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Top 10 Reasons to Have a Strategic Marketing Plan

Byte Technology

After completing your marketing analysis, it should be clear what your best channels are and who your current customer is. This is something you wouldn’t have paid much attention to without an analysis shining a light on it. Step 1: Conduct a marketing analysis.

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6 Annual reports to inspire your organization

EveryAction

Annual reports are a staple of nonprofit life. They’re a powerful tool for communicating your impact, but what makes an annual report effective? Annual report essentials. Before we look at our exemplary annual reports, let’s go over some annual report necessities.

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Donorbox Introduces Powerful & Time-Saving Donor Reporting Templates

Donorbox

But conducting thorough data analysis can be time-consuming at best, and confusing at worst. The post Donorbox Introduces Powerful & Time-Saving Donor Reporting Templates appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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14+ Excellent Nonprofit Annual Reports

Whole Whale

Nonprofit annual reports play an important role as we head into the end of the fiscal year or the onset of giving season. Although they are not an IRS requirement, compelling annual reports can sway potential donors and show current donors how their money is helping your organization to make an impact. Your annual report should communicate the success of your organization and its financials in a concise, visual way. Check out the annual report template!

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Blackbaud Discontinued Crystal Reports – Now What?

Cloud 4 Good

Blackbaud recently announced the end of support of a few applications hosted in their Citrix environments, including Crystal Reports (CT). Considering this potential, it is shocking that Blackbaud’s customers are still dependent on an outdated reporting solution from over two decades ago.

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Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

NTEN

More than simply graphically displaying static data, they offer trend analysis, forecasting and drill-down capabilities that can dramatically expand your insight into program performance. Patrick Yurgosky. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration. New York University. Business Intelligence tools, or "BI" tools, take the dashboard idea to the next level.

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39 Social Media Stats from the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now its fourth edition, the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report has over 1,000 useful statistics for NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide. The data is also available in the report in infographic format by region: Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the United States & Canada. Please share articles and blog posts with your analysis of the data in the report using #NGOtech19 on social media.

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Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis

AFP Blog

Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis : "We asked our partner, Monitor Institute, to take a critical look at the role of networks in community life. Throughout, the report considers the role philanthropy can play in harnessing the best network-centric practices, the ones that might unleash individual interactivity to achieve social impact at a scale and speed never before possible

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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.

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Key takeaways from Candid’s 2021 Nonprofit Compensation Report

Candid

This week, Candid released the 21 st edition of our annual Nonprofit Compensation Report. The report reviews key employee compensation based on 160,726 observations from 101,489 Forms 990 and 990-EZ filed by 501(c) organizations with the IRS for fiscal year 2019.

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Compensation in the new age: findings from Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report

Candid

Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report can help fill in the gaps when it comes to benchmarking compensation. The report captures the most authoritative and accurate executive compensation data from close to 88,000 nonprofits based on IRS data for fiscal year 2020. .

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Giving USA 2021 Report: Charitable Giving Trends

Qgiv

Looking for more in-depth analysis of the Giving USA data and how COVID-19 has changed giving? For over 60 years, Giving USA : The Annual Report on Philanthropy in America, has provided comprehensive charitable giving data that are relied on by donors, fundraisers, and nonprofit leaders.

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The Analysis Exchange

NTEN

The Analysis Exchange is a first-of-its-kind effort to freely provide analytical insights to nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. Founded by three of the most respected web analytics professionals in the world, Analysis Exchange creates value for nonprofits by connecting them directly with experienced web analysts willing to donate their time to help efforts identify opportunities to increase online donations, engagement, interaction, and list distribution.

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Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the topics was “How to understand social networks through social network analysis and mapping techniques.&# I thought I’d expand on it here. The definition of links or how you’re connected is defined however you want in social network analysis. Organizational reporting. As you can see there are many different ways to apply social networking analysis to understanding networks. Run the impact report to help you identify influencers.

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Toronto and Calgary releasing new Vital Signs reports

Charity Village

With the 2021 report, the Toronto Foundation has just released their 18th Vital Signs Report. Their most in depth and broadly cited report yet, it tracks 10 quality of life issue areas and amplifies the voices of sector leaders.

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End-of-Year Reporting: How Are You Collecting and Packaging Your Data?

