Key Findings from Giving USA 2013 Report

Connection Cafe

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. Giving USA is published by the Giving USA Foundation. Overall Giving Trends.

2010 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector.

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Infographic: Online Giving And Nonprofits

TechImpact

The graphic, provided by Convio , compares the growth of online giving between the years of 2008 to 2010, these numbers have only grown over the past 3 years and are continuing to increase. What do you think the future of online giving will hold?

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

That will give you a percentage that you can compare against other potential investments. April 25, 2008 | Lisa Neal I need help getting training on how to calculate ROI -- more for our client services and training programs.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Charity for Change project is another example where charitable giving is embedded in the curriculum. Encourage Them To Give Their Time : Laura Hecht shared a wonderful story about a class project where students made cards for some elderly residents of a group home.

5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Myths about Online Giving Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 1st, 2010 There are so many myths about online giving. Older donors don’t give online Wrong. A higher percentage of donors 45 to 54 and 55 to 64 give online than offline. 25% of donors aged 65 and older give both online and offline. Major donors don’t give online Wrong.

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An Open Letter to Museums on Twitter

Museum 2.0

Give me a little bit of behind-the-scenes insight, like the Palmer Museum twitterer who bragged about helping a registrar move a 700 pound box or the Whitney Museum which trumpeted its "very nice" toilet rating. Give me a game, like the Smithsonian's name that artifact gambit.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 31st, 2011 Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, has released the third edition of it’s groundbreaking research into multichannel giving trends among nonprofit organizations. Online giving growth was not slowed by the most recent recession.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

In turn, those new advocates are also presented with the option of giving to the campaign they just took action on. 2008). Nonprofit Management Advocacy Giving in an Election Year policy political giving

Advocating Nonprofit Advocacy: The Myth That 501(C)(3)s Can’t Engage in Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Stay tuned for my next post, where I’ll cover the ways advocacy can make a measurable difference for your organization and give you a list of action items to get started. [1] 2008). Nonprofit Management Advocacy Giving in an Election Year political giving

5 Interesting Facts from the Giving USA 2011 Report

NonProfit Trends

The Giving USA 2011 report is out and the team at The Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University have given plenty of data and statistics to sift through. Get a copy of Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2010 online.

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3 Online Fundraising Lessons from the Obama and Romney Campaigns

NetWits

In 2008, Barack Obama used one of the most successful online marketing and … Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design acknowledgements email email fundraising email list growth email subscriber incentives multichannel campaigns mutli-channel Non-Profit online giving

Disaster Giving and The Blackbaud Index

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Disaster Giving and The Blackbaud Index Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 15th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving have been updated to show results for the 3 months ending January 2011 through the same period in 2010. Some important trends will be explored later to show analysis of post-Haiti giving.

2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud has released a summary of early results from its analysis of 2008 online giving trends. There was a slight decrease in online giving during the third quarter but online giving rebounded in the fourth quarter. Consistent with prior years, December online giving in the last month of 2008 quadrupled in size compared to prior months. The results come from 2,000 nonprofits using Blackbaud’s online fundraising tools.

3 Nonprofits Aim to Better Connect with Donors

Connection Cafe

Those strategies can include segmenting appeals based on donors’ interests; giving donors the opportunity to create their own funds, and their own websites to raise money for those funds; and listening carefully to feedback from fundraising volunteers. Fundraising is getting personal.

Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

Connection Cafe

Overall giving to 96 foundations representing over $414.6 Giving to those foundations grew 7.6 In comparison, overall charitable giving to 5,170 nonprofits representing over $17 billion in annual giving grew 1.4 Blackbaud also publishes a giving index for Canada.

Working Wikily: Establishing A Giving or Gifting Culture in Wiki Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Shel Silverstein 's The Giving Tree is also a popular request, despite the fact that it often makes me cry too. It is a story about a tree that gives everything to a young boy at every stage of his life. So, I asked Dave via Twitter " Wow do you build a giving culture on a wiki?"

Corporate Giving Declined in 2008

Robert Weiner

Last month we mentioned GivingUSA's annual assessment of individual giving which showed that donations from individuals had dropped 5.7% overall in 2008. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy's 2008 assessment of corporate gving (PDF) reports that corporate giving was down nearly 8% overall ($30.78 Things were even worse on the corporate side.

2008 donorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis

NetWits

Target Analytics , a Blackbaud Company, has released the 2008 donorCentrics™ Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis. The report is featured in today's edition of The New York Times and covers some of its many findings. This is a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2006 report and provides insights into the online and offline trends of donors.

GivingUSA Reports a Drop in 2008 Giving

Robert Weiner

philanthropy is that total giving for 2008 was estimated to have exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row, for a total of $307.65 giving was down 5.7 Individual giving, the largest component of charitable contributions (75 percent of the total), was down 2.7

Creature Comfort: Where are the Couches in Museums?

Museum 2.0

They create the seating so it doesn’t compete with the art, and give you a chance to rest your feet and eyes. Ah—I’ll give you an example from MOMA again. They were put outside the art spaces—which gives people a differentiated experience. In the final installment of Museum 2.0’s

Blackbaud Report: 2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud has released a summary of early results from its analysis of 2008 online giving trends. There was a slight decrease in online giving during the third quarter but online giving rebounded in the fourth quarter. The results come from 2,000 nonprofits using Blackbaud’s online fundraising tools. They’ve found: Steady growth throughout the year.

