8 Annual Reports We Love


Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it? To avoid costly Annual Report mistakes and produce a valuable piece of collateral for your organization, take some cues from a few of 2018's stand-out annual reports, and download our comprehensive guide to creating a nonprofit annual report. Pathfinder International’s annual report combines colorful graphic design, individual stories, and gorgeous portraits.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report


Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1.

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Tracking Long-Term Donor Value: The Report You Shouldn't Miss in 2019


In a 2016 study conducted by EveryAction and Nonprofit Hub , nearly half of nonprofit professionals reported that they do not consistently utilize data as part of their decision-making process. This is not a result of lacking understanding or desire for data on their part, rather it is often the simple reality that pulling large reports can be a complex and difficult process that takes an extraordinarily long time, making getting up-to-date numbers an arduous task.

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What to Include in Your Annual Report

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What should you include in your annual report to inspire and inform? nonprofit-communications annual reports

Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have


Here are some key tools your nonprofit should have to meet your reporting needs: Customizable reports that allow you to get roll up data and detailed data. Depending on your CRM, you might have fully customizable reports where you build them from scratch or canned reports with all the columns and form fields ready for you to run. Ideally, your perfect reporting tool combines the two. Purely canned reports are inflexible and won’t always fit your reporting needs.

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Newly Released! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

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Now in its third edition, the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report provides 100+ donor benchmarks for NPOs, NGOs, and charities worldwide. 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report. Giving Report

[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. As our first glimpse into the data behind the trends, the 2017 Charitable Giving Report offers us a place to start. Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit News charitable giving charitable giving report Donor Advised Funds donor retention fundraising trends online donations political givingAcross the world, 2017 was a year defined by change and uncertainty.

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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. Here are a few key observations from The 2014 Charitable Giving Report : Overall giving grew 2.1% You can get the entire 2014 Charitable Giving Report online at: www.blackbaud.com/charitablegiving.

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Report: The Missing Middle

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Alia McKee and Mark Rovner with Sea Change Strategies recently released a new report called “The Missing Middle: Neglecting Middle Donors Is Costing You Millions. The findings from all of their research is in the new report. There are some really good insights and suggestions in this section of the report. The report includes some case studies from Human Right’s Campaign and Rainforest Alliance. You can download the report here: [link].

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Announcing The How Organizations Grow Membership & Revenue Research Report 2020?

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Check out our soon-to-be-released report (and fill it out for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card Want to learn how other membership organizations are growing and gaining revenue?

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Newly Released in English, español, français e português! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report

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Now in its fourth edition, the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report provides 100+ technology benchmarks NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide. 5,721 organizations from 160 countries participated in the survey and the report is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Global NGO Technology Report is the only crowdsourced, multilingual survey and report for the NGO sector. Please download the report and share with your communities.

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Telling Your Story Through Your Annual Report

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Here are some tips and examples of how to tell your organization's story to make your annual report more engaging and compelling. nonprofit-communications annual reports

10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report


In the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, 9 Trillion And Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth , researchers undertake a qualitative and quantitative study of the state of nonprofit planned giving programs.

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Technology for Good Report

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Technology for Good Report : Technology for Good identifies ten technologies being used in innovative ways to create positive social change. Examples are drawn from charitable organizations working on widely varied issues around the globe. This makes Technology for Good a unique repository of inspiration for the public and private sectors, funders, and other change makers who support using technology for social good

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12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report


The annual M+R Benchmarks Report has arrived again, shining a light on trends that are shaping nonprofits’ digital programs. It’s clear to us from this year’s report, that digital engagement has taken some important leaps forward for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. Having shared and discussed this year’s Benchmarks Report with many of our partners, here’s twelve key trends that have resonated strongly within the EveryAction community.

5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know


fact that I can often be found laying in bed at 6am and digging through client web reports. No wonder than, I am commonly asked; “What are the top web analytics reports and tools every nonprofit should know?&#. Source Report. Keyword Report.