Forum One

A key component of finishing the calendar year off strong is to ensure that you are reporting on what you’ve achieved and identifying where there is room to grow. First, set your data reporting goals. The goal with your analysis is to have actionable data.

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Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a post to help me identify what I don't know about social network analysis and mapping tools with the hope that you'll fill in the gaps in the comments. Since I couldn't use my computer to get on the wifi, I took out my session workbook to review my notes on the module about "Understanding Your Network" which included the basics of social network analysis and mapping. Organizational reporting. I was not able to find a taxonomy for social network analysis tools.

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Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

need to meet funders’ and accreditors’ demands for activity impact analysis and outcomes evaluations. EvaluPac is an easy-to-use tool for design, delivery, and psychometric analysis of evaluations and assessments (including evaluations of learner satisfaction, knowledge, skill, and performance) that meets that need. It includes an analysis of content knowledge, learner course evaluations, and skills and performance analyses.

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Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

need to meet funders’ and accreditors’ demands for activity impact analysis and outcomes evaluations. EvaluPac is an easy-to-use tool for design, delivery, and psychometric analysis of evaluations and assessments (including evaluations of learner satisfaction, knowledge, skill, and performance) that meets that need. It includes an analysis of content knowledge, learner course evaluations, and skills and performance analyses.

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Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments April 3, 2009 Now that the Idealware CMS report is out, I get to have my say about it. The report isn’t about security, it’s a very, very broad comparison of the systems, with security as a very small component. This wasn’t designed to be an in-dept, complex analysis of security.

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Data for Good: Fundraising and Technology Insights for your Year-End Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Presented on September 20 via webinar, the slides below highlight data from the 2017 Global NGO Technology Report , the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , and Network for Good’s donor platform to determine if U.S. donor data and data-based analysis of how effectively nonprofits are using online communication and fundraising tools. The findings will be published January 29, 2018 in the third edition of the Global NGO Technology Report.

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10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report

EveryAction

In the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, 9 Trillion And Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth , researchers undertake a qualitative and quantitative study of the state of nonprofit planned giving programs. This extensive report offers analysis of generational wealth data, in-depth case studies of multiple nonprofits’ planned giving efforts, and detailed instructions on how to approach planned giving conversations with your donors.

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Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Now that the Idealware CMS report is out, I get to have my say about it. Making apples-to-apples comparisons of these systems was one of the most difficult analytical tasks I’ve taken on in a while (and, actually much of the heavy lifting of designing the analysis was done by Laura Quinn), and until you attempt such a thing, please be somewhat tempered in your complaints about it. This wasn’t designed to be an in-dept, complex analysis of security.

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2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

NetWits

This report continues to be the most significant analysis of online/offline giving trends based on actual data from nonprofits. The 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report provides analysis of 28 major nonprofit organizations and transactions for over 15 million donors and more than $1 billion in revenue. This is in line with the 2010 Online Giving Report.

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The 2014 Charitable Giving Report

Connection Cafe

The 2014 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,798 nonprofit organizations representing more than $16.2 The report also includes online giving data from 3,724 nonprofits representing over $2 billion in online fundraising. It is the largest analysis of actual overall and online giving data in the nonprofit sector. Here are a few key observations from The 2014 Charitable Giving Report : Overall giving grew 2.1%

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

It’s true – Mashable reported this amazing data milestone in September. It is time for data mining, data analysis, data science. Big Data Data Acquisition Data Management Data Mining data management data mining digital marketing donor acquisition donor data fundraising fundraising data analysis The conversations about the ALS Association’s astounding success with the Ice Bucket Challenge continue.

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Reflection and Analysis: Gnomedex Real-Time Social Fundraising Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been a little shell shocked for the past few days, but wanted to share this reflection and analysis of the Gnomedex fundraising experiment. And while you can use this method to do an ROI analysis, the real gold is the deeper understanding of what works and what doesn't. Integrate quick email interviews as you say thanks with donors, pattern analysis of comments or blog posts. Wait a few days and do an after action review or deeper meta analysis (this post).

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Live from NTC! A Sneak Peak at the 2013 Online Benchmark Report

NetWits

Though the full report is not out, we shared the key findings to those who attended in person and online. Blackbaud maintains the Blackbaud Index as well as recently published the Charitable Giving Report and the P2P Benchmark Report to provide nonprofits with the necessary insight to gauge performance, but we’re not alone. NTEN and M&R also released their report, the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study.

