[DATA] Social Business Benchmarking Report


I’m a member of the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) and they have just posted preliminary results of the Social Business Benchmarking Survey, conducted with the Leaders Network run by Vanessa DiMauro, whom you may know as a fellow contributor with me on Social Business News. 50% of the survey participants reported that their organizations have a strategic framework or vision, however on average, report 38% having integrated social strategy development.

Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017

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It’s a new year and that means a new, comprehensive benchmark report on the performance of nonprofits using Luminate Online. While fundraising involves a lot of common sense and experience, data should be the points on the map that guide our decisions. Data is more than the annual goal, it’s the incremental statistic that shows us if we’re making progress. Data showcases impact and lets us know how far off/on track we are. Before you pull any data, have a plan.

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How Benchmarking and Analytics Can Inform Fundraising Strategies

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bbcon 2020 is just around the corner, and I’m excited to be presenting on the critical role of benchmarking and analytics in shaping your fundraising strategy. At times we might not know where to start and what reports are needed.

The Luminate Online Benchmark Report| How Is the Nonprofit Sector Performing Online?

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The release of the 9 th Luminate Online Benchmark Report is an opportunity for nonprofits to take stock of how the nonprofit sector is performing online, and what recent trends tell us about donor and giving behavior. It means you will have a large data set to understand what is driving your online giving. The benchmark report indicates that donors comprise about 13% of the average house-file.

12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report


The annual M+R Benchmarks Report has arrived again, shining a light on trends that are shaping nonprofits’ digital programs. With data from 154 nonprofit participants, we are once again treated to invaluable insights on numerous facets of digital engagement, covering websites, email messaging, online engagement, social media posts, and digital ads. Having a reporting system that can track these sources is vital in determining which channel produces the greatest ROI.

Get Ready! The Luminate Online Benchmark Report is Coming and It’s BIG.

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Ok, I admit it— I’m a data dork. I can always take a guess at what works and what doesn’t, but the data gives me a clear view into what exactly happened. All of this is why I am so excited for next week’s release of Blackbaud’s 2015 Luminate Online Benchmark report. Yeah, I know, there are lots of benchmarks out there. With data from 685 domestic nonprofits across 18 NTEE verticals, 22 million individual transactions, 6 billion emails sent and over $1.5

Housefile Size and Growth in the Luminate Online Benchmark Report

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The release of the 9th Luminate Online Benchmark Report is an opportunity for nonprofits to take stock of how the nonprofit sector is performing online, and what recent trends tell us about donor and giving behavior. The Report dedicates an entire section to housefile size and effectiveness this year. The Report points out organizations with housefiles under 200K constituents outperformed their larger counterparts in 2014-2015 (ie.

2009 e-campaigning Benchmark Report: Event & Webinar

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Advocacy Online and Fairsay are jointly producing a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures. The benchmark data is derived from the activity of over 2 million supporters from 50 campaigning organisations in the UK, Canada, and several other countries. In addition to the benchmark data, the project also includes an e-campaigning survey that has been carried by Jess Day , an independent e-campaigning consultant.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report


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.

The Online Benchmark Report is Here| How Does Your Org Measure Against Its Peers?

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The 2014 Luminate Online Benchmark Report is now available, just in time for #bbcon! It’s the largest and most comprehensive report of its kind, using data from nearly 800 Luminate Online customers to help you evaluate your overall strategies and performance in online fundraising. Regardless of whether or not you’re using Luminate Online, the research and data from this report can give you a detailed view of how you’re measuring against your peers.

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


Dennis McCarthy and I had the pleasure of presenting Online Benchmarking: What Worked in 2012 at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN. 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.

2010 Nonprofit Fundraising Data and Benchmarks

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You may have heard that back in April, Convio released our 2010 report on nonprofit fundraising. We publish these reports annually and they are powerful tools to help you evaluate how your nonprofit stacks up against other, similar organizations. Watch an interview with Vinay about the report here. See a high-level overview of the report in Quinn’s blog post here. Then, use the benchmarking report to identify some areas where you may be able to improve.

The Individual Donor Benchmark Report is Out!


Third Space Studio in collaboration with BC/DC Ideas, has released the third annual Individual Donor Benchmark Report , the results of a nationwide survey collecting fundraising data for small and medium nonprofits. “The next step to a successful individual donor campaign lies in the data! Learn from nonprofits just like yours, operating on small and medium budgets, with the Individual Donor Benchmark Report. Nimble Nonprofit Useful Data

Newly Released in English, español, français e português! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report

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Now in its fourth edition, the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report provides 100+ technology benchmarks NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide. The data reveals how organizations use web and email communications, online fundraising, social media, productivity software, and emerging technology. This year the benchmarks are available for six regions: Africa. A global average of the benchmark data – as well as Global NGO Technology Effectiveness Ratings – are also provided.

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Convio’s 2009 Online Fundraising Benchmark Report

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Convio has released a new online fundraising benchmark report that is based on data from 600 of Convio’s nonprofit clients from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. The study reports: Positive year-over-year growth in all of the key areas of online success. Compared to 2007, results for online fundraising were up 14 percent, email file growth was up 28 percent, and Web site traffic was up 20 percent.

