Blogs

Some of the best fundraising blogs:

Jeff Brooks, at Future Fundraising Now, says “The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It’s not about any technology, medium, or technique. It’s about donors”…  don’t miss the Stupid nonprofit ads ‘hall of shame’.

The Agitator will keep you posted of some of the best thoughts and innovations from the USA.

The Fundraising Detective provides a brilliant selection of the weeks top fundraising stories, and plenty of insightful commentary.

Mark Phillips, Queer Ideas,  is always on the money. The founder of Bluefrog shares ideas, results, research and the odd thought on fundraising.

Reuben Turner shares fundraising insights.  He’s a very creative chap, which is just as well – he’s Creative Director at The Good Agency.

Paul de Gregorio, is passionate about fundraising – and changing the world! He’s Head of Mobile at Open Fundraising.

A little further afield:

Seth Godin is a (or the?) marketing guru. Well worth checking out.

BIT the Behavioural Insights Team help governments and third sector organisations achieve their goals.

Richard Wiseman holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology, he researches an eclectic range of topics including luck, self-help, illusion and persuasion.

Neuromarketing is where brain science and marketing meet. Here’s an example of a piece on How Not to Ask for Money.

The Freakonomics blog is a good place to find gems about human behaviour and altruism. The podcasts are pretty humorous (not a word often used to describe economics), with good stories on how numbers can help predicted human behaviour (and when they definitely can’t!).

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