
 
  FREE GOVERNMENT GRANTS: Fact or Fiction?
 
  Ten Tactics to Raise Money Online: Without Spending too Much of It
 
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