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  • Growing Individual Gifts: An Analytical Approach to Data-Driven Success

    WealthEngine is proud to present our workbook Growing Individual Gifts: An Analytical Approach to Data-Driven Success. This workbook takes readers step-by-step through the strategies needed for success and growth in individual giving, offering guidance from assessing and planning, through building strategies and measuring success. An accompanying toolkit shares electronic tools and resources available for download, to further enable readers to grow individual gifts at their organizations.

     

  • Blackbaud Mission Infused CFO

    The nonprofit financial world is changing quickly, and the isolated CFO has been rendered obsolete. The future nonprofit CFO is a mission-infused, proactive leader who interacts with a finance-driven program and administrative team.
    It’s important to understand how everything connects. This white paper will explore financial strategies nonprofits can take to invest in mission and strategy and the connection between finance and mission that leads to organizational success!

     

  • UniVoIP: Benefits of the Cloud

    Is your organization ready for “the cloud”? The time has come for organizations to face the reality of today’s communications. That relying on an old-fashioned legacy telephone system and its limited features is simply not good enough — to maximize limited staff productivity, improve communications and collaboration between constituents, donors and volunteers, or adequately handle workflows. Want to learn more?  Download this free whitepaper.

  • Abila: Donor Loyalty Study

    Building upon the 2015 Donor Engagement Study, the Donor Loyalty Study examines what drives donor loyalty, what types of content donors really like to consume, what actions by an organization annoy donors, and what role events and volunteering play. The Study is based on responses from 1,136 U.S. donors, and includes special sections on high-wealth donors (those who earn more than $200,000 annually) and generational trends. Want to learn more?  Download this free whitepaper from Abila today.

  • Total Economic Impact™ Study: Habitat for Humanity of Dane County achieved 181% ROI with Raiser’s Edge NXT

    After adopting the smart cloud fundraising solution Raiser’s Edge NXT, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County achieved a three-year, 181% return on investment, allowing the nonprofit to provide more affordable housing in its Wisconsin community. Download The Total Economic Impact™ Of The Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT Solution, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Blackbaud to learn more about the organization’s transition to Raiser’s Edge NXT. DOWNLOAD

  • Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Study: Trends and challenges facing nonprofit finance professionals by Abila

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    Charitable giving in 2014 reached an all-time high of more than $358 billion (with a “b”), according to annual philanthropy report, “Giving USA.” While much of the attention given to fundraising focuses on the front-end “ask,” there’s little discussion around the tremendous behind-the-scenes effort of accounting for all of those billions of dollars in funds. In this study, we looked at the overall fundraising cycle through a fund accounting lens to see what the emerging trends are, what the ongoing challenges are, what role technology plays, as well as how trends and challenges differ depending upon an organization’s size and respondent’s age.  DOWNLOAD

  • Qgiv Level Up Your Social Fundraising

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    Peer to peer fundraising is a great way to boost your nonprofit’s bottom line. Level Up Your Social Fundraising provides a guide to setting up and running a social fundraiser from start to finish. DOWNLOAD

  • Achieving Success with IBM Predictive Fundraising Analytics

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    Today, successful fundraising can be referred to as a blend of artful creativity and data-backed science. While support and relationship-building are still cornerstones of effective philanthropy, they’re no longer the only tools available to today’s nonprofit organizations. Thanks to the significant growth of available data—and the technology to interpret it— today’s organizations have multiple opportunities to uncover new insights about their relationships with constituents, evaluate the impact of their programs, and improve fundraising. DOWNLOAD

  • Intacct: The Nonprofit CFO’s Survival Guide: A Mini Field Manual

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    Nonprofit CFOs are under the gun to achieve so much! Nonprofit CFOs need to automate processes, improve productivity, create greater levels of transparency and visibility, enhance the governance of the organization, and strengthen the team’s decision-making and strategic focus. DOWNLOAD

  • Intacct Outcome Metrics: Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World

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    Meet the increasing demand for greater transparency, accountability—and success. How do you know your nonprofit is truly delivering on the promise of its mission? Perhaps more to the point: Can you demonstrate your nonprofit’s effectiveness—to your funders, constituents, community, and charity evaluators. DOWNLOAD

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Sponsored Podcasts

Welcome to the Raise & Engage podcast, a filters-off series for nonprofit professionals hosted by Blackbaud's straight-shooting expert Danielle Johnson Vermenton. During this open-mic session, you’ll hear honest advice to help YOU do more for your cause.

