Year End Fundraising Essentials Tool Kit

Fundraising Essentials to Maximize Your Year-End Giving Campaign Know you need to try something new but don’t know where to start? This curated list of essential fundraising training, guides, and podcasts will help you raise the bar and raise more funds this year-end. Don’t repeat what you did last year! Instead, invest time to discover […]

5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves

There has long been a popular misconception in the philanthropic sector—if a nonprofit has money, it must not need money. And yet, in the 2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, the Nonprofit Finance Fund found that 71 percent of respondents said that the need for their services increased during the pandemic. Did any of […]

The sgENGAGE Podcast: Creating an Advocacy Agenda

Whether it be convincing a board of directors, finding the time and resources, or seeking funds from grantmakers, many foundations face hurdles in creating an advocacy agenda. Chynna A. Phillips, senior director of policy and research at Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, and Melissa Levesque, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at […]

3 Long-Term Improvements to Consider

For modern nonprofits, communicating with donors, spreading awareness, and connecting with your beneficiaries requires a sophisticated online strategy. While there are many quick fixes nonprofits can make to update their digital strategy incrementally, making real changes often requires taking a long-term approach. Ask yourself what your nonprofit’s digital strategy looks like now and what you […]

Work in a nonprofit? Then join a board

Most other teams or organizations are run by a person or a partnership. The people in charge have both the responsibility for the welfare of the organization and the authority to make decisions for it. But nonprofits are weird organizations. The head of a nonprofit doesn’t have all the authority for the nonprofit. The board […]

The Major Gifts Fundraising PlayBook

The Major Gifts Fundraising PlayBook Have you heard of the Pareto Principle? Essentially, the principle says that 80% of Your nonprofit revenue comes from 10% of donors. With rising wealth inequality, some experts say this principle is now looking more like the 90/10 rule. With 90% of fundraising revenue coming from 10% of donors, Your […]

Four Blackbaud K–12 Schools Earn 2022 WebAwards Honors

For the fifth consecutive year, Blackbaud K–12 websites were honored in the WebAwards. Congratulations to Xaverian for winning Outstanding Website and to Northwest Academy, Ransom Everglades School and Sewickley Academy, for earning Education Standard of Excellence honors. The WebAwards are a prestigious and competitive competition hosted by the Web Marketing Association. A panel of independent […]

Four Blackbaud K–12 Schools Earn 2022 WebAwards Honors

For the fifth consecutive year, Blackbaud K–12 websites were honored in the WebAwards. Congratulations to Xaverian for winning Outstanding Website and to Northwest Academy, Ransom Everglades School and Sewickley Academy, for earning Education Standard of Excellence honors. The WebAwards are a prestigious and competitive competition hosted by the Web Marketing Association. A panel of independent […]

Keep Your Eye on These 5 Website Data Metrics + Tips

An online presence is the backbone of nonprofit operations. Most nonprofits already have a dedicated website with donation pages, blog content, contact forms, testimonials, and other information about their cause. A well-designed website helps raise brand awareness, drive donations, and make connections with your supporters. Luckily, you don’t have to guess about how to improve […]

Data Hygiene: Keeping Your Donor Database Clean

Imagine a monthly donor contributes to your organization’s latest campaign. When they signed up for your monthly giving program, they listed their address as “123 Smith Street.” However, when they gave their additional contribution, they listed their address as “123 Smith St.” At first, this may not seem like a very big deal. Both addresses […]

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