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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 90: Increasing Engagement with Digital Innovation

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 90: Increasing Engagement with Digital Innovation

    Cheryl Contee, CEO of Do Big Things and author of the upcoming book “Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Success,” …

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  • Your 4-Step Recipe for Donor Prospecting Success

    Your 4-Step Recipe for Donor Prospecting Success

    Prospect researchers are up to their ears in data—and usually with requests. Responding to individual needs probably occupies most of …

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  • Generous Donors Continue to Grow Philanthropy

    Generous Donors Continue to Grow Philanthropy

    In our last Charitable Giving Report, we entered 2018 with a first look at answers to heady questions swirling around …

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  • Why You Need to Broaden Your Organization’s Funding Horizons

    Why You Need to Broaden Your Organization’s Funding Horizons

    This piece originally appeared in “The Right Mix: How Diverse Income Models Influence Giving” by the Blackbaud Institute. Download the …

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  • 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Financials to Increase Transparency

    5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Financials to Increase Transparency

    Even if you’re not the one in your household who pays the electric bill, checks your bank statements, or transfers …

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  • Lead Like a Girl

    Lead Like a Girl

    “Like a Girl” is a phrase we often hear to demean and deride, either consciously or not. Whether they are playing …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 89: Developing Fundraising Talent

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 89: Developing Fundraising Talent

    How can fundraising professionals, especially those working for smaller organizations, improve their own fundraising skills? And what can organizations do …

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  • From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

    From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

    Start Early and Never Stop Engaging   When you hear the name of your alma mater, what feelings bubble up? What keeps you …

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  • Why You Should Stop Trying to Save the World

    Why You Should Stop Trying to Save the World

    I get it. You’re committed to making a difference in the world. You love you what you do and you’re …

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  • It’s Time to Recognize and Celebrate Grant Professionals

    It’s Time to Recognize and Celebrate Grant Professionals

    Blackbaud sponsors the 2019 International Grant Professionals Day.

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

    Many nonprofit organizations struggle with communications. A lot of times, this problem is caused by too many complications in their …

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  • What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

    What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

    Prior to working at Blackbaud, I spent 10 years working in annual giving.  I’m embarrassed to admit that it hadn’t …

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  • 6 Key Qualities of Successful Grassroots Campaigns

    6 Key Qualities of Successful Grassroots Campaigns

    I didn’t follow a traditional path into a nonprofit career. When I became the first employee of She’s the First …

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  • 10 Ways to Improve Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

    10 Ways to Improve Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

    How’s the morale in your office? Are your staff members excited to work together? Or are you plagued with high …

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  • The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

    The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

    2019 marks 20 years since online giving first began in any significant way. In 1999, Blackbaud pioneered the nonprofit technology …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 87: Digital Transformation of Fundraising

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 87: Digital Transformation of Fundraising

    What is digital transformation, and how is it impacting fundraising in the social good community? What does digital transformation mean …

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  • 6 Ways to Harness Your CRM Solution as a Change Management Tool

    6 Ways to Harness Your CRM Solution as a Change Management Tool

    I’ve gone through one CRM solution implementation at a large, public university and I’m about to embark on another. Implementing …

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  • Creating the Perfect Editorial Calendar – A Cinderella Story

    Creating the Perfect Editorial Calendar – A Cinderella Story

    The daily scramble. The sweeping moments of panic. The Google Calendar crammed with notes to share this on social and …

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  • Fundraising at the Speed of Life

    Fundraising at the Speed of Life

    Higher education advancement teams from around the country are noticing that alumni participation is shrinking, even as donations and commitments …

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  • For CSR, 2019 is the Year of the Employee

    For CSR, 2019 is the Year of the Employee

    Last year, I wrote a piece for Blackbaud’s “CSR 2020: Experts Look Ahead” eBook that took a closer look at the rise …

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