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UPDATE: The revival of #fundchat

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope you all had a deliriously amazing summer and are recharged and recommitted to our shared vocation. It’s time to sit up straight, roll up your sleeves, and get down to the important work of raising the money that fuels the mission of our nonprofit organizations. Since the launch of #fundchat in… Read More »

Are You A ‘Certified’ Fundraising Professional?

Transcript now available – click here. The moderators of #grantchat and #fundchat are teaming up to focus on career advancement and the value of being a “certified” fundraising professional. On Tuesday, September 23 from 12-1 p.m. EST, follow the #grantchat hashtag on Twitter to participate in the conversation. You can preview their question line-up here. Then, on… Read More »

This Week’s #fundchat – Making The Ask

Click here to review the transcript. As Joe Garecht says, “Making an ask is the penultimate act of a development professional. It’s the final step of what is often a long process, complete with identifying and cultivating prospects, doing research, getting people involved, and planning the final approach. “ Unfortunately for many fundraisers, making the ask is… Read More »

Anatomy Of An Ask (Infographic)

  Another week, another awesome infographic, this one from our friends at Nonprofit Hub. Asking for a gift doesn’t have to be as complicated as an operation, but if you think about just a few of these important areas, you’ll come through with flying colors. Click on the graphic to enlarge it if you find it’s… Read More »

After Demise of Tweetchat, Best Ways to Participate in Twitter Chats (Updated)

Update August 21, 2013 In the last few weeks, Internet Media Labs has relaunched Tweetchat. Many of the features of the original remain although wrapped up in a slightly updated user interface. Check it out! Since initially posting about the demise of Tweetchat, we’ve learned that Internet Media Labs acquired the service with the intention… Read More »

Sign-up Today for #fundchat News!

It was inevitable. Finally, a #fundchat e-newsletter has arrived! This semi-regular missive will include: An updated calendar of upcoming #fundchat conversations and topics Links to transcripts from recent conversations A new feature: “3 Questions With…” providing key insights from influential nonprofit tweeps Must reads…links to key articles about nonprofit fundraising and marketing issues And more!… Read More »

The #fundchat Nonprofit Social Media Survey

We’ve re-opened the survey in order to get more participation. Please take 5 minutes to share your thoughts! For nonprofits everywhere, social media represents an opportunity to connect with members and donors (and potential donors!) like never before. But there are many questions: do nonprofit organizations lack the will,  wherewithal, or resources to embrace the… Read More »

What’s In Store for 2013?

Phew! What a year. It’s so amazing to think about how far #fundchat has come. After kicking off in June 2011, we’re still kicking and have brought together an amazing group of nonprofit professionals from around the country and even the world. Given that the holiday are crazy for everyone (plus, I’m moving to a… Read More »

#fundchat Special: Capitalizing on Capital Campaigns

Join us for a special conversation about capital campaigns on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 pm EDT. Fundraising pros Ian Adair and Nathan Hand will be featured in a live online discussion titled, “Capitalizing on Capital Campaigns.” Coming on the heels of a regularly scheduled #fundchat on the topic, this #fundchat “special” will serve up… Read More »