Campaigns

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

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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Successful Campaign Kickoff Events

Successful Campaign Kickoff Events

The campaign kickoff is both an exciting and monumental time for any organization. When planning this event, there are several trends worth noting for those contemplating black-tie versus day-of-service–and some questions to ask yourself as you and your team consider the possibilities.

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Giving USA 2018 Report

Giving USA 2018 Report

BWF is excited to report the findings of this year’s Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy.

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5 Takeaways from the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study

5 Takeaways from the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study

For the study in early 2017, over 600 nonprofit organizations in a variety of sectors from the U.S. and Canada were polled. The goal of the research was to assist organizations in seeing what prospect identification processes other nonprofits use, compare their effectiveness, and explore related insights.

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