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Giving USA Special Report on Giving By Generation: Examining the Shifts in Giving Among Donor Generations

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Commentary, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Giving USA No Comments
A new report published by Giving USA sheds light on how generational giving patterns have evolved since the 2016 Report. Understanding these shifts in behavior provides sound guidance for nonprofits as they develop strategic fundraising plans that harness the interests and capacity of all generations. Of particular interest, however, is Millennial donors who are set to take in over $70…
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Big Money from Tech: A New Playbook for Philanthropy

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According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, 75% of the $33.4 billion donated to charity in 2021 by the wealthiest donors came from the tech industry. How that money is being managed and pushed out for greater good is changing as fast as the tech world itself. According to a recent article in The Economist (“Giving 3.0-How a Tide of Tech…
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BP+A Client Spotlight: The Transition Academy

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Kim Riley, Founder and Executive Director of The Transition Academy, is making a difference in the lives and futures of high school youth with disabilities. When it was time for Kim and her son - who meets the requirements for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) - to make a plan for life beyond high school, Riley found herself in a…
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How to Boost Donor Loyalty with Your Email Campaigns

By All Posts, Annual Giving, Capacity Building, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising No Comments
Plenty of marketing and fundraising bloggers will lead you to believe that email marketing is not an effective way to build donor relationships. Sure, it might help increase awareness of your cause. But according to some critics, as far as generating long-lasting support goes, there are more effective outreach strategies available that help nonprofits connect with supporters on a deeper…
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Public/Private Partnerships for the WIN!

By All Posts, Commentary, Fundraising, Legislative + Advocacy 2 Comments
By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO Capital Campaigns looking for innovative ways to find new funding or to begin the process may find public/private partnerships advantageous. Nonprofits have shied away from this funding model because traditional public/private partnerships have been used for funding large civic projects where private entities may receive a certain amount of operating profits on the…
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Midterms, the Charitable Sector + the Voter

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By Lori Kodanaz Vice President of Program Development Forecasting an election in today’s political environment is no easy task. Pundits swing both ways and unfortunately, leave us with more questions than answers. Target Point consulting recently interviewed 1,000 registered voters nationwide to get a feel for the prevailing views on nonprofits in relation to public policy. The results were mixed.…
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5 Reasons to Continue Optimizing Virtual Fundraising in 2022

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By Karrie Wozniak, OneCause Virtual fundraising became a staple for nonprofit organizations in 2020. Even though people couldn’t attend events in-person, nonprofits persevered by offering engaging virtual events, from Walk-a-thons to live streamed concerts. In fact, online giving grew by over 20% in 2020 thanks to nonprofits’ resilience and donors’ commitment to supporting causes they care about during a time…
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4 Tech-Fueled Strategies to Elevate Your Nonprofit’s Image

By All Posts, Capacity Building, Database Management, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Technology No Comments
It’s hard to understate the power of your nonprofit’s image and public persona. Your image builds trust in your organization. When supporters trust your brand, they believe that you will use their donations for furthering your cause how you say you will.  Your image builds awareness around your work, associating your nonprofit with the mission area that you serve. It…
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Future of Philanthropy: How Impact Investing Is Advancing Philanthropy

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By Katie Santambrogio Principal, Social Impact Collaborative Consulting Senior Consultant, Byrne Pelofsky  Foundations and nonprofit organizations have been engaging in impact investing since the 1960s. However, the last decade has seen the nonprofit sector take a greater strategic approach. By aligning endowments, investment portfolios, and cash management tools with mission-centered work, organizations are putting targeted social impact ahead of traditional…
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Good News From Blackbaud: The Blackbaud Institute Reports Largest Growth in Giving since 2012

By All Posts, Capacity Building, Current Events/News, Education, Fundraising, News You Can Use, Strategic Planning No Comments
The Blackbaud Institute recently released its annual Charitable Giving Report and found that giving in the United States grew 9%, which represents the largest increase in a decade. Blackbaud serves the “social good community” with innovative cloud-based software solutions.  The Blackbaud Institute is Blackbaud’s research and community impact arm, bringing together leading innovators and experts to foster collaborative solutions to…
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