I started a fab new job at Amnesty International last week, hence the delay in posting my usual round-up of fundraising stories that have caught my eye recently. Enjoy!
Beth Kanter hosts the January Nonprofit Blog Carnival. This month's topic is personal productivity and there are lots of great posts to catch up on.
Tom at Pell & Bales compares telephone fundraising to a 19th century folk song.
It's a week late, but this post from Pamela Grow on showing donor's some love during Valentine's week still has some tips you can apply all year round.
My new colleague, Chris Washington-Sare, shares some tips on getting attention at 101 Fundraising.
'How sticky is your fundraising?' asks iFundraiser - this has little to do with the Heath brother's book and is worth a read.
The Fundraising Collective share some useful tips on long-term forecasting.
Shanon Doolittle gives some great insight into designing better stewardship events in this video at Bloomerang.
Ann Green describes how to create a thank you experience for your donors.
The Clairification blog questions whether men and women respond to different fundraising appeals?
The Donor Dreams blog share a simple, yet powerful, donor upgrade e-mail from Human Rights Campaign.
Margaux Smith explains why she's not a fan of (badly thought through) welcome packs at 101 Fundraising.
The Veritus Group urge you to get rid of transactional fundraising.