Leadership Annual Giving Benefits Annual giving staff can often feel as if they are being pulled in multiple directions with priorities ranging from expanding the donor base, building a pipeline, and raising unrestricted dollars. The result is that annual giving staff are often left to determine—with finite resources available—how they can allocate and prioritize time […]
Points of Practice – Please Mind the Gap: Making the Case for Leadership Annual Giving In the November 2016 issue of Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Points of Practice, author Christopher A. Clark describes how leadership annual giving programs can fill the gap and act as a funnel to repopulate the ranks, given that there is such […]
Consultants: Allison Gannon | Bond Lammey
Relationship management policies have three key benefits for an organization.
In our last client advisory, we explored donor-advised funds (DAFs)—why donors choose them, how organizations can take advantage of them, and how donor-advised funds donors are different from traditional donors. Donor-advised funds represent an important and growing fundraising opportunity. But what happens once a donor-advised fund transaction comes through a nonprofit organization’s door? How do […]
Consultants: Allison Gannon | Joshua Birkholz
Happy Halloween! Check out some key statistics for Halloween by the U.S. census Bureau.
Since our inception BWF has helped leading liberal arts colleges build strong advancement programs and execute transformational campaigns. We are expanding our team of consultants who work with this select group within higher education. We seek an experienced advancement professional who believes in the importance of a liberal arts education and understands the unique opportunities liberal arts […]
Consultants: Bond Lammey | John McConnell
Donor-Advised Funds Are Growing Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) continue to be a popular philanthropic choice for many donors, so nonprofits need to learn how to maximize donor-advised fund distributions. Once a niche market, the growth of DAFs is outpacing other giving vehicles. According to the 2015 Donor-Advised Fund Report from the National Philanthropic Trust, DAFs experienced an […]
The announcement this week of the Penny and Phil Knight gift of $500 million to the University of Oregon, the largest ever to a public university, shows that while 2015 was a record year for 8-figure and 9-figure gifts, 2016 is on track to see even more. The growing and new fortune in the world’s […]
Here is a great read and podcast featuring Jake Porway, the founder of DataKind, a nonprofit that connects nonprofits to technologists to solve problems. The article and podcast focuses on data beyond spreadsheets or funder reports, how it can be used in the social sector, and how collaboration can help solve challenging problems. Here is […]
BWF Client Advisory: When *Not* to Collect and Store Data in Your Database Storing large quantities of data is no longer a technological challenge. With the widespread adoption of fundraising analytics and the next generation of scoring systems on the horizon, the impulse is for organizations to store everything. Despite the proliferation of new sources […]
Points of Practice – Multi-Vendor Partnerships In the October 2016 issue of Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Points of Practice, author Jason Boley describes how organizations are turning to multi-vendor partnerships to address how fundraising operations have grown increasingly complex due to advances in technology and the need to support multi-channel fundraising initiatives. Whether the topic is […]
Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg recently wrote about big data themes emerging from the Strata+Hadoop World conference, held at the end of September in New York. The conference bills itself as a deep dive into emerging techniques and technologies between cutting edge science and business fundamentals. Particularly, it serves as a venue for speakers and vendors […]
Consultants: Allison Gannon | Andrew Schultz | Joshua Birkholz
Love football and the NFL? What about data visualization? Check out a map that shows NFL fans across the country. There are a couple interesting teams that span huge, different sections of the country (Dallas, Pittsburgh) and also teams that dominate particular regions (Minnesota, Green Bay, New England), and interesting multi-team states (Florida, California, North Carolina). […]
Strategic and well-planned faculty/staff campaign launch events can be an incredible way to engage your campus community and spread campaign core messages.
At the end of August, news broke about a record-setting drug bust in Australia that caught world-wide attention. Three Canadians were allegedly caught trying to smuggle $23M worth of cocaine (about 200lbs!) into Australia via a cruise ship they had been traveling on. What’s the connection between this amazing story and the world of fundraising […]