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Donor-Advised Funds: Philanthropy’s Hot-Button Issue

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The amount contributed to DAFs since 2010 has also grown steadily in real dollars, as well as the percentage of giving by individuals.

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The 2014 Charitable Giving Report

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Nonprofit Fundraising 2010 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry Survey Analytics Blackbaud Blackbaud Index fundraising nonprofit online giving

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Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

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This is the sixth consecutive year of increases in giving, a period of growth that began in 2010. reached $373.25 billion in 2015, a 4.1%

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How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

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2010). In my last post, I answered the age-old questions, “ Can my 501(c)(3) really engage in advocacy? ” The answer is a resounding YES. 2008).

Using the Power of Story to Run a Successful Peer-to-Peer Campaign

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That was until she had an unbearable relapse of symptoms in the spring of 2010. What choice did you make? What was the outcome of that choice?

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Before You Hit Send: Your End of Year Fundraising Appeal Checklist

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With your help, we hope to double the number of meals we distribute in 2010. Before You Pick Up Your Pen: Creating a Plan  . Hint: Think Mobile.

High Net-Worth Individuals: Your Joyful, Generous and Inspired Donors

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Guest Post by Karen E. Osborne, Founder of The Osborne Group. High Net-Worth Individuals. These are very special people. They All In”.

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Key Findings from Giving USA 2014 Report

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This is the fourth consecutive year of increases in giving, a period of growth that began in 2010. Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy  is the longest running, annual report on U.S. charitable giving and estimates sources of giving and amounts received by type of organization.  Overall Giving Trends. billion. Sector Giving Trends.

Engaging Young Donors

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Younger Generations Engage with Fewer Organizations, but in More Ways. charities, while members of Generation X give $272 to 4.2 charities each year.

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Key Findings from Giving USA 2013 Report

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This is the third consecutive year of increases in giving, a period of growth that began in 2010. Overall Giving Trends. Sector Giving Trends.

3 Key Pieces in an Engaging Email Campaign

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MailerMailer’s 2010 Email Marketing Metrics Report, 2011 MarketingSherpa Email Marketing Benchmark Survey. Building in targeting capabilities.

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Book Review: “Charity Case”

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It is the follow-up book  to the critically acclaimed Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential from 2010.

Learning Who Gives: How Generations X, Y, Baby Boomers, and Matures Donate

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By Pam Loeb, Gayle Vogel and Emily Hahn of Edge Research. Boomers are the generational cohort that charitable organizations should focus on today.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

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Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post from John Chen, @ johnYSchen , DC-based nptechie and nonprofiteer. It's evident that social media has become ingrained into our daily lives. Organizations are hearing: “You need to be on social media.” ” “You need to be where your customers and potential customers are.”

Making Your First Donor Retention Calendar, Step by Step

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Her second book is The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, published 2012, given a 5 star rating by About.com. Her latest book,  Get the Job!

Social Media Lessons from 4 Generations of Canadian Donors

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LinkedIn use rose 24% from our 2010 study to 48% in 2013. Twitter use increased by 20% from our 2010 study to 59%. Key Takeaways.

Blackbaud Index for April 2013

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The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Improvements to the Blackbaud Index.

Hot Off The Presses: Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study

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Well, maybe “exhilarating” isn’t the right word, but if you’re a research nerd like me, or if you’re wondering how well other orgs performed in 2010 (i.e. Overall, 79 percent of organizations included in the report raised more in 2010 than 2009, while 21 percent saw declines in their online fundraising.

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Priming Your Board for Fundraising

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Author: Rachel Muir. In reality, these people may have no real connection to your cause. Board Manual. Board Contract. Program attendance.

Why Should You CARE?

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Boomers are flocking to social sites: Boomers are one of the fastest growing segments on social sites, up 60 percent from 2010.

My City Made the Top 10 – So What?

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Not surprisingly, the top 10 cities didn’t change much year over year from 2010 to 2011. However there were a few moves of note: Seattle, WA climbed the ladder three spots to be this year’s #1 and also showing northwest corner pride, Bellevue, WA made it back into the top 10 at #9 after slipping to #11 in 2010. cities.

10 Online Fundraising Insights

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percent in 2010 to 11.9 Author: Blair Naylor. couple weeks ago we released our 2012 Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark study. More than a few people have called it a “must-read” and as someone who knows it front-to-back and inside out, I must agree. The median number of online gifts grew by 12.6%. percent in 2011.

