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.

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.

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?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

EveryAction

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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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.

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.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

They serve the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as program work in communities nationwide.

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.

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

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.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Modern, state-of-the-art workflows help users identify and research prospective funders, track deadlines and documents throughout the grant lifecycle, and analyze results. #25.

[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

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

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? ".

[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

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

WealthEngine Integration Brings Powerful Donor Research Tool to EveryAction Users

Everyaction

At EveryAction, we know that major gifts officers and other development professionals need to have as much information as possible about their prospective donors in order to fine-tune their "fundraising asks.". With that in mind, we've built a powerful new integration with WealthEngine to provide nonprofit fundraising pros with that information, ultimately helping them raise more money. What is WealthEngine?

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

You can do a background check, research their online presence, and even require volunteers to take an intensive workshop or class before coming into contact with your clients. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

Fundraising With Facebook Research Report

Wild Apricot Blog

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

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.

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.

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.

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

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Use your donor software data to research Vince’s engagement history and determine what types of calls-to-action he’s answered in the past and try to recruit him for similar things in the future.

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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?

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

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.

[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?

Landing Large Donors: Research, Relationship and Response

NonProfit Hub

Using them is an effective and free way to research potential donors. Asking for an amount that is lower than what the donor is used to giving indicates you haven’t fully researched your prospective donor.