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Fundraising Reading Round-Up

It's been a busy couple of weeks both professionally and personally and the blogging has had to take a back seat for a little while I hope normal service will be resumed soon! In the meantime, checkout some of the articles that have caught my eye recently...

The 2013 Social Charity Index from the lovely Anne McCrossan at Visceral Business has just been published. UK Fundraising take a closer look at some of the content. A great read if you are looking to make your fundraising more social.

Agents of Good: Your Hero

Kivi Leroux Miller shares a case study from Children of the Nations on getting your supporters engaged.

The Veritus Group with 10 ways to get your donors to say 'yes!'

Pell & Bales share how to identify your legacy pledgers  and prospects quickly, efficiently amd effectively.

The Institute of Fundraising have an article on why innovation is important in legacy giving.

Renier Spruit, 101 Fundraising founder and Greenpeace International fundraiser shares why you are the reason for your fundraising results.

Wild Woman Fundraising shares an interview with Paul Bobnak where they discuss trends in direct mail.

Nine reasons why social and mobile are the future of fundraising from Jonathan Waddingham of Justgiving.

Online stewardship tips for your donors by the Good Works Co.

Cause4Opinion take a look at office culture.

The Clarification blog explain the importance of leading fundraising by vision not mission.

Jason McNeal on the 'culture of ought'.


Weekend Reading Round Up

It's time for another selection of fundraising related links and articles. Enjoy and thanks for reading.

Kivi Leroux Miller hosts August's nonprofit blog carnival. This month's subject is 'Playing well with others'.

The Veritus Group share a step by step approach to developing a strategy for each major donor.

Remember a Charity Director, Rob Cope, gives a preview of this year's campaign. I liked the chocolate idea!

Sarah Clifton at 101 Fundraising looks at the hype over donor journeys.

Also on 101 Fundraising, Rachel Beer takes an in-depth look at hiring good fundraisers.

Frogloop shares some great data and insight about fundraising email.

Wild Woman Fundraising takes a look at foundations through the lens of the Black Swan by Nassim Nicolas Taleb (one of my favourite books).

Pell & Bales creative director, Charlie Hulme says 'If you're not inspired then nor is your supporter'.

Pamela Grow shares 10 things that will make your donors say 'Wow!'

Fundraising consultant Matthew Sherrington encourages you to make someone's day - every day.

The Penguin blogs looks at the problem with being 'competitive'.

Seth Godin: Magic + Generosity = the brand crush

Author Scott Berkun urges you not to be precious with your ideas.

Copyblogger with five selling techniques to steal from infomercials.