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Micro-storytelling from Haiti

by Christiana Stergiou

@aidwkr: landed in Port au Prince today – this place is chaos, devestation is profound and this is going to be a long haul ..11:03 AM Jan 16th from web

@aidwkr is Dominic MacSorley, a Concern aid worker …

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How to send a nice ‘end of year’ thank you to your donors

by Christiana Stergiou

Have you thought about sending a nice ‘end of year’ thank you email to your donors? Or maybe you’ve already got one planned.

Here’s a nice, simple example from Defenders of Wildlife, a terrific US-based organization. While it has …

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How to write a great fundraising email, the charity:water way

by Christiana Stergiou
The other day, I looked back on the emails I’ve received over the past few months from charity: water. They’re all very good, but there was one that got me right where it should. In fact, I think it’s one of the best charity emails I’ve received all year. I’ve been following charity:water’s meteoric rise for some time now on twitter and through their website. Since their inception three years ago, they have raised about US$10 million from approximately 50,000 supporters. And as a result have helped almost one million people in 15 countries to access clean water. Their almost overnight success has come as a result of sheer determination, brilliant networking and excellent fundraising. (BTW, they’re looking for a director of fundraising.)
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