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Client Advisory – June 25, 2014 It’s the end of June, ending many organizations’ fiscal years, academic terms, and fundraising cycles. Now is also the time of year that many organizations conduct their performance reviews, set goals for the next year, and think about how the next year’s budget might be allocated. With so many [...]

I want to welcome Mark Jones, Senior Associate at BWF, as our new regular guest blogger. As a veteran of the field and trainer and advocate for fundraisers he brings a new perspective and expertise to this blog. His first post is below:    Having resided for much of my life among dairy farms in … Continue reading

If scientists ever decipher the complex biology behind diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, a lot of the credit may go to a few deep-pocketed philanthropists and the money they’ve poured into the tiny stretch along the Charles River in Cambridge between Harvard and MIT. In 2007, Ted Stanley, who amassed a fortune selling [...]

Some 77 percent of organizations with an annual fund meet total fundraising goals as compared to just 55 percent of organizations without such a fund, according to a new report on the impact of annual-fund campaigns in overall fundraising. Published by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative, the report is based on a survey of 945 nonprofits in the [...]

Michigan State University’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center has been named the beneficiary of a $1 million bequest from the estates of an MSU alumnus and his partner, who wish to remain anonymous, which will be used to improve and develop new programs and resources. “We are pleased to partner with alumni and donors who understand [...]

The Broad Institute, a biomedical research juggernaut in Cambridge, has received the biggest gift worldwide for psychiatric research, a $650 million commitment that could help scientists unravel the genetic underpinnings of diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and begin to develop better treatments. The gift from philanthropist and businessman Ted Stanley, to be announced [...]

Online ambassadors lead to big fundraising results when their efforts are applied to short duration online giving events (a.k.a. “money bombs”). This was certainly true for Wabash College during the school’s inaugural “Day of Giving” online fundraising campaign, when 2,200 donors joined forces to raise $465,000 in just 24 hours. The thing is, those big … Continue reading

Client Advisory – Tips for Hiring New Fundraisers Originally released by Bentz Whaley Flessner on April 23, 2014 in In the News,Published by BWF It’s a constant struggle in the development world to find and keep talented fundraisers and staff. Institutions of all sizes are facing budgetary struggles and, as a result, are prioritizing private support, launching campaigns, … Continue reading

Charitable Giving Rises to Over $335 Billion Last Year Bentz Whaley Flessner is pleased to provide key highlights of the data announced in the release of this year’s Giving USA report. Total charitable giving in the U.S. rose an estimated 4.4% to more than $335 billion in 2013. Some other key statistics: Giving by individuals and [...]

Position available for a full-time, project associate. This position provides a full range of administrative, research and project management to the day-to-day workflow of the various consulting practices of Bentz Whaley Flessner. This position must function with limited supervision and requires considerable proactive coordination with consultant work demands. The ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, and accountability for various processes and projects is crucial. This position reports to the Senior Project Associate and works collaboratively with clients, consultants, and support staff.