BWF is excited to share and celebrate UC San Diego’s transformational gift from Denny Sanford. Sanford’s gift of $100 million is to study empathy and compassion and to cultivate those qualities in physicians. The gift is among the largest of its kind ever made in the U.S. and involves an area of science that’s only […]
Consultants: Jeffrey A. Hilperts | Merrell Milano
For many fundraisers, the release of the Giving USA report is met with the same level of excitement as the Super Bowl. Months of buildup, anticipation, and drama culminate in one defining moment that brings to life the best of what our field has to offer. Of course, the advertising is less enthralling and none […]
BWF is excited to share and celebrate Illinois State University’s campaign exceeding their $150 Million goal a year earlier than anticipated! This is only the institution’s second campaign in its history, and their team is doing an amazing job with the campaign. We are proud of our partnership and the efforts of the University and […]
Campaign kickoff events are as wide ranging as the organizations that they represent.
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 […]
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 […]
5 Takeaways from the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study The 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study was recently completed and released. For the study, over 600 nonprofit organizations in a variety of sectors from the U.S. and Canada were polled in early 2017. This study was sponsored by the Association of Philanthropic Counsel, funded by […]
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 […]
BWF Client Advisory — July 26, 2017 2015 CASE Campaign Report Earlier this month, the results of CASE’s 18th survey of educational fundraising campaigns were released in the 2015 CASE Campaign Report. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the fundraising campaign trends and what we think they could mean for your organization. The top 1% of donors continue to […]
Consultants: Bond Lammey | John McConnell
Donor-Advised Funds Are Growing Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) continue to be a popular philanthropic choice for many donors, so nonprofits need to learn how to maximize donor-advised fund distributions. Once a niche market, the growth of DAFs is outpacing other giving vehicles. According to the 2015 Donor-Advised Fund Report from the National Philanthropic Trust, DAFs experienced an […]
The announcement this week of the Penny and Phil Knight gift of $500 million to the University of Oregon, the largest ever to a public university, shows that while 2015 was a record year for 8-figure and 9-figure gifts, 2016 is on track to see even more. The growing and new fortune in the world’s […]
Strategic and well-planned faculty/staff campaign launch events can be an incredible way to engage your campus community and spread campaign core messages.
Total charitable giving in the U.S. rose an estimated 4.1% to more than $373 billion in 2015.
There are times when a comprehensive campaign may not be the right approach. An alternative may be to conduct special project fundraising initiatives.