Benchmarking Data You Can Use: Live from #BBCON

Connection Cafe

It’s easy to host a benchmarking session and just present data. The audience is able to take notes on numbers and try and gauge their organization’s success, but it’s more difficult to make those data points actionable or to provide insight that people can leverage.

[DATA] Social Business Benchmarking Report

SocialFish

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.

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6 Key Insights from the Inaugural donorCentrics Athletics Benchmarking Group

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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.

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

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This year’s summit included 35 large nonprofit organizations that participate in our sustainer program benchmarking to review aggregate program performance, trends and challenges affecting sustainer giving.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

Key Takeaways From The 2014 Luminate Online Benchmark Report: Sustainers Going Strong!

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Have you downloaded the 2014 Luminate Online Benchmark Report yet? Throwing back to the 2013 Benchmark Study , we witnessed an explosion of growth of sustainer giving – a 27% increase over the previous year. By Rachel Simon, Manager, Interactive Product Marketing. .

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.

Is it the Best of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

We have incredible technology at our fingertips, yet it’s hard to find time to master the latest trends. 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.

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Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

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There is a quite a lot of data as well as useful analysis from M&R. But overall the trend is that nonprofits are reaching more people more frequently in more places, and in return they’re seeing increases in revenue.

Nonprofit Benchmark Study Shows Online Donations Increased by 13.5%

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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. What trends did your nonprofit notice in 2013? This just in!

Getting Advancement into Gear: A Conversation on Higher Education Charitable Giving Trends

Connection Cafe

I recently had the privilege of hosting a panel discussion with Sue Cunningham, President of Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and James Wiley, Principal Analyst for Technology at Eduventures, about 2017 charitable giving performance and trends for higher education.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

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Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, has released the third edition of it’s groundbreaking research into multichannel giving trends among nonprofit organizations. Retention rates for online donors continue to lag offline donor trends.

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.

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. Your organization has exclusive access to this data.

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

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Dennis McCarthy and I had the pleasure of presenting Online Benchmarking: What Worked in 2012 at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN. NTEN and M&R also released their report, the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. Beyond Benchmarking: Why Copy the Competition?

Are You Ready for Your Annual P2P Data Fix?

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If your campaign is beating the benchmarks, it gives you the tools you need to show off to your boss! There are pages upon pages (43 to be exact) of data and insights to help you set goals and shape your fundraising strategy. Are you ready for your annual P2P data fix? Rejoice!

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Social Media Nonprofit Benchmarks

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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. Tags: Online Fundraising Online Marketing Social Networking Trends

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. Survey data revealed that 61% of hiring managers primarily rely on resumes for their hiring decisions.

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2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Highlights Online Advocacy, Fundraising, and Social Media Metrics

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The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study was just released and is packed with insightful data on advocacy and fundraising response rates across the nonprofit sector. The study also has some great data on how nonprofits are expanding their use of social media and mobile.

Association Social Media Trends [Panel Discussion]

SocialFish

We participated in a great breakfast hosted by Association Trends this morning. Trends presented their Association Social Media Benchmarking Study ( which we posted about recently ), and Lindy facilitated a discussion with three illustrious panelists: Curtis Midkiff from SHRM, Anna Baker from the American Diabetes Association, and Chad Davis from NAHB [disclosure - NAHB has been a SocialFish client]. Case Study From the Trenches Useful Data

Nonprofit Benchmark Study Shows Nonprofits Are Raising More Money

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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. What to investigate for your organization is whether website visits are trending down or up. Nonprofit Benchmark Studies

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. After reviewing the Luminate Benchmark Report data, these are the questions I’d ask of your own organization: What percent of your file are donors?

Benchmarks Extra: Correlations

NTEN

The 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study is a joint project of M+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). The 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study (available at www.e-benchmarksstudy.com took a look at data from 40 nonprofit organizations and analyzed trends in fundraising, advocacy, email list size, text messaging and social media. The 2011 Benchmarks average unsubscribe rate is 0.23%. benchmarks Data E-mail Communications

5 Nonprofit Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media has been such a phenomenon that it has distracted many nonprofits away from using email to engage their donors and supporters and recent data has revealed that was a mistake. The following is an excerpt from October-December 2016 Edition of AsianNGO Magazine.

