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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[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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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 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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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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[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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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The New Era of Year-End Giving Campaigns

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While some tried and true strategies exist, 2018 will have a twist that nonprofit organizations need to plan for as they establish their end-of-year giving campaigns. Many nonprofits rely on year-end campaigns to fund their organization.

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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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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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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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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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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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And I do give to disaster relief or practice “rage giving,” but I also want my giving to make a difference and have the most impact. It analyzes your giving and provides some good feedback and guidelines for making sure your giving has impact. ? ?. I

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.

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.

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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Why the Time is Right for Healthcare Organizations to Cash in on Sustainer Giving

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Healthcare organizations have an incredible opportunity with sustainers – donors who choose to give using an automated recurring payment through their bank account or credit card (most of the time monthly). Why have healthcare organizations not embraced sustainer giving? They have been slow to adopt digital fundraising practices and reluctant to emphasize online giving. This change makes it the perfect time to cash in on sustainer giving.

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Give in the Moment: Our Favorite #UNselfies of #GivingTuesday (so far)

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In case you don''t know, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is dedicated to giving back after all of the indulgences of the days before. Here are some of our favorites so far: fundraising giving tuesday At last, #GivingTuesday is upon us!

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

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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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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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