5 Foundation Trends for 2019: Conquering the Unknown with the Help of Data

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With the massive level of generosity and funding that we saw this year and in 2017, is it possible that the trend will continue in 2019? Here are the five trends I see having the most impact on foundations in this coming year, starting with these new potential partners: Partnerships and Data. A key piece to understanding those root causes as well as coordinating an effective response will be an increased focus on data.

2018’s Top Trends in Philanthropy

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Take a look below to discover the Blackbaud Institute’s top trends that reverberated across the social good sector this year. These figures revealed an interesting trend if we take a deeper dive into the data. This closely mirrors data released by the Commerce Department regarding the percentage of online sales compared to overall retail and indicates that online giving is keeping pace with consumer behavior. .

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3 Big Data Trends Nonprofits Should Take Advantage of This Year | GuideStar Blog

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Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

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If you’ve migrated donor data from one CRM to another, no doubt you have dealt with a lot of difficult decisions. In fact, our donor data migration clients often express surprise at the number of decisions they have to make. In this post, we discuss our list of Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions. We hope this provides guidance that will help you plan all aspects of your next data migration. ’ It’s a critical part of any data management plan.

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6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

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We started talking about how the field of corporate engagement has changed , and what trends are shaping the future of corporate social engagement. I encourage you to listen to the episode and read on to find out about three other trends shaping corporate engagement work: The most important pro bono service for the decade ahead will be to bring the nonprofit sector along for the data revolution.

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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. Data, drawn directly from participant CRMs and standardized to allow for consistent comparisons, included 17.7 Trends for International Relief and Public Broadcasting are mixed but trending upward since FY2014.

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Data Digest: Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index

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Data Digest: Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index : Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. This week, the call for data measurement in the social sector heightens with the proposition of a Social Progress Index and ways that NGOs can use data maps to increase effectiveness.

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5 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

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Each year we write a fundraising trends blog post, just like this one, but unforeseen events and variables in 2020 made writing this year’s post, without a doubt, the most difficult yet. That’s partly because underlying trends that have been driving the nonprofit sector for years have completely changed. However, we also saw other trends catalyze in the wake of changing circumstances that make it tough to predict where things will settle in 2021.

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More fundraising software = more data headaches

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Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves. More fundraising software = more data headaches. All that, and we aren’t touching on the implications of accounting, systems integrations, data warehousing, ad hoc databases, and search. Second, nonprofits are not littered with technology experts and data scientists.

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2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

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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. The Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report provides insights into fundraising trends on an annual basis. Overall Giving Trends. The Blackbaud Index analyzes fundraising data from more than 4,200 nonprofit organizations in the United States based on $13.6 Online Giving Trends.

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

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Here are the four key trends we’ll be following at the fundraising conference, and a few can’t-miss sessions that promise thought-provoking takes on the trends: The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy. As the landscape of philanthropy continues to evolve , it’s more important than ever for fundraisers to keep an eye on these larger trends shaping our field. Making Nonprofit Data and Analytics Work for You. This year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption.

The 2018 Internet Trends Report is Out


Tons of useful and interesting data, as always. Internet Trends Report 2018 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Debunking the Hype Industry Insider Useful DataGrab a coffee – this will take you a while to get through. Photo by Yeshi Kangrang on Unsplash.

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5 Foundation Trends That Will Continue in 2018

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Like many years in the past, 2017 continued to bring significant change to the way foundations approach their grantmaking, collaborate with each other, collaborate with their grant partners, collaborate with the public and private sectors and how they are utilizing technology and data to drive their strategy forward. Foundations are now utilizing their data to help guide their strategy, increase their impact and continually measure their success and the success of their programs.

2012 In Review: 3 Key CRM Trends

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As 2012 comes … CRM Emerging Trends Analytics big data Mobile socialWhat a year! Mars rovers, Olympics, Hurricanes and Elections—oh my!

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Big Data on Planned Giving

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For years, fundraising professionals have heard that we’re on the precipice of a demographic trend called “the great wealth transfer.” In working with hundreds of nonprofits , we routinely encounter the same problem: while annual giving has become a data-driven science, quantitative data and insights around planned giving is extremely scarce, even for the most sophisticated organizations. Using the Data.

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Big Data and Big Benefits for YOU!

