Jay’s Top Tweets on Philanthropy and Fundraising: Special Blizzard Edition! (1/30 – 2/12/2010)

  1. RT @kgilnack: Capacity building grant opportunity for Massachusetts & RI nonprofits from @TSNEhttp://ow.ly/1319Z via @Deborah909 #npmgt
  2. RT @PamelaGrow: RT @johnhaydon: Young High School Teacher Raises Over $1 Million to Build The 9th Ward Field of Dreams http://ow.ly/16scR
  3. Who are the leading NPO tweeters? Here’s a list of the Top 100 in the 2010 Shorty Award Nonprofit category: http://ow.ly/153SM
  4. How quickly should a nonprofit acknowledge a contribution? Take the quick poll here: http://ow.ly/15XT5 Please RT!
  5. Fascinating article on the role of prospect research in vetting donors at @yalehttp://ow.ly/12xOL How far should we go?
  6. RT @craigslist_fndn: RT @VolunteerSpot: 14 Ways to Heat Up Valentine’s Day with Volunteering: http://ow.ly/136Qm
  7. “The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2009” just released by @philanthropy http://ow.ly/153HN#philanthropy
  8. A UK perspective on “How donors decide which charities to support” by @UKCPhilanthropy http://ow.ly/15WPC Same where you are?
  9. New survey of some of the world’s wealthiest families reveals attitudes on wealth & philanthropy http://ow.ly/12PRv
  10. RT @PamelaGrow: 2 very simple methods to increase online giving: http://ow.ly/14XRr #nonprofit #fundraising #charityCracked me up!

There was a blizzard of other significant items blowing about on Twitter over the last two weeks.   Following are some of the most important “tweets” on philanthropy and fundraising over that period, organized by category:

Individual Giving

Foundation Giving

Corporate Philanthropy


Scandals & Chuckles


Social Media in Fundraising & Philanthropy

Other Philanthropy & Fundraising News

  • Contributions to colleges & universities drop nearly 12% – “Greatest decline ever recorded” http://ow.ly/16ldg
  • “Once-Robust Charity Sector Hit With Mergers, Closings,” according to @WSJ http://ow.ly/12ycd More hand-wringing?!?!
  • University endowments fell 18.7 percent in 2009 – “This has been the worst return since the great depression…”http://ow.ly/12Nsn
  • @Cornell_Univ rises to top three fundraising institutions in higher ed, surpassed only by @Stanford@Harvardhttp://ow.ly/16AgN
  • President @BarackObama (again) seeks to limit value of charitable deductions for high income taxpayershttp://ow.ly/137R0 BAD IDEA!!
  • Eric Foley asks “Are donors diverting their money from your nonprofit/cause to Haiti?” http://ow.ly/16Skm Great observations!
  • Changes in tax policy drive wealthy out of NJ, create $2 billion loss in potential #philanthropy http://ow.ly/14hRU
  • Only 8% of public radio listeners contribute! Why? Jack Allen ruminates in “Kicking the Tires on Philanthropy”http://ow.ly/12x5w
  • Read @PhilCubeta‘s brilliant & succinct post on the risks of the “Rise of Catalytic Philanthropy” http://ow.ly/16NW3
  • Peter Wylie on data mining/modeling for NPOs:http://ow.ly/12wPJ Would love to debate him on these assumptions!
  • RT @NOZA_INC: NOZA and DonorPerfect announce strategic partnership http://ow.ly/13313 Very nice feature!

Fundraising Jobs

Follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/gordonjayfrost) to see all the individual tweets during the week!

P.S.  Thank you all VERY MUCH for support in The Shorty Awards!  I placed 1st in #philanthropy, 2nd in #fundraising and 41st in #nonprofit.  For more details, you can click here: http://ow.ly/14lPc