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How Do You Measure Nonprofit Impact

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Among the many interesting points he shared were statistics from Hope Consulting’s May 2010 Money for Good report. Author: Guest Blogger.

Mobile websites vs. apps - what's right for you?

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Right now the 2010 version is available, and the 2011 version is coming soon. This app was really convenient for me at the 2010 Summit, especially the schedule feature, because I don't like carrying around a large program book and inevitably leave it in my hotel room anyway. Author: Sally Heaven. 36% of U.S. Susan G. Oceana.

Are you on the Mobile Bandwagon?

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carried an old-fashioned flip phone for so long that some of my friends at the Convio Summit 2010 made fun of me. Author: Sally Heaven.

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Year-end Fundraising Domination!

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Overall, Convio clients raised 17 percent more online in the last three months of 2011 than in 2010. But, the real impact was made in December when our client’s year-end fundraising efforts came on like gangbusters—raising more than $30 million more online than in December 2010. Author: Jill Ward.

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Fundraising Trends: Mobile Giving and Crowdfunding, and the Next Generation of Canadian Giving

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Since 2010, there has been a 12% increase in donors who have a landline but choose to use their mobile phones. Civics (born 1945 or earlier).

Direct mail is alive and, well.changing

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Online giving is increasing; remember $6 billion was estimated to have been donated online during the 2010 holiday season. Author: Tad Druart. With that great online success, does direct mail still have a future in fundraising? In a word: Yes. Research shows that direct mail is alive and well and has an important fundraising future.

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Advice for Women Leaders

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Author: Patricia Hume. However grim that may sound, another stat is encouraging: "Women are projected to account for 51.2

What prompts an online gift?

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The pie chart to the right shows an analysis of all 2010 donations made via their website. Author: Taylor Shanklin. Do you have a website where I can donate? I, myself, have asked charities this very question upon receiving a phone call asking for my support. Can I give through your website?” In short, what prompts an online gift?

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8 Ideas for Social Media Rewards

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Author: Kent Gilliam. This place was always a magical place of learning for me! Thirty-something years later was no different. Social Reward Ideas. 1.

4 Nerdiest Upcoming Convio Features

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Author: Noah Cooper. And proud of it. If not, well. I'll try to keep the tech jargon to a minimum, but no promises. 1) HTML5. The time has come.

Fighting Through a Down Economy: How Admissions Offices Adjusted

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According to NAIS, K-12 school enrollment numbers fell by 3% in 2009 and another 7% in 2010. They needed to enhance their approach. Having

How Do Canadians Give? The Answers May Surprise You!

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by Michael Johnston, President and Founder, Hewitt and Johnston Consultants (hjc). Not what you think you know. But is it? recent study says no.

Salmon and Syrup Save the Seals. Seriously.

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Author: Betsy Gressler. HSUS has just launched “ Seriously, Canada ?”, While taking the pledge for Seriously, Canada?,

Most Generous Cities in America

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The average online gift size increased from $62 in 2009 to $65 in 2010. More than $389 million was donated by the 273 major cities in 2010, up approximately 27% from 2009. Average gift, donations per 1,000 people, total amount donated per city and number of donations all increased in 2010 compared to 2009. Author: Cheryl Black.

3 Tips to Tap Into $173 Billion

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billion hours in 2010, valued at an estimated $173 billion, with volunteers providing 52 hours of service per year. Author: Jennifer Atkins. At the risk of preaching to the choir…volunteer programs are a great way for your organization to engage constituents and achieve your mission. Say thanks - And then say it again and again.

10 TeamRaiser and Online Marketing Tips for 2011

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Author: Jill Ward. Contributed by Jeff Shuck & Jono Smith, Event 360. When it comes to your fundraising events, if you were starting over, how different would they look? The culling, organizing, and assessment of your event data is where the real work happens, and where the real insights emerge. Analytics has been a recurring theme this year.

POGO Wins IMA Award!

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After attending Convio's Summit in 2010, POGO was inspired to re-evaluate their entire online presence, including their website.

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Dad, Girl Scouts and Thank You Letters

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See Kivi's 2010 blog post "10 Donations. Author: Cheryl Black. In most parts of the United States, it’s Girl Scout Cookie sale time. know it is here in Austin and that sparked a memory for me: my first lesson in customer appreciation. My dad isn’t in marketing or fundraising but he knows how important it is to say thank you.