Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A New Source for fundraising resources- hidden under your nose!

I love social media, I am an active user of Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. I’ve always mocked Pinterest and kind of avoided it. I thought, gee it seems like a place for those scrapbooker types. I’m just not one. I’m female, but not their target demo if I do say so myself. And then last night, I was looking for some new samples of athletic fundraising appeals and using my good friend google and Wham! I was struck in the head by Pinterest. Did you know that there are entire Pinterest boards dedicated to fundraising ideas, donor relations, annual fund  and other things? I found out some of you had even pinned my blog (I’m flattered)! I didn’t know this. Ignorance here in full plain sight. CASE even made an entire Pinterest board of all of its Circle of Excellence award winners! Brilliant!!

Here are some interesting demographics about Pinterest I thought you might find helpful.

Another great social resource out there for y’all is SlideShare. Many of us who speak a great deal have our own page chock full of resources and goodies for you, think of it as Facebook for presentations. Here’s a link to mine, I try to always add good content to it regularly. In addition to presentations, SlideShare also houses videos of presentations and is a wonderful resource if you search on a particular topic. Users can tag presentations with words and this can be helpful to find this on topic. There are over 49,000 presentations on fundraising alone! There are over 30,000 tagged as donor relations. So explore and enjoy!

Finally, you know how much I love FREE. So here are two recent presentations you can watch at no cost, one I gave at AFP International on the Pulse of Donor Relations. 

The second is a webinar on engaging donors through creative communications I did yesterday for Network for Good- I have over 1500 folks join me! 

As always if you have a resource that I can link to or that is particularly helpful to you, please list it in the comments below and I will share with everyone.

Have a great week. 



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