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26 Fundraising & Digital Marketing Research Reports for Nonprofits

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The research reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. If you would like to suggest a specific report be added to the list, please contact Heather Mansfield or post a link in the comment section below. 2019 Global NGO Technology Report :: Download. 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report :: Download. The Act of Giving Report :: Download. Volunteer Management Progress Report :: Download.

The Ultimate Guide To Creating Nonprofit Annual Reports

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Getting started with a nonprofit annual report for the first time, or just want a refresher? Simplify the process with this ultimate guide full of expert advice and examples

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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 A few highlights from the report: International Affairs organizations had the largest year-over-year increase in charitable giving. Download your copy of this important report for free! Nonprofit Fundraising Arts & Cultural Canada charitable giving report Digital Fundraising giving tuesday Higher Ed Online Fundraising online giving

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction


Pull detailed, customizable reports. Custom reports offer a real-time picture of your supporters across all channels. Choose your data points, and use Report Builder to easily arrange and interpret your data. #6.

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. For the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report, we are seeking partners that are nonprofit organizations, service providers, and/or media outlets who are willing to promote the online survey via email and on social media. About the Report.

Insights from the Blackbaud #GivingTuesday Trends Report

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Insights from the Blackbaud #GivingTuesday Trends Report : "By most accounts, the annual late November #GivingTuesday online giving tradition has been gaining traction since 2012. TechSoup donor partner Blackbaud recently released a report that digs deep into the #GivingTuesday results over three years to reveal the patterns that are emerging from this increasingly important national day of charitable giving.

Tips for Association and Non-profit Annual Reports

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Here's the first in our Annual Report blog series and details on our new Getting Started With Annual Reports guide and checklist. annual reports

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It’s Me, Your Donor. Are You Listening?| Insights from the $FG Report

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I was lucky enough to get a preview of the Money for Good 2015 report and it’s full of surprising (and not so surprising) data, insights and recommendations for organizations, funders and vendors. Unlike other benchmark reports, this one actually gives concrete recommendations that everyone can apply to move the giving needle. Never heard of the $FG report? Out of all the statistics in this report, this one struck me the most. Download and read the report.

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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 This is the first year that we have included faith-based organizations in the published report. There are some really great insights from this section of the report.

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2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report

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Here’s a video of Jeff Patrick , president of Common Knowledge , being interviewed by Melanie Mathos at the 2012 NTC conference explaining the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Jeff goes over topics in the report such as ROI, value of a new fan/follower, commercial social networks, and resources for strategies. If you don’t have a copy of the report, you can get it here. Research Tools Video benchmark ntc report roi YouTube

May the Source Be with You: The Importance of Multichannel Reporting at End-of-Year

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Wouldn’t it be a shame to have inadequate reporting and analysis to actually find out how your medium-spanning strategy performed? You will want to know where all of your end-of-year actions and gifts are sourced from, so keep reporting and tracking top of mind as you begin implementing your plan with these pointers: Google Analytics Audit. A sweep of your current Google Analytics tracking may show that you need to tweak your code or funnel setup for accurate campaign reporting.

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Socialnomics Book Report

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Author: Cheryl Black. Remember back in sixth grade when you had a summer reading list? Big nerd that I am, I never quit having a summer reading list. The 2012 Summer Reading List for me included some light reading like The Confession (ok maybe that one wasn't so light.) and Water for Elephants and also some real homework, Socialnomics.

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Nonprofit Marketing Report: Organizations Failing to Connect

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Behind the Disconnect—86% of Nonprofits Characterize Their Messages as Difficult to Remember: Most nonprofits report that their messaging suffers from lack of inspiration (73%) and poor targeting to audience wants and needs (70%), and is difficult to remember (86%). Inconsistency Reigns, Leaving Confusion and Annoyance in Its Path: Less than 50% of nonprofits report consistent use of their positioning (organizational tagline, positioning statement and talking points).

