We wanted to share with you some nonprofit articles, opinions and resources that caught our eye in the month of December.

Lighthouse4 Ways to Motivate Your Bored Board Members Through Year-End – “Have no fear—these are the top reasons board members lose their focus at the year-end, and what you can do motivate board members. So now you can get back to year-end fundraising without worrying about what your board members are up to.”
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3 Keys to Rethink Fundraising Risk and Reward in 2014 – “When should you take risks with fundraising? When you’re ready. Here’s what I mean:”
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6 Ways To Raise More Money Without New Donors – “Given that the cost to acquire a new donor is often $1, or more, for every $1 raised, finding a new donor does not even help most organizations with short-term mission fulfillment. So, how can you raise significantly more money for mission fulfillment without acquiring new donors? Here are just six ideas:”
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Why Your Mother Lies To You About Fundraising – “I’m not saying your mother wears army boots, but your mother is an unreliable source of marketing information. Regardless of her footwear choices.”
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New from the experts at Bloomerang:

What Tom Ahern Learned In 2013

Donor communications expert Tom Ahern shares what he learned in 2013 from some of the top experts in the nonprofit sector.
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Why The FEP Donor Retention Data Is So Vital To Every Fundraiser

Erik J. Daubert MBA, ACFRE, a key contributor to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project report on donor retention, will join us to discuss the data from a fundraiser’s perspective and explain why understanding donor retention is so vital to every fundraiser.
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We hope this monthly collection of nonprofit thought-leadership provides value to you and your organization! Happy New Year!

Cody Lawson

Cody Lawson

Product Manager at Bloomerang
Cody is a Product Manager at Bloomerang. Cody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Rhetoric from Wabash College. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Health Law from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He's been a valued member of Bloomerang since the doors opened in 2012.