Fundraising reading round-up
First fundraising reading round-up of the year

Final fundraising reading round-up of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close and the holidays are upon us I wanted to share a final reading round-up for the year.

Thank you so much to everyone who has e-mailed me, commented and read the blog in 2013. I really appreciate your support and kind words. I  haven't blogged as much as I would've liked this year, but I hope 2014 will prove more fruitful.

I'd like to wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014. Thanks again, Craig.


Pamela Grow shares her thoughts on mastery in fundraising.

The Veritus Group on how to listen to your donor.

Clairification with the three keys to rethink fundraising risk and reward in 2014.

Think like a fundraiser, feel like a donor: wise words from Good Works Co.

Future Fundraising Now: Why your mother lies to you about fundraising.

Michael Foreman at UK Fundraising shares five steps to planning a successful event.

Against the backdrop of recent scandals,  Simon Scriver argues charities are already transparent and says donors need to take some responsibility.

The Good Agency with the why's you need to answer.

Kevin Baughen shares his fourth post on Christmas 2013 fundraising campaigns.

Amanda Santer discusses an often overlooked part of fundraising: recovering donors who stop their regular gift.

Paul de Gregorio shares powerful copy from War Child.

Penelope Burk recounts a heart warming anecdote about a telephone fundraiser going the extra mile.

Two musical related posts: Adrian Salmon looks fundraising, early music, and dissonance and Ian MacQuillin on The Beatles and fundraising.

Beth Kanter reviews Giving Tuesday in the US.  Despite some reservations from respected voices like the Agitator and Jeff Brooks, I think anything that celebrates giving and promotes it to the widest possible audience is a good thing. Something for the UK's Giving Campaign to consider?

The Fundraising Collective on what we don't know about supporter care.

101 Fundraising talk about the promise of customer service and of making a difference.

Seth Godin shares two posts on charitable giving: Which charity? and What do we get when give to a good cause?