Friday, May 22, 2009

The Internet to our Advantage

Ok, let's use the internet for the advantage of the Pinoy Fundraiser (PF). One thing that the internet can help us with is give us a wealth of information that can raise the bar of our fundraising.

We need to know what others are doing so that we can evaluate if we can use it for our own. It is not wrong to know how others are being succesful and how others fail. We don't have to reinvent the wheel--but we can make it better. 8-)

Online resources are plenty in cyberspace. The PF should always visit Mal Warwick's website ( This guy has a lot to offer us. Make sure to look for his books (try, I haven't found his books locally) and whatever you think is applicable to you.

Your next stop should the website Fundraising Succes Magazine ( They share a lot of wisdom for all things fundraising. They even now have an online version of their magazine which I have been subscribed to for a few years already. Their columns are great even though they write in the context of the American economy. I'm sure you'll learn something beneficial to your organization.

Do visit the websites of the company's that make fundraising software like Blackbaud (, Compass Technology (, other fundraisers' blog (especially mine, hehehe). They offer white papers on fundraising, trial software, free strategy and a host of other things. Oh, don't forget Google ( and learn how to search with good keywords.

Last, but not the least, is to visit widely known non-profit websites like, the Salvation Army (, Food for the Hungry (, The Christian Broadcasting Network (, hey, I learned a lot from them! Almost all the big non-profits has a website that they use for fundraising and it would be wise if you find out what they are doing. You'll find out how they do it, who does it for them (suppliers, contractors, etc.)

More on Monday! God bless!

P.S. Yes, I know, the post is 13 minutes late, hey give me a break!

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