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Several BWF clients have asked our thoughts on the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data controversy and what advice we have at this time. At this point in our current media cycle, it is likely you have heard about the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook controversy, but just in case; Facebook recently suspended a data analytics company called Cambridge […]
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 […]
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 […]
University of California San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla announced Friday the news that the Campaign for UC San Diego has been recognized by CASE District VII this year with awards in the following categories: Gold Award in Fundraising Campaigns (The Campaign for UC San Diego) Gold Award in Case Statements (The Campaign for UC […]
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 […]
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 […]
The confetti has been swept up, the banners have been taken down, and your best volunteers and donors have resumed their normal lives—that’s right, your campaign is now public! Congratulations! But now what? The months and years following a campaign launch are some of the hardest for advancement teams. The excitement of going public is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
BWF Insight is excited to announce the expansion of its prospect research service line. As BWF Insight continues to be a leader and innovator in prospect development, we are pleased to welcome Roslyn Clarke. As director of prospect research services, Roslyn will manage all outsourced research projects, lead a team of researchers, conduct trainings, and provide prospect […]
November and December represent the high point of philanthropy for many organizations. So before you and your team turn your attention to lighting candles, planning celebrations, or roasting the perfect bird, now is the time to recommit to executing strong year-end fundraising strategies. For these reasons, and many more, the holiday season is a reason […]
CASE STUDY 1 Background A southern, top-tier research university was approaching the end of a $1+ billion dollar campaign when they had the opportunity to relocate their medical school as part of a new municipal redevelopment plan. Their top donors were already committed to the existing campaign priorities, and they needed a creative solution to […]