5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

5 Research-Backed Lessons for Major Gifts. Engaging in thorough prospect research efforts to dive deeply into the best of the best identified prospects.

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Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

If so, then your organization can probably benefit from conducting market research. Marketing research done on a regular basis will allow you to make better decisions, chart changes over time, plan initiatives, and assess your success. This will help you focus your research.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is now enough evidence from research that stressful workplaces are counter-productive to impact. Recent burnout research and trends reveal that work environments are becoming more overwhelming and complex. Photo by Norbert Reimer.

Got Research?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

This is incredibly important stuff, and it’s darned hard work – I know, I’ve been involved in doing a bit of research for Idealware. If we don’t have this sort of research in our sector, nonprofits won’t have the kind of analytical approach to software available – it is much needed. As you might imagine, funding this sort of work doesn’t come easy – they need our help to be able to continue to provide great research.

Research Friday: Research Update

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. The ASU Lodestar Center Research Friday Blog is on hiatus for the summer. Research Friday" Bloggers Needed. Upcoming Research Reports. research friday

Donor Retention vs. Donor Acquisition: What Research Shows About Overall Online Engagement

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Fundraising Donor Acquisition donor retention eMail marketing fundraising research fundraising trends Luminate Online Benchmark Report online donor acquisition Online Fundraising repeat giving sustained giving sustainer programs

Finding Your Next Funder: How Prospect Research Helps Secure New Major Donors

Connection Cafe

Prospect research. The American Alliance of Museums conference was last week, and I had the opportunity to meet and introduce the panel of a jeopardy style session, What is Prospect Research, Alex?

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

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The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” Pew Research Center recently released the full collection of anecdotes and stories shared by experts about their personal experiences with digital life.

15 Game-Changing Prospect Research Tools and Resources

Donor Search

Prospect research can seem daunting and overwhelming. Either way, this… Basics of Prospect Research Lists & Rankings UncategorizedThere are a ton of resources out there, but there is not a lot of guidance.

Prospect Research: Importance and Impact

Donor Search

With more information publicly available than ever before, prospect research is becoming an increasingly popular tool for nonprofit organizations to increase their fundraising capabilities. Prospect research… About DonorSearch Basics of Prospect Research Uncategorized

9 Rules for Ethical Prospect Research

Donor Search

This is less a… Basics of Prospect Research Conducting Prospect Research Prospect Data Sources UncategorizedFrom social media to blogs to 24/7 news services, there is more information on people available than ever before. You just have to know how to look for it.

Prospect Research for Religious Organizations

Donor Search

Why faith-based organizations need prospect research Religiously affiliated schools, churches, synagogues, mosques, and mission-based organizations… Conducting Prospect Research Implementing Prospect Research UncategorizedFundraising is not a passive activity.

3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Nonprofits Raise More Money at Events

EveryAction

Read on for tips from DonorSearch 's Ryan Woroneicki on how to make prospect research part of your event planning. prospect research eventsDo you have events planned as part of your end-of-year fundraising push?

Prospect Research for Public Radio Stations

Donor Search

… Annual Giving Conducting Prospect Research Implementing Prospect Research Public Radio Stations UncategorizedRadio is a cultural stalwart. It has outlasted its naysayers. When television came along people thought radio would disappear. It survived.

The Art of Writing a Prospect Researcher Job Description

Donor Search

Maybe you’ve been blissfully unaware of prospect research, but now you know. People say that ignorance is bliss. What about when you are no longer ignorant? That bliss disappears in a hurry. Or, you’ve known about it, but haven’t made screening prospects a priority.

Discovering Donors: Prospect Research Basics

NonProfit Hub

Kim Becker Cooper is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Marketing Director at DonorSearch, a prospect research and wealth screening company that focuses on philanthropy. Finding major gift donors without prospect research is like searching for a needle in a haystack.

Guest Post by Martin Djupdraet: Let the Decision Makers Do the Audience Research

Museum 2.0

This guest post is written by Martin Brandt Djupdræt , Head of research and presentation and a member of the management at the Danish open-air museum Den Gamle By (The Old Town). What we have done is quite simple, but it works: we require decision makers to do audience research themselves.

Research Friday: Research and Policy Briefs

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. Click here to read Pat Lewis's "Research Friday: Financial literacy: understanding money for today’s activities and tomorrow’s security.". research friday Ahmad Naboulsi funding

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Exploring the Latest Millennial Research

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, we did research on Millennial donors and it spurred us to do it again. Giving, communication and engagement are the three areas of research. This year’s research followed last year’s findings.

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In preparation, I’ve been studying the research and best practices for productive meetings. What Research Says About Productive Meetings and Conference Calls. Intercall did some research about what people actually do on a conference call. Flickr Photo by Haldane Martin.

22 Must-Read Research Reports for the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. nonprofit research. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft your next online communication and fundraising plan.

