Strengthen Fundraising Before the Next Recession

Connection Cafe

Whether or not a recession is here, coming, or somewhere in the far distant future, one thing can’t be ignored: fundraisers need to manage a program that—while maybe not recession-proof—is constructed in such a way that one more recession won’t force the nonprofit organization out of business.

Get Results with Online Fundraising

SocialFish

A couple of weeks ago I spoke at the Indiana Library Federation Conference in Indianapolis. I was asked to to a 50-minute presentation on how libraries can get results with online fundraising (a huge task!). They donate, fundraise, share, and influence others to do the same.

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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan. Published by Indiana University.

#shamelessplug: Take This Fundraising Survey!

Connection Cafe

You want to know how other organizations fundraising programs performed in 2011. You want to know how other organization’s boards are engaged in fundraising. Will your organization ever have the budget to conduct a national study to look at how boards are engaged in fundraising?

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Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan. Published by Indiana University.

Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan. Published by Indiana University.

Nonprofit Research Collaborative Releases First Report | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

The coalition includes the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , GuideStar USA , the Foundation Center , the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics , the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Blackbaud. November 2010 Fundraising Survey The first Nonprofit Research Collaborative fundraising survey is based on completed questions from 2,349 charities, 163 foundations, and 386 grant makers.

6 Key Insights from the Inaugural donorCentrics Athletics Benchmarking Group

Connection Cafe

That was particularly useful for this setting because we could overlay information such as win-rate and schedule to discuss the impact those variables had on the fundraising trends overall. Higher Education athletics giving data-driven insights fundraising

Conference Participants Crowd Source for a Good Cause - Resource Center - AFP

AFP Blog

Conference Participants Crowd Source for a Good Cause - Resource Center - AFP : "n Sunday afternoon of the AFP International Fundraising Conference, BJ Bischoff (consultant and AFP Master Trainer) and Nathan Hand (director of advancement at The Oaks Academy and president of the AFP Indiana Chapter) presented a session about winning crowd-sourced charity voting contests." ''via Blog this

What happened to the FUN in Fundraising?

ASU Lodestar Center

Fund , released a report revealing some unfortunate statistics which provide real insight into the fundraising industry. Moreover, the apathetic and even sometimes fearful attitudes toward fundraising among staff and board members can lead to a philanthropic dead-end. posted by.

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Charitable Giving Grew to Record Levels in 2014

Connection Cafe

Established in 1956 by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, now The Giving Institute is made possible by contributions from The Giving Institute member firms, foundations, and other donors. Americans were more generous than ever in 2014 according to the latest Giving USA report.

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What Can Our Past Tell Us About Our Future?

Connection Cafe

If this is the first year you’re doing some P2P archaeology, start by pulling the following stats: Event level data: Online and offline fundraising totals (separate from sponsorship or other dollars). Fundraising performance metrics. Average fundraising per participant.

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Little Giants, Big Money: Lessons in Social Media Fundraising From a Liberal Arts College

NonProfit Hub

Indiana’s Wabash College flies under a lot of peoples’ radars. Wabash knows how to leave a BIG impact, and can “school” other nonprofits on running a successful fundraising campaign. Wabash College knows that it isn’t fundraising for an institution, it’s fundraising for a cause. But by maintaining and illustrating the experience, Wabash could better fundraise when the time came. Bloomerang Featured Fundraising Social Media

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5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

Connection Cafe

The Philanthropy Outlook from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy projects a 3.6 Social Good Advocacy corporate giving csr fundraising ideas fundraising tips giving trends Impact Investing philanthropy trends planned giving political engagement

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

Connection Cafe

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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Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter’s continuing education luncheons. This blog by Willie Matis was originally posted on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter blog. .

3 Ways to Use Social Media for Higher Education Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

Follow these three guidelines to let social media work for your higher education fundraising success. Forget Direct Fundraising (For Now). As an experienced fundraiser, you know that fundraising dollars don’t roll in unless you have a relationship with those people first.

High Net-Worth Individuals: Your Joyful, Generous and Inspired Donors

Connection Cafe

In a 2010 study by Indiana University and Bank of America, HNWI donors reported giving on average $35,000 a year when not engaged and $124,000 when engaged. Fundraising fundraising ideas fundraising tips High Net Worth Individuals The Next Generation of American Giving

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Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? Nonprofit Fundraising Content Creation Content strategy Facebook fundraising nonprofit nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising Strategy Twitter VideoI know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie.

3 Ways to Use Social Media for Higher Education Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

Follow these three guidelines to let social media work for your higher education fundraising success. Forget Direct Fundraising (For Now). As an experienced fundraiser, you know that fundraising dollars don’t roll in unless you have a relationship with those people first.

A Message from Your Donors: Wish You Were Here

Connection Cafe

Adrian Sargent, Professor of Fundraising at Indiana University, describes the industry’s approach to donor retention by stating that while academic interest in the subject has been nil, even “practitioner interest in the topic has been scant.

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Key Findings from Giving USA 2013 Report

Connection Cafe

Established in 1956 by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, now The Giving Institute and is made possible by contributions from The Giving Institute member firms, foundations, and other donors. Research & Trends fundraising Giving USA

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Key Findings from Giving USA 2014 Report

Connection Cafe

Established in 1956 by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, now The Giving Institute and is made possible by contributions from The Giving Institute member firms, foundations, and other donors. Giving USA is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Research & Trends Blackbaud Index fundraising Giving USA Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, annual report on U.S.

