#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

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Donor’s customer service expectations. The rise of Donor Advised Funds. And in each case, organizations have the choice to dig in their heels and fight to resist these changes or jump on board and figure it out. Donor Advised Funds is a great example of this dilemma.

The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

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As the United States population becomes even more diverse, fundraisers have an unparalleled opportunity to employ strategies that engage new audiences , bring new voices to the table, and enrich the nonprofit sector with new talent and leadership.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Humane Society of the United States

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Organization: The Humane Society of the United States. Organization Size: 11 million supporters, 500+ staff. What was the very first social media tool your organization utilized, and when? Name: Carie Lewis. Title: Director of Emerging Media.

Guarantee Success for Your Year-End Campaign with Donor Data as Your Guide

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Successful year-end campaigns involve engagement through personalized donor communications, nurturing supporter relationships to encourage them to give. To engage donors in this way, we have to know them, and in fact, we do know a lot about them. With 17.4%

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Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

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In recent months, there have been numerous media reports of significant giving surges to nonprofit organizations following the 2016 U.S. And this next phase brings together the powerful sentiments of activists with the much needed support of donors. Goodbye, slacktivism.

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Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work

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In our January/February edition, we explored how to keep donors around all year. The biggest issue with donor retention is that most people don’t even realize it’s an issue. If you focus on donors who give just once, it’s a sad position to be in as an organization,” Sargeant said.

Data Hygiene: Is a bad address costing your organization?

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The summer was spent getting organized and planning for the following year among other things. My duty for the week was to mill over local and state newspapers for obituaries, clip them and document accordingly in the alumni database.

Best Strategies to Mobilize Supporters and Donors


What are the secret ingredients to mobilizing a base of supporters and donors? Always remember that your supporters and donors are real people (not ATM machines). They have different preferences in how they like organizations to communicate with them. Out of 14 nonprofits that M&R studied using a multichannel approach, first year donor retention rates increased by 61% vs 32% for offline donors and 24% for online donors.

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Fundraising Tools

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Essentially a digital payment system that allows 2-tap giving by using a donor’s saved credit card information in their Facebook account, we are definitely entering a new era in online and mobile fundraising. View: Humane Society of the United States Facebook Page.

[New Report] Online Giving Increased by 7.9% in 2016

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The 2016 Charitable Giving Report includes overall giving data from 6,845 nonprofit organizations representing $23 billion in total fundraising from 2016. For example, in 2016, the average age of a donor in the United States was 62 years-old and on average they made 1.4

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Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

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Some say it’s the wrong measure of a nonprofit organization’s success; others say it is the gold standard for measuring worthiness for support. My research was done via a survey directed to employees and board members of nonprofit organizations.

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Emotions vs. Numbers| Developing the Right Strategy for Your Next Fundraising Appeal

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There are two ways these posts about soliciting donors start: Either we begin with a metaphor about how asking a donor for time or money is like a. While both are apt comparisons to soliciting donors, they actually represent entirely different ways of asking for money.

Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

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It funds primarily organizations that serve the New York City metropolitan area or New York State. It is Benetech’s largest social enterprise and is making excellent strides towards solving the “accessible book famine” in the United States.

2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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It reveals that overall giving in the United States increased 1.6% A few highlights from the report: International Affairs organizations had the largest year-over-year increase in charitable giving. Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report includes more than $18.2

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How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign on Facebook

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Currently only nonprofits in the United States can take advantage of Facebook Fundraisers. The Humane Society of the United States is an organization regularly in the habit of early adoption of new social media tools and trends.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

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Amazingly, the organization has surpassed this goal and (as of this article) has raised $11,547. Nonprofit Success Story: The American Childhood Cancer Organization recently raised over $7,000 with a T-shirt featuring the international symbol of support for those living with childhood cancer.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

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Amazingly, the organization has surpassed this goal and (as of this article) has raised $11,547. The Scoop: CauseVox (a TechSoup donor partner) is a platform tailored for nonprofits and social good projects.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

The 2014 Charitable Giving Report

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The 2014 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,798 nonprofit organizations representing more than $16.2 In 2014, overall charitable giving in the United States increased 2.1%

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Five Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Needs a Sustained Giving Program

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In the sustained giving model, donors regularly contribute a set amount to your nonprofit. In fact, he says, the lifetime revenue of these supporters is 600 to 800 percent higher than annual giving donors. It will boost donor retention rates. Sustained giving. Recurring giving.

