2008 donorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis

NetWits

Target Analytics , a Blackbaud Company, has released the 2008 donorCentrics™ Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis. Over the past three years, Target Analytics has held a series of annual meetings with a total of twenty-four major national non-profit organizations on the subject of online fundraising The report is featured in today's edition of The New York Times and covers some of its many findings.

6 Key Insights from the Inaugural donorCentrics Athletics Benchmarking Group

Connection Cafe

Last month marked the inaugural meeting of a new benchmarking group created specifically to analyze and discuss trends in athletics giving [1]. Do keep in mind that this analysis will share aggregate data trends only.

A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

Connection Cafe

This post is all about analytics and the vital role it should play in your organization: Let Go of Your Fear – Anyone Can Be Data-Driven. Predictive Analytics: Lighting the Way. Looking for a deeper dive into a particular analytics topic? Predictive Analytics: Lighting the Way.

Getting Serious About Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Data with Predictive Analytics

Connection Cafe

You ascertain averages, browse benchmarks , and create charts. Make data analytics work for your organization – download the Blackbaud Institute’s free Analytics Toolkit. This type of analysis has served us fairly well to date.

Benchmarking Data You Can Use: Live from #BBCON

Connection Cafe

It’s easy to host a benchmarking session and just present data. The goal of this session was to provide the data but also provide analysis and insight that would help organizations take action when needed. Why benchmark? Are you using benchmarks?

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

NetWits

Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, has released the third edition of it’s groundbreaking research into multichannel giving trends among nonprofit organizations. Observations: The participants in the benchmarking group are dominated by direct mail focused nonprofits.

“Donor retention by the numbers”: Q&A with Caity Craver and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

QUESTION: Where can I get benchmarks for retention by sector? Second, how easy is it to get your data OUT of the CRM database – not get into, but get it out, whether you need to run analytics, feed another system, or even migrate to a new solution.

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.

Data and Analytics Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

These questions and more were answered in a recent Twitter conversation on data and analytics. ” TechSoup’s Coleridge likens analytics to a roadmap that guides where an organization wants to go with benchmarks that mark the progression to a goal.

How to Get Started Using Event Metrics for Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

Focus on Event Fundraising Analytics , we looked at how peer-to-peer event metrics let us know if our event planning and execution efforts are paying off in fundraising results. Benchmarks let us know how we perform compared to our event fundraising peers.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I tested out the five phases of falling in love with measurement. Given the topic was measurement, I couldn’t help but go a little meta and play with incorporating learning analytics into the instruction. This blog post shares some insights about those two somewhat disconnected ideas.

How are you using metrics, benchmarks, and experiments to improve your Facebook presence?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The M&R social media benchmarks study is a good start, although the benchmarks are based on a small sample size. Sysomos did a benchmarking study of all Fan Pages on Facebook that looked Fan Page "popularity" (number of fans) against content posting frequency.

Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

Connection Cafe

We recently held the fifth annual Blackbaud Target Analytics donorCentrics Sustainer Summit, hosted by WGBH in Boston on March 23 and 24, 2019, the question on everyone’s mind was simple: following significant gains in donors in FY2017, were we able to retain these surge donors in FY2018?

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Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

Screencast Treatment: Web Analytics As Simple Gifts To Measure Mission

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I have been knee deep researching and thinking about Web Analytics in general and Google Analytics in particular for a third screencast in a series I'm doing for NTEN. The research has been going slowly -- partly because web analytics is a very complex and geeky topic. " I would appreciate any suggestions, improvements, pointers to other resources or if your organization has a story to tell about web analytics. Analytics This! Act 1: Analytics This!

Shaping your Fundraising Strategies with the 2018 donorCentrics®Alumni Giving Report

Connection Cafe

To do that, let’s examine some key findings from the most recent Alumni Annual Giving report, a comprehensive analysis produced each year by Blackbaud Target Analytics. Unlike some metrics in this analysis, there is little difference between public and private institutions. .

