The obvious place to start this week is the furore surrounding comments made by Giles Pegram (a man I have huge respect and admiration for) around the Summit - an event organised to talk about some of the problems facing fundraising.
Perhaps the definitive piece, and hopefully the line in the sand, comes from Ken Burnett. Right, now get back to the serious matter of fundraising!
Katya on thanking donors.
Frogloop consider strategies to increase nonprofit retention rates.
More insight on retention from the Agitator.
Agents of Good ask where is the vision?
Start talking to donors about the why and the where says the Donor Dreams blog.
John Baguley on fundraising and zombies.
Amanda gives a quick lesson on how to get someone's attention in the right way.
Advice for Good: Donor loyalty - crucial but neglected.
Three from 101 Fundraising:
- Margaux with seven things to make you a better fundraiser
- Rachel challenges us to be different, be brave and make it happen
- Francesco with more on emotion
The Far Edge of Promise: Why our definition of "donor research" must change.
Queer Ideas look at mobile giving.
Clarification with some thoughts on Dan Pink's new book on selling. I'm currently reading this and finding it has lots of ideas/implementation for fundraising.