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The Must-Have Accessory for Your Monthly Giving Program

1,200,000,000. That’s how many credit cards were in circulation in the United States in 2015. Surprising, right? Even more remarkable is that over 80 percent, or about 1,000,000,000, of those cards lacked smart-chip technology when the EMV liability shift was first introduced. Since then, banks have been replacing magnetic-stripe cards with chip-enabled cards in record…

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Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money— live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. Facebook’s live streaming platform is empowering nonprofits to quickly engage supporters around the causes that matter most to them. San Diego Humane Society recently used Facebook…


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The Final Step of the Nonprofit Audit: Presenting Financial Statements to Your Board

Preparing for a successful nonprofit audit requires partnership between Program and Finance to manage risk and program results. In previous posts, we cover the steps to take to ensure the annual audit is a byproduct of leadership and oversight of our programs. For a refresh on the steps and internal controls that need to be established, you…

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3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions

Recently Blackbaud UK’s Customer Engagement Director Dan Keyworth spoke at the Global Leaders Summit about Social Fundraising for Educational Institutions. He highlighted three different peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities specifically for higher education institutions. 3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions:   1. Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is the idea of an individual fundraising for a specific project…


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How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is the political voice for kids. We’re fiercely bipartisan because we believe that kids’ issues shouldn’t be a Republican or Democratic issue. While we didn’t endorse any candidates in the primaries or general presidential election, starting in Iowa in the summer of 2015 all the way through to Election Day, we worked to elevate the issue of early childhood education in the U.S. and child…

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24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

The weather is warm, summer camps are in full swing, BBQs are a weekly occurrence, and as the sixth month of the year wraps up, some organizations are already gearing up for end-of-the-year asks and setting up holiday campaign fundraising goals. While it might seem a little early to start thinking about 2018 to some…


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The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Lifecycle

Most faith-based organizations rely on supporters to fund their work.  Many organizations of faith don’t think of their supporters as “donors,” though.  Churches and dioceses think about “members,” while religious schools think about “students,” “families,” and “alumni.”  Other faith-based organizations talk about “donors,” but wonder about how to solicit donations while still honoring their higher…

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How to Build a Grateful Patient Program to Drive Lifetime Donors

Today’s healthcare market is consumer driven. Forward thinking facilities must find ways to attract, keep, and nurture patients. Engaging grateful patients in philanthropy is an ideal way to do just that. While data analytics and successful implementation strategies prove necessary for attracting potential patients, it is the ultimate responsibility of hospital and foundation staff members to collectively…


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[New Quiz] Test & Refresh Your Knowledge of Trends in Charitable Giving

We’re halfway through 2017 but that doesn’t mean we’re done learning from 2016 just yet! The Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic released the fifth-annual Charitable Giving Report at the beginning of the year. This report leverages The Blackbaud Index to provide one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community. If…

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Preparing for Planned Giving Conversations—24 Terms You Need to Know

Have you established a planned giving program? Are you’re ready to make personal appointments with your top prospects? This blog post will help you get prepared by arming you with planned giving terms and examples to help you carry the conversation! Most conversations about planned gifts don’t start with technical questions; rather, they center on…