Things Are Changing At Blackbaud

Things are Changing at Blackbaud


Article by Lianne McGrory, Director, Professional Services & Sales (core team) at Blackbaud Pacific I'm excited! Things are changing at Blackbaud. The past 18 months has seen innovative product releases, a growing range of services and now we are changing the way we support our customers by launching a formal…

Winning Funding Through Outcomes Measurement

Winning funding through Outcomes Measurement


Cystic Fibrosis WA Case Study with Apricot Summary Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia have grown from their humble beginnings of a parent-founded self-help group, to a $2.2 million charity, dedicated to enhancing the lives of people living with Cystic Fibrosis. In 2016 they realised that things ‘just weren’t working’ and bravely…

Seeking Funding And The Search For Atlantis

Seeking Funding and the Search for Atlantis


Guest article by Chris Wootton, Philanthropic Services Manager, Philanthropy Australia Like the search for Atlantis….seeking funding from philanthropists can be complex, time consuming and often fraught with failure. We think we know what funders want, only to find that their funding focus has moved and your organisation or program is…

Are You Ready For The Funding Volcano?

Are You Ready for the Funding Volcano?


Is the quest for funding is getting tougher? It certainly seems that way right now. Our clients continually tell us that their number 1 challenge is rising competition – and it’s no surprise, given that there is now 1 charity for every 422 people. But despite how hard things may…

3 Ways To Avoid Being Trumped By Your Supporters

3 Ways to Avoid Being Trumped by your Supporters


FREE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Technology and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Discover how technology can bring your peer-to-peer supporter journey to life in this free 30 minute on-demand webinar. View the webinar now > What can the presidential election teach us about Fundraising? While we might not be campaigning for presidency, as peer-to-peer fundraisers, we…

How To Avoid Losing Donors Over The Phone

How to Avoid Losing Donors Over the Phone


So, you’ve engaged a supporter enough for them to pick up the phone. They’re greeted by a friendly receptionist…& then left in silence or in the company of some horrendous 1970’s jazz music, until the relevant call-taker is found. First impressions count and a supporter’s initial telephone experience has the…

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Gift that Keeps on Giving


How technology & emotion are innovating the peer-to-peer supporter journey. 2016 is the year of supporter engagement and in order to get engagement, we need to get emotional. The most powerful way to inspire action is to create a visceral response and so this should be our number-one priority. People…

Author Interview: Data Driven Nonprofits By Steve MacLaughlin

Author Interview: Data Driven Nonprofits by Steve MacLaughlin


Steve MacLaughlin is the best-selling author of Data Driven Nonprofits, a guide book for organisations that want to improve their performance and increase positive change in the world. In this Q&A, he demystifies the world of analytics and reveals how big data can drive even the smallest of charities. Why…