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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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

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.

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: 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

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

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?

Mobile Fundraising Research Paper 2013

AFP Blog

Mobile Fundraising Research Paper 2013 : We examined the fundraising success of 83,866 participants in a variety of fundraising campaigns to help answer this question. What we discovered: 15% of traffic to fundraising and donation pages comes from mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. 23% of participants in peer-driven events and campaigns choose to use mobile technology to help them fundraise for good causes

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.

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.

[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 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

Institute of Volunteering Research launches free research database - Third Sector

AFP Blog

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

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 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.

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

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.

[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

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? ".

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

AFP Blog

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.

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.

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.

Charity Village? Research: Spontaneous “Online Volunteers”

AFP Blog

Charity Village Research: Spontaneous “Online Volunteers

Microsoft And IBM Researchers Working Together On Cloud Security

TechImpact

According to a recent post from Technology Review, … Continued The post Microsoft And IBM Researchers Working Together On Cloud Security appeared first on Tech Impact.

The Quintessential Guide to Interviewing a Prospect Researcher

Donor Search

Who hasn’t arrived way too… Conducting Prospect Research Preparing for Prospect Research UncategorizedAh, the tricky business of interviewing. It is difficult in any field, as both the interviewer and the interviewee.

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.

[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?

Four Ways Universities or Colleges Use Prospect Research

Donor Search

Fundraising is… Basics of Prospect Research Education Implementing Prospect Research Uncategorized

The six types of Twitter conversations | Pew Research Center

AFP Blog

The six types of Twitter conversations | Pew Research Center : Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet? A new report from the Pew Research Center, in association with the Social Media Research Foundation, provides an aerial view of the social media network. By analyzing many thousands of Twitter conversations, we identified six different conversational archetypes.

Facebook, Twitter play different roles in connecting mobile readers to news | Pew Research Center

AFP Blog

Facebook, Twitter play different roles in connecting mobile readers to news | Pew Research Center : "Facebook sends by far the most mobile readers to news sites of any social media site, while Twitter mobile users spend more engaged time with news content, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of audience behavior metrics from 30 news sites.

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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 Blog

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

[Guest Post] Using Research to Jumpstart your Major Gift Program

Donor Search

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community.

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

AFP Blog

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

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

CharityVillage?Research: Collaborating in the Virtual Space

AFP Blog

CharityVillageResearch: Collaborating in the Virtual Space : "Two heads are better than one', as the old saying goes, and it certainly applies when thinking about the benefits of collaboration. Whether it's one nonprofit partnering with a like-minded organization to tackle a common issue, or combining individual efforts on a project team, working collaboratively can be an effective means to find efficient solutions.

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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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?