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If you didn’t get a chance to go to the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) conference in Minneapolis last month, and you were not able to attend the “Big Data” presentation that I did with two of our esteemed Target Analytics clients, Tracie Barham at San Diego Botanic Garden, and Jill Koski at Morten Arboretum, let me recount the highlights! “Big data” has been a “big topic” for quite some time now. What does big data mean?

2011 Online Giving Trends


The 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. The report includes 24 months of online giving data from 1,895 nonprofit organizations, online major giving data from 2,397 nonprofits, and both online and offline data representing $5.1 Lots more data, trends, and analysis in the complete report.

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How Data Intelligence is Accelerating Innovation for Social Good

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At Blackbaud, where I serve as Chief Technology Officer, one of our core tenets has been to design an open, cloud-based software and data architecture. Looking at it from a different angle, open ecosystems also yield data and analytics that enable everyone who is part of it to gain more insights and intelligence. This data can power intelligent software solutions, surface actionable events, maintain accurate and current data assets, and generally drive more results for users.

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Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

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Because of these radical shifts, we’re also seeing different trends emerging in the nonprofit world than previously anticipated for the year 2020. . Keeping up with new trends is vital for the health and wellbeing of nonprofit organizations everywhere. Here are some of the trends to look out for: . Plus, it could prevent a security risk regarding donor data. . Data transfer issues. Different software solutions read data in different ways.

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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.

4 Tech Trend Predictions for Nonprofits for 2016

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This week, I was fortunate to get a sneak peek at two of the nonprofit sector’s leading tech experts musing on their technology trend predictions for 2016. npTech2016: “It’s not just about a phone, it’s about delivering data whereever you are” Westmoreland and MacLaughlin articulate that our expectations of mobile will only grow in 2016. A great trend for all of us.

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The Top 5 Fundraising Trends in 2020

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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. With such concerning data surrounding fundraiser turnover and satisfaction, it seems clear that the organizations that place greater emphasis on what employees are asking for—flexibility—will be the organizations that rise to the top.

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2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today


We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. In our 2011 Online Giving Report we’ve combined findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data, which allows us to pull out a very rich set of insights. Here’s a few of the highlights … Key 2011 Online Giving Trends Include.

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Being Open and Personal – Joining the Museum Trends of 2015

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So when AAM and Blackbaud hosted Trends Watch 2015: Using Open Data and Personalization at Museums with Elizabeth Merritt , Michael Edson , and Stephen Watson , attending it was a definite no-brainer! In case you missed the event, here’s a recap of two of the top trends to watch this year: Open Museums and Content. The museum leverages open data from weather forecasts to adjust its digital advertising.

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Insights from Giving USA 2018: Charitable Giving Growth & Trends

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The latest Giving USA report provides additional details about charitable giving and philanthropic trends. Yes, there are minor changes in the distribution from prior years but no dramatic changes in the data. While some organizations have seen increased giving, the aggregate nature of Giving USA’s estimates don’t allow for data to show specific impact. We also know from a broad set of research and trend analysis that giving is changing.

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


By better empowering them to use actionable data and innovative tools, we help them to do more good,” said EveryAction CEO Stu Trevelyan. DonorTrends uses actionable data and analytics to empower nonprofits to raise more money and retain more donors. They give fundraisers the tools to turn data into dollars. We help fundraisers generate more revenue today and thrive in a data driven future. Direct Response innovator, Roger Craver is a Donor Trends investor.

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8 Top Trends in Server Management

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Servers have been around for a long time and have proven to be integral in business operations, especially with the increased need to utilize data. The post 8 Top Trends in Server Management appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

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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. This week, we released the survey results + invited Randy Hawthorne , Executive Director and wearer of many hats at Nonprofit Hub , for a conversation about the data and findings we gathered. Most nonprofits are collecting data, few know what to do with it.

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

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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. In this engaging webinar , Sue and James provided their unique perspectives on the reasons driving these new trends around online giving, #GivingTuesday, and more.

Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trends and Why You Should Care (Part 2)

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In addition to mobile, these next five trends have the ability to radically alter the nonprofit technology landscape in the coming years with a heavy emphasis on data and analytics that is so crucial to nonprofit organizations. Cloud Computing IT Infrastructure SaaS/PaaS Technology Analytics big data cloud computing Gartner technology trends 2013

5 Tech Trends From Across The Pond


Access Group’s Nonprofit Division comes together every year for an annual think tank to uncover what they believe will be key trends to be aware of in the upcoming years. Here are the 5 trends their focus group foresees as being markedly important in the coming years. Finance, HR, CRM data, mobile platforms, cloud applications are all equaly important to your nonprofit. This is especially important when considering donor and constituent data.

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Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

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Data scientists and prospect researchers on the nonprofit payroll are working side by side to mine data within the nonprofit’s information system and create models that predict who is likely to give—and who is not. The nonprofit fundraising database is an enormous reservoir of data about constituents from which to construct these models. A statistical analysis of these data can uncover patterns of behavior or characteristics that predict giving.

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2011 Online Giving Trends

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The 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. The report includes 24 months of online giving data from 1,895 nonprofit organizations, online major giving data from 2,397 nonprofits, and both online and offline data representing $5.1 Lots more data, trends, and analysis in the complete report.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The purpose of the Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium is to highlight current best practices, lessons learned from the field, and trends in effective nonprofit and philanthropic board leadership, as well as board recruitment and retention. Data on Purpose 2019: “Navigating the Digital Now.”. Data on Purpose 2019: “Navigating the Digital Now.”. Nonprofit organizations have moved well past the time when technology and data were treated as standalone entities.

Non-Technology Trends for the CIO, 2014 Edition

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Now is the time of year when blog editors worldwide ask their writers for predictions and trends for the coming year. I thought Mary Beth Westmoreland’s latest piece on npENGAGE did a great job summarizing the high-level technology trends we often see and hear about in the nonprofit sector. So, I wanted to focus on the market trends and influences that will inform how nonprofits implement and leverage this technology. Who owns the data?

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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. Starting with the data, here’s Mary Meeker’s State of the Web 2013. This one is also data, specifically about all those social networks we love (and love to hate).

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Higher Ed Trends and Learnings from the Experts at bbcon 2019

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Industry Research & Trends . Eduventures, and Fred Weiss, chief research and data officer at Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). . Fred Weiss shared an in-depth analysis on the latest trends facing higher education advancement , alumni engagement metrics, and CASE’s 2018 Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) Survey. Key findings from CASE’s 2018 VSE Survey include: . Trends in Talent Management .

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5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About


Gartner , a tech analyst firm, created a list of trending technology resources nonprofits and organizations are taking advantage of to make a greater impact using more robust resources, at a lower cost than traditional IT. Big Data. Learning more about your nonprofit’s audience through analytics and data is shaping the way nonprofits connect to their supporters. Industry News Tech analytics big data cloud computing integrated systems SaaS virtualization

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Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice


The sea of tech options for nonprofits is large and growing - what isn't is data-driven, expert advice on making tech decisions (as a CRM provider, we get it!). What are some trends you’ve observed in the ways nonprofits are (and aren’t) using technology to engage supporters? ". We appreciate that the EveryAction team pays close attention to social media trends within our industry and used that insight to enhance their tool set.

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5 Nonprofit Technology Trends To Prepare For In 2014


Here are 5 nonprofit tech trends to keep your eye on in 2014 according to BusinessWire. Because so much emphasis has been put on data collection since in-depth analytics became available, 2014 will likely be the best year for nonprofits to benefit from all this information gathering. The post 5 Nonprofit Technology Trends To Prepare For In 2014 appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of TechDay.

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Are You Ready for Your Annual P2P Data Fix?

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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? Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising data p2p Peer to Peer Fundraising trendsRejoice! The latest Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study is now available. As a life-long peer-to-peer fundraiser – well it seems like a lifetime anyway – I look forward to this report every year! It’s a P2P staffer’s guilty pleasure.

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2010 Online Giving Trends | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a Blackbaud Blog

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2010 Online Giving Trends | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a Blackbaud Blog: "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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Analytics: It’s About More Than Just the Data

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For brevity let’s decide that it is about technology, techniques and processes for understanding what’s in your data and driving your business practices. Analytics can help to determine trends, prescribe actions and responses, and provide a solid foundation for data-driven decision making. In order for the true benefit of analytics to be achieved, your entire organization needs key decision makers who embrace the gathering, analyzing and frequent reviewing of data.