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

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Dos and Don’ts of Conducting Survey Research

NonProfit Hub

Ted Lannan is the former senior marketing research analyst at Inceptia, a nonprofit organization providing expertise in a variety of higher education topics. We chatted with Lannan to get his best tips for nonprofits to succeed with survey research. Check out his 10 dos and don’ts to take your nonprofit survey research to the next level. If you’re avoiding survey research tools because you think you can’t afford them, think again.

Fundraising With Facebook Research Report

Wild Apricot Blog

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

The Marketing of Marketing is not Telling Us The Whole Story About Member Research

SocialFish

And we focus far more on data and surveys than we do on qualitative market research. I suspect that we’ve largely stopped talking about good qualitative customer research because it is messy, difficult, time-consuming, and sometimes expensive. The marketing of marketing is big business.

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.

New Research on Mobile Giving

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a look at key findings and takeaways from a new Pew research report on mobile giving. mobile research

Research Friday Board Engagement: Thinking Beyond the Wallet

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! scholar, student, or professional to highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can inform and improve day-to-day. Click here to read "Research Friday: The Results are In - State of the Sector 2012" by Angela Francis.

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?

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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.

Research Friday: Branding in the nonprofit sector

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. Research done by Venable et al. Journal of Business Research , 65(5), 701-707. [3] posted by. Alex Flores , Teach For America. As part of a.

Research Friday: Government contracting part II: Adapting in an era of less

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Welcome to Research Friday ! highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. Read Angela Francis and Anjali Deshmukh''s " Research Friday: Government contracting in the new normal.". research friday Anjali Deshmukh Angela Francis Nonprofit Finance Fund

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.

Research Friday: Government contracting in the new normal

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. Read Angela Francis'' " Research Friday: The Results are In - State of the Sector 2012.". research friday government funding Anjali Deshmukh Angela Francis Nonprofit Finance Fun

[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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NTEN Research Committee: Want to join?

NTEN

Are you a lover of data and research? We''re looking for individuals interested in serving in a volunteer position with NTEN on the Research Committee. Research, reports, and case studies play a key role in meeting our mission: Resources like these enable us to document and share emerging trends, new data, successful (and successful!) The Research Committee will meet quarterly by phone and engage directly in review of all NTEN research projects.

Sneak Peak of New Facebook Nonprofit Use Research from Idealware

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Note from Beth: For those of you who have been following my blog for a long time, you know of my obsession with research reports, particularly social media research snippets. research report from Idealware in May.

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.

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.

New Research: 10 Case Studies on Nonprofit Transition to the Cloud

NTEN

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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

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Three Powerful Ways to Engage Millennials Backed by Research

John Haydon

Five years later, MCON and the Case Foundation have published a comprehensive analysis of the past four years (2009-2013) called The Four-Year Research Summary. The Four-Year Research Summary answers two questions: What are the most common millennial attitudes about supporting causes?

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2a: Analytics Data as User Research

Connection Cafe

It’s typically the first step in our User Research phase, providing a good overview of the visitors to a nonprofit website and how they behave on the site. Our purposes for using Analytics as User Research are: To learn about current visitors to the website. Research Questions.

Using Social Media to Share Research

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to fund research in an attempt to address critical social problems. As an expert on commerce and culture, I am sometimes commissioned to do sponsored research. First up is the use of social media to disseminate research.

Research Friday: The Importance of Strong and Weak Ties In Leadership Development

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. Click here to read Brian Spicker's "Research Friday: The Real Impact of Collective Impact". research friday social networks Annalise Parady

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Digital Adoption Survey: A New Research Project from NTEN and Mobile Citizen

NTEN

NTEN is excited to partner with Mobile Citizen on a new research project to explore how online services and Internet access help you and your colleagues deliver services and programs, and connect you with your constituents. We hope this research provides an initial benchmark that we can all learn from and build on together. digital adoption digital inclusion Leadership Mobile Citizen nten research

Research Friday: The Real Impact of Collective Impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. an HIV Research and Resource Center for six years.

[RESEARCH] How Has Social and Mobile Media Changed the Way You Donate to Nonprofits?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This blog post officially launches the research stage of writing my second book which will be published and shipped in Spring 2014.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Myths about Women as.

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ASU Home ASU A-Z Index My ASU Colleges & Schools Directory Map About Blog Academics Organizational Assistance Emerging Leaders Professional Development Philanthropy Research News & Events You are here: Home → Blog Pages Blog Home Write for us! Disclaimer Friday, April 8, 2011 Research Friday: Myths about Women as Philanthropists: "Busted" posted by Pat Lewis , Senior Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center Welcome to Research Friday!

Your Teachers Are All Around You: How human-centered research can transform your services

See What's Out There

This guest post was contributed by our friends at Greater Good Studio. Greater Good Studio is a design firm focused on creating tools and solutions for social change. Limited staff, budget and time make it difficult to keep a nonprofit innovative.

Research Friday: Resources to Close the Nonprofit Technology Gap

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. posted by.

Research Friday: Controversial Nonprofit Compensation: Are We Missing the Point?

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to Research Friday ! highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can. This week’s installment of Research Friday will examine a range of new data from the field about our sector’s human resources—often, our most powerful but undervalued form of capital. Click here to read "Research Friday: The Trouble with Pay Raises" by Stephanie La Loggia. research friday compensation Angela Francis employee retentionposted by.

[RESEARCH] How Has Social and Mobile Media Changed the Way You Donate to Nonprofits?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This blog post officially launches the research stage of writing my second book which will be published and shipped in Spring 2014.

Millennial Donor Summit 2011: Online conference connecting you with research, case studies and trends

Amy Sample Ward

Implications of the latest nonprofit and consumer research on Millennials. Mark your calendars for next month’s 2011 Millennial Donoar Summit and rejoice in the fact that you don’t have to book a flight or hotel!

Research Friday: How to Measure Your Organization's True Impact

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Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. posted by. Laurie Mook, Ph.D. Assistant Professor.