2008 Charitable Giving Exceeds $300 Billion

Connection Cafe

Fundraisers in the worst economic era since the Great Depression continue to struggle according to a study out this week from the Giving USA Foundation. While an estimated $307 billion dollars was given to charitable causes in 2008; total fundraising declined an inflation adjusted of 5.7% This is the largest decline since Giving USA began publishing these statistics in 1954. Sean asks, should the headline here be - Charitable Giving Exceeds $300 Billion.

Mobile Giving - Learn About Mobile Giving

AFP Blog

From Joanna Fritz about About.comMobile Giving - Learn About Mobile Giving: "Mobile giving, the act of donating to a cause through one’s cell phone, is the newest thing in philanthropy

Museum Skunkworks: Carving Out a Place for Risk-Taking

Museum 2.0

I won with a suggestion ripped from The Mystery Spot --give out free bumper stickers as people leave, and watch them spread the brand around town. I once asked Elaine Gurian how museums can change.

The Giving Map (washingtonpost.com)

AFP Blog

The Giving Map (washingtonpost.com): "The Giving MapIn this holiday season of particular economic hardship, charitable giving is critical to many in our region. The Giving Map is designed to make it fast and easy to connect you with a nonprofit organization that helps others and fits your areas of interest, whether that's hunger and homelessness or arts and education.

Giving goes techno

AFP Blog

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story: "Giving goes technoAndy Levy-Ajzenkopf By Andy Levy-AjzenkopfSeptember 22, 2008In an increasingly technological world, it’s becoming easier to donate to charity from home - or wherever you are - than ever before.One wouldn’t necessarily think it, but last year alone, one TV show, in only one episode, managed to get viewers at home to contribute more than $75.

How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're half way through 2008, so I thought I'd share how mine are going, and check in on yours. Challenge for the rest of 2008: I'm feeling a bit discouraged about what feels like a lack of progress in the situation. Challenge for rest of 2008: I only have 6 more interviews for 2008.

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

World Giving Index Charities Aid Foundation looked at three different types of charitable behavior – giving money, giving time and helping a stranger and used the results to produce the “World Giving Index.&# A lot of good information about how donors research their giving to nonprofits. Tags: Fundraising , Nonprofit Trends , nptech , Online Giving , Social Media , Web 2.0

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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November 20, 2008 | Tad Druart Justin - thanks for shedding light on our 2008 Innovators, its really great to have an organization Like Care2 working to create a true community that recognizes the successes of other nonprofits!

We Are Media Toolbox: Photo Sharing

NTEN

Give us examples! It's photosharing day in the We Are Media toolbox festival! Does your organization run any events? Do you hire a photographer? We used to. Now, each year at the NTC, we ask our colleagues to upload any digital photos they take into Flickr, and to tag those photos with 07NTC / 08NTC / etc. and NTEN ). . The major down side is that we don't always get the high resolution images we might want for a printed piece of collateral. .

FT.com / Home UK / UK - Give and tech

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FT.com / Home UK / UK - Give and tech: "Give and techBy Emily StokesPublished: January 26 2008 02:00 | Last updated: January 26 2008 02:00In the world of Venture Philanthropy, charity begins globally and, more often than not, online. As Salvatore LaSpada, chief executive of the UK-based Institute for Philanthropy, told the FT last month, young people who have created significant amounts of wealth

Care2 and NOAA Promote International Year of the Reef 2008 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

The idea was that thefederal agency would work with Care2 to build support for the International Year of the Reef 2008. This contemporary public-privatepartnership gives NOAA access to 8 million targeted activists who canwork with the government for common objectives.

Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's few: Give social media votes to articles and news dealing with poverty. Today is Blog Action Day where over 11,000 bloggers/sites around the world will publish, donate, or promote the issue of poverty.    The event will certainly spread awareness of the issue.

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

People don't understand that -- you have to give it time. Time Chart - See Flickr Discussion on Version 1 Wanna Remix it? Download it here.

First Winner: Member Appreciation Month Give-aways Start Now

NTEN

It's the first Monday in November, which means the first of many daily give-aways. Same bat-channel tomorrow for the next give-away! Today's prize is a free webinar coupon. The lucky NTEN member can apply it to an NTEN webinar of his/her choice. Hint: don't pick a webinar that's already free for members.). Drum roll please. Today's winner -- picture me reaching into the hopper -- is: Meredith Maier , from iMentor ! Congratulations Meredith, and thank you for being an NTEN member!

newsobserver.com | Modern spin on church giving

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newsobserver.com | Modern spin on church giving: "Tim Funk, The Charlotte Observer Comment on this storyA new Web site based in Charlotte will steer money to houses of worship in the Carolinas as many pastors worry that the faltering economy is sinking their budgets.FaithRewards.com, will give online shoppers and business owners a chance to funnel a percentage of their spending and advertising

Donors warm up to online giving | csmonitor.com

AFP Blog

Donors warm up to online giving | csmonitor.com: "Donors warm up to online givingGiving topped $300 million in 2007. A small but rising percentage of those gifts came via the Internet

An Example of How To Pitch a Blogger: Global Giving UK and Philanthropy Predictions for 4th Quarter 2008

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As David notes, the pitch was personal just like their giving model. David also says that he was interested in the idea of person-to-person giving - and had written about it on his blog here where he talks about the book If the World Were a Village and how it brings global issues down to local level. The old adage about fund raising is that people give to people. Will personable intermediaries and funding local issues be on the horizon for trends in 2008 year end or beyond

Two Contests Spur Online Giving - washingtonpost.com

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Two Contests Spur Online Giving - washingtonpost.com: "That tech savvy and energy were enough to win the group $50,000 in one of two national contests aimed at increasing charitable giving through the use of Web-based tools.The 21 winners, announced yesterday, raised more than $1.7