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Report release: The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study

NTEN

Our response: what does the data say? Published today, M+R and NTEN’s 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study returns for the eighth year. Here are 8 big trends that emerged from the nonprofits we surveyed: The average one-time online donation amount to a nonprofit was $68 in 2013.

eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Latest Metrics for Advocacy, Fundraising and Social Media

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Check out the 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R Strategic Services and NTEN which surveyed 40 nonprofit organizations and analyzed all of this data and more. Key Benchmarks: How Did Your Nonprofit Measure Up ? E-newsletters Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Do you know the average click-through and open rates on action alerts and fundraising appeals across the nonprofit sector?

More Nonprofit Benchmarks

Influence

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on how organizations can use Convio’s Online Nonprofit Benchmarks Study to determine how well they are doing online compared to others. The findings mirror many of benchmarks in the Convio report.

2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

NTEN

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.

Social Media Benchmarking: Gauging Success for Project and Organizations in Global Health and Development

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Note from Beth: You need a identify a measurable goal for your integrated social media strategy that can be linked to your organization’s overall results and pick a data point or KPI that you will collect along the way to measure success. Flickr Photo by Kevlar.

Groundwire Engagement Benchmarking Survey: Intro and Section One

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Several years ago, we developed the Groundwire Engagement Benchmarking Survey tool to help the organizations we work with determine where they should be investing their (limited) resources. Take Groundwire's DIY Engagement Benchmarking Survey. DIY Engagement Benchmarking Survey, Section One: Theory of Change. Four Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Their Impact With Data , NTEN. Ever wondered exactly what it takes to be an engaging organization?

Nonprofits: Be part of the 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study!

NTEN

Are you ready to crunch some serious numbers and dive deep into nonprofit data? Which is why we’re excited to invite organizations to participate in M+R and NTEN’s 2015 Benchmarks Study to help determine this year’s industry standards for online fundraising, advocacy, and list building. Now in its ninth year, the report collects data from over 50 (and counting!) Still not clear on what Benchmarks is or why you will love being a part of it?

Data Nerd Alert: Social Networking Benchmark Report 2012

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Note from Beth: This is a banner week for data nerds! Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC] guest post by Frank Barry.

2010 Online Giving Trends

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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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Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. Foundation Center’s Glasspockets Site ReLaunches with A Wealth of Data About Foundation Transparency.

Nonprofit Social Media Benchmarks: How Does Your Org Compare?

NTEN

The 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report found that 30% of Master Fundraisers – those that brought in more than $100,000 – were small organizations and a further 8% were medium-sized. Join the authors of the report to learn how these Master Fundraisers worked their magic – and to hear more highlights from (and beyond) the recently released results of the Third Annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report. > Gain exclusive access to data from the Benchmark Report.

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What Previous Crises Can Teach Us About Navigating the Current Fundraising Environment

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Monitor your metrics – just as an organization has donor trend analysis in the past, there have always been events that cause big swings from year to year, whether it be an emergency for the international relief sector or an election for an advocacy organization.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2a: Analytics Data as User Research

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This post is about how we incorporate Google Analytics data into our Design Process. To establish benchmarks for measuring success of our design efforts. Once we get access to a client’s Google Analytics data, we first establish a timeframe for reporting.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking.

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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. Retention rates for online donors continue to lag offline donor trends.

Peer to Peer Fundraising: How Do You Measure Up?

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Blackbaud’s 2013 Peer to Peer Fundraising Benchmark report provides information that you can use to not only measure your success but to learn about trends and best practices in event fundraising.

Infographic: 2012 Nonprofit Benchmarks

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The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmark study comes out April 5 th and is packed with great data that highlights key online fundraising and advocacy response rates as well as social media metrics. Can’t wait to get your hands on the data? Not to worry, you can get a sneak peak at some of they key benchmarks in this terrific infographic that illustrates: Fundraising. Mobile Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

RT @ kanter what every #datanerd needs in their wardrobe – I Love Data T-shirt bit.ly/QlhMt4. The September, 2012 Issue of the NTEN Change Journal is pure crack for nonprofit #datanerds (folks who would definitely wear a t-shirt emblazoned with “I Love Data!”

M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Facebook Insights tool lets you see trends Fan acquisition and subscription. The M&R social media benchmarks study is a good start, although the benchmarks are based on a small sample size. Is this a meaningless set of data or useful? Click to see larger image.