Using Technology to Support the Human Side of Fundraising

Published July 15, 2019

By Aly Sterling, founder and president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy There is no doubt that technology has the power to revolutionize the nonprofit world—and in recent years, it certainly has. With all of the obstacles that nonprofits face, from fundraising struggles to data management complications, nonprofit professionals have been adopting rising tech trends to combat […]

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A Fundraising “High Five”: Graham-Pelton’s Top Five Takeaways and Actions from the Giving USA 2019 Report

Published July 9, 2019

By Graham-Pelton Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 is available for purchase now in a variety of formats, including digital and print packages, a comprehensive PowerPoint, Data Tables download, and a free overview infographic. Purchase your copy today. Generous citizens contributed $427.71 billion in 2018. If every dollar given […]

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Donor Advised Funds and Donor Research: How They Can Work Together

Published July 5, 2019

By Liz Corney Content Marketing Manager at iWave. What is a Donor Advised Fund? Donor advised funds are now the fastest-growing philanthropic vehicle. Although they’ve been around since the 1930s, they have been growing in popularity since the 1990s. In 2018 they accounted for more than 3% of all charitable giving in the United States. […]

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Beyond People and Place – to Purpose: Engaging Aspirational and Transformational Donors

Published July 2, 2019

By Richard Tollefson, Founder and President, and Michal Tyra, Director of Client and Community Engagement at The Phoenix Philanthropy Group. Appealing to aspirational and transformational donors requires moving beyond typical prospect development – moving beyond simply looking at people and place – to purpose. Ask any competent development professional how to enhance fundraising performance, and […]

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Giving USA 2019 : Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 amid complex year for charitable giving

Published June 18, 2019

Shaped by a mixture of countervailing economic and policy factors, total contributions grew 0.7% in current dollars, declined 1.7% adjusted for inflation CHICAGO [June 18, 2019] — Amid a complex climate for charitable giving, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018, according to Giving USA 2019: […]

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What Giving USA Can Do for You

Published May 16, 2019

Pre-Order My Copy Now Whether you’re a member of a development team, CEO, board member, nonprofit consultant, or educator, Giving USA 2019 is an essential tool for success. It’s more than an intelligence report—it’s a guide to informed fundraising. Giving USA 2019 is filled with opportunities to benchmark your nonprofit against national trends. The Practitioner […]

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Giving Large, Giving Young and Giving to Solve Problems Donors Know First-Hand

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By James M. Brasher III Founding Principal of Development Counsel . Like all of you, I read the daily digest of grants made by various donors. Using this data, I have been trying to help my clients rethink how they might get significant gifts from sources that they had not considered previously. Major donations, like […]

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Set Your Nonprofit Up for Success: 7 Data Management Musts

Published May 6, 2019

By Joe Klimek CEO of SofTrek, developer of ClearView CRM fundraising software. Data management is the crux of your nonprofit’s fundraising campaign strategy. In order to successfully manage your nonprofit, you need to have clearly organized and understandable data. The best way to accomplish this is to utilize the right tools. As a nonprofit fundraising […]

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Ensuring Sustainability with Diverse Revenue Streams

Published April 15, 2019

By Rachel Hutchisson, Chair of The Giving Institute, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy at Blackbaud Diverse revenue streams and individual fundraising play a key role in a healthy funding mix. As we shared in our recent report from the Blackbaud Institute, The Right Mix, dependence on any one source of giving could affect […]

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