Modern Campaign Planning: Insights & Impact
BWF’s newly released book “Modern Campaign Planning: Insights & Impact” provides an expansive look into modern fundraising campaigns—what’s changed, how to maximize success, and how to achieve long-term impact.
Phoenix Children’s Foundation
Phoenix Children’s Foundation wanted to implement a business intelligence platform that would automate report generation and expedite accessing information in near real time. BWF provided a multi-year, progressive technology roadmap and a sustainable business model to advance fundraising through BI and data science.
University of North Dakota
In 2013, the University of North Dakota (UND) concluded its first comprehensive campaign, raising $324 million towards a $300 million goal. Three years later, having taken fundraising to a new level, university leadership commenced with planning for the next comprehensive campaign, again ultimately working with BWF as campaign counsel as they had done in 2013.
Building the Base
Building a solid foundational fundraising base is how you move donors through the philanthropy pipeline and build capacity.
Building a road map to strengthen the impact of philanthropy through a robust strategic plan is an important initiative.
Marketing & Communications
Successful fundraising programs share many essential factors, including having an inspiring vision and a compelling case for support—and the right strategy for reaching key audiences and communicating with them effectively at every touchpoint.
Digital Marketing & Fundraising
To achieve fundraising goals today you have to engage new donor segments while finding a fresh approach for engaging current donors.
Business Intelligence & Reporting
Our industry is constantly evolving with new technology and areas of growth. As a result, many organizations find themselves seeking creative solutions and ways to implement new technological methods to stay ahead of the curve.
CRM Analysis & Conversion
Technology selections and implementations are among the biggest projects faced by philanthropy operations professionals and can be a daunting task.
Data Science & Analytics
Strategic analytics is a core function of successful prospect identification, priority segmentation, organizational forecasting, metrics-based decision support, and more.
Fundraising campaigns are often a daunting prospect. They require years of planning, staff preparedness and training, setting the right goals and strategies, and of course, donors.
The End of Alumni Participation in Rankings: Where Do We Go From Here?
After years of debate, US News & World Report finally announced the removal of alumni giving as a factor in national university rankings. This follows advocacy from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and a chorus of annual giving professionals who have long complained that the flawed metric incentivized transactional programs and caused long-term harm to higher education fundraising.Read More
The Total Cost of Ownership
Whether it is the prompt of a CRM conversion or an annual budget review, it is essential to understand the full costs of technology. Particularly in the buying and implementation of new software, additional fees often feel like they come out of the proverbial woodwork. Understanding the reason for these costs, evaluating your needs, and negotiating with vendors is key.Read More
Navigating the AI Metropolis: Empowering Nonprofit Fundraising Through Data-Driven Strategies
The power of AI in fundraising is being harnessed further, accelerating the progress of our organizations and the causes we hold dear. Looking ahead and to ensure fundraising’s future is hopeful, good “citizens” are needed to harness the power of AI and use it for good, and quickly. Embracing the potential of our AI neighborhoods and a brighter, more data-driven future for nonprofits is taking shape. This article takes a look at the evolving landscape of AI in fundraising and how best to harness it for your organization.Read More
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