The Weekly Balance Sheet: August 30

A compilation of the great articles that I read and posted to Twitter between August 23 – August 29, 2010.  This week’s categories include: Governance, Strategy & Fundraising; Social Media; Jewish & Israel (Nonprofit) News; and Economy & Finance. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Reads: April 26

A list of the essential articles that I posted to Twitter from April 11 – April 24, 2010.  This week’s topics include: Strategy & Governance; IRS Trends; Social Media & Fundraising; Jewish Nonprofits; Israel Economy & Finance; and Potpourri. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Reads: April 11

A list of the essential articles I posted to Twitter from March 14 – April 10, 2010.  This week’s topics include: Nonprofit Strategy & Governance; Social Media & Fundraising; Jewish Nonprofit World; Economy & Finance; and Potpourri. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Reads: March 7

A list of the essential articles I posted to Twitter from February 21– March 6, 2010.  This week’s topics include: Nonprofit Strategy & Governance; Social Media; Israel Finance & Economy; Global Finance & Economy; & Potpourri. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Read Links: January 3

A list of my favorite articles that I posted to Twitter from December 27, 2009 – January 2, 2010.  This week’s categories: Nonprofit Strategy; Internet & Social Media; Israel Economy & Finance;  Global Economy & Finance; and Potpourri. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Read Links: December 27

A list of my favorite articles that I posted to Twitter from December 20 – December 26, 2009.  Organized by category: Nonprofit Governance & Strategy; Internet, Social Media, Fundraising & Donor Relations; Israel/Jewish Nonprofit Community; and Potpourri. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Read Links: December 20

A list of my favorite articles that I posted to Twitter from December 13 – December 19, 2009.  Organized by category: Nonprofit Governance; Social Media, Fundraising & Donor Relations; Israel Nonprofit Community; and Potpourri. Continue reading

The Five Fingers of Fundraising Strategy

The holiday season of November & December has nonprofits both excited and nervous at the same time. Gaily Perry writes that:

For many nonprofits, one out of every two gifts comes in the last three months of the year…Online Giving is even more important at year-end. About 40 percent of online gifts are made in December. And 40-60 percent of those gifts are made the last two days of the year.

So naturally, everyone is rushing to find the best fundraising medium that will net their organization the most donations possible.  But charities need to take a step back because, believe it or not, proper fundraising encompasses more than just “direct mail vs. email solicitations” and even “Facebook vs. Twitter.” Continue reading