Research Friday: The gift

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. I was taught that proper research and first-hand experience were paramount to any sort of doctrine. Read Karina Lungo''s " Research Friday: Why Give to International Charities? ".

Institute of Volunteering Research launches free research database - Third Sector

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Institute of Volunteering Research launches free research database - Third Sector: "Institute of Volunteering Research launches free research databaseBy David Ainsworth, Third Sector Online, 12 August 2010Evidence Bank, with 200 entries, set up by research arm of Volunteering England

[Guest Post] How to Utilize Social Insights for Prospect Research

Donor Search

DonorSearch always aims to provide the best content available regarding prospect research and the broader nonprofit space. How to Utilize Social Insights for Prospect… Basics of Prospect Research Conducting Prospect Research Guest Post Implementing Prospect Research Uncategorized

[Guest Post] Prospect Research Metrics and ROI

Donor Search

Recently, I asked Prospect Researchers to complete a brief survey to help me understand how they measure the value of the work they perform. What are… Basics of Prospect Research Conducting Prospect Research Data and Statistics Uncategorized

The 3-Step Playbook to SEO Keyword Research

Wild Apricot

Start getting your nonprofit to #1 in Google with advice from digital marketing expert Farhad Chikhiwala

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

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New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs. This question was one of many in a recently released research study commissioned by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation on the occasion of its 50 th anniversary. Guest Post Philanthropy Research Studies

The 3-Step Guide to Handling a Prospect Researcher Staff Transition

Donor Search

That platitude, though easier to take in theory than practice, certainly applies to the way… Basics of Prospect Research Conducting Prospect Research Implementing Prospect Research Preparing for Prospect Research Uncategorized

Our Favorite Prospect Research Blogs

Donor Search

At DonorSearch, we’re proud to share our prospect research knowledge through our blog, but our word is far from the final word on the prospect research world. We’ve gathered our favorite prospect research blogs… Education Lists & Rankings Uncategorized

3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Your Nonprofit Attract More Major Gifts [Guest Post]

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fundraising guest post major gifts prospect research D o some jumping jacks to get the blood flowing. Don’t arch your back. Inhale as you lift. Focus on the muscle group you’re working. Major gift prospects are the heavy weights of the fundraising world. Just like lifting more weight, raising more money requires proper technique. You have to want more, strive for more, and do what it takes to attain more.

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What the Research Says About Increasing Facebook Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post summarizes some findings from a recent research report about increasing engagement on Facebook and a couple of conversations about applying the research over on my blog Facebook page. The research also suggests that asking questions works best for increasing engagement.

Fundraising With Facebook Research Report

Wild Apricot

Here are highlights of Artez Interactive’s latest research paper, "Fundraising with Facebook”. research; Facebook

The Idealware Research Fund

Robert Weiner

Our friends at Idealware (a nonprofit technology resource provider) have created a new fund to support their research. Many of Idealware's reports have been funded by foundations and some have had corporate sponsorship (and some are commissioned by TechSoup.org too). As you probably know, neither foundation nor corporate support is a reliable funding source these days.

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8 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Marketing For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

In this post, you’ll learn 8 research-backed ways that are proven to improve the reach and impact of your content. This is why persona research is so important. You’ll need to conduct keyword research. Marketing can feel like an uphill battle.

Recent Big-Data Struggles Are ‘Birthing Pains,’ Researchers Say - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Recent Big-Data Struggles Are ‘Birthing Pains,’ Researchers Say - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education : Not so, says Mr. Lazer, who remains "hugely" bullish on Big Data. "I I would be quite distressed if this resulted in less resources being invested in Big Data," he says in an interview. Mr. Lazer calls the episode "a good moment for Big Data, because it reflects the fact that there’s some degree of maturing. Saying ‘Big Data’ isn’t enough.

Research Round Up for October 2012

NonProfit Trends

Here is a look back at some new nonprofit sector research that was … Research & Trends fundraising international reports Social Media

Charity Village? Research: Spontaneous “Online Volunteers”

AFP Blog

Charity Village Research: Spontaneous “Online Volunteers

User research and non-profits

Connection Cafe

Researching users is important for any business. Large commercial companies conduct market research to see who consumes their products. Many successful non-profits also realize why user research is important. Author: Lacey Kruger. Do you listen to your users?

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup.

Charity online transactions least likely to be abandoned, research suggests » Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

Charity online transactions least likely to be abandoned, research suggests » Charity Digital News : "Online transactions on charity websites are the least likely to be abandoned in comparison to other commercial sectors, according to research by the ecommerce platform provider Ve." 'via

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Research / @SSIReview. Research. Research / @ARNOVA. Research. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

[Guest Post] Major Gift Study Shows Prospect Research Matters

Donor Search

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. Major Gift Study Shows Prospect Research Matters Did you ever stop to ask yourself, “Does prospect research really matter?

ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return | Health - WCVB Home

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ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return | Health - WCVB Home : "ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return Ice Bucket Challenge will return every August until a cure is found" 'via Blog this