5 Strategies to Implementing a Successful Employee Giving Campaign

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Starting your own employee giving campaign is not for the faint of heart! Tip: Personalized emails to leadership will help secure total giving. Ask managers to put forward their best talent and give them a chance to shine.

[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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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.

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.

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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[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.

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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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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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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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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 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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[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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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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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.

How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day

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“We had been struggling with Giving Tuesday for a number of years, and our leadership just kept coming back to it. We found that Purdue University had a great Giving Day model that we could leverage for ours.

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.

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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[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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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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Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

3rd Sector Labs

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.

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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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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10 Ways Hospital Foundations Can Use Giving Tuesday to Enhance End-of-Year Giving

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I thought about this and realized I haven’t seen many people talking about using #GivingTuesday as an opportunity to not only generate donations, but also to acquire, retain, and engage supporters for future giving. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about #GivingTuesday.

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The Ultimate Guide to Promoting Your School’s Giving Day

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Joe Garecht’s eBook, How to Hold a Successful Giving Day for Your School , offers great advice for development teams on running a giving day event. He even tackles the big question: Whether your school should run a stand-alone giving day or participate in #GivingTuesday? After all, a single day of giving isn’t much time to attract gifts—donors must know when and where to give—so your school’s promotional strategies have to be strong.

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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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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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The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Giving

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In working with dozens of faith-focused organizations on year-end giving programs, I have found that there are five basic rules that must guide your strategy if you want to steadily increase year-end giving each and every year: Rule #1: Make Sure Your Message is Consistent. Don’t use the year-end giving season to talk about hiring new staff, adding a new heating unit, or adding a new campus. The year-end giving season is a great time to hit all of your support bases.

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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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7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Giving Tuesday Resource Library. easy-to-use Giving Tuesday campaign plan template to put yours together today. Attract more sustaining donors The influx of donations on Giving Tuesday is exhilarating for nonprofits, but it’s even better when the experience is repeated every month.

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25 Must-Know Global Trends in Giving

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Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is an annual research project that examines how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. 57% of religious giving in Asia is online.

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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.

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Creating a Giving Tuesday Strategy That’s ‘Just Right’

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“And this chair is just right,” says a Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) Sister in a Giving Tuesday Campaign video. We started using online giving forms —creating a custom donation page just for this event. Don’t treat Giving Tuesday like every other day.

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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.

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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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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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GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the US, GivingTuesday is after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday and marks the start of the year-end giving. In India, GivingTuesday is celebrated on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and is part of a week-long celebration of giving called Daan-Utsav.

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Seven Steps to Ensuring a Successful Sustained Giving Program

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You know that sustained giving is important. But, there’s a big difference between understanding its importance and actually creating a successful recurring giving program. Many nonprofits have also found names important when it comes to sustained giving.

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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.

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.

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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