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Some good stuff from around the web …

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Planning a fundraising event?  Follow in the footsteps of Chicago’s After School Matters charity and consider holding it in a unique venue.  Their choice of location definitely affected their attendance rate.

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Jeff Brooks points us to an incredibly powerful and incredibly risky campaign in Belgium focused on raising funds for clean drinking water.  You must watch the video.  I’d love to hear your reaction!  Let me know what you think about it in the comments.

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What challenges do you face as a nonprofit in a small town?  (If you are in northwest Pennsylvania, I can almost guarantee you’re in a small town!)  Read FLIP’s two part series on Fundraising in a Small Town, and you might gain a new perspective on things.  Part one focuses on some of the benefits of being in a small town:

  • The media is accessible.
  • So are the politicians.
  • People sincerely care.
  • Business trends move in slower motion.
  • Your reach doesn’t stop at the county line anymore.

And part two focuses on some of the obstacles and how you might overcome them:

  • Reputations last.
  • Smaller population, smaller local donor pool.
  • Events must be geared accordingly.
  • This town isn’t big enough for the two of us.

Are there any obstacles you encounter that weren’t addressed in these two articles?

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