How Will We Harness the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Good?  

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At this year’s World Economic Forum , one phrase was on everyone’s lips: Fourth Industrial Revolution. For background: The first industrial revolution occurred when water and steam were harnessed to mechanize production. Coming Monday – Four trends to keep in mind as you plan).

Heartbeat of the Nonprofit Industry

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Then we took the answers, identified trends, wrote up the "Heartbeat of the Industry" report and made a YouTube video (because it's 2012 and that's what you do right?). Author: Cheryl Black.

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Become an Advocate (Not Just a Leader) in Your Industry


To keep up with your ever-changing industry, you have to move beyond the traditional “business leader” position and adopt the role of “industry advocate.”. As an advocate, you’ll shape the trends, procedures, and legislation that will affect your future success.

Key Findings from 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry Report

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The 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry report shows that globally nonprofits believe their successful with multiple engagement over a period of time results is greater results. Fundraising Retention global trends Multichannel Fundraising Research nonprofit research

Trends for 2015


I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen as many “trends” an “predictions” slide decks (or blog posts) this year as in years past. Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Trends to Watch in 2015 from John Haydon.

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3 Emerging Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As technology continues to advance, new fundraising techniques and trends are emerging. What are the most exciting new nonprofit fundraising trends to appear in 2020, and how can you utilize these for your organization? 2) Donations via the Gaming Industry.

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Technology Trends in Associations


Technology Trends in Associations from Informz on Vimeo. Featured From the Trenches Industry Insider Nice webinar from Informz , Brightfind (formerly Syscom’s web services + Personify Interactive), Higher Logic and Tom Lehman.

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Tradeshow Trends for 2014


20+ Tradeshow Trends For 2014 & Beyond from Jeff Hurt. From the Trenches Industry Insider …by the always excellent Jeff Hurt. Stick this in your pipe and smoke it!

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The 2018 Internet Trends Report is Out


Internet Trends Report 2018 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Debunking the Hype Industry Insider Useful DataTons of useful and interesting data, as always. Grab a coffee – this will take you a while to get through.

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6 trends nonprofits should follow in 2017


Why should only corporates follow market trends and insights? The nonprofit sector is an integral part of the economy, ensuring the best for the bottom of the pyramid section of our society and it very much needs to embrace the industry trends and best practices to create more impact.

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26 Disruptive & Technology Trends


26 Disruptive & Technology Trends 2016 – 2018 from Brian Solis. Featured Social, In Theory Industry InsiderFrom Brian Solis. Oh and check out slide 27-28. ——— ( photo credit ).

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 145: Trends in Grantmaking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In today’s episode, Lauren Steiner, president and founder of Grants Plus, talks with Blackbaud’s Rachel Hutchisson about the current trends she is seeing in grantmaking. Topics Discussed in This Episode: General trends in the funding landscape.

Is Your Event’s Success Tied to Your Industry’s Performance?


———— If you run a trade association event or series of events, there’s a good chance that a portion of your event success is dependent on the success of your industry. Is my industry viewed as high-risk or “safe” for investors?

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?


If the financial services industry is to keep up, it needs to: embrace and acquiesce to the new customer mindset. Digital is Turning the Industry on its Head. I come from the financial industry. This is, by far, the most onerous hurdle for one of the oldest regulated industries.

Nonprofit Sector Trends to Watch in 2013

NonProfit Trends

I've identified four key trends in the video above that I believe will have the greatest impact on the nonprofit sector this year based on my own observations and conversations with leaders in the nonprofit sector, as well as research that Blackbaud has conducted.

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5 Tech Trends From Across The Pond


Access Group’s Nonprofit Division comes together every year for an annual think tank to uncover what they believe will be key trends to be aware of in the upcoming years. Here are the 5 trends their focus group foresees as being markedly important in the coming years.

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6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

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To help us navigate, Blackbaud leaders and industry experts came together to weigh in on what’s coming for the sector and what’s needed to best steer our work through 2017 and beyond. Here are the top 6 trends that will impact the social good sector in 2017: 1.

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


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. Ok, ok … that sounds a little bit like bragging, but I promise the report is worth the read.

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Is Your Event’s Success Tied to Your Industry’s Performance?


If you run a trade association event or series of events, there’s a good chance that a portion of your event success is dependent on the success of your industry. Innovation often enters an industry in the form of new companies; spin offs, and emerging technologies.

Being Open and Personal – Joining the Museum Trends of 2015

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So when AAM and Blackbaud hosted Trends Watch 2015: Using Open Data and Personalization at Museums with Elizabeth Merritt , Michael Edson , and Stephen Watson , attending it was a definite no-brainer!

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Higher Ed Trends and Learnings from the Experts at bbcon 2019

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Throughout the 3-day conference, industry experts, customers, and partners participating in the higher education track shared what the higher ed landscape looks like today, challenges, new opportunities, digital transformation, and more. . Industry Research & Trends .

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Five Web Design Trends to Watch


Here are five design trends to consider. One of the big design trends that is beginning to fade is mega navigation menus that are cluttered and distracting to website visitors. Are you considering these trends in your website redesigns?

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How AR Technology Is Redefining The Online Gaming Industry?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

AR technology in the gaming industry offers an immersive experience of a real-world environment where the objects placed in the real world are augmented. This advanced technology is constantly revolutionizing the way the gaming industry works and contributes a lot towards it. . People who are interested in earning money, online gaming industry also have something for you. Augmented reality in the online gaming industry creates an engaging experience for the users.

