Advancement Services Report

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter

Twitter — mini-blogs updated via text message — can raise money fast from the technologically savvy.

Full-text article by Nicole Wallace is available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Give and Take Blog, 8.27.08.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Rapid Donor Cultivation

Common Knowledge presents a new concept in online fundraising—Rapid Donor Cultivation (RDC). The motivation for this service is the maximization of the return on investment (ROI) of a nonprofit’s email subscriber acquisition efforts.

The background paper is available via Common Knowledge (free registration is required).

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fund-Raising Lessons: Conducting Research on Donors and the Global Changes in Philanthropy

Most nonprofit organizations don’t conduct research on their donors very
often, but there’s an easy and cost-effective way for charities to
gather useful data on them every year....

Full-text blog posting by Holly Hall is available via the Chronicle's Prospecting Blog, 8.8.08.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Free Toolkit for Selecting Donor Management Software

NPower Seattle, with the cooperation of a number of Seattle nonprofit organizations and the support of Verizon, has produced a free toolkit to help nonprofit organizations with the task of choosing software for managing donors.

Full-text article by Rebecca Leaman is available via ePhilanthropy, 8.5.08.

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