Announcing the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Survey!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thank you for taking the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Survey! . The data will be released on September 4, 2017 in the inaugural edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report at

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

We started talking about how the field of corporate engagement has changed , and what trends are shaping the future of corporate social engagement. Data philanthropy stands to be the most transformational advancement in solving social problems.

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The Top 5 Fundraising Trends in 2020

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2020, these steps will be a response to certain trends and conversations you’ve likely caught wind of over the last few years. Without further ado, here are the top five trends we see impacting the nonprofit fundraising space in 2020.

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A Sneak Peak at Who Is Taking the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Inspiring people to take online surveys is tough! We are grateful to the 3,573 people who have taken the 2018 Global Trends In Giving Survey thus far. The survey is available in five languages – ????????????

5 Things You Need to Know about Nonprofits + Big Data


To find out more about how nonprofits are using (or not using) their data to do more good, we asked over 460 nonprofit professionals about their habits, culture, and outlook on the state of data at their organizations. Most nonprofits are collecting data, few know what to do with it.

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Higher Ed Trends and Learnings from the Experts at bbcon 2019

Connection Cafe

Industry Research & Trends . Eduventures, and Fred Weiss, chief research and data officer at Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). . Trends in Talent Management .

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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.

New Year, New Trends Roundup For Ya!


It’s that time of year where everyone is talking about trends. Here is a roundup for you of those I consider to be most interesting, most accurate, or most data-driven – and read down to the bottom, where I list my five trends for the association industry.

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25 Must-Know Global Trends in Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is an annual research project that examines how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report.

Research Friday: Survey Backs 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Outlook

ASU Lodestar Center

Earlier this month, released a nonprofit sector employment trends survey that supported the findings of the 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey. The most revealing finding from both surveys is the current Human Resources capacity in the nonprofit sector.

Participate in the 2015 Nonprofit Tech Staffing & Investments Survey!


Did you know that over 64% of nonprofits include technology in their strategic plan, and there''s been an increase in the number of "data" staff at nonprofits? Help us figure out if that trend stayed true in 2014. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

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Takeaways From the Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

NonProfit Hub

Last year over 1,300 organizations responded to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s year-end Nonprofit Fundraising Survey (NFS). This annual report collects data on everything from overall sector growth, to fundraising goals, to regional data, to projections for the future.

Optimize Your Nonprofit Fundraising Team with Human Data

Connection Cafe

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. Kachuriak and the NextAfter team conducted a survey among 500 nonprofit executives, consultants, managers, and practitioners.

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2015 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey


Did you know that over 64% of nonprofits include technology in their strategic plan, and there''s been an increase in the number of "data" staff at nonprofits? Help us figure out if that trend stayed true in 2014. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2b: Surveys and Interviews

Connection Cafe

Surveys and Interviews are useful tools to help us learn and/or validate what constituents want from a nonprofit’s website. We can also get a feel for what constituents want by reviewing the Analytics Data and seeing what content is most popular. Survey or Interviews?

Participate in the 2013 Tech Staffing Survey!


Help us figure out if that trend stayed true in 2013. In partnership with The NonProfit Times , NTEN is conducting the 8th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey in order to provide both benchmarks and qualitative data about technology decisions and practices among the NTEN Community and The NonProfitTimes subscribers. > > Share your experience: please take the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey !

[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.

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report Is Now Available for Download!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report is based on the survey results of 6,057 donors worldwide and available for download in four languages – English , español , français , and português. P.S. Thank you to our 2018 partners that helped promote the survey to donors worldwide!

Take the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Building Movement Project is conducting a national survey on Nonprofits, Leadership and Race. Open to anyone working in the nonprofit sector, this confidential survey will ask you questions about your own experiences and your perspectives on diversity in the sector.

3 Ways to Qualify Major and Legacy Gift Prospects

Connection Cafe

Donor surveys. Donor Surveys . Another cost-effective way to identify qualified major and legacy donor prospects is through donor surveys. Traditionally, donor surveys have been used by nonprofits as a research device. Nonprofits and frequently, their outside consultants, have implemented surveys to learn about positioning statements, trends in donor sentiment, and more. Data-driven decision making is all the rage, and it should be.

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25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

6,057 donors completed the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey and based on their responses, the donor community worldwide is made up of primarily women (65%) who have a liberal ideology (53%) , characterize themselves as religious (72%), and give between ($101-$1,000 USD) annually (43%).

npNEXT 2013 – Jann Schultz

Connection Cafe

npNEXT was an experimental event to bring together experts and fundraising leaders from across the nonprofit sector to discuss emerging trends and next practices. Blackbaud recorded the presentations and here is the second one in the series: Turning Data into Targeted Donor Communication.

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Interview with Matt Roberts-Davies , General Manager of M-Changa – an official partner of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. By far, those two stats are higher than any other country surveyed. Giving Trends in Kenya: 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. ?

