Rise in Donations Means Universities Need First-Class Due Diligence
Posted on 02-23-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Universities in the United States received a record $43.6 billion in donations from individuals, companies and organisations in 2017. But recent scandals show that universities must not neglect due diligence on the source of these donations. Top marks for university fundraisers 2017 was... Read More

The 5 Nonprofit Trends That Dominated 2017
Posted on 01-18-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

This time last year, Forbes declared that 2017 would be defined by technology across industries. This proved to be a very accurate projection, and the nonprofit sector was no exception. In twelve months, nonprofits have positioned technology to be central to their operations, and as we go through 2018... Read More

Will These 3 Fundraising Trends Stick Around in 2018?
Posted on 12-27-2017 by susan.lawson-dawson@lexisnexis.com

The year is winding down, but for non-profits and universities, the planning for 2018 fundraising has already begun. Understanding trends and challenges can enable you to drive engagement more efficiently and effectively. Before we start predicting what trends will impact development professionals next... Read More

4 Ways to Maximize the Season of Giving For Prospect Researchers
Posted on 12-06-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Fundraising and donations during the holidays are big business - it’s not called the Season of Giving for nothing! Extending out of old religious traditions of helping the poor at Christmas time and reaching into the 21st century, people still feel particularly motivated to make a difference at... Read More

7 Non-Profit Trends To Watch in 2017
Posted on 03-29-2017 by Anna Stevens

The non-profit and fundraising worlds had a strong and successful year in 2016 but now the question is, will this trend continue into 2017? With so much change occurring in the new year Andrew Payne , director of product marketing and product management at Abila noted, “The volatility of the economy... Read More

5 Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges and Trends in 2017
Posted on 01-17-2017 by Kari Abitbol

On the heels of a generous 2015, charitable giving grew another 4.1 percent in 2016—and those in the know predict 4.3 percent growth in 2017. How can you ensure that your university or nonprofit organization gets a piece of the projected pie? Staying engaged with your current donors and identifying... Read More

Top 10 Tips for #GivingTuesday Success
Posted on 11-15-2016 by Janelle Coates

Guest written by: John Haydon Co-Authored by: Kari Abitbol #GivingTuesday , a global day of giving fueled by social media, is growing in popularity as a major opportunity for nonprofits to capitalize on the generous spirit of the holiday season. Timed to contrast the commercialization of Black... Read More

3 Trends Nonprofits Should Keep in Mind for Millennial and Gen X Donors
Posted on 10-20-2016 by Kari Abitbol

The world of fundraising is rapidly evolving along with the demographics of donor prospects. You may or may not be surprised to learn that Millennials and Gen Xers now constitute more than two-thirds of the U.S. workforce . Though estimates suggest that Millennials won’t take the lead with charitable... Read More

9 Tips for Boosting Non-Profit Fundraising
Posted on 08-22-2016 by Kari Abitbol

“Americans are embracing philanthropy at a higher level than ever before,” said Giving USA Foundation Chair W. Keith Curtis in a statement accompanying the release of the Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015 in June. The report also notes that giving in 2015... Read More