5 Foundation Trends That Will Continue in 2018

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We have seen a number of trends emerge this past year, but I believe that by understanding the following five major trends, your foundation can go into 2018 on-track and prepared for industry changes.

9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About


Because of this, anticipating tech trends is the only way to ensure your nonprofit is staying ahead of the latest technology. Here are 9 buzz words and tech trends that your nonprofit needs to be on the look out for in the coming months and years.

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New Year, New Trends Roundup For Ya!


It’s that time of year where everyone is talking about trends. Here is a roundup for you of those I consider to be most interesting, most accurate, or most data-driven – and read down to the bottom, where I list my five trends for the association industry.

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5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About


Gartner , a tech analyst firm, created a list of trending technology resources nonprofits and organizations are taking advantage of to make a greater impact using more robust resources, at a lower cost than traditional IT. Image courtesy of Wisepreneur.

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Trending in 2020: The vCFO – Let’s Break It Down

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Why one of 2020’s hottest nonprofit trends will continue to be the rise of the virtual CFO. We’re happy to report that, while Bob lives on in many businesses, a growing trend in finance is about to disrupt the C-suite for good. 100% uptime, to poach a tech industry phrase.

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SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts

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According to an article in Capacity Media , a panel of industry experts at this year’s Messaging and SMS World conference agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers a huge opportunity for SMS. One of the vastly growing areas in the industry at the moment is IoT. Industry News

Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

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The emerging technology driving the 4th industrial revolution has incredible potential to change the way we work, live, connect and more. Here are four big trends for the social good sector over the next few years that I saw playing out at Davos: 1. If one thing was clear at Davos, it was that companies are already shifting rapidly to a new paradigm, preparing for the ways that the 4th industrial revolution will change the world.

Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice


What are some trends you’ve observed in the ways nonprofits are (and aren’t) using technology to engage supporters? ". We appreciate that the EveryAction team pays close attention to social media trends within our industry and used that insight to enhance their tool set.

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The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adapting to a Shifting Industry

NonProfit Hub

Another trend that I think will outlive the “trend” phase is personal storytelling as a marketing tactic. Though basic things like building relationships are still key for every nonprofit, we have to take notice of new trends, too. The post The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adapting to a Shifting Industry appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

The Next Five Big Trends in Mobile App Development

Byte Technology

If the tech industry could share one overarching motto, it would be something like “ever forward.” So what does 2016 hold in store in the realm of app development trends? Here are a handful of such trends to be on the lookout for as app engineers plunge ever forward.

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Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recent burnout research and trends reveal that work environments are becoming more overwhelming and complex. It is leading to higher burnout rates in many industries, not just the social sector. A version of this blog post was also published on Global Giving Nonprofit Trends ).

Nonprofit Trends: Charitable Giving in 2013

NonProfit Trends

Industry Trends Research & TrendsEarlier this month, the company I have the privilege of leading released its 2012 Charitable Giving Report.

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3 Ways AI & IoT Help The Construction Industry Work Faster

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

A lot of experts highly believe that AI in the construction industry is very promising. With the help of AI, the construction industry will have the ability to enable various services such as predictive maintenance, which would then increase the value of IoT technology. Here are some of the ways AI and IoT help the construction industry work faster. . The construction industry is also becoming a part of this innovation. .

Using Industry Data to Set Business Goals

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But what about industry data? There are many sources to pull from when looking for industry data, including primary research firms like Gartner and Forrester, as well as boutique firms that focus on the professional services market, such as PSVillage and SPI Research. Additionally, these reports can be an excellent source of trends and challenges facing professional service firms, as well as strategic directions to consider.

By Design: The Next Big Trends in Website Development

Byte Technology

From the necessity of responsive design to the rebirth of parallax scrolling, tweaks to make video more compelling to the altering of simple color palettes, the best designers in the industry thrive on enhancing not only the visual appeal of a site but the overall user experience as well.

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Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates


This follows a recent trend that email click-through rates have declined across all industries. The much-anticipated 2013 eNonprofit Benchmark study was released last week. It contains online fundraising, advocacy, email, social, and mobile results from 55 U.S.-based

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Charitable Giving and Fund Development – How the Trends Intersect

NonProfit Trends

Fundraising Industry Trends CompassPoint fundraisingKnowing that fundraising is expect to carry on as-is this year and that across the nonprofit sector, experience and turnover are challenges, nonprofits need to prepare. Your nonprofit likely should consider four key measures.

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Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

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The IRS designation is something many work hard to attain and is the slang in the industry for “gifts to this organization are tax deductible.” I know this isn’t all that original, but I have to say it. “Nonprofit” is a tax status, not a business model.

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Leveraging the Latest Trends in Non-Profit Website Design

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Of course website trends and fads move quickly these days, so it’s vital that any and all non-profit organizations be proactive about page design in order to put their best face forward in successfully attaining their goals. Industry News Nonprofit Web Design

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Trends: Association Management Systems & Online Community Providers: Associations Now

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From Associations Now Trends: Association Management Systems & Online Community Providers: Associations Now : At ASAE’s 2013 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference last week, I visited the expo hall to speak with the industry partners there who provide association management systems (AMSs) and online community platforms (or both).