Blackbaud Newsroom

Press Coverage Highlights from 1/30/16 – 2/11/16

Our data, expertise and more were featured in many prominent publications, such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, MarketWatch, Nonprofit Technology News, and The Post & Courier.

  • The Huffington Post – Charitable Giving Up Nearly 2% in 2015 – Blackbaud just released its latest Charitable Giving Report, which provides largest analysis of real fundraising data from more than 5,300 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The report represents more than $18.2 billion in total fundraising data and $2.2 billion in online fundraising from 2015.

  • The Huffington Post – The Benefits of Online Fundraising: Perspective from Covenant House -Blackbaud found that charitable giving increased 2.1% in 2014. That sounds like a lot–until you find out that online giving increased by nearly 9%, four times the increase in overall giving. That trend held across organizations of all sizes, working in all sectors.

  • – Acquisition Strengthens BluePay’s Nonprofit Payments Game – The nonprofit sector has been the focus of attention from other FinTech players in recent years, too. Blackbaud, for instance, rolled out last year its Financial Edge NXT solution for the industry, a new software service to provide AP and AR management, corporate banking and other accounting and finance offerings built directly for nonprofit companies.

  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy – Growth in Rate of Giving Slows, Report Says – Charitable donations grew for the fourth year in a row in 2015, although at a slower rate than in previous years, according to a report released today. Giving grew 1.6 percent last year, compared with 2.1 percent in 2014 and 4.9 percent in 2013, according to the report by the fundraising software company Blackbaud.

  • NonProfit Pro – 5 Reasons Why Adding a 5K to Your Walk Is a Terrible Idea – 5K registrants don’t raise much money. In fact, they rarely even try. Looking at the amount of outreach they attempt, according to Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Benchmark Study, it’s clear that the only bar most of them are clearing is the one to register. And that makes perfect sense. They are, by and large, out for a running experience.

  • The NonProfit Times – Giving Up 1.6%, Online Gifts Still In Single Digits – The online portion of charitable giving continued on its dial-up-speed ascension in 2015, representing just 7.1 percent of charitable giving, up from 6.7 percent in 2014. The small share restrained online giving’s overall 9.2 percent increase from making a bigger dent in overall giving, which climbed by 1.6 percent in 2015. The data is from Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report, which tracked overall giving data for 5,379 nonprofits throughout the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.