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What Fundraising Methods Worked Best in 2010?


It’s your time to sound off! GuideStar is fielding a new survey about changes in giving by fundraising method, in partnership with the Nonprofit Research Collaborative – comprised of GuideStar, the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, Blackbaud, and the Foundation Center. Please click here to participate. The survey is open until February 27.

Why take the survey?

  • - Discover what fundraising methods worked best in 2010
  • - See how your organization compares to others in the sector
  • - Help develop valuable benchmarks for evaluating fundraising performance
  • - Learn about other nonprofits’ fundraising plans for 2011

The survey will only take a few minutes to complete, and a summary of responses to date will be visible as soon as you hit “submit.” The final report will be released by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative in about six weeks.

Take the survey today by clicking here:, and thank you for your time!

lindsay-nichols.jpgThe preceding is a guest blog post by Lindsay Nichols, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at America’s Charities, the leader in workplace giving and philanthropy. As a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, Lindsay guides and oversees the strategy and execution of all marketing and communications efforts with a major emphasis on strategy and tactics that support increased growth for the organization. Lindsay has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Philanthropy, NonProfit Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Public Radio, Dallas Morning News, and more.

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