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Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While we’re excited by new trends in donor activity, that I’ll outline below, we also want to make sure that community foundations find ways to make these campaigns sustainable for themselves.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Big Trends, “Satisficing”, and Donor Love

Connection Cafe

It’s the largest analysis of actual overall and online giving data in the nonprofit sector and includes perspectives from across the industry. According to Wild Apricot’s Small Membership Insight survey, events are the second most important “critical source of income” for small nonprofits and membership orgs. Lorri Halley’s post, Big Trends Impacting Events in 2014 , provides advice to ensure your next event is prepared for big impact (and big income).

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Research Friday: Why Take a Survey?

ASU Lodestar Center

In our professional and personal lives, we are all asked to take a dozen or more surveys every year. At work, I receive email surveys on everything from how we use social media to how we like the services of our vendors. Being the recipient of so many surveys, I pick and choose which I respond to. We do this survey because nonprofits need to raise their collective voice, and the survey provides a powerful vehicle to do so. posted by.

Announcing the First Edition of the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good and the Public Interest Registry are pleased to announce the first edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report!

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. Many nonprofits are harnessing this channel for sending automated voice messages, text messages, pictures, video, surveys, and more.

Getting Good Data from Informal Surveys


I really care a lot about tings that most people don't, like methods of data analysis and obscure types of bias. Take, for instance, informal surveys. There's lots of these coming out every month, and they're easy to do: slap some questions together in SurveyMonky, mail it to a discussion list, and you've got data. The main issue to keep in mind for any informal survey is response bias. And yes, that's almost every survey that mere mortals might do.

And the survey says.insert theme song

Connection Cafe

I love surveys. Writing them, participating (if they’re not too long), reading the final reports, discussing the findings, analyzing the trends, etc. So, I was obviously excited to see the 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report from Nonprofit Marketing land in my inbox. There’s tons more data in the report, but I wanted to give online/email communications a little shout out. Author: Jill Ward.

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Your Data Simplified: Idealware's Data Don'ts for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

At TechSoup, I've noticed we're talking more and more about the importance of data for nonprofits. We're reflecting a larger trend in business, government, and IT to pay more attention to the plumes of information our websites, databases, PCs, and mobile devices are generating.

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Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore


According to a survey by eMarketer, 59.3 Data Analytics. Data analytics also enable organizations to provide customized training programs to a group or a set of employees, who might be showing similar learning behavior or patterns.

Hyper-Personalization: Using Donor Data to Inspire Loyalty to your Healthcare Foundation

Connection Cafe

This personalization has typically involved presenting a handful of data-points or “variables” back to the prospect or donor to make the appeal seem as if it was written with them in mind. Step 1: Data Collection. Based on the data points you have, how are their journeys similar?

Top Reasons to Opt for Data Driven Decisions in Managing Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

So, to keep in mind all these factors and actually make right decisions, we had to search beyond our instincts and start gathering data to know where we are heading. There are tons of data hidden in the inner resources of your organization and you can collect them from all the people involved in your nonprofit. So why should you trust your decision making process to rely on data? They had a specific target by levels of engagement and clear data about their public.

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Giving Trends in Brazil: How Crowdfunding & Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Interview with Ruy Fortini , Founder and CEO of Doare and official partner of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. 2) What data jumped out at you from the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report that absolutely rang true and that also surprised you?

Digital Adoption Survey Aims to Learn More About the Digital Divide


A new Digital Adoption Survey explores how organizations keep staff connected, from offices to virtual teams, as well as how the Internet factors into program or service delivery. NTEN and Mobile Citizen are teaming up for this survey to better understand online technology and digital inclusion among nonprofits and the communities nonprofits serve. Data from the survey will be shared in multiple formats this Spring,including a full report, webinars, and case studies.

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Data for Good: Fundraising and Technology Insights for your Year-End Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Presented on September 20 via webinar, the slides below highlight data from the 2017 Global NGO Technology Report , the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , and Network for Good’s donor platform to determine if U.S.

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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.

Contribute to the Field: Take the Spring 2014 State of Grantseeking Survey

Tech Soup Blog

GrantStation polls organizations on the status of their grantseeking in order to provide the nonprofit sector with a vivid, up-to-date snapshot of grantseeking today, and you can help the grantseeking community stay on top of trends through your participation. The survey runs through 03/31/14.

More Organizations Turning to Nonprofit Software to Manage Their Data

NonProfit Hub

The results show a rise from 30 to 41 percent of nonprofits using nonprofit-specific software for their data management. The post More Organizations Turning to Nonprofit Software to Manage Their Data appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. The tide is turning.

Groundwire Engagement Benchmarking Survey: Intro and Section One


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. There are ten questions in our survey. Over the next ten months, we'll present one section of our survey and related resources to help you improve your engagement foundation. You can still download your survey results as a PDF or printed copy.

The 2014 Charitable Giving Report

Connection Cafe

The 2014 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,798 nonprofit organizations representing more than $16.2 The report also includes online giving data from 3,724 nonprofits representing over $2 billion in online fundraising. Overall Giving Trends.

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Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011


How important is it for them to understand and keep up with the new trends in technology? To answer these questions and more, we at Smart Online™ used this last quarter of 2010 to try and unravel the ‘Technology Trends for Nonprofits’ in 2011.

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