Bloomerang is proud to fund and support domestic and international research projects into fundraising best practices.

Recently funded projects:

Learning to Say Thank You – The Role of Donor Acknowledgements

Bloomerang, in partnership with Pursuant and The Institute for Conversational Fundraising are proud to support The Philanthropy Centre in this landmark study on just how massively important saying thank you really is.

2018 Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report

Bloomerang, in partnership with Boardable, DonorSearch and Adrian Sargeant teamed up with The Concord Leadership Group to study the relationship between the leadership styles favored by leaders in our sector and the extent to which each style may be related to a number of desirable outcomes, such as a thriving culture of philanthropy.

Great Fundraising Events: From Experience to Transformation

Bloomerang, in partnership with Qgiv and Give Smart, funded a ground-breaking report from Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising and Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at the University of Plymouth, which outlines for the first time what overarching factors may have a part to play in distinguishing genuinely outstanding fundraising events from merely ‘average’ ones.

Rogare’s Relationship Fundraising Review

Bloomerang, in partnership with Pursuant, funded the first project undertaken by the fundraising think tank Rogare at Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (CSP).

The study aimed to review and refashion the concept of ‘relationship fundraising’ to incorporate new developments in relationship marketing and the latest theories on relationship building from the fields of psychology and social psychology.

Mastering Major Gifts

Bloomerang, in partnership with DonorSearch and Support Center, funded a unique study into the critical success factors that enhance major gift fundraising.

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, author of the book Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops, conducted the study with Adrian Sargeant, director of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Britain’s Plymouth University, and Rita Kottasz, a research consultant to the center.

The study contains data collected from a survey of 662 nonprofits, all of whom raise under $10 million annually (with most raising less than $1 million annually).

Development Plans and Fundraising Performance

Bloomerang, in partnership with DonorSearch, Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, and Windmill Hill Consulting LLC, funded the first study of its kind to examine how fundraising planning is undertaken in the nonprofit sector and its impact on revenue raised.

This report presents new data from a study of 325 fundraisers globally, demonstrating the importance of fundraising planning and providing statistical evidence to show that strategic planning drives higher income growth, donor retention and fundraiser confidence.