Not many would challenge the notion that we’re smack dab in the middle of a new philanthropic era today. A change in expectations has been spurred by savvy consumers and their unprecedented access to technological advances in their daily life. Donors today want to be in the driver’s seat. They want you to tug at their heartstrings while providing transparency, engagement, and meaningful outcomes. As the sector has seen before, trends in donor stewardship follow the marketplace.

This, my dear readers, is the rise of donor-ism.

As a fundraiser today, no doubt you’ve heard of the concepts covered in this npEXPERTS eBook. But how can you grow your base, your funding, or your mission impact if you find yourself steadfast in the proverbial “this is the way we’ve always done it” mentality?

Inside the pages of the latest npEXPERTS eBook, 11 of the best and brightest minds in philanthropy speak up about the most noteworthy trends in the sector today and how these trends are shaping the future. Page by page, they get down to the nitty gritty to reveal the full story behind what they’re seeing in nonprofit leadership, sector diversity, peer-to-peer, advocacy, and more.

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Ashley Thompson is the senior marketing manager of communications at Blackbaud. She is the Editor of npENGAGE magazine as well as driving many of the company’s extensive benchmarking reports and best practice guides. She also manages some of the company’s greatest relationships such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International and stays involved locally in Austin through board service with AFP’s Greater Austin Chapter and as a Social Venture Partner through Mission Capital. Connect with her on Twitter at @EttaMT or on LinkedIn.

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