#GivingTuesday set to break online giving records again

Despite repeated calls for disaster relief donations; data shows no sign of donor fatigue Charleston, S.C. — Blackbaud, Inc. is expecting #GivingTuesday to put up its highest online giving numbers in its six-year history.  This despite the unprecedented year in natural disasters and domestic and foreign terrorism events on the news …

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Blakely adds experienced industry veteran in key role

Amy Pawluk has joined fundraising experts Blakely as executive vice president, new business development, a role in which she will be heading Blakely’s US business as well as new business development here in Canada. With more than 20 years of accomplishments in fundraising and marketing, she is a Certified Fundraising …

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Canada Post’s lists help Quebec charity increase average donation by 30%

Combining Personalized Mail with sociodemographic data results in a winning campaign for Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission The Old Brewery Mission in Montreal has been on the front lines of the quest to end homelessness for more than 125 years. To continue its work through this century, the storied organization needed …

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Top 15 digital fundraising learnings from Digital Leap 2017

  Focus on digital marketing maturing for Canadian non-profits as experience grows TORONTO — Digital Leap 2017, the eighth annual digital fundraising and marketing conference hosted by Stephen Thomas Ltd (ST) and CAFAmerica.org, concluded its most-well-attended session yet yesterday at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Over 150 non-profit marketers and fundraisers …

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Market report: Fundraising

It isn’t hard to argue that 2016 was a very difficult year for humanitarians and charitable people of every ilk, with the Syrian war and the refugee crisis serving as a horrific constant in a year punctuated by natural disasters and terrorist attacks. We have all seen reports of the …

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Stephen Thomas Ltd. names Paula Attfield president, Bryan Tenenhouse promoted to EVP and chief creative officer

Neil Gallaiford will remain as CEO as agency gears up for further U.S. growth TORONTO — On the heels of its recent fundraising account win of Dallas-based cancer research foundation Susan G. Komen, Stephen Thomas Ltd (ST) has announced that Paula Attfield has been promoted to president from her previous role as executive …

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Online giving reached a record high in 2016: Blackbaud

Blackbaud’s Charitable Giving Report reveals overall giving increased 1.0% and online giving grew 7.9% compared to 2015 Charleston, S.C. — Based on the largest analysis of charitable giving data, Blackbaud, Inc. has announced the availability of its annual Charitable Giving Report, featuring the most comprehensive look at how nonprofit fundraising performed …

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Stephen Thomas Ltd appointed fundraising agency of record for Susan G. Komen

Canadian agency beats out multiple competitors to represent the world’s largest breast cancer organization TORONTO — Toronto’s Stephen Thomas Ltd (ST) has been awarded fundraising agency of record status from Dallas-based Susan G. Komen. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization.  ST is an integrated full-service agency specializing in marketing and …

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Blackbaud speeds the pace of giving with Apple Pay

Charleston, S.C. — Blackbaud, Inc., the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, announced today it has added Apple Pay to Blackbaud Merchant Services so its nonprofit customers can offer donors an easy, secure and private option for digital checkout, just in time for holiday giving. This news comes in …

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Stephen Thomas Ltd. hires Kathleen Grace as account director, digital specialist

Role will focus on building out client exposure to digital channels TORONTO – Stephen Thomas Ltd (ST), Canada’s premier integrated full-service agency specializing in marketing and fundraising exclusively for the non-profit sector, announced today that it has named Kathleen Grace, Account Director, Digital Specialist. In the role, Grace will work with ST …

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