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 […]
Ask any development office what they’d like more of, and the answer is probably time and money. Maximizing volunteer impact can help create more of both. Not only are volunteers key to helping your organization with outreach and impact, but they can also be some of the most loyal donors. Volunteering Positively Impacts Giving Studies clearly […]
Chances are you know you’re being tracked online. Most of us are at the point where we’re not surprised when an ad for something we searched for on one site appears on the next site we visit. We know that many pages (yes, this one you’re reading, too) drop cookies and other scripts into our […]
Consultants: Katrina Klaproth | Mark Marshall
BWF is proud to announce Katrina Klaproth and Mark Marshall as new principals on their executive team. Joining existing principals Bruce Flessner and Josh Birkholz, Katrina and Mark will help frame and guide the future direction for BWF. As a global fundraising consultancy, BWF has a reputation for innovation in development program organization, data science, […]
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. For over thirty years, BWF consultants have partnered with leading private and public universities to realize record-setting philanthropic goals, effectively engage their ever-growing constituencies, and build strong advancement programs. We are expanding our consulting […]
Consultants: Annie Harm | Bruce Flessner
Bentz Whaley Flessner offers strategies on building development programs to strengthen relationships and increase giving from Chinese constituencies.
Consultants: Allison Gannon | Emma Hinke | Joshua Birkholz
In its 7th annual fundraising analytics survey, BWF reveals the evolving role of analytics and the analyst.