Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | 10:48 AM
Labels: Resources for Non-Profits
Our resource round-up for December includes tips for staying in touch with donors, open registration information for NTEN's next conference, an invite to join our new discussion group, ways to use YouTube for different initiatives, a list of 12 fundraising strategies created specifically for times of recession and more.
- One non-profit volunteer summarizes a Salesforce.com Foundation's conference and provides some tips for staying in touch with donors, references for measuring success and an overall summary of the day's events.
- NTEN.org is now accepting registrations for their 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco.
- Check out the new Google Grants Help Forum to get involved with the greater Grants community, ask questions of your fellow grantees or just get information about how other non-profits are using AdWords.
- Organizations are using their YouTube Channels to promote activism, challenge stereotypes, raise awareness, speak out against violence and raise funds. Could your organization use of any of these strategies to further your mission? If so, check out the YouTube for Non-Profits program today!
- How do you find the link to Google Grants? Google it. This MBA student summarizes the simplicity of applying for a grant and the benefits of the program.
- Graham-Pelton, a fundraising consulting firm, released a list of 12 fundraising strategies (pdf) for nonprofits to use during recession that may make a difference for your organization. One of the strategies they noted, "Keep those you know close", really hit home for me as I've seen organizations with whom I communicate frequently, using some of these tactics with grace and efficacy. Even just the quick, but personal, handwritten "Thank you!" on a donation receipt can go a long way.