2018’s Top Trends in Philanthropy

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Take a look below to discover the Blackbaud Institute’s top trends that reverberated across the social good sector this year. These figures revealed an interesting trend if we take a deeper dive into the data.

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

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If you’ve already read the Charitable Giving Report , you got some great insight into the big trends in charitable giving that hopefully helped guide your fundraising strategy for 2017. Take a quick quiz to test and refresh your knowledge of trends in Charitable Giving.

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5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

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Even better news? Here are five trends to look out for – and tips for how your organization can leverage them. As the year unfolds, it’s critical for these organizations to keep donors engaged, using news hooks to emphasize the importance of ongoing giving.

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Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

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Here are the four key trends we’ll be following at the fundraising conference, and a few can’t-miss sessions that promise thought-provoking takes on the trends: The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy. This year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption.

Insights from Giving USA 2018: Charitable Giving Growth & Trends

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The latest Giving USA report provides additional details about charitable giving and philanthropic trends. We also know from a broad set of research and trend analysis that giving is changing. Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit News Social Good

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Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

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This year’s summit included 35 large nonprofit organizations that participate in our sustainer program benchmarking to review aggregate program performance, trends and challenges affecting sustainer giving. This is very good news for all nonprofits.

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5 Foundation Trends for 2019: Conquering the Unknown with the Help of Data

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With the massive level of generosity and funding that we saw this year and in 2017, is it possible that the trend will continue in 2019? Here are the five trends I see having the most impact on foundations in this coming year, starting with these new potential partners: Partnerships and Data.

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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With the constant changes, innovations, and breaking news impacting the sector, staying focused on the work that matters will be key for all of us. Here are the top 6 trends that will impact the social good sector in 2017: 1.

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The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

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To read our full report on the biggest nonprofit tech trends of 2018, what to expect in the year ahead, and how nonprofits of all sizes should be preparing to stay at the top of the technology game, click here. Some of the biggest trends that emerged in 2018 include: 1.

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Blackbaud Highlights Key Technology Trends For Nonprofits in 2014 | Blackbaud News

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Press release Blackbaud Highlights Key Technology Trends For Nonprofits in 2014 | Blackbaud News : In 2014, technology will continue to have an even greater impact on nonprofits,” said Mary Beth Westmoreland, Blackbaud’s vice president of product development.

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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It’s Time to Break the Bandwidth Monopoly | Tech News/Trends content from Meetings Net

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It’s Time to Break the Bandwidth Monopoly | Tech News/Trends content from Meetings Net : Technology has invaded face-to-face events. If you stand in the back of a breakout session and observe attendee behavior, you’ll see what I mean. Today’s attendee brings a smartphone plus an iPad or laptop to every event. She is a hyper-connected multitasker, a member of the new “on-demand” generation. She expects to be able to check e-mail, post tweets, and stay productive at all times

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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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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. 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report.

Call for Partners! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

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The third edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report (the sister report to the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report ) will be published September 15, 2020 , and for the first time, we are conducting an open call for partners worldwide. about giving trends in your country using the data.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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Every week, our Lead Mobile Strategist Ti Chesley will post a roundup of the biggest news in mobile messaging. Japan’s Line has also followed this bot trend. The post Mobile Messaging News Roundup appeared first on Mobile Commons. Mobile Research News & Updates

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Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

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The new npEXPERTS eBook, gathers 16 of the sharpest minds in nonprofits to sort through the trends and help us focus on the strategies that will lead us into the next era of philanthropy. April Fools.

Top 3 Trends to Fool Proof your Future Fundraisng


For large nonprofits here is some even scarier news: the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported in October of 2010 that donations to the nation’s largest charities dropped 11% last year. Want to find out the other two future fundraising trends? Guest post by David J.

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Nonprofit Trends And Strategies You Need To Know


Good news, a report conducted by Care2, hjc, NTEN, and the Resource Alliance was just released: the 2016 Digital Outlook Report: Nonprofit Trends and Strategy. Trends Digital Strategy

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12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

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The good news is that global philanthropy is on the rise , but the challenges are great and NGOs will play a critical role in continuing to inspire the global community to give and volunteer. Source: 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report. Source: 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report.

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics


Both the three Cs and the three Ps are influenced by corporate philanthropy, a trend that will escalate in 2019 as workplace giving becomes an even more important business driver. That’s good news for workers, but a challenge for businesses.

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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Data Digest: Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index

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Data Digest: Maps, Trends, and a Social Progress Index : Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. Five trending Big Data technologies are also identified

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Direct Marketing Trends You Won’t Read About in InStyle Magazine

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I love fashion trends. However, despite my willingness to dive in and test out the latest trends, I still find myself reaching for the same jeans and black sweater. The same approach can be taken with nonprofit direct marketing fundraising trends.

25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

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6,057 donors completed the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey and based on their responses, the donor community worldwide is made up of primarily women (65%) who have a liberal ideology (53%) , characterize themselves as religious (72%), and give between ($101-$1,000 USD) annually (43%).

