My blogging took a back seat to enjoying the sunshine this weekend, so thought i'd save my round-up for Monday. There have been a lot of enjoyable posts on what makes a great fundraiser and why we should all be proud to be fundraisers, so I've handily grouped them together. Enjoy.
Proud to be a fundraiser
Battersea Dog's and Cat's Home director of fundraising, Liz Tait explains why she is proud to be a fundraiser.
The Fundraising Collective share the common characteristics of a great face to face fundraiser.
Wild Woman Fundraiser on why being a fundraiser is so awesome.
Richard Turner (ifundraiser) shares his fundraising manifesto.
The final two selections are things to avoid. First up is a warning from Tobin Aldrich. Do we really value our donors?
Secondly, the Vertius Group on why you should never be too busy to thank a donor (and other mistakes great fundraisers avoid).
In other news...
I found Stephen Sutton's story and fundraising incredibly inspiring. There's not too much to add, but I did like this tribute (from a fundraising perspective) from Adrian Salmon.
Lucy Gower asks how do you make it ok to fail?
The Fundraising Coach shares the single most important tool for making fundraising asks.
The Nonprofit Marketing blog share six types of stories that spur giving.
Clairification explain why your non-profit's events are a waste of time.
Linda Spencer with some thoughts on the the importance of a thank you.
Josh Bowman on 101 Fundraising says "Fire your donors".
Paul de Gregorio takes a closer look at the #nomakeupselfie phenomenon.
Pamela Grow gives some tips on donor welcome kits.
The Story of Telling on tapping into empathy.
Finally, Drayton Bird with five shocking lessons from a lifetime in marketing.