• “Our board is much more attuned to its role as fundraisers and ambassadors.

    — Center for Family Representation

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  • Cause Effective inspired people to realize the potential of fundraising and relationship-building.

    — Community Voices Heard

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  • We realized that we have a lot more access to resources and wealth than we imagined.

    — Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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  • Board members are turning out more and bringing people to events – we raised the bar on board fundraising.

    — Union Settlement Association

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From The Cause Effective Blog

The #GivingTuesday Crowd

#GivingTuesday – a day to give back, to encourage altruism, to remind us of our responsibility for the common good.

All important messages – when it works and doesn’t result in donor fatigue.

Like any fundraising framework used by multiple nonprofits, the accumulated weight of receiving 10, 20, 40 #GivingTuesday exhortations on the very same day, can lead quite quickly to donor tune-out.

Last year I got 26 #GivingTuesday e-appeals – all from groups I care about. And this year, I expect even more.

My reaction? Intrigue on the first couple, eyes glazing over on the next several, and pure ignoring by the last dozen or so.