The Keys to Successful Nonprofit Digital Teams

Connection Cafe

Earlier this year I released the 2018 Nonprofit Digital Teams Report in partnership with Jason Mogus, principal consultant at NetChange Consulting. No high performing teams are merely “informed” of new ideas. The Structures of Effective Digital Teams. The Team Restructure Trap.

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5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

Connection Cafe

Here are five trends to look out for – and tips for how your organization can leverage them. The 2016 Giving In Numbers report from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy found that corporate giving teams are growing in both size (a 3 percent in increase since 2013) and prominence.

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Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

Gerard Tonti

Because of these radical shifts, we’re also seeing different trends emerging in the nonprofit world than previously anticipated for the year 2020. . Keeping up with new trends is vital for the health and wellbeing of nonprofit organizations everywhere.

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The Top 5 Fundraising Trends in 2020

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2020, these steps will be a response to certain trends and conversations you’ve likely caught wind of over the last few years. Without further ado, here are the top five trends we see impacting the nonprofit fundraising space in 2020.

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Optimize Your Nonprofit Fundraising Team with Human Data

Connection Cafe

At this year’s bbcon, the Blackbaud Institute was thrilled to welcome Tim Kachuriak to give a presentation on what he knows best: how to optimize your team with data. Kachuriak and the NextAfter team conducted a survey among 500 nonprofit executives, consultants, managers, and practitioners.

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Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

Connection Cafe

Here are the four key trends we’ll be following at the fundraising conference, and a few can’t-miss sessions that promise thought-provoking takes on the trends: The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy. This year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption.

Community Engagement Teams

Connection Cafe

The following post is by Kivi Leroux Miller and originally appeared as "Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams" on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog on July 6. Author: Guest Blogger.

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Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice


What are some trends you’ve observed in the ways nonprofits are (and aren’t) using technology to engage supporters? ". MW: Our team’s extensive years of work in nonprofit technology inspire us to be a client advocate. It’s really important for a team to go slow in order to go fast.

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Non-Technology Trends for the CIO, 2014 Edition

Connection Cafe

Now is the time of year when blog editors worldwide ask their writers for predictions and trends for the coming year. So, I wanted to focus on the market trends and influences that will inform how nonprofits implement and leverage this technology.

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Trending in 2020: The vCFO – Let’s Break It Down

Blue Fox

Why one of 2020’s hottest nonprofit trends will continue to be the rise of the virtual CFO. We’re happy to report that, while Bob lives on in many businesses, a growing trend in finance is about to disrupt the C-suite for good.

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8 Trends That Are Reshaping Nonprofit Accounting

Connection Cafe

We sat down with some of the top nonprofit accountants to talk about emerging trends that you can use at your organization to help you stay ahead. Expect to partner more with your membership, development, and programming teams to suggest new revenue sources.

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[FREE WEBINAR] 5 Trends Shaping the Future of Fundraising in 2020

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To answer this question, the team at Classy has researched and identified five trends they believe will impact the nonprofit fundraising space the most. Below is a sneak peek at the trends their team will discuss: Big Results for Nonprofits That Embrace Flexible Work Environments.

Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates


This follows a recent trend that email click-through rates have declined across all industries. The Obama team has some incredible email fundraising ideas. The much-anticipated 2013 eNonprofit Benchmark study was released last week.

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Top 3 Trends to Fool Proof your Future Fundraisng


Much as we saw the rise of the team fundraising event from the late 1980’s into the new millennium, we will start to see its decline as we enter into 2016 and beyond. Want to find out the other two future fundraising trends? Guest post by David J.

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9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About


Because of this, anticipating tech trends is the only way to ensure your nonprofit is staying ahead of the latest technology. Here are 9 buzz words and tech trends that your nonprofit needs to be on the look out for in the coming months and years.

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7 Patterns of Nonprofit Digital Teams


What we’ve seen across all organizations, regardless of size, is that digital teams—their structure, leadership, and how they are affected by the culture of the institutions where they work—are the biggest predictor of online effectiveness.

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

Amy Sample Ward

Incorporating the latest trends in mobile technology for engaging and giving. I’m part of the blogging team who will be posting coverage of the sessions – notes, commentary, and reflections – throughout the day of the event.

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics


Both the three Cs and the three Ps are influenced by corporate philanthropy, a trend that will escalate in 2019 as workplace giving becomes an even more important business driver. Sales and marketing teams aren’t the only ones driving your sales and revenue.

2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Tech Soup Blog

What separates effective nonprofit communications teams from ineffective ones? That's one of the questions we set out to answer as part of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

Nonprofit Communication Trends to Expect in 2015


According to the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , by, nonprofits are becoming more confident and more intentional about reaching out to target audiences, raising money, and retaining donors through engagement.

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Interview with Matt Roberts-Davies , General Manager of M-Changa – an official partner of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. Giving Trends in Kenya: 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. ?

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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. 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. With easy to use A-J testing, nonprofit digital teams can ensure that every message is targeted and reaching the right audience.

Association TRENDS Social Media Report and Rankings 2012


The wide, global comparison across hundreds of associations that Association TRENDS is now offering in their new Association Social Media Report 2012: Adoption and Activity Levels, Rankings and Best Practices. It’s natural, I suppose. To want to compare yourself to others.

