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December 4, 2009

It’s the most fundraising time of the year | Weekly Roundup

  • If your nonprofit is sending out emails as part of your year-end giving campaign, take a look at this checklist of key email fundraising tips from Frogloop blog. After all, it’s the time of year for making lists and checking them twice.
  • Think that outdated website won’t have an effect on your year-end fundraising goals? Think again. eJewish Philanthropy reports on a new study indicating that online holiday donations will grow by over $1 billion this season, making nonprofit websites an ever-more-important fundraising tool.
  • Google Wave is…well, you tell me. Scott Stadum at Idealist speculates about how the Wave might prove valuable to nonprofits and their cause-minded supporters.
  • Should your organization just maintain a page on Facebook, or is it time to take the next step and set up your very own social network? Manny Hernandez writes on Case Foundation’s blog about the whys and hows of building a social network on the Ning platform.
  • You’ll never guess what the most popular word in the English language was this year. I’ll give you a hint: it has 7 letters, and it’s a sound a birdie makes. (To put this news in its proper perspective, last year’s most popular word was “change.”)

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