Ashley Thompson

Ashley Thompson

Ashley Thompson is the managing director for the Blackbaud Institute. She is responsible for driving Blackbaud’s extensive research, thought leadership, and best practice content.

Through this role, she builds thoughtful strategies and solutions for the philanthropic sector utilizing the most comprehensive data set in the social good community. She also manages internal and external relationships for the Institute, including the convening of the Blackbaud Institute Advisory Board.

Ashley is active in the Austin community and participates in numerous groups as a volunteer, active board member, and collaborative partner.

She is a regular contributor to sgENGAGE, serves on the Giving USA Editorial Review Board, and is a member of the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board.

What Should Nonprofits’ Biggest Priority Be for 2022?

NonProfit PRO asked two of its board members for their best advice on 2022 priorities. Here's what Craig H. Shelley, CFRE, managing director at Orr Group; and Ashley Thompson, managing director of Blackbaud Institute shared.

The New (Digital) Normal

Even with all of its numerous challenges, a silver lining could have emerged from 2020.

5 Nonprofit Resolutions for 2018

It’s no secret that 2017 was a tempestuous year. In just a year, we went from celebrating the Charitable Tax Deductions’ 100th Anniversary to a tax plan that would lessen its value and send aftershocks threatening much-needed programs...

Monthly Donors, You Complete Me

I once had a great mentor who would regularly share hard truths on me. Once, for instance, when I was dating the wrong guy, he told me that it was like I’d “lost the steering to my own damn car.” He was right. Well, I think we sometimes need that kind of tough love in the nonprofit sector, too. How are you steering your fundraising program for success?...