(Press release, April 1, 2015) — The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 3.5 percent and online giving increased 9.9 percent for the three months ending February 2015 as compared to the same period in 2013-2014.
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."
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?
(Press release, March 9, 2015) — Blackbaud launched Blackbaud Partner Marketplace™, the world’s first online marketplace dedicated to the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities, featuring products that extend and enhance Blackbaud solutions.
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.
U.K. charities could do much more to help people who take part in fundraising events for them, according to a Blackbaud 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.
(Press release, Feb. 24, 2015) — Anthony Carbajal — the creator of a poignant Ice Bucket Challenge video that has raised $3.8 million for the ALS Therapy Development Institute — has been named the 2015 recipient of the Cash, Sweat & Tears Award.
(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.
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.