We Are Blackbaud [Infographic]

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Make sure to check out our Giving Index , Gift Range Calculator , Nonprofit blogs and free fundraising tool, BBNow. Online Fundraising Blackbaud Fundraising Software and Services We are Blackbaud

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

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Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. There are a ton of great activities, networking opportunities and sessions focused on the non-profit space this year – one of which Blackbaud will be moderating. Moderator: Frank Barry – Blackbaud. Blackbaud #nptech Non-Profit sxsw

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Powering Momentous Change Through the Blackbaud Institute

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Soon after, the audience was the first to hear the announcement of something truly momentous: the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. When I asked Ashley how the Blackbaud Institute came about, she shared that Blackbaud leaders “realized we are at a unique moment as a company.

Introducing Blackbaud’s Portfolio of Fundraising and Relationship Management Solutions

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This week, Blackbaud shared our product portfolio strategy for 2015 and beyond, including the highly-anticipated plan for the future of the Raiser’s Edge solution line. But Salesforce out-of-the-box wasn’t built to support mid-size and large nonprofits with their fundraising needs.

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Offer rewards for fundraising levels achieved.

2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

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Wondering how fundraising is performing so far in 2014? Using data from The Blackbaud Index , we are able to provide the first insights into fundraising trends for the first six months of 2014 compared to 2013. billion in fundraising revenue. billion in online fundraising.

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Blackbaud Index for April 2013

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The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Improvements to the Blackbaud Index. The Blackbaud Index has several new updates and improvements beginning this month. Overall Fundraising Trends. Online Fundraising Trends.

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

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If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place. The npEXPERTS e-book includes Forbes’ most influential, top bloggers, CFRE/ACFREs, animal lovers and association pros, pioneers and innovators, peer-to-peer fundraisers, and direct response agitators all in one place.

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Blackbaud kills off Common Ground

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Yesterday the news was that Blackbaud had laid off 50 employees it acquired when it bought Convio in May. Today the news is that Blackbaud is killing off Common Ground , one of the two donor management products (aka CRMs or Constituent Relationship Management systems) that they acquired from Convio. The Blackbaud/Convio staff I spoke with seemed taken aback by this decision. Blackbaud says it still gets support calls from GMP users.

Camp Blackbaud: Pro Bono in Action

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This is a big week for Blackbaud. As I push this post live, I’m gathered in Austin, TX, for the 16th annual bbcon – Blackbaud’s conference for the philanthropic community. Check out this video to get a look at Camp Blackbaud in action. Nonprofit Fundraising

4 Fascinating Facts about Online Fundraising (and some ideas to help boost your fundraising results)

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If you had to guess how much charitable giving grew in 2012, what … Online Fundraising 2012 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud fundraising best practices fundraising ideas fundraising tips

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Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

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This growth pattern is relatively similar event to event, regardless of size, which makes it possible for you to use the model to track the real-time health of your event based on the number of days out from your event, number of people registered and total fundraising (excluding sponsorships.).

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The Secret to Achieving 3X Better Fundraising Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

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If you’ve been in the nonprofit industry for a while, you’ve likely heard that “direct mail is dead” or that offline fundraising is on the decline. That online fundraising is the way for your organization to break through its fundraising ceiling and raise millions of dollars tomorrow.

5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

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The same trends that are changing the world around us at a rapidly accelerating rate are impacting the fundraising profession in new and exciting ways. Chuck Longfield, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, Blackbaud. Richard Becker, President, Target Analytics, Blackbaud.

The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Register for our Social Fundraising Newsletter and immediately get access to the full reports used to construct this INFOGRAPHIC. Check out the below social fundraising INFOGRAPHIC. Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Consumer Survey. Increase Event Fundraising with Social Media.

11 Fascinating Facts About Online Fundraising That Will Inspire You to Action

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… Online Fundraising 2011 online Blackbaud Social FundraisingIs your nonprofit raising money on it’s website? I’m guessing the answer is yes.

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The Future of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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It’s safe to say that our peer-to-peer fundraising world is different today than it was ten years ago—or even two years ago. So what’s a fundraiser to do? These warm leads have the potential to be great fundraisers; they just may need more coaching on why their support matters.

Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge NXT Launches

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Raiser's Edge NXT is the new online fundraising and relationship management software for nonprofits by TechSoup donor partner Blackbaud. Analytics and reporting features that help target fundraising. Other Fundraising Resources. Image by Blackbaud.

