Big Data on Planned Giving

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The pledges have been enabled by our free estate planning tool, which nudges people to think about charitable giving while making a will (or guides them through the process with a lawyer). Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising bequest giving planned giving

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Giving Tuesday!

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Make a difference and give today. Yes, during a pandemic it's hard to take the time. But perhaps now is the best time. And if you're reading this after Tuesday--so what? To whom?

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Breaking Giving Day Records at Brown University

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In 2018, higher education institutions accounted for a third of all #GivingTuesday revenue , and many of those institutions additionally raised millions of dollars on their other designated giving days. Social media has played a significant role in every giving day for Brown.

How To Give Praise

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Entrepreneur magazine's February 2012 issue offered these great, timeless tips on how to give praise : Praise followed by criticism is not praise. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Giving Praise Leadership Praise

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 128: Building a Sustainer Giving Program

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Sustainer giving programs provide donors an easy, automatic way to donate while also giving organizations a reliable source of income. In fact, research by the Blackbaud Institute revealed that sustained givers can increase giving to an organization by as much as 300% over two years.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 148: Planning a Successful Giving Day

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Giving days are an increasingly important fundraising tool for social good organizations. Principal Solutions Engineer at Blackbaud, about how to plan a successful giving day for your organization. Whether organizations with small budgets and staffs can have successful giving days.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. After Giving Tuesday concludes, you're probably ready for a long nap - but the work isn't quite done yet!

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

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Overall charitable giving increased 1% in 2016 and online giving was up 7.9% This is based on the latest findings of the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact in the 2 016 Charitable Giving Report. Key findings from the 2016 Charitable Giving Report.

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The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

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2019 marks 20 years since online giving first began in any significant way. Fast forward 20 years to today and online giving now represents tens of billions of dollars in charitable giving each year. Let’s stop acting like online giving is still a new thing – it’s not.

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Giving should hurt.

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Society is overly focused on giving that is easy for the giver - volunteers give ''spare time'' and supporters donate ''spare cash''. But what if we started encouraging our communities to give in ways that cause them to sacrifice in other areas of life?

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A 2-Day Plan for Launching a Library Giving Day Campaign

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Developed in 2019 and envisioned by the Seattle Public Library Foundation, Library Giving Day was created to support libraries nationwide. This one-day giving event was formed to encourage patrons to support their individual library systems and this year will be held on April 23.

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

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percent rise in overall giving in 2017, and another 3.8 As the year unfolds, it’s critical for these organizations to keep donors engaged, using news hooks to emphasize the importance of ongoing giving. Organized, planned giving. More sophisticated corporate giving.

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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 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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[New Report] Giving in an Uncertain Year

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This 2017 Charitable Giving Report gives us our first means of answering that question through data. Giving platforms and other intermediaries such as donor-advised funds (DAFs) continued to proliferate, allowing donors even more avenues for giving.

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3 Annual Giving Strategies for 2019 

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When it comes to resources, most annual giving teams have limited time and money for annual?giving?appeals. giving?appeals. repeat donors like to give in the same month they?donated?in of people who will give,?have giving programs have traditionally?relied?heavily

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

Wild Apricot

Follow these steps to make your year-end giving campaign the best yet, as well as getting inspired by three great examples. year-end-giving-campaign year-end-giving

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20 Resources for Your Year End Giving Campaign

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By understanding sector trends, database insights, how to build an effective year end giving campaign, and remembering to share gratitude, you’ll arrive at the end of the year ready to engage your donors and support your mission in a big way. End of Year Giving Trends and Opportunities.

7 Steps for Giving Effective Feedback

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Regardless of the type of feedback you are giving – the praising or the coaching type – giving the gift of feedback costs you something. For some of us, giving feedback is easy. For the rest of us, giving feedback is uncomfortable at best…ulcer inducing at worst. There is a cost to giving feedback no matter what type is given or by what personality type. There is a risk to giving the gift of feedback. Giving Feedback.

4 Steps to Making Planned Giving More Effective Than Ever, Right Now

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The COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique challenge for nonprofit fundraisers: While most recessions can hurt people’s ability to give, this one can also affect our ability to ask. Here are four steps for making your planned giving program even more effective than it is in a normal year.

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Charitable Giving Grew to Record Levels in 2014

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Americans were more generous than ever in 2014 according to the latest Giving USA report. Just released today, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running annual report on U.S. According to Giving USA, total giving in the U.S. Sector Giving Trends.

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A New Standard for Board Giving

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I specifically focused on board giving at their nonprofits and the responses I got back were a bit surprising. Although nearly 90% of those responding had a requirement that board members either give and/or solicit donations, nearly 60% had no minimum giving requirement.

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5 Ways to Optimize your Donation Forms for Giving Tuesday

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As you start planning messaging and emails for Giving Tuesday, spread a little love to your donation forms too. Below I will outline the five tips that can help you stand out from the crowd on a day like Giving Tuesday but are also good enhancements for your everyday forms.

