Wrap Up

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

#GivingTuesday or Gratitude Tuesday? Choose How You’ll Roll – “What about thinking about what’s called #GivingTuesday a bit differently? What if, instead of asking donors to give to you, you decided to use this occasion to give to them?”
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When Should You Refuse a Gift? – “When making decisions, one should consider three ultimate areas of concern: organizational mission, relationships, and personal integrity.”
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I’m Stuffed: Enough with the Restaurant Fundraisers – “Fundraising events like this do very little to further the missions of our organizations. If anything, they distract from our work by wasting staff time, undermining true marketing efforts and risk disengaging potential donors.”
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Serving Your Donors Means Asking – “Make no mistake: if you are not asking donors for gifts it’s not because the donor doesn’t want to be asked – it’s you. You need to examine what is going on inside of your own heart and mind on this.”
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New from the experts at Bloomerang:

[INFOGRAPHIC] 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey Report

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has released the findings from their latest survey, and our infographic summarizes some of the key findings of the report.
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[FREE WEBINAR] The Power of Thank You

Pamela Grow will explore how your organization’s thank you letters can make or break your long-term sustainable funding.
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Happy fundraising!

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.