After two weeks on the road I'm still playing catchup. But here are some things worth reading and checking out:
"Uncertainty is the enemy of philanthropy" article from USA Today: "When times are tough, non-profits should focus on maintaining relationships with their existing donors rather than trying to find new donors through mailings and other means, says Chuck Longfield, founder of Target Analytics."
"Social Media In An Economic Downturn" blog post from Beth Kanter: "There is also the suggestion for increased collaboration and resource sharing and also suggest that non profits and donors to think more creatively about ways they work together."
"Q2 2008 Index of National Fundraising Performance" from Target Analytics: "Overall direct marketing donors and revenue both declined in Q2 year-to-date 2008 over the same period last year, and these declines were evident across most of the sectors in the index."
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