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Powering Momentous Change Through the Blackbaud Institute

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Soon after, the audience was the first to hear the announcement of something truly momentous: the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact.

We Are Blackbaud [Infographic]


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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?

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


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

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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5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

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The same trends that are changing the world around us at a rapidly accelerating rate are impacting the fundraising profession in new and exciting ways.

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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Blackbaud kills off Common Ground

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Yesterday the news was that Blackbaud had laid off 50 employees it acquired when it bought Convio in May. Today the news is that Blackbaud is killing off Common Ground , one of the two donor management products (aka CRMs or Constituent Relationship Management systems) that they acquired from Convio. But not in a good way.

How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

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In the fall of 2015, Humans of New York ’s Brandon Stanton launch a very brief, very powerful fundraising campaign to support Syrian refugees.

The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

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Typically, these folks also function on your event committee and can be a key indicator of the overall personal fundraising efforts.

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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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Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

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Money funds the mission, and a more efficient fundraising operation will help you direct the maximum amount of revenue toward the mission.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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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] !

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.

3 Keys to Lasting Participant Retention in P2P Fundraising 

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This year’s Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study shows retention rates declining for Walks and 5Ks. Is it a fundraiser’s birthday?

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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10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness


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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.

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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.

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


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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!

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!


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The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising


Download the full Multichannel Fundraising Report. They feel they’ve found the secret fundraising sauce. Download Now!

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.

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?

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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End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns that Will Rock Your World


End-of-year is a very busy time for fundraisers. All great fundraisers are asking themselves these things. Competition.

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?

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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7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success


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