Top Articles Plus 2012 Annual Report

by Joe Garecht

2012 Wrap Up

Thank you so much for being part of our community here at The Fundraising Authority.  Our website, podcast, classes and consulting practice all exist because of you, our readers.  Thank you!

Because our site exists both for and because of you, I thought this year it might be fun to not only give you links to our most popular posts this year (as we have in years past… see here and here), but also to provide you, our readers, with a sort of “annual report” on The Fundraising Authority, so you can see just what type of community you are a part of.

Our Community in 2012

This past year, The Fundraising Authority welcomed 370,832 visitors to our site.  Our visitors came from all over the world… the countries with the most visitors to our site this year were:

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Australia
  5. India
  6. South Africa
  7. Philippines
  8. Ireland
  9. New Zealand
  10. Malaysia

The top 10 cities for our visitors were New York, London, Toronto, Chicago, Washington DC, Sydney, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Houston and San Francisco.

Most of our visitors found us through a search engine, with Google being the most popular, followed by Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com.

As of the time of this post, 9,216 people are subscribed to our Fundraising Authority Newsletter, and 435 people are subscribed to our site feed through RSS readers.  We currently have 1,903 followers on Twitter.

The top social network referring to our site was Twitter, followed by Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+.

Most Popular Articles of 2012

The most popular articles on The Fundraising Authority this past year were:

#1 – How to Use Crowd-Funding Sites to Raise Money for Your Non-Profit

#2 – The 10 Step Guide to Cultivating Corporate Sponsors

#3 – Visualizing Your Major Donor Efforts – A Simple Fix

#4 – Figuring Out Your Non-Profit’s Social Media Strategy

#5 – Case Study: How to Double the Revenue from Your Next Fundraising Event

If you missed any of these popular posts, check them out, you’ll be glad you did!

Looking Forward to 2013

In the year to come, I am looking forward to continuing to work with everyone in our Fundraising Authority community to help you raise more money to support your mission.  If you have suggestions for topics you’d like us to write articles about this year or classes you’d like us to offer, please send me an e-mail and let me know.  I’d love to hear from you!

I’m also now in the process of scheduling speaking engagements, in-person trainings, board retreats and other fundraising seminars for the coming year.  If you’re interested in having me speak to your group or offer a fundraising training seminar for your organization, please see what we have to offer.

Again, thank you for being part of our community.  Stick around for 2013 – it’s going to be a great year!

Photo Credit: Stockerre

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