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Data & ResearchWhether you need data to support your effort as you advocate for your cause or to bolster your case in a funding request, collecting and analyzing that information can be a daunting task. These resources and reports are provided to save you time and aid you in your search.

The Magic of the Welcome Email for New Subscribers

Source: Future Fundraising Now
Citing a recent blog post by email marketing company Emma, Jeff Brooks makes the case for welcome emails for new subscribers, which have open rates or 50%, can increase long-term engagement by 33%, and have transaction rates nine times greater than other emails.
Posted on: September 24, 2013
Topics: Best Practice | Communications | Data & Research | Fundraising | Marketing | Technology

2013 Millennial Impact Report

The latest Millennial Impact Report, an ongoing collaboration between Achieve and the Case Foundation, contains statistics, insights, and actionable tips for nonprofits. The key takeaway, according to the report's executive summary, is that millennials are less focused on particular institutions and more concerned with the broader cause. The rest of the report covers how millennials connect and stay up to date, how they get involved, and how they give. For fundraisers looking to engage millennials, 82% of the survey respondents made a financial gift in 2012, with 52% interested in making recurring monthly gifts.
Posted on: July 22, 2013
Topics: Data & Research | Fundraising

Charity Raters (And How They Rate)

Source: Blue Avocado
Blue Avocado compiled a list of the biggest of the charity watchdogs and explains who they rate and how they do it.
Posted on: July 10, 2013
Topics: Data & Research

Using Outcomes to Measure Nonprofit Success

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
An explanation for the focus on overhead might be that it's the only measure of success that most donors have access to. This articles looks at the other measures of success and why outcomes, which is the hardest to measure, is the most important.
Posted on: July 10, 2013
Topics: Data & Research

The Downsides of Impact-based Evaluations

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
As much as nonprofits dislike accounting-based evaluations (the dreaded overhead), there are some advantages to this over impact-based methods.
Posted on: July 10, 2013
Topics: Data & Research

Study Shows Low Overhead Doesn't Mean High Efficiency

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
A study of 265 nonprofit organizations found that those typically recommended as being effective actually spent more on administrative costs than those who were not considered effective.
Posted on: July 10, 2013
Topics: Data & Research

The Sustainer Bump

Source: npENGAGE
Research shows that nonprofit website traffic is down, and donor conversion rates are flat. Despite these factors, online giving has grown 11.6%. What's behind this continued growth, and what can you do to tap into it?
Posted on: June 27, 2013
Topics: Data & Research | Fundraising | Philanthropy


Source: Children's Alliance of New Hampshire / Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Children's Alliance of New Hampshire and the Annie E. Casey Foundation have both released update statistics on child well-being, nationally and here in New Hampshire.
Posted on: June 25, 2013
Topics: Data & Research

Giving USA 2013 Report

The latest edition of the Giving USA report is now available for purchase, with the report highlights available as a free download. Both the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Quarterly have published articles that offer a deeper look at the numbers and what they mean for the sector. Learn more about the methodology and purchase a full copy on Giving USA's website.
Posted on: June 18, 2013
Topics: Data & Research | Fundraising

A Decade of Outcome-Oriented Philanthropy

Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
A look back on the beginnings of "strategic philanthropy" and what the future may hold.
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Data & Research | Evaluation | Outcomes | Philanthropy | Strategy

Online Logic Model Tutorial

Source: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
An on-line tutorial that is a learning tool for understanding and applying the logic model.
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Evaluation | Outcomes | Program Planning & Evaluation | Data & Research

Value of Volunteer Time for 2012

Source: Independent Sector
Independent Sector has released an updated estimate of the national value of volunteer time, as well as state specific values.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Volunteer Management | Data & Research

The New Hampshire Nonprofit Sector: IN BRIEF

​In what could be called an update of the 2008 publication of Essentials, the Center has compiled updated statistical information to provide nonprofit leaders, board members, policy makers and business partners with an in-depth overview that they can utilize in ongoing policy-making discussions. In Brief is required reading for anyone who wants to take their advocacy efforts to the next level or enhance their understanding of the state's complex nonprofit sector. 
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Posted on: April 24, 2011
Topics: Publications


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