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Is it the Best of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

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The 2017 Luminate Online Benchmark Report , just released by Blackbaud, shows donation and email trends based on online fundraising and email campaigns by 707 Luminate Online customers. The report shows that nonprofits have a lot to be optimistic about – and tracks some key trends to be aware of, principally: The tide is turning toward sustaining giving. Check out these resources: 2017 Luminate Online Benchmark Report.

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The 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Report is here!


M+R and NTEN’s 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Report returns for the ninth year, the ultimate guide to nonprofit industry standards for online fundraising, advocacy, and list building. The data from the nonprofits we survey is big. We’ve also added three new sectors to our line up, which means we have data from organizations working in environmental, international, rights, wildlife/animal welfare, hunger/poverty, cultural, and health fields (also: other).

Report release: The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study


Our response: what does the data say? Published today, M+R and NTEN’s 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study returns for the eighth year. > Download the 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study (and share it with your peers!) If you''re interested in learning more about this report, and how to establish benchmarks in your own organization, register for our free webinar next Wednesday, April 16 at 12:00pm-1:00pm PT.

Newly Released! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now in its third edition, the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report provides 100+ donor benchmarks for NPOs, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data reveal how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Giving Report

2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report


The second annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, a joint project of Common Knowledge, thePort, and NTEN, has hard data and insights on the trends surrounding social networking technology as part of nonprofit organizations' marketing, communications, fundraising, and program services. > Get the Full Report (for free). > Download the Full Report.

‘Why don’t you have a nonprofit data management plan?’ Q&A with Debbie Snyder and Gary Carr

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Third Sector Labs recently co-hosted a data management webinar with Debbie Snyder , VP of Sales & Marketing for Adcieo. The topic – “Why don’t you have a data management plan?” ” – focused on why you need, and how to create, a nonprofit data management plan. As always, if you have questions about your nonprofit data management plan, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Be proactive in your data management, not reactive.

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New Report: 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report


The 2011 NTC saw the release of the latest " Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report ". > Download the 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report More than 11,000 nonprofit professionals filled out this year's survey, sponsored by NTEN, Common Knowledge, and Blackbaud, generating a veritable cornucopia of data. Other highlights: Nine out of 10 respondents(89%) report having a presence on Facebook in 2011.

It’s Me, Your Donor. Are You Listening?| Insights from the $FG Report

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I was lucky enough to get a preview of the Money for Good 2015 report and it’s full of surprising (and not so surprising) data, insights and recommendations for organizations, funders and vendors. Unlike other benchmark reports, this one actually gives concrete recommendations that everyone can apply to move the giving needle. Never heard of the $FG report? Out of all the statistics in this report, this one struck me the most.

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26 Fundraising & Digital Marketing Research Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The research reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data can be used to help your organization craft your next online fundraising and digital marketing strategy. If you would like to suggest a specific report be added to the list, please contact Heather Mansfield or post a link in the comment section below. 2019 Global NGO Technology Report :: Download. The Act of Giving Report :: Download.

The 2013 Nonprofit Engagement Data Management Study: A Graphic Report


When it comes to tracking and using “engagement” data – the actions, interactions, and even conversations that relate to an organization’s work but don’t necessarily represent the transactional or financial data that have been traditionally used for measuring an organization’s health – today’s nonprofits are either tracking a lot, or hardly anything at all. And very few organizations are applying that data to make decisions about their programs or measure their strategic outcomes.

Call for Partners! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The third edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report (the sister report to the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report ) will be published September 15, 2020 , and for the first time, we are conducting an open call for partners worldwide. For the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report, we are seeking partners that are nonprofit organizations, service providers, and/or media outlets who are willing to promote the online survey via email and on social media. About the Report.

Say “Yes!” to P2P Registration Data | npENGAGE

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to P2P Registration Data | npENGAGE : "Charity Dynamics just released a report that takes a deep dive into the registration form flow itself. Their 2015 Walk Registration Benchmark Study evaluated seven organizations, 6,000 local walk events, and 700,000 potential participants over the summer of 2015. Say “Yes!”

Global Report Shares Technology Habits of NGOs Around the World


Public Interest Registry , the nonprofit operator of the.org domain, and Nonprofit Tech for Good recently released the results of the “ 2018 Global NGO Technology Report.” Through a survey of NGOs worldwide, the report provides insight on the online and mobile communication tools nonprofits use to promote general awareness, communicate with core audiences and raise funds from donors. Only 41 percent of global respondents use encryption technology to protect data and communications.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 137: Insights from the 2019 Charitable Giving Report

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Now is the time to find out so you can benchmark your organization and boost your fundraising performance in 2020. Steve sat down with Erin Duff from the Blackbaud Institute to talk about Blackbaud’s 2019 Charitable Giving Report, which tracks over $36 billion in U.S-based How to use the data from the Charitable Giving Report. Listen Now: Resources: 2019 Charitable Giving Report. What was the state of charitable giving last year?

