Wed, October 02 2013

Resources and inspiration for the next 90 days

Caryn Stein's avatar

VP, Communications and Content, Network for Good

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Where does the time go? There are just ninety days left until the end of the year. This means that you’re probably putting the final touches on your year-end fundraising plans and have a solid campaign ready to go.

Not so much?

First, don’t panic. There’s still plenty of time to create a solid plan and get the most out of the year-end giving season. Take a deep breath, then carve out some time to review your goals and start honing your campaign materials. Here at Network for Good, we recently published two free fundraising guides that can help you plan your marketing efforts and create a great appeal. You can download them here (registration required):

How to Make the Case for Giving 

7 Steps to Your Best Nonprofit Marketing Plan Ever

Second, surround yourself with inspiration and smart advice. Our goal is to supply both with this blog, and here are a few of our favorites to add to your list:

Future Fundraising Now: No-nonsense practical advice from Jeff Brooks, one of our favorite fundraising gurus.
Sasha Dichter’s Blog: Big thoughts on giving from the mastermind behind Generosity Day.
Sea Change Strategies: Alia and Mark offer simply brilliant thoughts on nonprofit storytelling, effective appeals, strategic planning, and everything in between.
Fundraiser Grrl: When you need a laugh, Fundraiser Grrl totally gets it.


For more inspiration, check out the Nonprofit Boot Camp and Social Media for Nonprofits conference happening on October 10 & 11 in San Francisco. Our friends at Social Media for Nonprofits have put together some great workshops to help your organization be the best it can be. There’s still time to register, and you can save $20 off with the code “N4G”.

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