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The Rise of Donor-ism

By on Jun 22, 2016

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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ashley Thompson is the managing director for the Blackbaud Institute, where she is responsible for driving extensive research and thought leadership. Through this role, she builds thoughtful strategies and solutions for the social good sector using the most comprehensive data set in the social good community. Ashley is active in the Austin community and participates in numerous groups as a volunteer, board member, and collaborative partner. She is a regular contributor to sgENGAGE, serves on the Giving USA Editorial Review Board, and is a member of the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board. Visit www.blackbaudinstitute.com to learn more or follow her on Twitter at @AshlyThmpsn.

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