April 6, 2017 | 7:30–9:30 am | St. Mary’s University of Minnesota | Finding Time to Use the Restroom in between Fundraising Campaigns Join AFP Minnesota for a stimulating conversation about the ins, outs, ups and downs of fundraising campaigns. We’ll investigate issues such as how to navigate campaigns internally among other fundraising activities; how […]
Proper investment in a philanthropy office is vital to success. With that investment comes increased questions, such as “What will success look like?” These questions come from the C-suite as well as the board. Being able to properly answer the “success” questions about the results of your program can help create partnerships throughout your organization. The […]
Consultants: Jennifer A. Svihus | Mark Marshall
March 29—April 1, 2017 | El Conquistador Resort | Fajardo, Puerto Rico | Bentz Whaley Flessner is excited to exhibit at the only conference dedicated to fostering the development of institutional advancement professionals within academic medicine. The conference is designed for academic medicine professionals in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and public affairs/community relations. Participants […]
Consultants: Katrina Klaproth | Mark Marshall
BWF is proud to announce Katrina Klaproth and Mark Marshall as new principals on their executive team. Joining existing principals Bruce Flessner and Josh Birkholz, Katrina and Mark will help frame and guide the future direction for BWF. As a global fundraising consultancy, BWF has a reputation for innovation in development program organization, data science, […]
Consultants: Janet Cady | Jennifer Lappegaard | Mark Marshall | Michael Worley
Bentz Whaley Flessner announces the results of its 2015 healthcare survey. Get the full report here.
For more information on our work with hospitals and health systems, please contact Healthcare Practice Leader, Mark J. Marshall. Enterprise Holdings founder Jack C. Taylor and his family give an additional $5 million to the Gary Olson Endowment Fund at St. Luke’s Hospital. The fund supports the hospital’s ability to continue to provide care for patients with insufficient financial resources, provide funding for […]
This November 2014 issue of Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Points of Practice, outlines ways to maximize year-end fundraising.
Consultants: Jennifer Lappegaard | Mark Marshall
Spouses and family members often have significant levels of influence in a prospect’s decision to make a significant gift. Prospective donors are also influenced by representatives from our organizations, and in the healthcare setting, no one has more influence than the medical and nursing staff. Bentz Whaley Flessner’s own research found that across all hospital […]
Consultants: Jennifer Lappegaard | Mark Marshall
Giving By Boards in the Health Sector An important responsibility of healthcare organizations’ board members is that they support their organizations through personal financial contributions. Per capita board giving compares very favorably to other individual giving; at the same time, the overall board, on average, is responsible for less than ten percent of the total […]
From the smallest community hospital to well-known academic medical centers, healthcare nonprofits must intentionally and strategically define their prospect pool in order to build and support a strong major gifts program. There are various ways to identify the most promising prospects for your institution; however, make sure that your process is systematic, results-oriented, and includes […]
Every so often, development officers transcend their title and move into a special status with select donors and prospects – philanthropic advisor. This is not a title that someone puts on their business card or a simple marketing gimmick, it is the result of a high level of professionalism, commitment to philanthropy, and respect for […]
Some simple advice that has served the world well!
Originally posted on FOCUS – Inspiration for Healthcare Philanthropy:The Department of Health and Human Services issued its pre-publication release of the HIPAA rules modifications. The 563-page PDF is available at the Federal Register website and via web link at the BWF website. We have identified issues which we see to be significant for fundraising.…
Well that is a (admittedly bad) paraphrase of the .38 Special song Hold on Loosely and it is an important issue as many people are working hard to find creative gift solutions. I have heard discussions suggesting that the 90s were the golden era of planned giving, whether that’s true or not I don’t know. […]
And now, back to our regularly scheduled fundraising. It was painful for non-profits to watch the amount of money flow into campaigns, super-PACs, and God only knows what else. Even worse is the amount of donors “waiting to see what happened”. There is no doubt that uncertainty is a danger to the markets and ultimately […]