13 #npEXPERTS Share their Most Valuable Donor Acquisition & Fundraising Ideas

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Due to the incredible response we received the last time we brought together leading nonprofit experts to share their best fundraising insights, we decided to do it again! That’s right – we’ve rallied 13 nonprofit thought leaders to share their best fundraising strategies, tips and ideas with YOU. I have no doubt that you’ll improve your fundraising efforts and boost acquisition rates if you take the advice each of these professionals are sharing.

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10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness

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Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Looking to be a more effective fundraiser? Or, do you work for a nonprofit and need to find ways to equip those who fundraise on your behalf?

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Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes

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Download the complete 2011 Online Giving Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program. Online Fundraising 2011 Online Giving Report by Blackbaud Blackbaud

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Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising

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Year-end fundraising is here. Yes, that’s right – up to 40% of donations come in at the end of the year for many nonprofits that have a solid year-end fundraising plan in place and an engaged list of supporters. Looking for some good data and examples for your fundraising team?

Improve Fundraising Results by Knowing Your Donors’ Birthdays [Study + INFOGRAPHIC]

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If so, how should my fundraising strategy adapt? Answering the above questions about your donor base and others that come up as you dig in can have a tremendous impact on your fundraising performance. Improving fundraising performance. I bet understanding you donor base better and personalizing your fundraising appeals would also have an incredible impact on donor retention. Make sure to give it read and think about how you’re approaching fundraising.

2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report includes more than $18.2 billion in total fundraising and $2.2 2015 was another big year for digital fundraising. Blackbaud continues to see other changes in the digital fundraising landscape.

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The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Many summer peer-to-peer fundraising events will be opening registration in the upcoming months (hopefully, yours included). Superstar fundraisers.

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Write Better Fundraising Appeals by Implementing One of Dr. Robert Cialdini’s 6 Principals of Persuasion

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Of course we could talk about how to apply the science of persuasion to many different areas of our lives, but let’s stick to the topic of improving your fundraising appeal (download the ebook ). Fundraising tip : Segment your fundraising appeals so that you target people appropriately.

117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today

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According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” event fundraising programs generated $1.69 There are thousands of smaller nonprofits who run peer-to-peer fundraising events. Getting Started With Event Fundraising in 5 Quick Steps.

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. They work because we know that very successful peer to peer participants exhibit behavior that correlates to higher fundraising.

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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.

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

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Knowing that non-profit supporters around the world have been adopting the use of social networking in their daily lives we set out to figure out if the use of social networks had any impact on personal or peer-to-peer fundraising. This resulted in increased fundraising results by up to 40%.

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?

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

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Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounts for seven-percent of total fundraising and has seen double-digit growth over the past four years. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

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This year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption. How are the rules of philanthropy changing, and what does that mean for fundraisers and the supporters they’re accountable to? Fundraising Bright Spots – Jeanne Bell, CompassPoint and Kim Klein, Klein and Roth Consulting.

Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

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Money funds the mission, and a more efficient fundraising operation will help you direct the maximum amount of revenue toward the mission. While the tax deduction is part of the reason, it’s also true that the culture of EOY fundraising campaigns perpetuates itself.

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End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns that Will Rock Your World

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End-of-year is a very busy time for fundraisers. Lots of ideas are bouncing around, campaigns that have been run for years are spinning up, and new end-of-year fundraising campaigns are coming to life. All great fundraisers are asking themselves these things.

Prioritize Your Fundraising Efforts with the New Spring Issue of npENGAGE Magazine

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Fundraisers know the importance of a single moment. And you know that the real foundation of those powerful interactions is the way you plan the moments of your own day-to-day work—how you choose to prioritize your efforts is critical to your fundraising success.

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7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success

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Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Starting too late tends to result in participants raising an average of 27 percent less online than if they were given six months or more to fundraise.

Blackbaud Index for March 2013

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The Blackbaud Index provideds the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. The March 2013 update to The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving is significant because it now covers more than $10 billion in overall charitable giving. Overall Fundraising Trends.

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5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I’m a designer who, up until recently, held some pretty naïve opinions about mobile fundraising. At the end of the 2014 giving season, we completed a mobile fundraising study across 343 nonprofit websites to help separate our facts from our opinions. I have a confession.

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How to Turn Regular People Into Fundraising Pro’s in 3.5 Minutes

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FMSC is doing something that every nonprofit who runs an event fundraising program should do. The thing that turns regular people into fundraising pro’s. Training (Event Fundraisers). Are we making it easy for fundraisers to participate? “Go and do Good!”.