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.

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

2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. The report is packed with insights into how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their marketing, communications and fundraising strategies.

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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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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

2012 Benchmark Trivia

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Who doesn't love big bold pictures with bits of trivia and data on online fundraising, advocacy, email and events that you can use to impress your coworkers? This year's 2012 Benchmark infographic condenses 56 pages of fundraising data in one awesome graphic. Author: Jill Ward.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2014

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Here are a few of our first year benchmarks. Fundraising is the top organizational goal for nonprofit content marketing. Content Marketing benchmarks Blackbaud Content marketing Content Marketing Institute Nonprofit Content Marketing research “ Content marketing” is a buzzword of sorts. A term that you’re likely hearing about more and more – especially if you pay attention to the B2B or B2C marketing worlds.

The 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Report is here!

NTEN

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. > Download the 2015 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study (and share it with your peers!)

Infographic: 2014 Nonprofit Email Benchmark Report

TechImpact

All of these questions are answered and more in the 2014 M+R Benchmarks Study. has been raised through email fundraising. Image courtesy of M+R Benchmarks. Everyone knows you have to use email to advocate for your nonprofit’s mission. But how effective is it?

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.

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

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?

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. Not to worry, you can get a sneak peak at some of they key benchmarks in this terrific infographic that illustrates: Fundraising. Online fundraising grew 20% in 2011. Mobile Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends

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.

Report release: The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study

NTEN

There comes a time in every online organizer and fundraiser’s life when they ask themselves: is this normal? Published today, M+R and NTEN’s 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study returns for the eighth year. 2013 really raised the bar for online fundraising.

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

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.

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.

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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2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Surprising Stats

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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.

The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising

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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.

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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The Individual Donor Benchmark Report is Out!

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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 post The Individual Donor Benchmark Report is Out!

How does your Fundraising Event Measure Up? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Even wonder how your fundraising event is doing compared to other events in the industry? Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

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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.

Multichannel Givers: The Key to Online Fundraising Success

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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. Here are few key insights about multichannel givers from our 2011 Multichannel Fundraising Report.