Research

Donor Relations and Stewardship Research

As an active learning community, ADRP members share best practices, samples, plans, templates, and successes and challenges freely with each other. It’s one of the things that makes our ADRP membership unique. While there is a breadth of valuable resources for donor relations and stewardship professionals from a boots-on-the-ground perspective, it’s also important to consult resources that stem from rigorous research methods.

ADRP offers the following links to donor relations, stewardship and general philanthropic research to help you delve further into the field.

ADRP-Sponsored Research

  • Later this year, ADRP will partner with the Growth in Giving Initiative and Fundraising Effectiveness Project to examine the “before and after” benefits of investing in donor relations staff and strategies. Stay tuned for more details.

Additional Research Resources

  • Bloomerang and DonorTrends summarizes key finds of the report into easy-to-use infographics.