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10 Nonprofit Statistics You Have To See


of all fundraising in the United States was from online giving in 2013. Source ) 13% of all charitable giving goes to Education organizations. Source ) 50% of donors say a personalized ‘thank you’ is more important than a speedy one. Image courtesy of Harvard.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

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How can advocacy make a measurable difference for your organization? Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant suggest that “[a]n organization… has to walk a tightrope of building the skills necessary to engage in advocacy, while continuing to provide services (or vice versa).”[1]

Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report Proves Nonprofits Should Focus on Donor Retention in 2013

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A down economy continues to challenge fundraising efforts for all size organizations. Small nonprofits grew the most for overall giving (7.3%) , but medium organizations grew the most for online giving. Giving to religious organizations grew by 6.1%

Upcoming Webinar April 3: Four Nonprofit CRM Strategies

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This webinar is best suited for nonprofits and public library staff in the United States, but is open to participants worldwide. Donors Event Running Your Organization nonprofits community TechSoup Event webinars nonprofit CRM tsevent constituent relationship management NetSuite Nonprofits looking for constituent relationship management systems. CRM) are often enamored by the features and bells and whistles.

Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

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Every time that I talk about how arduous grant writing is, inevitably someone will say something like, “That’s why you should focus on individual donors! Statistically, individual donors provide 72% of the funds for nonprofits!”

How the Alabama Eye Bank Runs Its Entire Organization on FileMaker

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Most organizations nowadays, TechSoup included, rely on their databases to do their work. Whether it be donor and grantmaker tracking, client tracking, e-commerce, or inventory, we probably couldn’t survive very long if our databases didn’t do their jobs.

Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

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There are 164 local and independent Goodwill nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada. Last year, Goodwill placed 312,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. We’re approaching Labor Day Weekend.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization.

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Disclaimer Wednesday, June 1, 2011 How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make the Leap posted by Robert Duea , Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center and Pat Lewis , Senior Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center So, youre thinking about starting a nonprofit organization. Why do I want to start a nonprofit organization rather than a for-profit organization?" Both types of organization could be the right choice for you.

5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

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The unofficial kickoff of the charitable giving season occurs on Giving Tuesday, which takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday here in the United States. Each organization must decide what works for them based on their size and staffing.

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Free Webinar on June 6! 10 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

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The Social Web has dramatically changed how nonprofits communicate with supporters, donors, and volunteers. Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield.

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2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

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The Blackbaud Index analyzes fundraising data from more than 4,200 nonprofit organizations in the United States based on $13.6 Both K-12 Education and Medical Research organizations have seen a decrease in overall giving for the first six months of 2014 compared to 2013.

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With Respect to Abraham Lincoln, Not All Are Equal in Fundraising

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The famous first line of that Address states that “all men (and women) are created equal”—an idea borrowed from our American Declaration of Independence. By extension, we may assume that this means that all donors are created equal. There are things we need to do for every donor.

32 Sure Fire Ways to Grow Philanthropy after 40 Years of Static Giving


Research show’s that the level of giving in the United States has remained static over the past 40 years. Key themes that emerged include: Enhancing the quality of donor relationships. Redefine relationships from donor relationships to individual relationships.

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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When your online donors and advocates see that your nonprofit uses.NGO or.ONG for your website URL and email addresses, there will be no doubt in their minds that your nonprofit is legal because your nonprofit must complete a validation process via OnGood to be able to use the domain s.

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Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

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charitable giving and estimates sources of giving and amounts received by type of organization. Giving USA also reports that 70% of all charitable giving in the United States goes to religious organizations, education institutions, human services nonprofits, and gifts to foundations.

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New Report Shows Largest Increase in Charitable Giving Since the Recession


million organizations in the United States. This means that there are hundreds or even thousands of organizations working on similar issues with similar names and missions competing for donor dollars.

4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Register.NGO and.ONG

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Over the next 30 years the.ORG domain would become the Internet home of the nonprofit sector worldwide and become synonymous with the term “nonprofit organization.” There are over 6 million.ORG domains addresses in use in the United States, but only 1.5

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Attract Funding in 2014 with ClickTime's Web Timesheet Solution

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The nonprofit sector in the United States is booming. How can your organization demonstrate the requisite effectiveness – and thrive as a result? Having grown 25% over the past decade , the sector features 1.6 million nonprofits in operation today, and continues to develop.

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Free Webinar on June 6! 10 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

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The Social Web has dramatically changed how nonprofits communicate with supporters, donors, and volunteers. In fact, most nonprofits in the United States now regularly use social media in their communications and development campaigns, but few nonprofit social media practioners have been properly trained how to best utilize sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+. Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free.

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Long Term Success with Social Media


Yet there are organizations like LIVESTRONG, the Humane Society of the United States, Care2, Wiser Earth, the American Red Cross, charity: water and others that have been successful with social year for successive years dating back to 2007 if not earlier.