Jay’s Top Tweets on Philanthropy and Fundraising: 12/12 – 12/18/2009

  1. Grant-Making Forecast: How Charities Can Make Effective Appeals in 2010 and Beyond http://ow.ly/Mp4Q
  2. UK phasing out checks! Is the US next? Fundraisers, are you ready? (Hint: If you’re reading this, you are!) http://ow.ly/Nm1k
  3. Speed dating meets fundraising consulting in NYC: http://ow.ly/N1yO Great idea!
  4. 5 Most Charitable American Cities: http://ow.ly/N7pl Do you agree?
  5. Garth Brooks demands return of $500K donation to Integris Canadian Valley Reg. Hosp. after naming rights battlehttp://ow.ly/N4UF
  6. Great e-invite to the @charitywater ball! http://ow.ly/LWyF Inspiring for NPOs seeking new supporters via social media. Via @jack
  7. Chase and @Facebook announce 100 small and local charities to receive $25,000 each from Chase Community Giving http://ow.ly/Nojc
  8. 11 Asian American philanthropy bloggers http://ow.ly/MK2h
  9. Country-pop star @taylorswift13 gives $250,000 to education to mark her 20th birthday http://ow.ly/MKse
  10. Why do fundraisers leave? Where do they go? What do they want? Penelope Burk’s findings: http://ow.ly/M2vR Via@BethanyDeines

Other less popular but arguably equally important items tweeted this week include:

  • Ted & Jane Von Voigtlander Foundation gives $15 million to the University of Michigan Health System  (http://ow.ly/MlzU)
  • Alphawood Foundation of Chicago awards $10 million to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (http://ow.ly/NnMQ)
  • Actor Alec Baldwin gives $1 million to NYU’s Tisch School (http://ow.ly/N7Eu)
  • Oprah Winfrey gives $1.5 million to the Ron Clark Academy  (http://ow.ly/NnHC)
  • Michael Birch, founder of Bebo, issues $1 million challenge at Charity: Water auction  (http://ow.ly/Mn08)
  • Jan Moran issues $500,000 challenge grant for Project Safe Place  (http://ow.ly/NnkB)
  • The impact of social networking on prospect research (http://ow.ly/NeMw)
  • Online holiday giving could top $4 billion, a $900 million increase over last year’s holiday season (http://ow.ly/M1Gi)
  • £3 million raised online in just two hours in The Big Give (http://ow.ly/NwGv)
  • Center on Philanthropy issues new Giving Index (http://ow.ly/N59s)
  • 13 best social media practices at the top 200 US nonprofits  (http://ow.ly/N4Es)
  • Facebook guesstimates the ethnic breakdown of its members (http://ow.ly/N0QK)
  • Fascinating study comparing content sharing practices with email, Facebook and Twitter  (http://ow.ly/MIPc)
  • The value of a celebrity to a not-for-profit organization (http://ow.ly/N9Rj)
  • The China Philanthropist Network Roundtable debuts (http://ow.ly/Nogt)
  • Major study underway of private contributions to European universities (http://ow.ly/No3z)
  • Milton Murray, global fundraising giant, passes away (http://ow.ly/MseH)
  • Roy E. Disney, icon & philanthropist, dies at 79  (http://ow.ly/N4sa)

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