Campaigns

Ways to build capacity, lay a solid foundation for future fundraising, and drive campaign success

Use these strategies to improve your university fundraising campaigns.

University Fundraising: 9 Tips for Better Donor Engagement

Effective university fundraising requires strategic donor engagement and teamwork. Here are 9 tips to create a stronger fundraising and marketing approach.

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South Dakota State University (SDSU) Bold and Blue campaign

BWF & South Dakota State University Foundation Case Study

This partnership with BWF helped SDSU become more data driven, have clearer insights into its operations, have the ability to make strategic decisions and make them faster, and have a better way to validate its strategy, thereby saving both time and resources.

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Incentive Pay in a Campaign: Pros, Cons, and Things to Consider

With more organizations than ever before considering campaigns, and with the “Great Resignation” creating a talent crunch across all areas of advancement, many leaders are considering campaign bonuses as a strategy to retain top performers. At BWF, we work to ensure you’re well positioned for fundraising success, and that includes how best to motivate and retain your fundraising team.

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Fundraising in Times of Uncertainty

Fundraising in Times of Uncertainty

When COVID-19 began, it left many in the philanthropic sector facing unprecedented challenges to overcome. Here BWF shares insights on fundraising in these uncertain times.

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Build Campaign Momentum Despite Economic Conditions

Build Campaign Momentum Despite Economic Conditions

No matter what stage you’re in with your campaign, the pandemic has paused progress. How can you pivot to accommodate the changing circumstances and still achieve your goals? Here are some strategies to regain momentum and stay on track.

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(Re)Stating Your Case in This Time of Disruption

(Re)Stating Your Case in This Time of Disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routines of our personal and professional lives. This article outlines steps for restating your campaign case post pandemic.

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Healthcare Fundraising in a Time of Crisis

Serving Our Communities—Healthcare Fundraising in a Time of Crisis

Our healthcare institutions are prioritizing all available resources to address immediate patient needs, expand research and clinical trial efforts for testing and treatment, and maintain a healthy workforce ready to serve our communities.

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The Philanthropic Agenda

The Philanthropic Agenda

For any organization considering a major fundraising campaign, developing a strong case for support—“philanthropic agenda”—is critical to the campaign’s success. How do you sift through great ideas for the gems that get funded to advance the mission of an organization?

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Giving USA 2019—The Numbers and the Story Behind Them

Giving USA 2019—The Numbers and the Story Behind Them

Below we reveal what the Giving USA report says about the health and trajectory of philanthropy in this county. Beyond that, we delve deep into the report to point to important, strategy-altering trends which may be missed by a simple scan of the numerical results.

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