Here’s something to help ease some stress during the hectic year-end holiday fundraising season. I’ve written new lyrics to the popular Christmas carol, White Christmas.

Christmas Nonprofit Dreams

I’m dreaming of a gen-er-ous donor
Just like the ones we used to know.
Where they donate monthly,
And love us truly
To help our mission grow and grow.

I’m dreaming of a gen-er- ous donor
With every DM letter I write.
May your days be merry, and free of toil
And may all your sup-porters be loyal.  

And don’t forget about my gift to all you fundraisers hard at work at your nonprofit organization. My free nonprofit gift offer expires at midnight on Christmas day (Wednesday, December 25, 2013).

Thanks so much for following my blog!

And my best to all for a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

More holiday fun similar to today’s post:

A light-hearted holiday message

Thanks for a great 2013 and for reading my blog

Sing a Christmas Fundraising Carol

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a blog post. What can I say?

There’s no need to bore you with all of the irrelevant details of why I’ve been “silent” … instead I’ll get right to the point.

Gift to Nonprofit FundraisersIn the spirit of this holiday season of giving, I have a gift for you kind professionals working hard at a nonprofit organization: You can download my Zapp Guides free of charge. Request your free Zapp Guides here.

This offer expires on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at midnight. And it only applies to the Zapp Guides which are titled, Thank-You Letters and Donor Interviews.

It’s my wish that these Zapp Guides help you do even more successful fundraising for your charity or association. Merry Christmas.

Click here to take advantage of my Zapp Guides free offer that expires in less than a week!

 

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Here are a few more timely tips & ideas for year-end fundraising:

Holiday Season fundraising and cause-marketing

Year-End Fundraising … give it a shot in the arm

Holiday nonprofit infographics and year-end fundraising

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