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Welcome to Nonprofit Trends

By on Nov 8, 2010


Hello, Guten Tag, Bonjour, Shalom, Hola, Buon giorno, Hej, Nî hâo, Annyong, Salaam, Olá, Zdravstvuite, Maskagna, Konnichi wa, Tanaala, Hallo, Madainn mhath, and Namasté.

Whether you’re a first timer or a long time reader of my blogs over the years — I want to welcome you to the new Nonprofit Trends weblog.

The topics that interest me also happen to interest most of you. So over the next few days, weeks, months, and years I will be writing about:

  • Nonprofit sector trends
  • Multichannel communication trends
  • Fundraising trends
  • Online giving trends
  • Advocacy trends
  • Social media trends
  • Mobile trends
  • Technology trends

I will also be posting more videos, links to articles, and other content over time. So off we go…


Steve MacLaughlin is the Vice President of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits.

MacLaughlin has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in many mainstream publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, The NonProfit Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Bloomberg, and has appeared on NPR.

He is a frequent speaker at events including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), American Marketing Association (AMA), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), Giving Institute Summer Symposium, National Association of Independent School (NAIS), Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Institute of Fundraising National Convention (United Kingdom), Civil Society Conference (Netherlands), International Fundraising Congress (Netherlands), Ask Direct Fundraising Summer School (Ireland), and a keynote speaker at several conferences across the social good sector.

Steve previously served on the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Board of Directors and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University.

He is a frequent blogger, published author of a chapter in the book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities, and is a co-editor of the book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets. His latest book, Data Driven Nonprofits, became a bestseller in 2016.

Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

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