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Final fundraising reading round-up of 2013

Fundraising reading round-up

Happy thanksgiving to all my American readers and a big hello to everyone else. I hope you enjoy this week's round-up. Thanks.

Pamela Grow hosts this month's non-profit blog carnival. The subject is 'giving thanks and gratitude' and there is a fine selection of articles and ideas on improving your thanking.

Kevin takes a look at some of the Christmas appeals that have come through his letterbox or e-mail.

Simon Scriver asks if on-line fundraising is snake oil?

Wild Woman Fundraising with eleven tips on how to write an original appeal.

Lucy Gower reports on the recent Ideas Lab conference and blogs about the importance of knowing your supporters.

There's been a lot of buzz around Zoe Amar and Matt Collin's report on the top 30 charity CEO's on social media. Read Zoe's summary here.

Agents of Good argue innovation is the dirty word.

Future Fundraising Now: fundraising starts with donors.

Gary Kernahan takes a closer look at how Scottish independence might impact on your charity.

Clairification with an in-depth analysis of the excellent TED talk by Simon Sinek "Start with the why" and tips on how to apply the learning.

On 101 Fundraising Margaux Smith asks if you are ignoring those who love you most?

Charlie Hulme from Pell & Bales asks what's really offensive?