The Blackbaud Arts & Cultural Blog

Thought-leadership articles and trend reports brought to you by the Blackbaud Arts & Cultural Team.

  • 4 Important Membership Trends Every Museum Needs to Consider

    4 Important Membership Trends Every Museum Needs to Consider

    It’s 2019, and a whole lot is changing in the museum and nonprofit world. Organizations need to determine how they …

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  • REPORT: 2018 GIVING TRENDS AMONG ARTS & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

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  • ARTICLE: Lead Like a Girl

    ARTICLE: 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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  • NEWS: It's here! Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, Powered by JustGiving.

    NEWS: It's here! Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, Powered by JustGiving.

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  • ARTICLE: Creating the Perfect Editorial Calendar – A Cinderella Story

    ARTICLE: 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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  • REPORT: Luminate Online Benchmark Report: Arts & Cultural Online Fundraising Trends

    REPORT: Luminate Online Benchmark Report: Arts & Cultural Online Fundraising Trends

    Download the full report and be sure to use the interactive benchmark tool to evaluate the health of your programs and discover areas for growth.

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  • ARTICLE: Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizataions – A Donor Story

    ARTICLE: Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizataions – A Donor Story

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  • ARTICLE: Elevating Employee Voice with Social Fundraising

    ARTICLE: Elevating Employee Voice with Social Fundraising

    The following article is an excerpt from the “CSR 2020: Experts Look Ahead“ eBook published by Blackbaud Corporate Solutions. Download …

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  • ARTICLE: 5 Foundation Trends for 2019: Conquering the Unknown with the Help of Data

    ARTICLE: 5 Foundation Trends for 2019: Conquering the Unknown with the Help of Data

    As we start a new year, it’s a good time to pause and celebrate the great work that your foundation …

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  • ARTICLE & WORKBOOK: 6 Steps to a SMART New Year

    ARTICLE & WORKBOOK: 6 Steps to a SMART New Year

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  • npEngage Articles just for Arts & Cultural Professionals

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  • ARTICLE: How Lean Principles Guide Your Mission

    ARTICLE: How Lean Principles Guide Your Mission

    The most successful social good organizations are always learning and iterating to stay on top of their game, but exactly how they …

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  • ARTICLE: 2018’s Top Trends in Philanthropy

    ARTICLE: 2018’s Top Trends in Philanthropy

    From another record-breaking #GivingTuesday to the power of women’s philanthropy, 2018 has been a year replete with new movements and …

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  • ARTICLE: Why All Social Good Organizations Need to Pay Attention to Politics

    ARTICLE: Why All Social Good Organizations Need to Pay Attention to Politics

    Whether your social good organization has a political affiliation or not, your donors do and their behavior (and your fundraising) …

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  • RESOURCES: The Best of 2018 Financial Management Thought Leadership

    RESOURCES: The Best of 2018 Financial Management Thought Leadership

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  • ARTICLE: 15 Most-Read npENGAGE Articles from 2018

    ARTICLE: 15 Most-Read npENGAGE Articles from 2018

    As 2018 draws to a close, I was curious to see which of the 160+ articles we’ve published to date this year have been the most read. Our expert contributors covered a …

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  • ARTICLE: Three Ways to Get Started Measuring Your Impact Today

    ARTICLE: Three Ways to Get Started Measuring Your Impact Today

    Forward thinking foundations not only report numbers, but also report the impact of those numbers.

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  • ARTICLE: Nonprofit Board Leadership: Advice for Companies & Nonprofits

    ARTICLE: Nonprofit Board Leadership: Advice for Companies & Nonprofits

    I recently had the pleasure of attending a Better World Leadership event in NYC at which Alice Korngold presented the …

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  • PODCAST: Episode 78: Last Minute Tips for Year-End Giving

    PODCAST: Episode 78: Last Minute Tips for Year-End Giving

    The end of the year, or the “season of giving,” is important for all types of social good organizations. Year-end …

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  • ARTICLE: How Fundraisers Can Use a Social Norms Approach to Increase Giving

    ARTICLE: How Fundraisers Can Use a Social Norms Approach to Increase Giving

    Many fundraisers can attest to the power of social norms. In both anecdotes and previous research, we can see a …

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  • ARTICLE: Volunteers: A Nonprofit Organization’s Most Valuable Asset

    ARTICLE: Volunteers: A Nonprofit Organization’s Most Valuable Asset

    In the most recent episode of the sgENGAGE podcast, Rachel Hutchisson interviewed Natalye Paquin, CEO of Points of Light, the …

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