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Giving USA 2021 Key Findings: How to Retain and Upgrade Nonprofit Donors Before Year’s End

If you’re wondering what the future holds for fundraising, you’re not alone. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re living through tumultuous times. So much of what we thought we knew about the world has been turned topsy-turvy. What might this mean for philanthropy and fundraising moving forward? There were many at [...]

By |2021-08-25T13:50:54-04:00August 30th, 2021|Data, Donor Retention, Research|

4 Ways to Use Stability to Achieve Organizational Agility in Challenging Times

Researchers have uncovered a key component of organizational agility, and it's not what you might expect. A study by Elaine Pulakos and Rob Kaiser published in Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research (2019) reveals stability as an essential part of agility. This finding seems counterintuitive—isn't agility all about change? Yes, [...]

What Could Cause The Biggest Impact On Funding Your Mission In 2021?

2021 is about to begin, is your fundraising team ready? Will your nonprofit’s mission funding needs grow smaller or will the need be greater? Most organizations will fall in the latter grouping with the mission fulfillment needs rising faster than funding could ever achieve. 2021 is unique for so many [...]

[VIDEO] Impact of Development Planning on Fundraising Success

Join Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, and Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, as they talk about a global research study the Institute recently completed that is the first of its kind to look at how development planning contributes to fundraising results. Full [...]

By |2020-11-06T09:57:33-05:00November 12th, 2020|Nonprofit Management, Research, Strategic Planning, Webinars|

Data Shows The Effectiveness of Personal Outreach to Donors During COVID-19

The personal touch works! A random sampling of about 4,000 Bloomerang customers found that those who reached out to donors personally (phone, email, text, in-person) in March and April 2020 saw significant year over year increases in revenue compared to those who didn't. Those trends continued on in May 2020: Your [...]

By |2021-09-12T11:59:04-04:00May 29th, 2020|Data, Donor Communications, Life At Bloomerang, Research|

Actually, Calling Donors To Thank Them Does Make Them More Likely To Give Again (and Give More)

In today's digital-dominated world, personal touches like handwritten notes and phone calls can break through the noise. Though mostly anecdotal, top fundraisers and consultants have espoused the power of such personal touches, particularly the use of the phone. We even have some data to back it up: McConkey-Johnston International in [...]

4 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 3rd Quarter FEP Report

Each quarter the Fundraising Effectiveness Project releases their latest findings from billions of dollars donated through the participating donor database companies providing anonymous data from the majority of their customers. This allows the philanthropy world to establish metrics in a similar fashion to all of the key industries within the [...]

By |2019-12-03T11:42:11-05:00December 4th, 2019|Data, Nonprofit Sector, Research|

5 Key Takeaways From The Q2 2019 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report

Each quarter the Fundraising Effectiveness Project releases its report based upon the data collected that year. It is one of the only such reports based upon actual data from over 176 million transactions across more than 20,000 nonprofit organizations. Here is the latest report from the 2nd quarter of 2019. [...]

By |2021-09-08T13:08:44-04:00September 10th, 2019|Donor Retention, Nonprofit Sector, Research|

Your 5 “Must Know” Takeaways from the 4th Quarter 2018 FEP Report

The recently released Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report summarizing the fourth quarter of 2018 provides numerous insights, that not only put the full year of 2018 into perspective, but also sheds insight into what 2019 should bring for the fundraising profession. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project continues to be the most reliable [...]

By |2019-03-13T10:55:16-04:00March 14th, 2019|Donor Retention, Nonprofit Sector, Research|
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