Blackbaud Institute

Driving Research and Insight to Accelerate Philanthropic Impact

Out Now: Donor Retention Toolkit
2020 provided a unique opportunity; for only the second time in at least a decade, nonprofits experienced a spike in new donors. Access the new Retention Toolkit for a complete guide on stewarding and keeping your new donors.
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Out Now: npEXPERTS 2021
The Blackbaud Institute has convened 12 brilliant minds in the social good community to publish npEXPERTS—The Great Reset: Moving into the New Normal with Intention. This free ebook shares new ideas and trends in digital adoption, equity, and modern leadership.
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New: 2020 Charitable Giving Trends
The 2020 Charitable Giving Report from the Blackbaud Institute is one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community. In the report, you will get a firsthand look at how charitable giving performed in a year like no other.
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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