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Tapping Giving USA Data for Year-Round Success

Connection Cafe

Each June, nonprofit and philanthropy leaders gather for the unveiling of what’s become an annual report card for charitable giving in America and, by extension, for fundraisers. Nonprofit Fundraising big data giving Giving USA The Giving Institute

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npNEXT 2013

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. This past September 30th, Blackbaud hosted over 30 senior fundraising leaders from the largest charities in the US.

Great reads from around the web on October 25th

Amy Sample Ward

" Women Give 2010 | Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University – "Women at virtually every income level are more likely to give to charity and to give more money on average than their male counterparts, after controlling for education, income and other factors that influence giving, new research from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds.

Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

Connection Cafe

For most non-profit organizations, corporate donations only make up a fraction of fundraising efforts. Expert non-profit fundraisers often collect and organize donation histories using fundraising applications , then use this data to maximize their future outreach efforts.

New Study: Donations Grow at Slow Pace

Frogloop

At this rate, philanthropic giving would not recover until 2022, said Patrick Rooney, Executive Director of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, which coordinates the Giving USA study. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy who interviewed fundraising staff at over 40 nonprofits, 2012 giving will remain steady, with little growth expected. While that is not good news for nonprofits, there are fundraising strategies you can utlilize to start raising more money.

Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

These events raised $582 million in nine years and continue to shape event fundraising across the globe. Nonprofit Management book review fundraising Non-Profit nonprofit

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Today’s Workforce: Millennials + Boomers = Learning for All

Connection Cafe

Some are opting to attend colleges that provide social good programs or degrees in philanthropy (like the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy ) so they will be prepared for this path. This is a pretty new thing – seeking to study nonprofit management or philanthropy in order to run an organization or be a fundraiser. Back when I was in school, we always used to call the work world “real life.”

Debunking Five Myths of Online Fundraising

NTEN

A good first step is debunking some myths about online fundraising that might stand in the way of your success. Myth #1: Online fundraising isn't as effective as offline techniques. In the 2007 Philanthropic Giving Index report published by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , only 34 percent of nonprofits surveyed reported success with online fundraising, and participants ranked online giving as the least successful fundraising technique in the survey.

Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work

NonProfit Hub

Hartsook professor of fundraising at Indiana University. Sargeant has conducted various academic studies on fundraising. Sargeant said the problem wasn’t just the board, but also who the board was selecting to lead the fundraising efforts. “A Featured Fundraising

Six Ways to Influence Donors with Brain Science

John Haydon

Here are six ways brain science can increase fundraising results, get more volunteers, and change behaviors: 1. Fundraising brain science donor behavior emotions Fundraising Strategy

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5 Interesting Facts from the Giving USA 2011 Report

NonProfit Trends

The Giving USA 2011 report is out and the team at The Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University have given plenty of data and statistics to sift through. Nonprofit Trends Fundraising Giving USA

Giving USA Releases Report on 2011 Philanthropy

NonProfit Trends

The Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , has released Giving USA 2012: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2011. Nonprofit Trends Blackbaud Index Fundraising Giving USA

International Women’s Day 2016: A Time to Reflect and to Act

Connection Cafe

As the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University tells us through its research, women are more likely to make charitable contributions, volunteer and influence giving in their families. Today, on International Women’s Day , I’m grateful, proud, realistic and hopeful.

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

Connection Cafe

The report was established in 1956 by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, now The Giving Institute, and is made possible by contributions from The Giving Institute member firms, foundations, and other donors. This post was originally featured on The Huffington Post: Impact.

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Giving USA 2011 Report

NonProfit Trends

The Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , has released Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2010. Nonprofit Trends Fundraising Giving USA

Great reads from around the web on January 24th

Amy Sample Ward

" 2011 NTEN Champions Fundraising Campaign by the Numbers | NTEN – "The funny thing about being the Nonprofit Technology Network is that it can be really hard to practice what we preach. " New Research Proves the Business Case for Product Giving : PitchEngine : Get the Word Out™ – "New research from Indiana University concludes that businesses can do well by doing good through product philanthropy.

12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality

SocialFish

The Muncie Animal Care Shelter in Indiana jumped on the hype of Pokemon Go and allowed Pokemon Go players to walk their dogs while they played the game. They showed the video to donors at a fundraising conference and nearly doubled the amount of donations they expected to $3.8

Big Announcements. Big Innovation. Big Ideas| #bbcon Day 2

Connection Cafe

Millennials are different and we need to start thinking differently if and when we want to start actually engaging with them – through fundraising and technology.

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A Tale of Two Angels

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Sheldon is an amazing guy: a Silicon Valley serial inventor and entrepreneur who’s known as the Indiana Jones of geophysics. He connected me with two fabulous senior fundraising consultants, who mentored me at Robert’s expense for more than a year on how to become a better fundraiser for social innovation. When I first started pursuing the idea that technology can be harnessed to the cause of social good, it was pretty far out.

What All Nonprofits Should Know About Corporate Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

A study by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University found that key priorities for corporate philanthropy include: Professional development experiences for employees. Global Giving: Online Fundraising Academy: Corporate Outreach and Relationship Building. nonprofit Online Grantseeking Causes fundraising donors nonprofits philanthropy Running Your Organization