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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Environics Analytics releases WealthScapes 2016 revealing Canadians’ assets, liabilities and spending power

New data aids financial planning, fundraising, marketing and merchandising Vancouver identified as nation’s first “City of Millionaires” Toronto – Environics Analytics (EA), the analytical and marketing services company, today announced the release of WealthScapes 2016, the most comprehensive database available on the assets, liabilities and wealth of Canadians. The latest …

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Putting the donor first with rich data and targeted tactics

  Mounting pressure on fundraisers to increase donations and support, an increasingly competitive environment and a trending sentiment that fundraisers are too aggressive all combine to create challenges that impact the effectiveness of campaigns. We’ve all witnessed campaigns that hit the jackpot and the message goes viral, attracting attention and …

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Be brave: Becoming a warrior for your charity

I’ve always tried. It’s just how I’m hardwired. From a very young age, I understood that in order to succeed I must try. In order to be known and understood, I must try. Without trying, there is little progress I could make. In this, I believe, has been my own …

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Marketers see strong returns from financial data

When commercial real estate developer Cadillac Fairview wanted to redevelop its Sherway Gardens shopping mall in Toronto, it turned to WealthScapes. The financial database from Environics Analytics (EA) helped developers determine the disposable income of shoppers in the trade area, a crucial indicator for choosing what stores should be part …

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