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Charity Spring Patch Digest: Introducing Charity Winter

Thursday Edition

More Charity Humor

An 87-foot pink bra was auctioned for the UK's Breast Cancer Campaign's 'Wear It Pink Day 2012'. That's creativity!

Fairfield County Funding Opportunities

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: A new report conducted by Do Something offers many compelling and surprising findings, including how the stories your student volunteers have to share can help strengthen your fundraising appeals.

Fairfield County Charity & Donor News

IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS: Hedge fund manager John Paulson just gave Central Park $100 million in thanks for all the memories for generations of his family.

Donor Relations

POLITICS & FUNDRAISING: A new study out of MIT finds that political views do not predict how much money a person will donate to charity. But conservatives and liberals do support different kinds of causes. Conservatives are more likely than others to donate to religious organizations, while liberals are more likely to donate to secular nonprofits, the study found.

Corporate Social Responsibility 

CONSUMER DEMAND MORE FROM CSR: NEW Report holds that companies that proactively share the details and results of their CSR efforts will be rewarded with increased consumer trust and purchasing: 86 percent of consumers are more likely to trust a company that reports its CSR results; 82 percent say they are more likely to purchase a product that clearly demonstrates the results of the company's CSR initiatives than one that does not; 40 percent say they will not purchase a company's products or services if CSR results are not communicated.

Media Tips

STORYTELLING: 10 Tips from top novelists.

Social Media Tips

STORYTELLING: Storytelling and blogging have a symbiotic relationship. Both Facebook (http://www.facebookstories.com/) and Twitter  (http://blog.twitter.com/2011/11/introducing-twitter-stories.html) have whole sites dedicated to their users’ stories to demonstrate their offline impact.

Thought for the Day

Today we introduce Charity Winter, our look at the dark side of fundraising! Enjoy -- hopefully. It's all done for fun. We all know that ALL charities in Fairfield County are excellent and true in all ways!

Charity Spring

See what nearly 3,000 people around the world are reading at Charity Spring (live since October 4th). For many additional links to help you build financial support and awareness for your Fairfield County cause see the Charity Spring Patch Digest homepage.

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