[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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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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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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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.

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.

2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report includes more than $18.2 billion in online giving data from 2015. It reveals that overall giving in the United States increased 1.6% and online giving grew 9.2% K-12 schools also had an increase in online giving during 2015.

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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.

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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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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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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Preparing for the Season of Giving: Steps to Ready Your Year-End Appeal

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Organizations, large and small, should capitalize on the Season of Giving. In 2015, charitable giving continued its upward trend: An estimated $373 billion was donated, with individuals representing 71 percent of the total. Online Giving.

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

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According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running annual report on U.S. charitable giving and estimates sources of giving and amounts received by type of organization. Who is Giving.

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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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The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign

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Americans are generous and enjoy the sense of being a part of a worthy cause achieved by charitable giving. In 2015, America set a record for charitable giving, beating the previous record by four percent. The most common appeals are Mid-year, Giving Tuesday and the Season of Giving.

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What’s Really Driving the Increase in Online Giving?

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If you’re like most nonprofits and charitable organizations you’re seeing growth in online giving. How fast is your online giving growing? The latest figures from the Blackbaud Index for Canadian giving and U.S. giving both show that online giving continues to grow approximately 7% year over year, while overall giving remains relatively flat, growing only 1-3% per year. So what’s driving this increase in online giving ?

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.

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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Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

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Let’s face it, deciding how your business should give can be hard. How To Determine Your Giving Focus: Work through the list below, carefully considering each category before making any decisions about what you might support. Give yourself time to think through the options.

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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.

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

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We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Here’s a few of the highlights … Key 2011 Online Giving Trends Include. Online giving up 13% year-over-year *. 2011 Online Giving Report.

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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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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.

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Mobile Donations Up 45% in 2015 Giving Season [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Last year, our inaugural mobile study was launched with a bang when we discovered that 10% of donors gave on mobile devices during the 2014 giving season. That means that in one short year, mobile giving increased 45% from the 2014 giving season to the 2015 season. .

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Lowering the ‘Giving Barrier’ for Millennials

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According to the Millennial Impact Report , 72 percent of Millennials are eager to join a nonprofit and a little over 50 percent would like to give monthly to a charitable organization. Why is the ‘Giving Barrier’ so high?

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The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs. Offline Donors

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While the number one reason for giving, both online and off, is for emotional reasons, the online donor is more likely to respond only once to fulfill that emotional need, whereas the offline donor is more likely to give repeatedly. 2011 Internet and Multichannel Giving.

How to Engage Volunteers in Your 2016 Giving Tuesday Strategy

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At its core, Giving Tuesday is a movement —a movement through which nonprofit organizations around the world ask their supporters to rally around their missions during the holiday season. If your volunteers are not playing a key role in your Giving Tuesday strategy , they should!

Monthly Giving: 4 Ways to Improve Donor Retention and Recruit Sustainers

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In the second installment of the Blackbaud Institute’s Sustainers in Focus series —research-backed best practices for marketing, promoting, soliciting, and fulfilling a sustained giving program— Best Practice # 1 was to ask new donors to give on a monthly basis.

[Infographic] 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 2013 Charitable Giving Report INFOGRAPHIC.

University of Michigan – Setting a Higher Standard for Giving Days

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On Giving Tuesday 2015 , The Office of University Development at University of Michigan set an example for how this kind of thoughtful planning and preparation can dramatically increase results: 1000 donors completed gifts online within the first 49 minutes. $1 Sometimes we get lucky.

2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

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Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising. 3: Give Local America Day — #GiveLocal16. 29: Giving Tuesday — #GivingTuesday.

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

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People of color are very generous, but factors, like where they give and why, need to be examined. Churches, temples, and other religious institutions have historically been the recipients of giving for many communities. People continue to give significantly to these institutions.

2011 Online Giving Trends

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Blackbaud released its 2011 Online Giving report today. 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.

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#GivingShoesDay Creates a Shoe-Gooder Movement on Giving Tuesday

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4 years after launching their first #GivingShoesDay campaign, Dress for Success Worldwide is on a mission to go bigger than ever this Giving Tuesday. For Dress for Success, #GivingShoesDay isn’t just a day of giving.

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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.

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.

Tapping Giving USA Data for Year-Round Success

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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. Another critical contribution the report makes is a view of giving over time.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

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according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report. For many years now Blackbaud has published data on the most generous online giving cities in the United States. Fundraising blackbuad luminate online most generous cities Online Fundraising online giving

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Your End-of-Year Giving Plan Starts Today

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In 2015, the percentage of giving that happened in December held steady for the second straight year at 17.4%, by far the largest month in terms of distribution of giving. Online giving in December increased from 17.8%

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Key Findings from Giving USA 2014 Report

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Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, annual report on U.S. charitable giving and estimates sources of giving and amounts received by type of organization. Giving USA is published by the Giving USA Foundation and their report on 2013 giving trends is now available. Giving USA is researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Overall Giving Trends. Individual Giving.

The Six Week Solution for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

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For giving officers, especially, these six weeks can be stressful as we anxiously wait to see how year-end requests are going. Now is the time to ask ourselves whether we’ve done everything possible to optimize holiday giving.

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