BWF Client Advisory — June 28, 2017 Today’s data-driven prospect development shops have more tools than ever before to identify top quality prospects. In a world growing more economically and culturally interconnected every day, the centers of wealth and philanthropy extend well beyond U.S. borders. Prospect development efforts, likewise, must bring a more global focus […]
Bentz Whaley Flessner is excited to report the significant figures announced in today’s release of this year’s Giving USA report. Total charitable giving rose 1.4%, in inflation-adjusted dollars, to an all-time high of $390.05 billion in 2016. Other key highlights include: While giving has now exceeded pre-recession highs, overall giving grew more modestly in 2016 compared to growth seen in […]
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Growing Relationship Management: Checks and Balances to Ensure Success In a recent blog post, BWF Managing Associate, Bond Lammey, wrote about the value of establishing a relationship management policy. The relationship between a robust major gift program and an effective relationship management system has long been viewed as closely correlated. The challenge often isn’t establishing a […]
BWF Client Advisory — May 17, 2017 Staying Up to Date At its core, predictive models represent a snapshot in time. Whether that snapshot was taken one week or one year ago, it is the basis of your predictions and just like a printed photograph, this snapshot will degrade over time. This is not dissimilar […]
It is now that time of year when the class of 2017 is thinking about graduation and the next step coming in their lives. As advancement officers at colleges and universities, you are once again hoping you can crack the code to engage these recent graduates. For that matter, finding ways to engage not just the […]
Bentz Whaley Flessner is pleased to announce the promotion of Karl Miller to Managing Associate effective July 1, 2017. Karl joined the firm in 2016 and during this time he has provided counsel to great colleges and universities across the country as they achieved new fundraising heights. Karl has more than 20 of years of leadership experience in development. […]
The widespread adoption of data visualization in news sources and business reports has spurred the fundraising industry to adopt data visualization in its reporting. Management and staff request data visualization, often in the form of dashboards, for fundraising teams to monitor and report on production toward goals and to inform strategy development. While data visualization […]
Social databases are inexpensive to gain access to, and when married to your database, the combination can be powerful fundraising tool.
Great fundraising places are data-driven and develop new approaches, but what sets them apart may be simpler than you think. In this month’s Points of Practice, author Josh Birkholz reveals one of the key distinguishing characteristics of high-performing fundraising programs: The Impact Maturity Model.
In this month’s Points of Practice, read how digital and social technologies can help take your organization to the next level and allow you to share your mission in ways that are beyond past generations’ wildest imaginations. Where past generations influenced their neighbors and their town, today’s generation has the power through the Internet and […]
Several organizations have made headlines recently with the announcement that they are doing away with annual performance reviews and are using alternative strategies to evaluate performance. But the jury is still out on whether their alternative strategies will be effective. Be cautious about doing away with your current performance review approach. When aligned with your organization’s […]
Coaching and Mentoring Programs Can Increase Gift Revenue A young gift officer recently contacted her mentor, who thought the gift officer must be in a crisis. Quite the contrary. The young gift officer’s first words were an ecstatic “yay!!!” followed by cheers of joy! She was just leaving an event celebrating her first $200,000 gift, and […]
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