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5 Troubling Nonprofit Statistics | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Troubling Nonprofit Statistics Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on October 28th, 2010 I spend a lot of time looking at metrics and benchmarks from across the nonprofit sector. The Target Analytics donorCentrics Index of National Fundraising Performance for 2009 reported this trend. Fundraising Email Response Rate is 0.13% The 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study reports this gem.

Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

Connection Cafe

Benchmarking Major Gifts. According to a new benchmarking study sponsored by the Association of Philanthropic Counsel and funded by MarketSmart “ major gifts ” haven’t yet found their equitable place among donors or the non-profits that receive them.

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4 Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Online Donors

Connection Cafe

New data from Target Analytics , a division of Blackbaud, reveals key insights into online and offline donors. The findings are based on analysis of online and offline giving data from sixteen large national nonprofits in the United States during 2016 and represents more than 6.5

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Foundations and Nonprofits: What Does it Mean to “Speak the Same Language”?

Connection Cafe

If the funder calls it a benchmark, so will we. Literally, put results first, whether in grant discussions and decisions, program design and analysis, or anything else. Analytics are built to show trends, patterns, successes, and shortfalls as they unfold.

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: 3 Research Studies and 3 Cool (FREE) Data Tools

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2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study , conducted by M+R Strategic Services and NTEN , examines data from 55 nonprofits in sectors ranging from rights to environmental issues. This year’s study – the seventh Benchmarks report – analyzes 1.6

Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

Connection Cafe

I often get asked questions about how a nonprofit’s website should look and behave and what benchmarking or evaluation tips I might have. I advise using Google Analytics to determine the browsers and devices visitors are using to view their site, make donations, or read newsletters.

10 TeamRaiser and Online Marketing Tips for 2011

Connection Cafe

Bottom line: the tracking, mining, and analysis of data should be central to your 2011 event fundraising strategy. Understand the difference between metrics and analytics. Analytics has been a recurring theme this year. Convio & Event 360 have written about how organizations are making the transition to analytics, and others are beginning to follow this example. Avoid being caught in simply a descriptive analysis, which describes current participant patterns.

January 2014Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

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Want Useful Analytics? Benchmark. The only way to do that is to benchmark against your organization’s performance or peer organizations. ” Google Analytics is one of the most common analytics tools used by nonprofits. Photo by Notemily.

Zoetica Salon Insights: Social Media Measurement for Nonprofits

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We also just started reporting on the metrics we already had available (web analytics, FB insights, email campaign stats) and are now moving towards more of a “digital content services&# model with metrics related to specific campaigns, etc.&#. The Importance of Benchmarking.

Channel Surfing: A News Roundup

NetWits

Although the findings of the recently released 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report haven’t changed much since the last edition three years ago, its release has (re)fueled the conversation fire in the #nptech community. flickr.com/photos/mikebaird.

Fundraising Best Practices to Enhance Individual Donor Strategies

SocialFish

Click here to read the 2014 Individual Donor Benchmark Report. The IDB Project is unique to the nonprofit sector because no other survey offers this kind of in-depth fundraising analysis to benefit nonprofits of this size,” said Heather Yandow, Third Space Studio.

Zoetica Salon Summary: A Few Good Social Media Measurement Insights

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Data Analysis. This conversation explored common pitfalls to analysis approaches and how to avoid them. In the nonprofit sector, there is no universal review mechanism to benchmark against, but Great Nonprofits is beginning to fill those shoes. Photo by M. Schenekenberg.

How To Use Negative Feedback on Facebook To Improve Your Content Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While you are doing your analysis of what content got a lot of reach or shares, also take a look at what could be causing people to hide or unlike your content. I was curious if there some benchmark reports that look at negative feedback on Facebook for brand pages.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization Have Measurement Malaise?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Their categories were based on whether or not the respondent was using a specific measurement tool like Facebook Insights or Google Analytics. Creating is more appealing then analysis to most. We all need to be curators of our analytics data.

