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Last month, we wrote on tips to help fundraising professionals get in the game on LinkedIn. In that post, we suggested (implored) gift officers – or anyone with a donor facing role – establish a strong presence on LinkedIn. If LinkedIn is the bare minimum, there are other social networks that can open your fundraising … Continue reading

The effort to construct an inpatient hospice care facility on Quiogue received a major windfall last weekend as two longtime donors announced that they would be contributing a quarter of the project’s entire budget. Representatives of East End Hospice, a Westhampton Beach-based nonprofit that provides end-of-life care to those on eastern Long Island, announced during [...]

Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.  The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year’s race on April 21st, with an expanded field size of 36,000 registered runners, more than 300 organizations received donations [...]

BWF 2014 High-Performing Fundraisers Survey Results Bentz Whaley Flessner is pleased to release the results of our new study on traits and management of high-performing fundraisers. Success in development is driven by how well we can find, retain, and train talent. In fundraising on the front line, there are consistently a few superstars who dramatically [...]

The University of North Dakota today announced a $5 million gift from the Hess Corporation to the UND College of Engineering and Mines. The gift, along with a $2.5 million match from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund, will provide $7.5 million in funding towards the new Collaborative Energy Complex in the College of [...]

This morning Bentz Whaley Flessner released the results of our new study on traits and management of high-performing fundraisers. This is the full white paper of the Major Gift Officer Retention Study that has been highlighted in previous posts. Clink … Continue reading

Louisville businessman J.D. Nichols, chairman of local real estate development firm NTS Corp., is making a $10 million gift to the University of Louisville – one of the largest awards the university has ever received.The gift will be paid over three to five years. The money is undesignated and can be used at the discretion [...]

A research group led by Florida State University and Virginia Commonwealth University has received a $4.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to dramatically reduce the cost of a popular AIDS/HIV medication. The goal is to reduce the cost of the drug Nevirapine — a drug recommended by the World Health Organization [...]

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is getting a makeover. It wants new health ideas to go viral. It wants partners in business and government to magnify its impact. And it seeks game-changing ideas from inventors to improve doctor visits and reshape medicine into a “Culture of Health.” The nation’s largest health philanthrophy has long been [...]

The Cleveland Foundation announced $17.9 million in grants on Thursday focused on projects in health, education, the arts and economic development. The largest grant for the second quarter of 2014 is a $750,000 award to MetroHealth Medical Center, to support a mobile health unit serving 23 schools in the Cleveland school district. The unit will [...]