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FRIDAY FAVORITES

Hello Nonprofit Enthusiast! Welcome to my Friday Favorites! Each Friday, I curate my favorite nonprofit articles, resources and blogs from the week! Enjoy!


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...your Giving Tuesday mantra should not only be ‘attract,’ but ‘attract and retain.’
— Ellie Burke

Although traditional methods of giving still predominate, the number of people who give online is steadily increasing.
— Suzanne Coffman

What’s the hardest job in the world? Parenting a toddler or teenager? Milking venom from poisonous snakes? What about motivating unpaid volunteers to raise money and reporting to them because those same volunteers are your bosses?
— Rachel Muir

...organizations are more likely to close when a high-level executive is complicit in the fraud than if lower level employees were involved.
— Ruth McCambridge

You may see obstacles and limitations. Leave behind assumptions and look with the beginner’s mind.
— Pete Kimbis



FRIDAY FAVORITES

Hello Nonprofit Enthusiast! Welcome to my Friday Favorites! Each Friday, I curate my favorite nonprofit articles, resources and blogs from the week! Enjoy!


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Don’t forget that your users are humans with distinct opinions, perspectives, and habits. The more you can build empathy for them, the stronger your overall narrative will become.
— Will Schmidt
Giving days bring charities bushels of new donors. To keep cultivating them after the big event, Jeannie Howell, former director of nonprofit ventures and strategic impact at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, offers advice based on her experience with the annual Big Day of Giving her organization oversees.
— Heather Joslyn
Typically, we look for ways to support our local shelter when the weather gets cold and people are looking for a warm meal and place to stay, but shelters operate all year long.
The fifth, sixth, and seventh paragraphs are the most compelling. What you want is to capture the reader in an embrace from which there is no escape.
— Jerold Panas
Ever notice how the training that’s offered to help you be a better fundraiser very often has a predictable pattern? It’s the pattern I call “all the cool kids are doing it.”
— Larry C. Johnson