Survey Says ... Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy
April 1, 2015

In order to take a look at the current fundraising landscape, nonprofit software provider Blackbaud recently released its latest study, Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy. The study, conducted in October 2014, surveyed 1,096 U.S. adults who say they have donated to a nonprofit in the past 12 months. What it found is that "nearly three-fourths of donors today are non-Hispanic whites, despite the fact that whites make up only 64 percent of the population. Conversely the study finds that both African-Americans and Hispanics are under-represented in the donor universe. Asian donor participation appears congruent with the Asian population size."

Good to Great: Growth Strategies for Up-and-Coming Nonprofits
April 1, 2015

There are lots and lots of very good, very worthy nonprofit organizations out there. But how many truly "great" charities are there? You know, nonprofits that run efficient programs, maximize fundraising and operate as a unified, holistic organization?

Study: Minorities Under-Represented in Fundraising Appeals
March 3, 2015

Giving at a place of worship is the top venue for donors who are white, African-American and Hispanic. Asian donors, however, are more likely to give to health charities. Local social service and children’s charities are also priorities for Asian donors.

There is quite a disparity in how donors prioritize giving when analyzed by ethnicity. A new study by technology firm Blackbaud, “Diversity in Giving, The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy,” shows various significant differences.

Most Event Fundraisers Get No Fundraising Tips From Charities, Says Blackbaud
February 28, 2015

U.K. charities could do much more to help people who take part in fundraising for them, according to a survey of more than 1,000 event fundraisers. The research found that around three quarters of the event participants receive no advice on how best to fundraise; in addition, 58 percent of them say their fundraising efforts were “not properly acknowledged” by the charity they were fundraising for.

Report: Online Giving Continues to Outpace Traditional Giving as Donors Shift Channels
February 4, 2015

(Press release, Feb. 3, 2015) — Leveraging findings from The Blackbaud Index, Blackbaud Inc. released its Charitable Giving Report, providing the nonprofit sector with the latest data on overall and online charitable giving in 2014, as well insight from industry experts and case studies. The report includes overall giving data from nearly 5,000 nonprofit organizations representing $16.2 billion in total fundraising and online giving data from nearly 4,000 nonprofits representing $2 billion in online fundraising from 2014.

Report: Giving Tuesday 2014 Raises Nearly $46 Million for Nonprofits
January 16, 2015

A new report exploring Giving Tuesday published by the Giving USA Foundation and researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds that an estimated total of $45.7 million was raised through five major donation-processing platforms, including $10.8 million offline donations, on #GivingTuesday.

That estimate is based on contributions tracked by five major donation-processing platforms for nonprofits: Blackbaud, DonorPerfect, GlobalGiving, Network for Good and Razoo.