If you’re at all like me, 2015 was a busy year for you. 2016 is likely to be more of the same. We work to meet workplace goals. We strive to properly balance our professional and personal lives. And we endeavor to broaden our professional knowledge. Unfortunately, with all of the demands placed on us and with the wealth of material available in the marketplace, it’s easy to overlook useful and interesting information.
So, I thought I’d share some highlights from 2015 with you and give you a chance to pick up some information you might have missed and that you may find interesting and/or helpful.
Here is a list of my top ten most read posts during the past year:
- Can a Nonprofit Return a Donor’s Gift?
- Can You Spot a Child Molester? Discover the Warning Signs
- Special Report: Top 40 Most Effective Fundraising Consultants Identified
- The Greatest Idea for Retaining and Upgrading Donors
- 5 Things Never to Do in Your Phone Fundraising Calls
- 3 Mistakes You Make When You Meet Prospects
- Where Should You Avoid Meeting with Prospects and Donors?
- Breaking News: Big Planned Giving Myth Busted!
- 5 Fundraising Tips Inspired by Taylor Swift
- Discover 5 of the Latest Trends Affecting Your Fundraising
I invite you to read any posts that might interest you by clicking on the title above. If you’ve read them all, thank you for being a committed reader.
In addition to sharing my thoughts right here on my blog, 2015 also gave me the opportunity to talk about philanthropy with the mainstream media. For example, I appeared on the PBS television program “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly” to discuss the Effective Altruism philosophy. You can see the video and read my additional comments in my post:
My comments about Effective Altruism were also picked up by several Gannett newspapers including USA Today:
I also had fun as Steven Shattuck’s guest on Bloomerang TV. Steven and I had a lively discussion about simple, effective ways to cultivate donors and raise more money. You can read about this and see the video by going to this post:
In 2015, I was honored to be included on three lists of must-read fundraising and nonprofit management blog sites. In case you missed the announcements, and to help you find other valuable resources, here are the relevant posts:
- 64 Fundraising Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2016 (Bloomerang)
- 23 Sources for Powerful Fundraising Tips that Will Get Results (The Sponsorship Collective)
- 20 Fundraising Blogsites that Will Help You Get Results (Fundlio)
There’s something else you might have missed. I shared a list of some of my favorite LinkedIn Discussion Groups:
In addition to my listing of favorite LinkedIn Discussion Groups, I also announced that I created a new Group: Blog Posts for Fundraising Pros & Nonprofit Managers.