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  • A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

    A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

    This year’s edition of Blackbaud Institute’s npEXPERTS series covered Building a Culture of Philanthropy. At bbcon this year, the Institute …

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  • Creating a Connected Campus to Award More Scholarships and Improve Donor Stewardship

    Creating a Connected Campus to Award More Scholarships and Improve Donor Stewardship

    Awarding scholarships seems like a straightforward process, right?  Collect the applications, find the most qualified student, then send the award. …

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  • Get Strategic in 2018:  Turn Your Advocacy Supporters into Donors

    Get Strategic in 2018: Turn Your Advocacy Supporters into Donors

    Advocacy organizations are often lucky enough to have some of the most passionate supporters among all nonprofits. But while those …

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  • Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

    Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

    During the Social Good Summit in November, Facebook announced the availability of an API that allows P2P fundraisers to link their external fundraising pages directly to Facebook. Learn how we got...

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  • 15 Steps to Corporate Volunteering Success

    From Roger Hancock, who has achieved a 98% employee volunteer participation rate at CSAA Insurance Group over the last three years.

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  • Planning a Capital Campaign: The Essential First Steps

    Planning a Capital Campaign: The Essential First Steps

    We all know that capital campaigns are some of your nonprofit’s most ambitious fundraising projects. With a higher fundraising goal …

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  • Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

    Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

    In the waning weeks of December, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year, wondering where all the …

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  • Social Media’s Double-Edged Sword Can Cut Your Way Twice

    Social Media’s Double-Edged Sword Can Cut Your Way Twice

    Sometimes double-edged swords cut both ways in your favor. Take for example social media engagement for political and advocacy campaigns. …

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  • Is a transparent organization a secure one?

    The role a cloud software solution can serve in your technology strategy

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  • 5 Tips for Effective Grantmaking, No Matter What the World Throws At You

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  • Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

    Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

    Did you know there are now over 2.3 billion active social media users?  As usage numbers continue to grow across …

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  • A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

    A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

    For 5 years the Blackbaud Institute has brought together experts in the nonprofit sector to speak on a wide variety of topics. …

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  • The Ultimate Guide For Building An Email List

    The Ultimate Guide For Building An Email List

    There are three components necessary to build your email list: Landing pages, social media pushes and CTA buttons.  

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  • What is the ROI of CSR?

    Investors are looking at your CSR programs. So what should you be measuring?

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  • A Winning Strategy to Conquer Your P2P Challenges

    A Winning Strategy to Conquer Your P2P Challenges

    As you look through the Study and begin comparing the data against your own, keep in mind the best data to measure up against is your own.

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  • Are You Using DAFs to Attract a Younger Donor Base? You Should Be.

    Are You Using DAFs to Attract a Younger Donor Base? You Should Be.

    Donor-Advised Funds can enable foundations to strengthen their relationships with millennial donors by offering expertise on causes and supporting specific issues and causes millennials care about.

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  • How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

    How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

    The most common way to grow revenue from a 5K is to raise the registration fee or to expand the size of the field.

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  • 4 bbcon Takeaways to Power Your 2018 Planning

    See where your focus should be for an impactful 2018!

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  • The Real Rules of Board Membership: Finding Your Seat at the Right Table

    The Real Rules of Board Membership: Finding Your Seat at the Right Table

    Understanding why you're motivated to join a nonprofit board and why a board might select you for leadership is critical to achieving a satisfying experience for you both

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  • Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

    Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

    How you measure the outcomes of the contributions your organization has made greatly depends on the timing of such funding or donations.

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