It must be really nice to find someone rich and famous to champion your cause, but if your organization is like most of those I know and you have to beg for every nickel, I have found some great common sense ideas for keeping a fresh approach to fund raising at www.nonprofitlocal.com. I particularly enjoy their "tip of the day" on the homepage, and have also found the aggregated NPO news in their "Stay Current" section to be a convenient place to start digging deeper for information on trends and tactics. If you choose to join the site (it's free) you become part of their international, online, nonprofit forum and can submit your own tips to the community.
Free news, forums, and advice may not be as sexy as Eva Longoria, but when you're desperate for inspiration, or a fresh idea it is a real-world resource.
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