We’ve seen and heard a lot about fundraiser turnover – that the average tenure is 2 years or less an an institution, that millennials don’t have staying power because they’re always looking for the next big thing, that non-profits can’t keep up with rising salaries and titles available in the big shops. But where does […]
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Bentz Whaley Flessner announces the results of its 2015 healthcare survey. Get the full report here.
Bentz Whaley Flessner addresses the items to consider when creating a compelling story to attract and motivate donors to aid in effective fundraising.
I saw this incredible photo on the web earlier this week and wanted to share for fun. The image is of Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist who was the lead software engineer for Project Apollo. This photo, snapped in 1969, … Continue reading →
Predictive modeling, the process of using data patterns to predict future activity, is well established in fundraising for identifying prospects, prioritizing portfolios, and increasing return on annual giving investments. However, for many organizations, these likelihood indicators remain static for many … Continue reading →
In this week’s Client Advisory, Bentz Whaley Flessner discusses the value of having targeted, strategic information on a prospect or donor at the appropriate stage in the development cycle.
This week’s Client Advisory addresses essential guidelines that will distinguish your grant proposal from the competition and give you the chance to secure transformational gifts.
In this week’s Client Advisory, Bentz Whaley Flessner addresses the challenges of finding and retaining fundraising talent. As talent management rises in its prominence in leadership concerns, conference agendas, and resource investment, organizations must ensure that the conversation targets both the frontline and the infrastructural talent to make true development success a reality.
With over 364 million active users, LinkedIn can be an incredible source of information that can help you understand individuals who may give to your organization. In this week’s advisory, BWF_social’s Justin Ware presents 3 ways to connect with donors on LinkedIn.
Donor-advised funds are a thriving, expanding tool for strategic philanthropy. In this week’s Client Advisory, Bentz Whaley Flessner presents three ideas to consider to ensure your organization is prepared to maximize the number and dollar amounts of distributions from DAFs.
How clean is your fundraising data? Good data quality lies at the heart of any successful fundraising organization. BWF Senior Associate Jason Boley looks at why data hygiene should be a serious consideration at your organization and where to begin if your data is problematic.
Last week we discussed two of the essential principles for training new major gift officers: understanding the donor perspective and clear definition of the donor cycle. This week we have three more. Beyond orienting fundraisers to the nature of major gift philanthropy, organizations must seek to broaden the aptitude of these professionals to work with […]
Bentz Whaley Flessner continues our discussion on the essential principles for training new major gift officers.