Must Read Fundraising Resources Around the Web

by Joe Garecht

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Every so often, we post links to the most compelling fundraising resources around the web… things you may have missed, but definitely want to check out.  We try to keep these lists short, highlighting only those things and people most likely to help you become a better fundraiser.  Today, we’ve included some websites / blogs, a couple of e-books, and some Twitter accounts you may want to follow in your quest to become a fundraising superstar:

Websites & Blogs You Will Want to Read…

The Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration – This amazing website (SOFII for short), provides thousands of samples of great fundraising letters, mailers, plans, and best practices on events, individual giving, and more.  Provides all the inspiration you need to supersize your fundraising efforts.  Be sure to check out their “Halls and Showcases” section.

A Small Change Fundraising Blog – Good tips from someone who’s “in the trenches”… ideas and resources for fundraising and non-profit management.

Looking for more great fundraising websites?  Check out Amber Cooney’s Resource Page, which lists dozens more…

E-Books / Kits You Should Check Out…

The Silent Auction Handbook – If you’re planning (or thinking about planning) a silent auction fundraising event, check out this e-kit from The Fundraising Authority.

Ask Without Fear! – A phenomenal book by Marc Pitman about how to make great fundraising asks for any non-profit.  Invaluable resource for frontline fundraisers.

Are You on Twitter?  Here Are Some Folks to Follow…

@PamelaGrow – Pamela Grow is a non-profit fundraising consultant who tweets tips and advice on non-profit marketing and development.

@FundraiserBeth – Beth Ann Locke is a fundraising pro offering great resources for non-profit development.

@FundraisinIsFun – Ephraim Gopin tweets about non-profit life, fundraising, and… making fundraising fun!

@FundraisingAuth – It’s me!  Follow The Fundraising Authority on Twitter for daily fundraising tips, plus ask questions and give me your thoughts on fundraising and development

 

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