How Do We Balance Measuring Outcomes with Measuring to Learn and Improve? (#SM_RE)

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These are the practice indicators for measurement – for three different areas – analysis, tools, and sense-making. I’ve also used this as benchmark for my training and peer learning projects so one could quantify transformation.

Twitter Tip for Networked Nonprofits: Follow the Few To Get To the Many

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Identifying these people or what Krebs calls “nodes&# is core of social network analysis. There are some free tools that can help you visualize your Twitter network or do quasi social network analysis on Twitter. Source: Valdis Krebs.

What are the best metrics to use to measure ROI and improve your blog's content?

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Inspiration for How To Think Like A Social Media Marketing Genius Presentation by Beth Kanter For the past two years, I've been doing an annual Blog benchmarking process that attempts to do a ROI analysis. At the end of 2008, I did a " Best of Beth's Blog " analysis using PostRank.

Your Voice Really Does Count: Why It Is Important to Participate in Surveys

Tech Soup Blog

” Today, survey analytics are a breeze, and the number of surveys reflects that. Participate when the analysis and reporting contain benchmarks that allow you to compare your own organization’s performance with that of your colleagues. Mostly, though, it’s all about the benchmarks. Do you suffer from survey fatigue? It seems that a new survey pops up every day, sent to you by organizations, businesses, advertisers, pollsters, and opinion analysts.

The State of Online Fundraising

NTEN

Blackbaud's analysis of online giving in 2008 found that December accounted for about 21% of the year's transaction volume, but 48% of the total dollars raised. for Blackbaud customers in the entire analysis. Target Analytics noted in the 2008 donorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis study that as much as 16% of new donors and 27% of new revenue came from online sources in 2008. Online pledges and recurring gifts were excluded from the analysis.

Emetrics Reputation and Relationship Management in A Social Media World

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A key takeaway for me was a content or pattern analysis of what consumers were saying about Georgia Tech on Facebook - it was an analysis of over 4,500 mentions.   I got to meet KDPaine at the eMetrics Summit! KD Paine's presentation rocked! 

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

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Unpacking Engagement Metrics for the Nonprofit Blog

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"   I've been trying think through a benchmarking process that would identify metrics to track, how to track, and how to reflect on the data to make improvements in your blog. Hopefully that explains the fundamentals of how the analysis works.

Google AdWords for Nonprofits: 10 Tips About Keywords - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

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Benchmark Studies and Examples. The Global Pulse initiative is exploring how new, digital data sources and real-time analytics technologies can help policymakers understand human well-being and emerging vulnerabilities in real-time, in order to better protect populations from shocks.

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What do web stats mean, anyway?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

How odd is it then to teach Google Analytics to nonprofit techies but then say that site statistics had nothing to do with a nonprofit’s mission? They can be used for a nonprofit’s mission and that is why nonprofits should exercise transparency on web site analytics. at 11:31 am Web stats are intended to be an internal control and analysis tool. On a related note, I think a benchmarking study might be a useful exercise for nonprofits.

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Visitor Voices Book Club Part 4: Starting to Listen

Museum 2.0

Richard Toon, reflecting on a series of talk-backs at the Arizona Science Center, starts promisingly by acknowledging an unsuccessful talk-back (he blames the low value of materials provided), but applies less rigor to analysis of follow-up talk-backs.

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Best of Beth's Blog 2008: Finding The Top Ten Posts In Less Than Five MInutes!

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Once a year in June, I do an overall benchmarking and ROI analysis of my blog using particular metrics. I use a variety of tools for this analysis, including Google Analytics, Feedburner subscriber counts, and manually tracking comment to post ratios (typepad doesn't have a nifty plugin like wordpress to automate that grunge work) A tool that use to evlauate my content is PostRank. This analysis took all of five minutes.