Monday, February 23, 2015

Virginia Fundraiser David Huffine, Vice President for Advancement at St. Joseph's Villa, Named 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Virginia Fundraiser David Huffine, Vice President for Advancement at St. Joseph's Villa, Named 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional: "ARLINGTON, VA, Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- David M. Huffine, CFRE, vice president for advancement for St. Joseph's Villa in Richmond, Va., and who has helped raise an estimated $750 million in charitable funds over his career, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)."



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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Fundraisers, Charities Hail Provisions in President's FY 2016 Budget That Encourage Giving, Highlight Charitable Deduction - Yahoo Finance

Fundraisers, Charities Hail Provisions in President's FY 2016 Budget That Encourage Giving, Highlight Charitable Deduction - Yahoo Finance: "ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) thanks the Obama Administration for proposals in its recently released budget that uphold the American tradition of philanthropy and will encourage more giving to charitable causes.

AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, and AFP Chair Patrick Feeley, CFRE, who serves as executive vice president and chief development officer for Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, Pa., released this joint statement on the budget:
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blackbaud CRM Helps Increase Fundraising Revenue and Improves Visibility into Constituent Activity for Higher Education Institutions | Blackbaud News

Blackbaud CRM Helps Increase Fundraising Revenue and Improves Visibility into Constituent Activity for Higher Education Institutions | Blackbaud News: "Charleston, S.C. (January 28, 2014) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) today announced the results of a commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting, examining the potential return on investment enterprises may experience by deploying Blackbaud CRM™ in the North American higher education sector. Forrester found that over a five-year period, a large state university system can expect to experience an increase in fundraising revenue of $13.3 million, avoided labor costs of $3 million and IT costs of $400,000."



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Monday, January 12, 2015

Charities Aid Foundation America Expands to West Coast, Led by Paul Kalomeris -- SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Charities Aid Foundation America Expands to West Coast, Led by Paul Kalomeris -- SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --: "SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America), the nation's leader in global giving, today announced the opening of a West Coast office to meet increasing demand from individuals, foundations and corporations for support on strategy and delivery of their worldwide charitable goals.

The new CAF America office in San Francisco represents a major expansion for the organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., which has grown by more than 60% over the past two years as more and more philanthropists and businesses seek support to increase their giving."



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Thursday, January 08, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas: Abila Highlights Key Nonprofit Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2015 | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online

AUSTIN, Texas: Abila Highlights Key Nonprofit Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2015 | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online: "AUSTIN, TEXAS — Abila, the leading provider of software and services to nonprofits and associations, today shared its predictions that will have the biggest impact on fundraising for nonprofits in 2015: conversion optimization, or improving donation flow to raise more money, will be an emerging trend; the ability to engage with Millennials will be key; donor retention and treating all donors like major donors will be essential for organizations; online fundraising and mobile continue to be important; and the ability to share stories in a very visual way."



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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ASAE's Technology Conference & Expo Showcased New Technologies, Stressed Importance of Customer Experience -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

ASAE's Technology Conference & Expo Showcased New Technologies, Stressed Importance of Customer Experience -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --: " ASAE held its 2014 CIO Pre-Conference Workshop and Technology Conference & Expo, December 15-17, at the Gaylord National® Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland. With a total of 1,203 total participants, it's one of the highest attended conferences in its history. Participants took part in 30 high-level practical education sessions within five pathways, a sold-out Expo Hall, and learned about new technologies and how they could possibly use them within their organization.

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TELUS: Canadians Asked to Commit 'Good Deeds for Wild Things'

TELUS: Canadians Asked to Commit 'Good Deeds for Wild Things': "TELUS is contributing $5 million over five years to support organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, Tree Canada, as well as local SPCAs, humane societies and hundreds of other organizations who protect our environment and support animals and their habitats in Canada. To celebrate, we are asking Canadians to commit 'Good Deeds for Wild Things' and shop online to spend $500,000 of the $5 million committed by TELUS to support the needs and habitats of animals in our community like a new beach for turtles or additional tundra for polar bears."



