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The Power of the Nudge

Here at the end of January, nonprofits across the spectrum are analyzing the results of year-end giving campaigns, looking for the trends that will help set priorities and metrics for 2019. A recent online article on behavioral economics may provide a new perspective. In the online quarterly magazine, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, authors Dean [...]

By |2019-01-27T15:56:26-05:00January 29th, 2019|Data Management, Fundraising Blog, Fundraising Research|0 Comments

It’s All About Data Security – Or Lack Of

In the span of just one month we have learned of two massive data security breaches at Starwood and Quora affecting 600,000,000 or more individuals – many of whom are own staff members. Are you next? Based on our visits to client sites around the country, you are probably in decent shape as long as [...]

Best of the Web: Software Replacement

This post will not discuss specific vendors or products. No doubt you already know what I am talking about simply because you are hearing from your current vendor. Rather, I want to focus on whether you need to change at all.

By |2018-07-31T15:12:27-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Data Management, Organizational Success|0 Comments

The How and Why of Data and Digital Giving with Quinetha Frasier

Giving has changed. Many of us have phone in hand most of the day and spend hours in front of our computers. Quinetha Frasier joins the podcast to share how MyPledger is making the switch to digital giving easier, for both organizations and donors, and why tracking the success of campaigns through data is essential.

It’s All About The Data

  By John H. Taylor, Partner It seems that it was only 20 years ago that we felt that the only data we needed to effectively solicit donors and recruit volunteers was knowing where they lived and a home phone number.  Cell phone?  In 1997, I was the proud owner of a “bag phone”!  [...]

By |2019-10-25T12:42:48-04:00April 27th, 2017|Data Management|0 Comments

Get Your (Data) House In Order

  By: Katie MacKenzie, Project Coordinator Why is good data management important? Because it can tell you a wealth of information about both the past and the present! Instead of being reactive in knowledge about your donors, you can be proactive. You can determine those who might be good prospects for moving up to [...]

By |2019-10-25T12:55:47-04:00November 4th, 2016|Data Management|0 Comments

2014 Resolution: Database Segmentation

Our friends at Blackbaud put together a nice, insightful e-newsletter last year to get us thinking about what we need to focus on in the New Year. It’s called Utilize Your Year-end Momentum: Kickstart 2013 Fundraising. This year, the guide still rings true for your 2014 fundraising, so take a look and see where [...]

By |2019-10-25T15:06:42-04:00December 20th, 2013|Data Management|0 Comments