Performance Reviews ROI

Performance Reviews: Increasing ROI

Several organizations have made headlines recently with the announcement that they are doing away with annual performance reviews and are using alternative strategies to evaluate performance. But the jury is still out on whether their alternative strategies will be effective. Be cautious about doing away with your current performance review approach. When aligned with your organization’s […]

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Dream. Dare. Do. Women, Philanthropy and Civil Society.

March 14–15, 2017 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile | Chicago, Illinois  | The American landscape is crowded with examples of women’s entrepreneurial spirit in building a strong civil society through philanthropy. A national public conversation is needed to map that landscape and to integrate the diverse array of women’s philanthropic activity within the broader […]

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AAMC National Professional Development Conference

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 […]

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digital fundraising strategy

Using Social Media to Find Planned Gifts

It is becoming increasingly clear that social media can be a tremendous tool for annual giving shops seeking to engage donors. While annual giving has found value in social media, where does planned or major giving stand? Is there value waiting to be tapped? I believe social tools have reached a stage of maturity that […]

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The Forbes Nonprofit Council shares 5 ways to maximize your data insights

BWF’s 7th annual survey of the fundraising analytics community found that the role of data analytics in fundraising is evolving. Successful shops are investing in more sophisticated tools and methodologies, and leadership is a growing consumer of data-driven insights. Data analysts see this as an opportunity to further develop their own skills and expand their knowledge base […]

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deciphering ancient code

Can Machine Learning Crack This 4,000-Year-Old Mystery?

Be sure to check out this fascinating article about some cutting edge machine learning being used to decode the language used by the 4,000-year-old Indus Valley Civilization! For more than a century, thousands of examples of Indus “seals” – small tablets with a few symbols accompanied by some sort of animal – have been found […]

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Digital Footprints

Digital and Social Fundraising Boot Camp

February 9–10 | Miami, Florida Register now to join BWF Senior Associate, Barett Christensen, at The Digital Fundraising Boot Camp in Miami this February! The Digital Fundraising Boot Camp will help you refine your digital fundraising plans for 2017. Over two days we will cover several aspects of our Digital Fundraising Model, a stable and logical […]

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CASE 2017 Annual Conference for Development Researchers

January 18–20, 2017  |  Fort Myers, Florida  |  Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa Join Bond Lammey, CASE faculty and managing associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner, as she presents three sessions at the Annual Conference for Development Researchers. Building on a Solid Foundation The growth of our industry in the last five years means that many organizations have […]

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High Net Worth Individuals Stewardship

Engaging High Net Worth Individuals and Families

Major Findings from the 2016 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy In October, US Trust in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released the 2016 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. This report gives us insights into high net worth (HNW) donors’ giving and volunteering activities, motivators, behaviors, and priorities. The survey results […]

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ALDE IGNITE Conference

February 13–17, 2017  |  Norfolk, Virginia  |  Norfolk Waterside Marriott Join Josh Birkholz an Emma Hinke as they present, How Donor Analytics Helps Accelerate Your Fundraising Program, on February 15, 2017, 9:45–10:45 a.m. Fundraising is a relationship business. Every data scientist would agree with that.  But, even with relationships, you must make choices. Analytics is […]

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Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring to Combat Turnover

Coaching and Mentoring Programs Can Increase Gift Revenue A young gift officer recently contacted her mentor, who thought the gift officer must be in a crisis. Quite the contrary. The young gift officer’s first words were an ecstatic “yay!!!” followed by cheers of joy! She was just leaving an event celebrating her first $200,000 gift, and […]

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