Episode 6: The Power of ‘No’ at Work|| daniellejohnson-76

You have a job description, but on any given day, you're probably doing dozens of things outside the scope of that description. Combine that with the challenge of a fast-paced environment and the shifting priorities of funders, colleagues, and board members and it’s easy to fall short of doing your best. By being mindful of your limitations and capacity—and saying “no” when your plate is full—you can actually do more for your cause. In the sixth installment of the Raise and Engage podcast Danielle Johnson and Robin Anderson discuss the power of saying “no” at work.

Episode 5: Professional Development: Getting Un-Stuck|| daniellejohnson-76

In the most recent episode of Raise + Engage, Danielle is back with Brian Reich from little m media to discuss how nonprofit professionals can stay motivated and energized in their day-to-day roles. Brian shares his experience working with nonprofits and the lessons and tips he's learn from and shared with them over the years, including tips for avoiding a professional rut, creating forward momentum in your career and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you're considering making a career move or want to ensure you're on the right path, you won't want to miss this inspo-packed episode!

Episode 4: Apps and Hacks to Stay (Mostly) Sane || daniellejohnson-76

Episode 4: Apps and Hacks to Stay (Mostly) Sane, is all about tips, tricks and tools for sanity. Blackbaud’s own interactive product marketer, Julia Lenz, joins host Danielle Johnson to share some high tech. (and no tech.) productivity tips to help nonprofit professionals stay sane in the crazy world of philanthropy.

Tune in to hear:

  • Tips for how to spend the first 30 minutes of your day
  • The benefits of 15 minute meetings
  • Why notebooks are still relevant to a successful organization
  • Ideas for better managing your inbox
  • Why you should take lunch outside the box
  • ...and much more!
Don’t forget to visit the #NoFilterNonprofit Hub afterwards to download our newest tip sheet10 Productivity Hacks for Nonprofits.

Episode 3: Tech. Connection: Solutions, Strategy, and Staff || daniellejohnson-76

Episode 3: Tech. Connection: Solutions, Strategy, and Staff In episode 3 of the Raise + Engage podcast, Danielle Johnson is joined by Chris Geady and William DaSilva, two IT experts in the nonprofit space, to talk technology integration for NPOs: when you need it, when you don’t, and how to do it successfully.


Tune in to hear:

  • When to say NO to integration
  • How to set your strategic plan before even looking at technologies
  • Ways to get your entire team on board
  • The importance of identifying a project lead
  • The RFP process - how it should and should not go
And William shares a story about a nonprofit that may or may not have still been using a typewriter. You don't want to miss this one!

Episode 2: From Socially Awkward to Socially Awesome! || daniellejohnson-76

According to Danielle Johnson, straight-shooting host of the Raise + Engage podcast series, if your staff members aren’t the number one advocates for your cause on social media, you’re failing. In the most recent episode, Danielle is joined by Blackbaud’s own social media guru Madeline Turner to discuss overcoming social struggles and creating a social ambassador program at your organization. This entertaining and insightful duo dishes on the importance of making your social media presence human, making the case for a formal social program to leadership, how University of Michigan turned a one time social media campaign into a long term social program, and how Madeline's mom unknowingly became a social ambassador on #GivingTuesday.

Episode 1: Corporate Culture & Development: Shake It Up! || daniellejohnson-76

In the premiere episode of Raise & Engage, Danielle is joined by three straight-shooting nonprofit rock-stars: Jodi Smith of Sanford Health Systems, Veronica Brown of Chicago Public Library Foundation and Ali Burke of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. The group talks organizational culture, problem employees, why its important to celebrate and how to shake things up this year and build a better more authentic team that gets stuff done!

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