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There has been a lot of discussion about this article in the Daily Telegraph on charity Chief Executive pay. This response from Derek Humphries on UK Fundraising is the best response I've seen.

Pamela Grow on the Shoemaker and the elves and fundraising success.

 A couple of posts from 101 Fundraising:

 Paul shares some great links on mobile.

What do donors think of text campaigns? Kivi has the answer.

According to Amanda, the devil is in the detail.

Karen on using emotion to get action.

Veritus Group on head and heart messaging.

Good Works: how well do you thank your donors?

Future Fundraising Now have a great guest post on winning the overhead battle.

Can you give your donors an occasional miracle?

Over at the Agitator, I loved this use of the telephone to keep donors informed.

Lucy with seven tips to be a brilliant fundraiser.

The Fundraising Coach with fifteen mistakes that have already been made for you.

On a related theme, Clarification blog on the Old Macdonald theory of outstanding fundraising qualities.

This made me smile: A fundraising letter from Prince Leia via Agents of Good, Rory Green and Fundraising Yoda. Also contains some great direct mail tips!