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nonprofit Technology Leader Releases Blackbaud CRM 4.0 | Blackbaud News

Nonprofit Technology Leader Releases Blackbaud CRM 4.0 | Blackbaud News: "Charleston, S.C. (November 25, 2014) – Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), a leading global provider of software and services for the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities, today announced the availability of Blackbaud CRM™ 4.0. The new release offers customers rich developments in the areas of usability, quality, performance and innovation.
Blackbaud CRM is a comprehensive, customizable fundraising and constituent relationship management (CRM) solution designed for enterprise-level nonprofits seeking a powerful, yet adaptable solution for fundraising, marketing and program management across the engagement lifecycle. The solution brings industry-leading fundraising, online applications, actionable prospect research and analytics, and multichannel direct marketing together in one platform, enabling an integrated view of the constituent experience across each organization."



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TCG Annual Report: Nonprofit Theatres Report Recovery Since Recession : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

TCG Annual Report: Nonprofit Theatres Report Recovery Since Recession : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "(Press release, Oct. 27, 2014) — Not-for-profit theatres contributed over $2 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 34.9 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2013, released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Based on the annual TCG Fiscal Survey, Theatre Facts is the only in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance and overall fiscal state of the not-for-profit professional theatre industry."



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Taproot Foundation Launches Pro Bono Resource for Nonprofits : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

Taproot Foundation Launches Pro Bono Resource for Nonprofits : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "(Press release, Oct. 23, 2014) — The Taproot Foundation launched Taproot+, a first-of-its-kind resource connecting nonprofits that need pro bono talent to business professionals who want to donate their expertise. With Taproot+, nonprofits can define the right pro bono project for their needs, secure the ideal pro bono professionals to help, and kick off a project with confidence, knowing that they can access project management and coaching support throughout the process."



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Chair of the Resource Alliance Announced : Page 1 of 1 : FundRaising Success

New Chair of the Resource Alliance Announced : Page 1 of 1 : FundRaising Success: "(Press release, Oct. 15, 2014) — The Resource Allianceis delighted to announce that Vicky Annis has been appointed as its new chair of trustees, replacing Jan Krol who has come to the end of his term."



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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

#GivingTuesday Momentum Builds in the U.S., with Unprecedented Unity from Coast to Coast Leading Up to December 2, 2014

#GivingTuesday Momentum Builds in the U.S., with Unprecedented Unity from Coast to Coast Leading Up to December 2, 2014: "During meetings in Washington, DC today, a small but powerful part of more than 10,000 U.S.-based #GivingTuesday partners and supporters joined forces to solidify their commitments for #GivingTuesday. Among the attendees, there was a feeling of national unity over the prospect of what December 2, 2014—this year’s #GivingTuesday—will bring. An unprecedented number of U.S. organizations will be participating with a wide range of creative initiatives to inspire their employees, customers and constituents together with the American public to support a varied and exciting group of causes."



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Blackbaud Convenes Nonprofit Community at 15th Annual Conference | Business Wire

Blackbaud Convenes Nonprofit Community at 15th Annual Conference | Business Wire: "More than 2000 nonprofit professionals joined Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) in Nashville, TN for bbcon 2014, its 15th annual conference for nonprofits, to gain practical insight and explore technology advancements in the nonprofit sector. With more than 160 sessions, including discovery tracks, thought leadership sessions, product demonstrations, and hands-on training, bbcon 2014 equips attendees to fully leverage technology to fuel their missions while offering opportunities to network with peers and industry experts."



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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blackbaud’s Luminate CRM Helps Nonprofits Raise More than $1.8 Billion | Business Wire

Blackbaud’s Luminate CRM Helps Nonprofits Raise More than $1.8 Billion | Business Wire: "Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced that nonprofit organizations used Luminate CRM™ to raise more than $1.8 billion in 2013, making it a leading nonprofit CRM solution available on the Salesforce1 platform."



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