May 24, 2015

NOW & Next                                       

Fundraising Insights for Smaller and Mid-sized Nonprofits: From a Blackbaud Report

Blackbaud giving studyEven as the dynamics of giving change, fundraisers still know the value of good (if fleeting) insights—like these here—about how to make their work more successful.

Social Giving IRL (In Real Life) for Nonprofits

Birds on a wireSocial giving uses the power of networks to amplify donations. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and the rest can encourage new donations. But what about location-based networks? Can donations go up using ad-hoc networks of people in the real world?

The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification?

Giving DaysCollaborative giving days like #GivingTuesday have different models to encourage larger numbers of donors across nonprofits. A single place to give has technology risks, but multiple sites make it harder to build energy around success.

Á la Carte or Prix Fixe in Your Hosted Tech Services?

nonprofit databaseMore choice in discrete technical support services may better meet your specific needs, but additions come at a price. On the other hand, getting everything in one package is convenient, but “no substitutions, please” is the rule.

Avoid Getting “Stunned” By Big Data

ShadowIn the face of greater amounts of available information than ever before, nonprofits must shake their fear and act decisively.

Benchmarks Study—What is New in Social Media Stats?

TechNonprofit data geeks across the interwebs rejoiced last week with the release of the 2013 eNonprofits Benchmarks study.