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The 12th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Outcomes & Impact"

NTEN

We were proud to note that through this intervention, there were no reported outbreaks. Advocacy annual reports Community data Data data analysis evaluation Fundraising impact International Leadership nonprofit leadership nonprofit technology nptech Organizational Culture outcomes Policy storytelling Strategy transparency Communications Fundraising IT Staff Program The true test of any nonprofit is to demonstrate impact. But the first test is to set up a way to measure it.

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Technology, data and fundraising: is it getting too complicated?

3rd Sector Labs

Let’s not forget that every technology we use has its own UI, logic, commands, and reports. CRM Data Management data cleaning data management data mining donor database fundraising data analysis We have been asking nonprofits a very important fundraising question, and getting some surprising results. The question: Is it easier or more complicated to execute a fundraising campaign today than it was 5 or 10 years ago?

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Data drives better digital marketing for nonprofits

3rd Sector Labs

For example, Epsilon, a consumer brand loyalty expert, published a short report on using data to build customer loyalty. I refer to this report fairly often because the summary points are such good reminders to all of us in the nonprofit sector (I’m interpreting a bit to use nonprofit terminology): Focus on your best donors. Data Analytics Data Mining data data mining digital marketing donor data fundraising data analysis search

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10 Donor Data Migration Decisions: Q&A with Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

Check our blog – you will find that we periodically report on the aggregated polling results. CRM Data Mapping Data Migration data conversion data migration data quality donor database fundraising data analysis Third Sector Labs recently presented a data migration webinar with host Bloomerang.

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Charitable Giving Report Shows Online Donations Increased by 13.5%

Care2

The latest 2013 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud analyzed data from more than 4,000 nonprofits to provide the largest analysis in online giving data. According to the report, overall giving grew 4.9% Six of the nine sectors in the analysis had year-over-year growth over 10%, with faith-based organizations having the largest increase." Those are the months that organizations push their year-end giving, host challenges, and release their annual reports.

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The 2012 NTEN Community Survey Report

NTEN

> Download the 2012 NTEN Community Survey Report. They are struggling with multiple parts of this issue, from collection to analysis to strategy. > > Download the 2012 NTEN Community Survey Report.

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The 2013 Charitable Giving Report

Connection Cafe

The 2013 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,129 nonprofit organizations representing more than $12.5 The report also includes online giving data from 3,359 nonprofits representing $1.7 It is the largest analysis of actual overall and online giving data in the nonprofit sector. on a year-over-year basis for the organizations in the analysis. year-over-year for the nonprofit organizations in the analysis.

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Measuring Your Impact With Salesforce Tableau

Cloud 4 Good

You know you are making a difference in your communities, but do you know how to showcase that impact to your grantmakers, board members, donors, and volunteers without spending countless hours building endless spreadsheets and reports?

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5 Key Findings from the 2013 Charitable Giving Report

Connection Cafe

The 2013 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,129 nonprofit organizations representing more than $12.5 The report also includes online giving data from 3,359 nonprofits representing $1.7 It is the largest analysis of actual overall and online giving data in the nonprofit sector. Watch 5 Key Findings from the 2013 Charitable Giving Report on YouTube.

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Socialnomics Book Report

Connection Cafe

And since when the teacher asks you for critical analysis you can’t just talk about the stuff you liked, here’s a few points that I disagree with or at least am bummed out by. Author: Cheryl Black. Remember back in sixth grade when you had a summer reading list? Big nerd that I am, I never quit having a summer reading list. The 2012 Summer Reading List for me included some light reading like The Confession (ok maybe that one wasn't so light.)

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May the Source Be with You: The Importance of Multichannel Reporting at End-of-Year

Connection Cafe

Wouldn’t it be a shame to have inadequate reporting and analysis to actually find out how your medium-spanning strategy performed? You will want to know where all of your end-of-year actions and gifts are sourced from, so keep reporting and tracking top of mind as you begin implementing your plan with these pointers: Google Analytics Audit. In your strategy plan, be sure to document the source codes used for your campaign by message and segment for reporting purposes.

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Blackbaud Report: 2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

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

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