Philosophy and Background Bentz Whaley Flessner advances our world through collaboration with great nonprofit organizations. We are a full‐service fundraising consulting firm offering assistance with capital campaign counsel, feasibility studies, development assessments, analytics and predictive modeling, prospect management, donor relations, professional development and training, advancement systems, campaign planning, annual giving, alumni relations, and social media. […]
BWF is excited to share and celebrate the University of Sydney’s Inspired campaign reaching the $1 billion milestone, the first institution in Australia to do so. We are proud of our partnership and the efforts of the University and its leadership and staff. Congratulations!
It is with great sadness and profound respect that we announce the passing of our founder, and philanthropy colleague, Frank Bentz, on Monday, December 31, 2018. Frank Bentz led the development programs at Western Michigan University, Franklin College and the University of Minnesota before helping found Bentz Whaley Flessner in 1983. The firm grew from […]
CHICAGO, IL, November 7, 2018. Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF) and the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP) are excited to announce our recent partnership focused on the development of a long-term survey strategy and methodology. BWF’s goal is to further support AASP in assessing industry trends, ensuring that the results are broadly informative, connected to […]
The WPI Council is a group of volunteer leaders committed to advancing the vision and mission of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Council members serve as ambassadors to external stakeholders, elevate the Women’s Philanthropy Institute profile, and strengthen the institute’s global impact. Bruce Flessner is proud to serve on this committee that recognizes in order to […]
Consultants: Barett T. Christensen | Josh Birkholz
Josh Birkholz, principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner, recently wrote an interesting article articulating our firm’s vision and predictions for platform fundraising. Here is a short excerpt. “Today, it feels similar to the early 1980s of prospect research and the early 2000s of analytics. However, the scattered, under invested new reality is the world of platform […]
Consultants: Alexander Oftelie | Allison Gannon | Andrew Schultz | Barett T. Christensen | Bond Lammey | Emma Hinke | Josh Birkholz
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How has the athletic seating deduction rule worked before this year? Historically donors have not been able to deduct donations for athletic seats because they receive a benefit in return for the donation. Many colleges and universities adhered to the 80/20 principle, which only applied to athletic seating and treats 80% of the seat price […]
Getting new gift officers off to a strong start is important to their future success. They need to feel supported, appreciated, and wanted. Having a thorough onboarding plan is only part of that process. While getting a campus tour to orient them to their new surroundings and providing them with new supplies and office keys […]
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Bentz Whaley Flessner is excited to report the findings of this year’s Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Presented by the research team at The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the fundraising professionals at Giving USA Foundation, The Giving USA report is the longest-running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in the […]
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Consultants: Allison Gannon | Barett T. Christensen | Josh Birkholz
A webinar and list of GDPR nonprofit strategies to deploy to maintain proper data management and online engagement practices.
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