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.

Senior Executive at Nonprofit Fundraising Software Company Blackbaud Stepping Down
January 14, 2015

A senior executive is exiting nonprofit fundraising software maker Blackbaud Inc. Joe Moye notified the technology company on Jan. 7 that he is stepping down as president of the enterprise customer business unit effective Jan. 30 for “personal reasons.” Blackbaud disclosed his resignation in a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Moye will remain an employee of the company until March 15 in a transitional capacity.

Network for Good Charts 13 Percent Leap in Year-End Charity Donations
January 6, 2015

Online giving in December rose nearly 13 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, according to a sample of more than 10,000 groups that use the online-donation processor Network for Good. The total for December — $44.1 million — was boosted by particularly strong giving at the very end of the month. Network for Good, an online-giving platform, said it processed $9.9 million in charitable donations on Dec. 31, more than double the amount given on Dec. 30, the next-most lucrative day that month.

MicroEdge Announces GIFTS Online 5.2
December 29, 2014

(Press release, Dec. 10, 2014) — MicroEdge®, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, recently acquired by Blackbaud Inc., announced the release of GIFTS Online® 5.2, a significant update to the leading cloud-based grants management system. With this update, grantmaking organizations gain capacity for more collaborative grantee relationships, an enhanced ability to track and report on their giving, the introduction of new tools for managing scholarships and more.

Charity Now Begins on Twitter
December 24, 2014

Charles Huang partnered with two college friends to develop Charitweet, a start-up that simplifies the donation process to just one tweet. Most donations are typically made on charity websites. Then people share separately on social media. This process is a broken experience, Huang said.

With Charitweet, donors write a tweet with any combination of the charity's handle, Charitweet's handle and the donation amount. Without leaving Twitter, someone can donate money, spread awareness about the cause and share efforts with friends, who can retweet a message to also donate.