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

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If you’re like most peer-to-peer fundraising (P2P) staff, you’re drowning in data. You ascertain averages, browse benchmarks , and create charts. We’re very serious about our data in P2P! Sometimes we all get so caught up in reporting that it’s easy to forget about the people behind those numbers. Ironically if we consider the use of MORE data – just different data than we’re used to – we can bring our focus back to our constituents.

Nonprofit Benchmark Study Shows Online Donations Increased by 13.5%


The latest Blackbaud Online Marketing Benchmark Study for Nonprofits 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% Those are the months that organizations push their year-end giving, host challenges, and release their annual reports. Marketing Research Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Fundraising Trends This just in!

Put a Fitbit on Your Event Fundraiser

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A great place to start if you are reviewing your data at the conclusion of your event 2013 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study Blackbaud released this month which (like my little fitness device) will provide you with data to allow you to compare yourself with some of your event fundraising peers. The benchmark study found in terms of participant population and revenue that while team captains bring in 27% of the revenue, the members of their team raise a little more than 57 percent.

Using Event Metrics to Create an Action Plan

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But what do we actually do with our data once we pull that report? How can we use our data during our fundraising event or campaign to identify opportunities that help us achieve our goals? Timeframe: Pull this report about three months before your campaign deadline (or event day). Metric: During your fundraising campaign, run a participant report of top fundraisers (i.e. Event metrics can be great guides as we plan.

Nonprofit Benchmark Study Shows Nonprofits Are Raising More Money


Last month we reported that online fundraising response rates declined 27% between 2011-2012, according to the eNonprofit Benchmark study. The latest Blackbaud Online Marketing Benchmark Study for Nonprofits that analyzed data from 500 organizations using the Luminate platform also indicated a steep decline in fundraising response rates. According to the report, response rates on appeals declined by more than 18%. Nonprofit Benchmark Studies

Introducing the Nonprofit Technology Benchmarking Tool


NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Benchmarking Tool is based on our annual research on technology staffing and spending. It will provide you with customized reports about your organizational staffing and budget levels compared to other nonprofits. You'll need to create a profile for your organization first, but then you can start comparing, reporting, and making better decisions for your organization! >

Social Media Nonprofit Benchmarks


One of the biggest questions nonprofits have been asking for the past couple of years, is what benchmarks should they be using for social media? The 2010 Nonprofit Benchmarks Report released by NTEN has some great data that nonprofits can use for guidance. Nonprofit Social Media Benchmark Data You Need to Know. According to 1200 nonprofits surveyed: Facebook is the number one used commercial social network by nonprofits.

New Facebook Benchmarks: An Extra eNonprofit Benchmarks Report from NTEN and M+R


Last summer, we pulled together data from some of the country’s leading nonprofits to bring you the 2011 Benchmarks Extra: Facebook report, laying out basic benchmarks for nonprofit pages on Facebook. Judging by attendance at our webinar and the responses we got last year, it seemed like folks appreciated the data! To download the 2012 Benchmarks Extra: Facebook, simply “like” M+R's page on Facebook.

2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Surprising Stats


I’ll try to keep it short and just sweet enough to fill you in on everything you need to know about the new 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R Strategic Services and NTEN. But I won’t be offended if you just want to skip straight to the report itself !). But our study revealed some interesting – dare I say surprising – results: Tags: Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Marketing

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween


M+R's 2018 Benchmarks Study reported that, "nonprofit homepages took 3.181 seconds on average to load content visible to the user, while the main donation page on each site loaded in 2.816 seconds," and that even a one-second delay in loading time could lead to an 11% decrease in traffic to the page. Siloed Data. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

Optimize Your Nonprofit Fundraising Team with Human Data

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At this year’s bbcon, the Blackbaud Institute was thrilled to welcome Tim Kachuriak to give a presentation on what he knows best: how to optimize your team with data. As a member of the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact’s new advisory board and CEO of NextAfter , Kachuriak discussed how using human data can transform the hiring process of your organization and ensure that top candidates are the best fit for the role.

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Donor Retention vs. Donor Acquisition: What Research Shows About Overall Online Engagement

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Yet time and resources are limited, so from a strategic, data-driven perspective , we have to prioritize where our efforts should lie. We can see from the 2016 Luminate Online Benchmark Report that nonprofits are having success in both areas, but that between the two, efforts are skewed toward donor retention. Total online revenue from first-time donors in the 2016 report was just about even, down 1%, at $206,619.

23 Fundraising & Marketing Reports for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

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The reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data can be used to help your organization craft your next online fundraising and marketing plan. If you would like to suggest a specific report be added to the list, please contact Heather Mansfield. Most of the reports listed are based on U.S. 2018 Global NGO Technology Report :: Download. 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report :: Download.

Say “Yes!” to P2P Registration Data

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Charity Dynamics just released a report that takes a deep dive into the registration form flow itself. Their 2015 Walk Registration Benchmark Study evaluated seven organizations, 6,000 local walk events, and 700,000 potential participants over the summer of 2015. The data presented in this study suggests where some of the micro-yeses are happening, and where something is getting in the way of the yes and leading to registration form abandonment.