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Introducing Blackbaud’s Portfolio of Fundraising and Relationship Management Solutions

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And why is Blackbaud—who has its own leading solutions for the nonprofit sector—offering a Salesforce solution as part of its portfolio?

We Are Blackbaud [Infographic]


Make sure to check out our Giving Index , Gift Range Calculator , Nonprofit blogs and free fundraising tool, BBNow.

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. Moderator: Frank Barry – Blackbaud. Blackbaud #nptech Non-Profit sxswIt’s that time again.

Camp Blackbaud: Pro Bono in Action

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This is a big week for Blackbaud. Check out this video to get a look at Camp Blackbaud in action. Nonprofit Fundraising

2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

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Wondering how fundraising is performing so far in 2014? billion in fundraising revenue. billion in online fundraising.

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19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place. Social Media and Its Relationship with Online Fundraising.

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2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report  includes more than $18.2 billion in total fundraising and $2.2

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4 Fascinating Facts about Online Fundraising (and some ideas to help boost your fundraising results)


If you had to guess how much charitable giving grew in 2012, what … Online Fundraising 2012 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud fundraising best practices fundraising ideas fundraising tips

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Write Better Fundraising Appeals by Implementing One of Dr. Robert Cialdini’s 6 Principals of Persuasion

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Here’s how the science of persuasion can be used to create more effective fundraising appeal letters—email or direct mail. 1)  Reciprocity.

13 #npEXPERTS Share their Most Valuable Donor Acquisition & Fundraising Ideas

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Due to the incredible response we received the last time we brought together leading nonprofit experts to share their best fundraising  insights, we decided to do it again! That’s right – we’ve rallied 13 nonprofit thought leaders to share their best fundraising strategies, tips and ideas with YOU. Know Your Type.

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Improve Fundraising Results by Knowing Your Donors’ Birthdays [Study + INFOGRAPHIC]

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If so, how should my fundraising strategy adapt? Answering the above questions about your donor base and others that come up as you dig in can have a tremendous impact on your fundraising performance. Improving fundraising performance. Make sure to give it read and think about how you’re approaching fundraising.

Why Salesforce1 and Blackbaud is a Great Pair for Nonprofits

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Fundraising solution leader and mission management platform leader.  Chocolate and peanut butter.  Sunshine and swimming pools. 

11 Fascinating Facts About Online Fundraising That Will Inspire You to Action


… Online Fundraising 2011 online Blackbaud Social FundraisingIs your nonprofit raising money on it’s website? I’m guessing the answer is yes.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

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Online fundraising isn’t a fad. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle. Tweet It] !

5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The results are eye-opening and really thwack some of mobile fundraising’s biggest myths. ” Have you been there? Get your own.

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The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]


Register for our  Social Fundraising Newsletter and immediately get access to the full reports used to construct this INFOGRAPHIC.

The Secret to Achieving 3X Better Fundraising Results [INFOGRAPHIC]


If you’ve been in the nonprofit industry for a while, you’ve likely heard that “direct mail is dead” or that offline fundraising is on the decline.

Fundraising is all about people connecting with people. The question is, how well do you know yours?

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Carving out time to really get to know your donors can have a profound impact on your fundraising performance. Who are they?

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Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge NXT Launches

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Raiser's Edge NXT is the new online fundraising and relationship management software for nonprofits by TechSoup donor partner Blackbaud.

Peer to Peer Fundraising: How Do You Measure Up?

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What are you doing to ensure your fundraisers have the tools they need to be multi-channel in their outreach efforts?

Donor Acquisition: 3 Donation Form Tweaks that will Quickly Improve Online Fundraising

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Guest post by Amy Bills , Blackbaud’s director of customer marketing. Want to see how your fundraising measures up? Is it WORN?

Counting on Success? Focus on Event Fundraising Analytics

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Similarly, the results or value of efforts we make in our fundraising can accurately be measured in numbers. Doing things with progress.

The 2014 Charitable Giving Report

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billion in total fundraising. It is the largest analysis of actual overall and online giving data in the nonprofit sector. Online Giving Trends.

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Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]


This resulted in increased fundraising results by up to 40%. Twitter users set higher fundraising goals and raised more money.

Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Toward Success! (Part 1)

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So, how are you setting up your first-timer fundraisers for success?  Step 1:  Get your participants to access their online fundraising tools.

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With #IceBucketChallenge in the Rear View, Where Does Fundraising Go from Here?

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According to Blackbaud, online donations accounted for 6.7% of all charitable contributions made in the US in 2014. . It Takes a Village!

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines. Here it is! Email by Date. Email by Hour. Email Frequency.

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Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes


Think about your events, campaigns, holidays, times of year, etc… and start planning how you can incorporate online fundraising into the mix.

10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness


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Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising


Year-end fundraising is here. Looking for some good data and examples for your fundraising team? Fundraising Facts. Blackbaud.

3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Next Fundraising Campaign (and free ebook!)

Amy Sample Ward

I’m honored to be included in a new ebook about marketing, fundraising, and social media. How does this support online fundraising?

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Blackbaud Index for March 2013

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The Blackbaud Index provideds the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Overall Fundraising Trends.

Thoughts on the Blackbaud – Convio deal

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Lots of people have already weighed in on Blackbaud’s purchase of Convio (two of my favorites: [link] and [link] ). How) will this affect Blackbaud’s plans for, or ability to build, implement, and support Enterprise CRM? Will Blackbaud continue to develop on both the Salesforce and Infinity platforms? Here my perspective.

Knock Your Third Party Fundraiser Out of the Park

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Baseball season is in full swing this time of year and so are multitudes of fundraising events. Alongside Draft Winning Prospects. Train.

Top 5 Fundraising Ideas from The Next Generation of American Giving [+Slides]

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What’s a fundraiser to do? Here are a few fundraising ideas … but what I’d really enjoy is seeing yours. No question.

7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success


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Weekly Nonprofit Roundup: Infographics, Effective Email Campaigns, and Online Fundraising

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Ahh, Sunday, we meet again. Another week is coming to a close.  Is it just me, or is each week feeling shorter than the last? Sip your coffee.

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Convio and Blackbaud: The NPTech Brady Bunch?


You've probably heard by now that Blackbaud has announced it intends to acquire Convio in a roughly $240 million deal.

117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today


According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” event fundraising programs generated $1.69 Have at it!

The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events


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