After many years of analyzing nonprofits going into campaigns, we’ve seen three primary drivers for achieving substantial increases in production. Simply put these are who we see, how we see them, and who sees them. In other words portfolio composition for the frontline, more effective fundraiser activity, and larger, better aligned frontline fundraiser teams. Although […]
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Prospect development teams have grown in complexity and scope over the years. BWF outlines challenges for development teams and opportunities to address them in this article.
In a recent APRA Overdrive survey, prospect development professionals were asked to choose their greatest pain point from a list that included finding prospects, managing metrics, program investment, and other common areas of interest. “Keeping portfolios optimized” was found to be the most troublesome task by far.
The business of fundraising has become big, but are we becoming Big Business? Arguably, the biggest change this generation has seen is the shift in our core business model. Historically, it was sufficient to know the wealthy constituents in town, go to the right country clubs, and attend the matinee at the symphony to find […]
Has your organization successfully completed a campaign, celebrated success, and immediately started planning for the next campaign? As fundraising professionals, we need to navigate these perpetual campaigns carefully. We want to be careful about re-approaching the same donors over and over again. We also need insight and information to evaluate whether we have enough prospects […]
These words by Deming are often used by evangelists of the data sciences to make one specific point. Trust is not an effective strategy. But insight is. The modern major-gift fundraising program is at a crossroads of business model maturity. In a sector historically managed by top-of-mind relationship management, the scale of expectations have pushed […]
Total charitable giving in the U.S. rose an estimated 4.1% to more than $373 billion in 2015.
Bentz Whaley Flessner presents key findings of the 2016 Fidelity Charitable Report.
BWF consultants are experienced professionals who create timely solutions out of complex challenges. We’re motivated by our clients’ success and a desire to transform philanthropy. We are expanding our fundraising and advancement consulting team with the addition of several Senior Associate positions. These consultants will work with our broad base of clients: conducting development assessments, preparing clients for campaigns, working with […]
There are times when a comprehensive campaign may not be the right approach. An alternative may be to conduct special project fundraising initiatives.
Overview Bentz Whaley Flessner advances our world through collaboration with great nonprofit organizations. Our clients are changing the world: educating our children, curing disease, caring for those in need, protecting our planet, and enlightening our understanding of the world. We provide expert fundraising counsel and innovative advice to: Public and private colleges and universities to help […]
Mississippi State leaders inspired by the overwhelming response to “Infinite Impact,” the most successful fundraising campaign in university history, celebrated MSU President Mark E. Keenum’s April 28, 2016, announcement of a historic retargeting of the campaign with a fundraising goal of $1 billion by 2020.
Bentz Whaley Flessner presents 4 guidelines for a successful database upgrade.
Tips on how to balance donors’ relationships with the institution and the individual fundraisers.