Not that recent, but if you haven’t seen these, they’re worth your time:
Playing by the (Wrong) Rules over at Mark Rovner’s Sea Change Strategies blog talks about how some fundraising conventional wisdom misses the larger point.
More bad news over at the NetSquared blog: Nonprofit Marketing Report: Organizations Failing to Connect. It’s interesting in this case that their data is self-reported. This isn’t an assessment from the messagee standpoint that things aren’t clear — the organizations are diagnosing this problem themselves. Which I guess means this isn’t news at all — you already knew.
Finally, here’s a link to the audio of Care2’s webinar Connecting Advocacy to Fundraising. They start off showing some statistical evidence that donations are more likely after advocacy actions. Great food for though and action for all of you out there trying to connect with people on both of those levels.