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

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Some interesting prognostications collected by Tech Soup Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014 : Now that this year is wrapping up and we have the verdict on nonprofit technology trends for 2013, we queried charity Technorati like Amy Sample Ward, Beth Kanter, Marnie Webb, Peter Campbell, Nicole Wallace, the entire crew at Idealware, Lucy Bernholz, and other luminaries to find out what is in their crystal balls for 2014

Join the Trend: Six Ways to Discover Hot Topics for Your WordPress Blog

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One of the biggest obstacles bloggers encounter—whether they’re on the WordPress platform or not—is how to create content that is based on currently trending topics. But it’s important nonetheless: when you generate content based on trending topics you can be assured that said topics are already on reader’s minds, and speaking to these topics can really help you build a loyal following and assist you in honing in on your target audience. Google Trends.

10 Emerging Trends in Online Communications and Fundraising to Watch in 2018

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Since the release of Facebook Live , Facebook video exposure has increased 360% across everyone’s news feed. 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report. As personal computers, smartphones, and the Internet of Things evolve, so must your nonprofit.

2 New Solutions with 4 Big Things| Great News for the Nonprofit Sector

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This is great news for many reasons, but mostly because nonprofit organizations will soon have the opportunity to expand their missions further than ever before, powered by Raiser’s Edge NXT and Financial Edge NXT. Today Blackbaud announces our NXT solutions to the world.

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Generous Donors Continue to Grow Philanthropy

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Now, as we enter a new year, the 2018 Charitable Giving Report provides us with our first data-backed view of the trends. Overall giving is up once again, continuing a consistent trend we have seen for many years now. Nonprofit News charitable giving report charitable giving trends

Five Nonprofit Technology Trends to Watch in 2014

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Numerous communications and fundraising trends are on the verge of going mainstream and nonprofits committed to early adoption have a number of new tools and strategies to pioneer this year. 2014 will be an exciting year for nonprofit technology.

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The Blackbaud Index: Online Giving Continues to Experience Double Digit Growth | Blackbaud News

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The Blackbaud Index: Online Giving Continues to Experience Double Digit Growth | Blackbaud News : "he Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 1.3% Learn more about charitable giving trends in 2014 and gain additional insight from nonprofit industry experts by downloading the report at www.blackbaud.com/charitablegiving." 'via

Trends Affecting Fundraising in 2009

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy is starting the year off with a list of trends they believe will affect fundraising in 2009. The trends they cite include lower estate taxes, low investment returns, the possibility of inflation, no minimum required withdrawal from individual retirement accounts, the impact of medical costs, and a push to lower fund-raising costs. You can read the full article at philanthropy.com/news/prospecting/index.php?id=6835.

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Crowd-funding campaigns gaining popularity with Canadians | News | National Post

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Crowd-funding campaigns gaining popularity with Canadians | News | National Post : TORONTO — A burlesque troupe, a film about female Palestinian race car drivers and a bullied American bus monitor — as diverse as those topics are, they all share a common Canadian thread. All three projects sparked crowd-funding campaigns, an Internet-based trend thrust into the spotlight recently by a Toronto man’s wildly successful fundraising effort for a Rochester, N.Y.,

Trends in Donor Management


As user demand increases, vendors are adapting their donor management system offerings to support mobile devices and cloud computing, one of several recent market trends that are adding value and capability to the software. This is good news for organizations looking to buy or replace a donor management system. What are the fastest-moving trends in the donor management world? These are the trends, but what’s shaping them? PublishDate: October 2011. Author: Jay Leslie.

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Engaging the distracted: 3 digital experts share their fundraising tips » Charity Digital News

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Engaging the distracted: 3 digital experts share their fundraising tips » Charity Digital News : "Where do you start when it comes to taking advantage of the digital opportunities available to charities? Three speakers, who will feature on a special digital-focused panel at the IoF Fundraising Convention this year, share their thoughts on some digital trends in an exclusive Q&A." 'via

How Much Money is Raised through Online Giving? | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a Blackbaud Blog

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Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a Blackbaud Blog : One of the most common questions that I get is how much money is raised through online giving. The good news is that we can now answer most of these questions. How Much Money is Raised through Online Giving? The answer leads into plenty more questions about who, what, when, when, and why online fundraising continues to grow.

Nonprofit Technology News for February 2014

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It's high time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news! There’s lots of interesting NPTech news this month. Do you have any NPTech news items you'd like to add?

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Dramatically Oversimplified Website Graphic Design Trends (And Why Nonprofits Should Care)


This trend lasted a really long time—about a decade. Well, good news and bad news. The bad news is that you really need to invest in a new website ASAP. The good news is that you can leap over the whole sidebar thing and go straight to a “Mobile First” site.

Your Weekly Mobile News!

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SMS News OpenMarket Releases New Infographic Demonstrating Massive Opportunity for Financial Institutions to Engage with Target Consumers via SMS – 35-55 percent of people prefer to receive SMS alerts for bank activity compared to 27 percent of the general US population.

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Great News! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report Has Secured Sponsorship

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Even better news is that Funraise will also sponsor the third edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report. One change worth noting is that the Global NGO Technology Report and the Global Trends in Giving Report will move to a biennial schedule, alternating years between them.

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24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

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This post shares insights, trends, and the complete list of email subject lines. Nonprofit News fundraising ideas Fundraising Programs nonprofit fundraising nonprofit marketing sector trends strategic planning