NACCDO Annual Conference

March 26–29, 2018 | Seattle, Washington | Join BWF consultants Ken Massey and Alex Oftelie and other philanthropic, public affairs and marketing colleagues from across the nation for the 2018 NACCDO-PAMN Annual Conference, Monday, March 26, through Thursday, March 29, at The Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA. The 2018 program, hosted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer […]

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AASP Washington DC Regional Symposium

March 23, 2018   |  8:00am – 4:30pm  |  Washington, DC  | Fundraising Analytics: by the Book or on the Fly? 1:30 pm–2:30 pm Presenters: Andrew McMahon, Development Coordinator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Marisa Ontko, Senior Analyst, Bentz Whaley Flessner Have you ever wished for a single book of fundraising analytics recipes that could satisfy […]

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AFP International Fundraising Conference

April 15–17, 2018   |   New Orleans, Louisiana   | Join Allison Gannon at this year’s AFP International Conference in New Orleans for three days of learning, connecting, and culture. The conference as over 90 education sessions, two keynote presentations, unparalleled networking with fellow fundraisers, and many social events. Stop by Booth 418 to visit with Allison […]

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AAMC 2018 National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement

March 21-24 | Seattle, Washington  | Join Mark Marshall and Ken Massey at the 2018 AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement, the only conference focused specifically on institutional advancement in academic medicine. The theme for 2018 is Amplify because in the field of institutional advancement, it is imperative that your initiatives stand out […]

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Senior Associate Position

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. […]

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Project Associate—BWF Insight Practice

Bentz Whaley Flessner is currently seeking an experienced Project Associate to join our team in Edina, Minnesota 55439. About Us: Bentz Whaley Flessner, a leading fundraising consulting firm for over 30 years, provides quality advice for every step of the development process to educational institutions, academic medical centers, healthcare systems, and other large environmental and […]

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Creating a Comprehensive System Training Plan

Almost every organization recognizes the value and benefits of developing training plans and delivery on your software system. When done properly, training can make employees more efficient—increasing proficiencies, productivity, and morale, while decreasing costs. Training can streamline processes and save time and increase compliance with regulations. It can even lead to a happier, more satisfied […]

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Assessing Philanthropic Capacity for Prospects in High Cost of Living Areas

What is your organization’s approach to assessing philanthropic capacity of your prospect pool? Do you use a formula provided by your wealth screening vendors or another industry-standard formula? Perhaps your organization assesses capacity based on demonstrated philanthropic giving to your institution or other nonprofits. As cost of living climbs in some U.S. cities to unprecedented […]

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Congratulations to Gustavus on Fundraising Momentum

Bentz Whaley Flessner extends congratulations to Gustavaus Adolphus College who recently received notice by Star Tribute writer, John Reinan, for the transformative gifts it has been receiving. In a January 20, 2018, article, Reinan wrote, “It’s getting to the point where you wonder whether Gustavus Adolphus College would turn up its nose at a paltry […]

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How 2017 Trends Will Impact Your Development Strategies for 2018

2017 will be remembered for many events at colleges, universities, hospitals, and medical centers as each has celebrated highpoints and dealt with some disappointments. Overall, when the final numbers are tallied, it will be a good year for philanthropy. As we reflect, we see 2017 shaped by three big events that will impact your development […]

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Understanding Your High- and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Donors

Last week, The Philanthropy Workshop released a study on the perspectives and philanthropic practices of high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. This study was based on 219 survey responses and 20 in-depth interviews with philanthropists and includes several interesting findings on the behaviors and motivations of wealthy donors. High- and ultra-high-net-worth donors use multiple channels. The study […]

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2017 Tax Bills and Charitable Giving

How the Proposed Tax Changes May Impact Charitable Giving As the House and Senate Republicans release details on their proposed tax bills, many nonprofit organizations have been asking how the proposed changes may impact charitable giving. While the details of these bills are constantly evolving, and there are several additional components that may impact nonprofits […]

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Bentz Whaley Flessner Welcomes Senior Associate

Bentz Whaley Flessner is pleased to announce that Ken Massey has joined the BWF philanthropic consulting team effective November 1, 2017. Ken is a recognized leader in the healthcare philanthropy community. He has joined BWF Healthcare Philanthropy with a particular emphasis on academic medical centers and healthcare institutions. His areas of focus include campaign planning and management, major and principal gifts, […]

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