Blackbaud Institute

Driving Research and Insight to Accelerate Philanthropic Impact

Development Plan Toolkit
Get your three-step guide to strategic fundraising! This new toolkit, with three customizable worksheets, guides you through the steps of creating an impactful development plan, whether you’re securing a major gift, building relationships with new donors, or looking for new strategies to keep your sustainers engaged.
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npEXPERTS® 2022
npEXPERTS, Game-Changers: How to Galvanize Supporters as Charitable Events Evolve gathers leading industry experts to answer you most burning questions on the evolving landscape of fundraising events. Hear from the experts!
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Philanthropy Through Recession
There have been 11 economic recessions in the US since 1948, each with its own impact on the philanthropic sector. This timely guide offers steps your organization can take today to weather uncertain times and stay savvy.
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Use the Free SDG Connector Tool
Match your organization's mission and strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals to align funding opportunities and maximize your impact. Try the SDG Connector today.
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2021 Charitable Giving Trends
One of the most credible sources on fundraising performance in the social good community, the 2021 Charitable Giving Report offers a look at how charitable giving performed last year, with best practices to boost your performance.
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Our Mission
The Blackbaud Institute brings together the best minds in philanthropy to develop and share leading-edge research and insight that accelerates the impact of the social good community.
Who We Are
We bring together leading innovators and experts from nonprofits, foundations, businesses, government entities, and academic institutions to foster diverse perspectives, collective thinking, and collaborative solutions to the greatest challenges in philanthropy.
What We Do
The Blackbaud Institute works with partners to convene experts, conduct research, and uncover strategic insight from the most comprehensive data set in the social good community, sharing it broadly—all in order to drive effective philanthropy at every stage, from fundraising to outcomes.
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