Insights into Collaborative Benchmarking Survey for the Social Good Sector

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In July 2019, The Opportunity of Collaborative Benchmarking whitepaper was released in partnership between Blackbaud, NetHope, and NTEN. The goal was twofold: To educate on the current value of benchmarking in the social good sector and. The top 3 answers were: Fundraising.

Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Benchmark Report Sneak Preview

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Next week the Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Benchmark Report will be unveiled at the Run Walk Ride Conference. Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising benchmarks event fundraising multi-channel fundraising peer-to-peer fundraising research

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The Importance of Collaborative Benchmarking in the Nonprofit Sector

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The Opportunity of Collaborative Benchmarking whitepaper from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact explores just that concept: How do we as a sector improve by collaboratively sharing our data? By introducing collaborative benchmarking, organizations can not only generate new ideas for improving processes, approaches, and technologies, but also guide the creation of key metrics and drive measurable change.

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. After working in digital fundraising and marketing for over 8 years, I’ve learned the power of numbers. Analytics Driven Fundraising eBook.

RWR Recap: 52 Marathons in 52 weeks, P2P Benchmark, Top 30 Fundraising Events

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The Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council is hosting it’s annual Run Walk Ride … Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising Friends Asking Amy Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Traditional Events Uncategorized event fundraising Friends Asking Friends marathon Non-Profit Peer to Peer Fundraising Run Walk Ride team fundraising TeamRaiser

2012 Convio Benchmark Study

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The sixth annual Convio Online Marketing Benchmark Index Study is now officially released. In fact, over the past five or six years, online fundraising has grown at a similar rate to retail e-commerce, good news for nonprofits. Author: Vinay Bhagat.

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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]. However, participants in donorCentrics® benchmarking groups get access to data from each participating school.

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.

Benchmarking Data You Can Use: Live from #BBCON

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It’s easy to host a benchmarking session and just present data. Why benchmark? Jay Odell, Vice President of Altru at Blackbaud, discussed why benchmarking data is important. Fundraising Data. Are you using benchmarks?

Think Email’s Dead? Metrics from the Online Benchmark Report Disagree

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Blackbaud’s annual Online Benchmark report was released earlier this month at #bbcon and the results speak largely to a positive outlook for nonprofit fundraising. . Total online fundraising is up 8% YOY, with double digit growth in both repeat and sustained giving. Great news here but nothing particularly revelatory as most of us would have predicted strong growth for online fundraising in general and continued success of sustained giving campaigns.

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. The big sound bite from this year’s Benchmarks Report is that total online revenue grew by only 1% in 2018.

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

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I love exploring the detail of fundraising campaign results. 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. billion dollars raised, it’s the biggest, baddest benchmark out there. Without a doubt, it’s the most comprehensive and reliable set of data on nonprofit online fundraising you will find anywhere. Ok, I admit it— I’m a data dork.

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. While overall fundraising increased by 10.2%, sustainer revenue grew by 20.4%.

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Put a Fitbit on Your Event Fundraiser

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Whether you are monitoring your event progress week to week until you reach the big day or you are reviewing your results, your fundraising event success depends on monitoring your metrics such as participant solicitation activity, average gift, as well as your middle to outlying fundraisers.

Raising Money Using Social Media: Five Ways to Support Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

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In 1860, the Pony Express was the fastest means to communicate from coast … Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Social / Mobile benchmark Friends Asking Friends Social Media Social Media for Nonprofits

TeamRaiser Benchmarks are Here!

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We had a great time hearing about the new and innovative ideas buzzing around the event fundraising community. In case you missed it, we also unveiled our brand new 2011 Peer-to-Peer Event Benchmarking paper, and talked through how to use data to inform your event strategy. If you host a fundraising event, this guide will help you understand who your peers are, how to measure the success of your event(s), and how to improve performance for each metric. Author: Noel Beebe.

Counting on Success? Focus on Event Fundraising Analytics

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Similarly, the results or value of efforts we make in our fundraising can accurately be measured in numbers. Key Numbers in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. Over time, we’ve isolated certain benchmarks that provide clues to the health of an event.

How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

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The peer-to-peer fundraising marketplace has undergone a transformation with momentum rapidly shifting toward individually directed fundraising and “DIY” or independent campaigns. What’s the Future of Traditional Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events?

