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Philanthropy by the Numbers:
The Story Behind the Stats

In this latest npEXPERTS eBook, 11 of the best and brightest minds in philanthropy speak up about what’s happening in the sector today and how these trends are shaping the future. Page by page, they get down to the nitty gritty to reveal the full story behind what they’re seeing in nonprofit leadership, sector diversity, peer-to-peer, advocacy, and more.

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49% -- Percentage of nonprofit organizations operating without a strategic plan — Concord Leadership Group Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report 2016

Marc Pitman
Concord Leadership Group™

85% - Percentage of funders that want help tracking to outcomes, but don’t know where to start — MicroEdge, now powered by Blackbaud

Mary Winkler
Urban Institute™

36.8% - Percentage of grants approved across Community, Corporate, Independent Family, and Government Foundations — MicroEdge, now powered by Blackbaud

Annie Rhodes

74% - Percentage of their constituents’ email addresses the average nonprofit is missing — Target Analytics, a division of Blackbaud

Steve MacLaughlin

25: Number of years behind the current American population philanthropy is in terms of diverse donor outreach — Blackbaud Diversity in Giving Report

Vu Le
Nonprofit with Balls

29% - Retention rate of first year donors — donorCentrics™ Index of Direct Marketing Fundraising

Gail Perry
Fired-Up Fundraising

17.4% - Percentage of all giving happens in December — 2015 Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report

Lori L. Jacobwith
Ignited Fundraising™

74.5% - Percentage of fundraisers who raised more than $500 and also shared their crowdfundraising pages on social media — everydayhero

David Hessekiel
Cause Marketing Forum

82% - Percentage of nonprofits that will increase their investment in social media over the next two years — Forrester Consulting: Digital Engagement Offers a Broad Reach and Personal Touch for Nonprofits Report

Austin Graff
Honest Tea™

6.8 billion – Projected number of smartphone users by 2020 — 2016 Ericsson Mobility Report

Heather Mansfield
Nonprofit Tech for Good

7.6% - Percentage of individual giving that goes to donor-advised funds — 2015 National Philanthropic Trust Donor-Advised Fund Report

Rick Dunham
Dunham + Company/Giving Institute™

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