Just a few links this week, since I know you’re winding down after Halloween revelries and may be in a sugar-induced coma. Grab a cup of coffee and check these out. They’ll get November off to a good start!
Click-It: Year-End Planned Giving Ideas to Include in Tips to Donors. Today is Dia de los Muertos — a time for honoring departed souls. What better day to share this helpful post from Lori Greif at Planned Giving Breakthroughs. After all, through planned gifts donors assure their values live on. And this is just a plain great tip about a way to be helpful to your donors – which is always, hands down, the best way to sustain and build major gifts. So… remind folks they can avoid taxation on the minimum required distribution from their IRA – perhaps just this year! – by giving to you. There’s a free downloadable letter you can use too.
Twitter for Nonprofits
Click-it: Top 10 Twitter To Do’s for Nonprofits from Julia Claire (great middle name) Campbell offers some hands-on practical tips – complete with examples of some nonprofits doing a good job. Useful stuff!
Click it: The Benefits of Using Instagram for Business. Not a great writer? No worries. Turns out most folks these days aren’t such great readers. But photos? Different story. Jen Hermann offers evidence that Instagram engagement is higher than any other site in this post from Maximize Social Business.
Click-it: Google Glass for Nonprofits: 7 Ways It Could Help Your Organization. Do you like this? Find it creepy? Just wondering…
DON’T WANT TO MISS:
Check out the October Nonprofit Blog Carnival if you missed it. It’s filled with tips from nonprofit experts across the web on all things major gifts.
Listen in on this G+ video chat about Clever Ways to Thank Your Donors hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Tony Martignetti of Nonprofit Radio. Yours truly offers up the creativity, Gene Takagi offers up the legal stuff you need to know!
Get your thank you’s ready for year-end gifts. Get the Creative Ways to Use Thank You’s to Retain Donors for Life or the expanded Attitude of Gratitude Donor Guide. They’re both 100% guaranteed.