How Are Your Participants Fundraising Online?

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In my previous posts, I shared how NEXT Worldwide and AIDS Arms encourage their participants to use centralized fundraising tools, but how do you know if your participants are using these tools? Are your participants personalizing their fundraising page with their own story and image?

[Survey] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2015

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This year we’ll be producing the second edition of the annual report – Nonprofit Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends ! Fundraising is the top organizational goal for nonprofit content marketing.

Convio Nonprofit Benchmarks Are Ready

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For those of you who have not seen this before, the study looked at nearly 500 nonprofit organizations’ online marketing results and compiled a series of benchmarks for evaluating fundraising, email, advocacy, and marketing success online. Author: Quinn Donovan.

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Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past 11 years, this study has gathered comparative metrics from nonprofits on email, social media, social advertising, fundraising, and web engagement. It not only includes the data, but walks you through a process of benchmarking your nonprofit.

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. Following up on Amber’s post yesterday , you’ll want to start by monitoring your web site traffic and fundraising statistics. Then, use the benchmarking report to identify some areas where you may be able to improve. Author: Lacey Kruger.

[Survey] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2015

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This year we’ll be producing the second edition of the annual report – Nonprofit Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends ! If the business world is finding content marketing to be valuable we should pay attention and figure out if it’s a fit for us in nonprofit marketing, communications, fundraising, advocacy and program delivery. Fundraising is the top organizational goal for nonprofit content marketing.

The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising


Download the full Multichannel Fundraising Report. to learn more about the turn to online fundraising, the need for a multichannel approach and how direct mail is still alive and well. They feel they’ve found the secret fundraising sauce.

Peer to Peer Fundraising: How Do You Measure Up?

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Peer to peer fundraising events like runs, walks and rides have become a staple for nonprofit fundraisers, and often bring in more revenue than any other fundraising campaign throughout the year.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report


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. Internet donorCentrics Multichannel Online Fundraising

Five Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

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The more I engage with clients the more I find myself wishing I knew what I know now when I was on the fundraising staff at a nonprofit. It is easy to be overwhelmed so I recommend you are strategic in your learning: Five Things You Can Do To Become a Better Fundraising Professional.

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.

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. Marketing Research Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Fundraising Trends This just in!

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Related Webinar: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits. Today, nonprofits worldwide have access to online fundraising tools that could not have been imagined at the turn of the millennium, and current best practices are shaped by 20+ years of innovation and experimentation.

How to Get Started Using Event Metrics for Fundraising Success

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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.

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. NTEN and M&R also released their report, the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. Beyond Benchmarking: Why Copy the Competition?

The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study Will Soon Make Its Way to Your Inbox!

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If you’re into peer-to-peer fundraising numbers like me, then you’re probably anxious to know how your participants compare to the industry. But, we are talking about data on emails, info on top fundraisers, impact of personal donations and so much more!

Fundraising Survey Seeks to Help Charities Establish Fundraising Benchmarks :: PNNOnline ::

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Fundraising Survey Seeks to Help Charities Establish Fundraising Benchmarks :: PNNOnline ::: "Fundraising Survey Seeks to Help Charities Establish Fundraising Benchmarks Posted by: ljkujawski on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Topic Special Features U.S. nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the next annual Fundraising Effectiveness Survey that will help charities measure their

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


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 median click-through rate for an advocacy email was 4.2%; the median rate for a fundraising email was 0.47%.

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. Having shared and discussed this year’s Benchmarks Report with many of our partners, here’s twelve key trends that have resonated strongly within the EveryAction community. Digital fundraisers are busier than ever, reaching more people through digital channels than ever before. The largest category of email messages was fundraising.

Benchmarks for Reaching and Connecting with Millennials

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So when I saw that The Millennial Impact released benchmarks. The benchmarks are based off results from the Millennial Impact Survey , which was conducted by Achieve, a creative services agency that works with organizations to understand how Millennials get involved in causes.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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

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Whether it be the tragedy of 9/11, a tsunami, an economic recession, an earthquake in Haiti, a country divided by an election or a devastating brushfire, there are many high-profile events of the past that have threatened to push the fundraising landscape to its limit.

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. Thanks to Allyson for inviting me to guest post.

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. 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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