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Odds and Bookends

By on Feb 22, 2008


Beth Kanter is giving away a copy of People to People Fundraising at the Nonprofit Technology Conference next month. Beth will give it to the person who posts the best comment about using person-to-person fundraising strategies on her blog. A few people have already posted comments. So even if you don't win…there are some good ideas to read through.

Ted Hart has launched a companion website for the of People to People Fundraising over at http://www.p2pfundraising.org. There is a free enewsletter you can sign up for along with some more information about the book, the authors, and some forums.

Ted, James Greenfield, and I will be doing a book signing at AFP's 45th International Conference on Fundraising on April 1st from 11:30am to 12:30pm. (No word on whether or not this is some kind of April Fools Day joke.)

Next week I'll be blogging about a few new things, including the Blackbaud NetCommunity API, some promising online trends, and hopefully other things worth reading.


Steve MacLaughlin is the Vice President of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits.

MacLaughlin has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in many mainstream publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, The NonProfit Times, Bloomberg, and has appeared on NPR.

He is a frequent speaker at events including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), American Marketing Association (AMA), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), Giving Institute Summer Symposium, National Association of Independent School (NAIS), Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), Institute of Fundraising National Convention, Civil Society Conference, Resource Alliance’s Fundraising Online, and a keynote speaker at such events as the Crescendo Practical Planned Giving Conference.

Steve serves on the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Board of Directors and supports its focus on both the growth and professionalism of the nonprofit technology field as well as building knowledge and information sharing capacity throughout the sector.

He is a frequent blogger, published author of a chapter in the book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities, and is a co-editor of the book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets. His latest book, Data Driven Nonprofits, became a bestseller in 2016.

Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

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