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Think Email’s Dead? Metrics from the Online Benchmark Report Disagree

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Blackbaud’s annual Online Benchmark report was released earlier this month at #bbcon and the results speak largely to a positive outlook for nonprofit fundraising. . Here are a few key highlights from the report that pertain to email performance: 1. Every one of the 20 cohorts measured in the report experienced positive growth in usable email file size. Nonprofit Marketing eMail marketing luminate online Luminate Online Benchmark Report Online Fundraising online giving

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report Is Now Available for Download!

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The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report is based on the survey results of 6,057 donors worldwide and available for download in four languages – English , español , français , and português. Research Giving Report Fundraising

5 Key Findings from 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 Watch 5 Key Findings from the 2013 Charitable Giving Report on YouTube. Research & Trends Blackbaud Index charitable giving report fundraising online giving The Blackbaud Index

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[New Report] Giving in an Election Year

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The new Giving in an Election Year Report , along with the benefit of hindsight, shows me why I was wrong. What the findings in this report demonstrate is that, just over 180 years after Alexis de Tocqueville published Democracy in America, civic engagement is as highly valued today as it was then. Download the full report at www.blackbaud.com/election. An election year always focuses the mind—on many different things.

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Nonprofit Impact Report: How to Visually Communicate Your Impact

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This is why nonprofit impact reporting is so important. Whether you’re keeping donors updated, presenting a case to internal stakeholders or creating an annual report design that speaks to stakeholders, demonstrating impact plays a key role in nonprofit communications. .

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


Your donor database should track and report on how supporters interact with all of the channels in a campaign: email opens, social media engagement, web page visits, etc. This could be a quarterly progress report email series, or one that provides updates about a specific campaign.

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July Update: New Membership Report is Finally Here

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This month, we’ve announced the new membership report feature along with other resources to help your organization remain sustainable While it's impossible to predict the future, we can still prepare for what's to come with a solid strategy and plan.

The Luminate Online Benchmark Report| How Is the Nonprofit Sector Performing Online?

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The release of the 9 th Luminate Online Benchmark Report is an opportunity for nonprofits to take stock of how the nonprofit sector is performing online, and what recent trends tell us about donor and giving behavior. The benchmark report indicates that donors comprise about 13% of the average house-file. Nonprofit Fundraising eMail marketing luminate online Luminate Online Benchmark Report Online Fundraising onling giving segmentation

The 2018 Internet Trends Report is Out


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

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Housefile Size and Growth in the Luminate Online Benchmark Report

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The release of the 9th Luminate Online Benchmark Report is an opportunity for nonprofits to take stock of how the nonprofit sector is performing online, and what recent trends tell us about donor and giving behavior. The Report dedicates an entire section to housefile size and effectiveness this year. The Report points out organizations with housefiles under 200K constituents outperformed their larger counterparts in 2014-2015 (ie.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween


M+R's 2018 Benchmarks Study reported that, "nonprofit homepages took 3.181 seconds on average to load content visible to the user, while the main donation page on each site loaded in 2.816 seconds," and that even a one-second delay in loading time could lead to an 11% decrease in traffic to the page.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 137: Insights from the 2019 Charitable Giving Report

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Steve sat down with Erin Duff from the Blackbaud Institute to talk about Blackbaud’s 2019 Charitable Giving Report, which tracks over $36 billion in U.S-based How to use the data from the Charitable Giving Report. Listen Now: Resources: 2019 Charitable Giving Report. What was the state of charitable giving last year? Now is the time to find out so you can benchmark your organization and boost your fundraising performance in 2020.

Key Findings from Giving USA 2013 Report

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Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, annual report on U.S. Give it a listen: The get the complete Giving USA 2013 report please visit: www.givingusareports.org. charitable giving and estimates sources of giving and amounts received by type of organization. Giving USA is published by the Giving USA Foundation.

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How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps

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How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps : 'via Blog this