ARTICLE: A Spotlight on the Blackbaud Institute Research & Resources

December 5, 2018

As we look back on the two-year anniversary of the Blackbaud Institute, we realize we’ve come a long way in accelerating philanthropic impact through research. It is our mission to bring together the best minds in philanthropy, so we’re proud to announce the inaugural Blackbaud Institute Advisory Board. Learn more about the six incredible leaders who will guide the Institute in broadening its resources.



npEXPERTS 2018—Making Waves: Mobilizing, Organizing, and Galvanizing Today’s Supporters
Supporter networks are changing philanthropy. In the latest npEXPERTS eBook, hear from leaders in the field on how to tap into those networks. This popular annual eBook series shares perspectives from philanthropic leaders on topics like crowdfunding, advocacy, and the new era of peer-to-peer fundraising—all in one helpful, easy-to-read resource.

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The Right Mix: How Diverse Income Models Influence Giving
Diversity of income sources varies significantly across the nonprofit sector. But dependence on one source of giving could affect your financial security and ability to retain individual donors. In our latest report, we explore models for developing a more sustainable organization, including a discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of different funding mixes, strategies for thinking outside the box, and approaches for building strong donor relationships.

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A First Look at #GivingTuesday
The social good community showed up again this #GivingTuesday. According to Blackbaud data, 16% more social good organizations received an online donation this year compared to 2017. Mobile giving also saw a large increase, with 29% of all online donations coming from a mobile device; up from 12% in 2017.

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The 2018 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy
Conducted in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, this biennial series of research provides insight into the motivations, priorities, and strategies of wealthy donors. This year’s Study finds that giving is being shaped by a diverse donor universe of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, and gender identities.

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ICYMI: Can’t-Miss Blogs and Articles from the Sector

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