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

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When Giving Tuesday started six years ago, it was about sparking a movement—giving people and organizations a day specifically dedicated to giving back. According to Blackbaud data, online giving last #GivingTuesday was up 20% on a year-over-year basis compared to 2015.

3 Reasons Your Church Needs to Offer Online Giving

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That is increasingly true of business operational aspects as well, like providing various channels for giving. Churches that offer options like online giving make it simpler and more routine to give. Online giving helps with that.

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Reinvigorate your Employee Giving Program

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Enhanced technology has made giving simple and convenient, so why aren’t you booming with success and increasing your donors and donations year over year? Increase Employee Giving. Increase Employee Giving. Give them a voice and let them help you spread the word.

Five Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Needs a Sustained Giving Program

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Sustained giving. Recurring giving. Monthly giving. 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.

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Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

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We covered everything from what a successful fundraising appeal should look like to ensuring that your Giving Tuesday efforts are part of your overall end of year strategy. How should you target users for holiday giving vs. other campaigns?

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[New Report] Giving in an Election Year

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As fundraisers and nonprofit leaders, we’re taught to be careful at these times—that donors who give to political candidates and causes will naturally turn away from charitable causes to focus on the issue in hand. An election year always focuses the mind—on many different things.

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The Must-Have Accessory for Your Monthly Giving Program

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In Sustainers in Focus Part 2 , the Blackbaud Institute provided six best practices for building and maintaining successful monthly giving programs. Why is this important to your monthly giving program? Implemented a website lightbox asking donors to opt in to monthly giving.

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Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

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Nonprofits everywhere are struggling to get their hands on reliable, useful workplace giving data from corporate giving programs. United Ways no longer dominate workplace giving. Usher in a dozen or so service companies targeting the workplace giving needs of companies.

6 Proven Best Practices for Your Sustained Giving Program

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It’s no surprise that sustained or recurring giving continues to justify its worth as a valuable fundraising technique. In Sustainers in Focus Part 1 , the Blackbaud Institute uncovered the justifications for a sustained giving program. Make monthly giving the website default.

2018 Charitable Giving Report: Spotlight on Higher Ed with CASE CEO Sue Cunningham

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The latest 2018 Charitable Giving Report with a spotlight on higher education can help institutions get a handle on the trends. of their total fundraising from online giving in 2018. Higher education institutions are competing with organizations that make it easy to give online.

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It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

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In fact, perhaps one of the most encouraging statistics of last year’s #Giving Tuesday is this one: Large organizations represented only 57 percent of revenue in 2017.

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100-Percent Board Giving

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The infamous fundraising expression “give, get or get off,” is a great rule of thumb to help guarantee board giving. Simply put, board members can either give a certain amount of their own finances, solicit others to give toward an agreed upon goal, or step down from the board.

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Ensure Sustained Giving by Planned Gift Donors

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Annual Fund Planned Giving Stewardship Sustained Giving annual fund annual giving Peer to Peer Fundraising planned giving stewardship

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

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You can imagine how pleased I was when I was introduced to an organization that combined my two loves, #GivingTuesday and teaching kids about giving. They do this by educating kids, giving them the knowledge to engage, and then encouraging action. I love #GivingTuesday.

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[New Quiz] Test & Refresh Your Knowledge of Trends in Charitable Giving

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The Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic released the fifth-annual Charitable Giving Report at the beginning of the year. Take a quick quiz to test and refresh your knowledge of trends in Charitable Giving.

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4 Ways to Optimize Your Donation Pages to Grow Monthly Giving

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With online giving now a major component of most organizations’ monthly giving programs, it’s imperative that your donation forms are fully optimized. By making monthly giving the website default, you are signaling that sustaining support is your organization’s priority.

Insights from Giving USA 2018: Charitable Giving Growth & Trends

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Charitable Giving Continued to Grow in 2017. According to Giving USA, individuals, estates, corporations, and foundations donated an estimated $410.02 Earlier this year, the Blackbaud Institute’s Charitable Giving Report estimated that charitable giving in US was up approximately 4.1%

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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. What we are witnessing is not a revolution but the evolution of episodic giving. Goodbye, slacktivism. Hello, actigiving.

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The 2013 Charitable Giving Report

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The 2013 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,129 nonprofit organizations representing more than $12.5 The report also includes online giving data from 3,359 nonprofits representing $1.7 Overall Giving Trends . Online Giving Trends.

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How Can You Grow Your Sustained Giving Program?

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But when you’re talking about recurring giving , what worked for Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams doesn’t always work in the nonprofit world. Make Giving Easy. If prospective constituents can’t find it, they can’t join your sustained giving program.

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How to Plan Your University’s Best Giving Day Yet

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A successful day of giving makes the news: the 2018 Purdue Day of Giving brought in a record $37 million in 24 hours. When a high-profile giving day smashes participation and dollar goals, annual giving teams across the country double down on strategies to cement their own success.