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We are excited to continue to drive innovation in the nonprofit space, this time by bringing the fundraising insights of the DonorTrends team to the 15,000 organizations that use EveryAction. EveryAction has the right team and vision to enable DonorTrends to help nonprofits do all three.

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Giving Trends in Brazil: How Crowdfunding & Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Interview with Ruy Fortini , Founder and CEO of Doare and official partner of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. 2) What data jumped out at you from the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report that absolutely rang true and that also surprised you?

Insights from the Blackbaud #GivingTuesday Trends Report

Tech Soup Blog

Blackbaud was a founding partner of #GivingTuesday and has tracked the online giving trends of U.S. Here are six key findings from Blackbaud's #GivingTuesday Trends Report. At the start in 2012, large nonprofits received most of the donations, but this trend is shifting in favor of smaller charities. Getting your development team up to speed in how to use these outreach tools.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The purpose of the Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium is to highlight current best practices, lessons learned from the field, and trends in effective nonprofit and philanthropic board leadership, as well as board recruitment and retention. It's finally here!

Managing remote teams? Start here.

Beaconfire Wire

Long standing tradition and practice has dictated that the most productive methods of output and collaboration revolve around teams being physically located together. A recent global trend, however, is driving that understanding in another direction. The Internet, highly advanced collaborative worker tools, improved communications, and a new working culture are allowing people to come together on teams that are no longer co-located.

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2018 Charitable Giving Report: Spotlight on Higher Ed with CASE CEO Sue Cunningham

Connection Cafe

The latest 2018 Charitable Giving Report with a spotlight on higher education can help institutions get a handle on the trends. I recently spoke with Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, to get her take on trends in higher education advancement. Our research is in!

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#GivingTuesday marks opening day of giving season

Connection Cafe

During that time, the amazing team of advisors who came up with the idea stepped back to take stock. We are really pleased to be doing our part on the advisory team AND by championing the movement itself. Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday? That’s right.

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Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The workshop topics included trends in digital media consumption, social media, engagement on mobile devices and a variety of community foundation projects funded by the Knight Community Information Challenge. Digital Trends. An effective digital team.

Research Friday: Survey Backs 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Outlook

ASU Lodestar Center

Earlier this month, released a nonprofit sector employment trends survey that supported the findings of the 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey. posted by. Mac Smith , Director, Marketing and Special Projects. Nonprofit HR Solutions. Welcome to Research Friday !

Phased In Giving – A Creative New Trend in Setting your Board’s Give/Get Policy


One creative new trend we are seeing: establishing a phased in give/get. But setting the number too high makes recruiting new board members to the team very difficult. The post Phased In Giving – A Creative New Trend in Setting your Board’s Give/Get Policy appeared first on BoardAssist.

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TechSoup Community Team Wiki Launch

Tech Soup Blog

Our online community and social media team helps to do that by sharing what we learn as we develop our own projects, making education a central goal of our activities. We're excited to announce a brand new window into what we do and what we're discovering with the launch of our Community Team Wiki. To keep up on trends and innovations, we continue to seek and try out new tools and follow industry experts.

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Determined to Trend - Guest Post by James Leventhal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When the New de Young opened it did a 32-hour party and community celebration , starting a trend that was then picked up by the Contemporary Jewish Museum with Dawn in 2008 and now the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). Trending topics show up on CNN.

3 Higher Ed Themes Emerging During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Advancement teams are facing difficult decisions when it comes to the management of their annual giving days and in-person events and protecting the health of their supporters. Many alumni relations teams are moving to online programs and virtual peer-to-peer events.

The 15 Most Popular sgENGAGE Articles Published in 2019

Connection Cafe

5 Foundation Trends for 2019: Conquering the Unknown with the Help of Data by Annie Rhodes, formerly with Blackbaud Foundation Solutions. Make sure your higher ed institution is in step with these trends so your fundraising programs remain strong throughout 2020 and beyond.

Peer to Peer Fundraising: How Do You Measure Up?

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud’s 2013 Peer to Peer Fundraising Benchmark report provides information that you can use to not only measure your success but to learn about trends and best practices in event fundraising. Team Captains : Team Captains are your most valuable participants in every category.

Put a Fitbit on Your Event Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

Team Captains. The benchmark study found in terms of participant population and revenue that while team captains bring in 27% of the revenue, the members of their team raise a little more than 57 percent.

New E-Book: #AI4Good – Nonprofit Trends and Use Salesforce.Org Cases

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Salesforce.Org recently published an e-book, AI for Good: Nonprofit Trends & Use Cases. The report adapts a set a framework by Christopher Noessel , designer for the Watson Customer Experience team at IBM focusing on interaction with AI.

Key Findings from the 2020 donorCentrics® Sustainer Summit

Connection Cafe

While certainly problematic for donor acquisition, participants with in-house canvass teams expressed extraordinary compassion showing as much concern for their talented employees and advocates as the financial impact on their programs.

Best Practices to Leverage from BBI’s Human Social Responsibility Report

Connection Cafe

However, you decide to structure and focus your programs, there should be consistency across all social impact teams to leverage the value your employees can bring. The Typical Corporate Responsibility Team. Companies Social Good corporate social responsibility CSR trends

Video: Online Advocacy Trends

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Video: Online Advocacy Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on April 6th, 2011 The recordings from Blackbaud and Care2′s Advocacy Live 2011 event are now online.