Tag - Blackbaud

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A Multi-Channel Giving Surprise
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2011 Online Giving
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2% Giving Flat for Forty Years
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Activists and Orgs Meeting Online
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Which is Better: More Donors or More $$$?
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Blackbaud Research on Online Giving
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Fundraising Using Social Media Tipping Point

A Multi-Channel Giving Surprise

I wrote last month about the continuing trend in the growth of online giving released in the annual online giving report by Blackbaud. While reviewing the materials on Blackbaud’s site, I stumbled on a previous research report, 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report. Here’s the part that stopped me in my tracks: The[...]

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2011 Online Giving

Blackbaud just released it’s 2011 Online Giving report, and as I have come to expect with Blackbaud’s reports, this one is chock full of interesting trends and tidbits. For my data geek readers, the data come from, “… 24 months of online giving data from 1,895 nonprofit organizations, online major giving data from 2,397 nonprofits,[...]

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2% Giving Flat for Forty Years

Blackbaud released a report called Growing Philanthropy in the United States this week. Why do we need to grow philanthropy? Because: In the U .S ., charitable giving is estimated to be only 2 percent of average household disposable (after tax) income (Giving USA Foundation 2011) . Regrettably, this is also the 40 year average[...]

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Activists and Orgs Meeting Online

Pew’s Center on the Internet and American Life has just released a study that creates a strong connection between Internet users and social causes. According to the study: “It becomes clear as people are asked about their activities that their use of the internet is having a wide-ranging impact on their engagement with civic, social,[...]

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Which is Better: More Donors or More $$$?

The Minnesota Community Foundation has their second annual “Give to the Max Day” last week and once again it was a spectacular success. The first giving day was last year. I had a chance to talk to the chief architect at the Minnesota Community Foundation, Jennifer Ford Reedy, a few months ago for my Social[...]

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Blackbaud Research on Online Giving

I had great fun last week keynoting Blackbaud’s annual North America conference in DC. Here is the video of the keynote that I did in person and Beth did virtually. Here is the video of our presentation: I was very pleased by the response from the attendees, but it’s not what stuck with me for[...]

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Fundraising Using Social Media Tipping Point

Blackbaud released a study last year that provided start evidence that fundraising through social media had not yet reached a maturation, much less tipping, point. The study (based on a very small sample of 24 nonprofit organizations that are significant because of their size) revealed that online giving was still just a tiny fraction of[...]

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