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Due Diligence Survey: UK & Europe vs. Australia

The growing interest in the the due diligence process along with the ethics and reputational risk in philanthropy is growing globally. This survey, which was a collaboration between BWF and PyroTalks CIC, initially focused on the UK & Europe and was later extended to include Australia thanks to a partnership with Apra Australia. The differences in findings have been summarized below to provide a useful perspective on international approaches to due diligence.

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Case Study: BWF and Tufts University School of Medicine

Engage Dx is a diagnostic tool to increase engagement health and philanthropy; however, it takes time to measure and track progress. The three-year relationship between BWF and TUSM enables important repetition and frequency of building and promoting engagement around select themes while measuring through surveys every six months. This repetition helps ensure TUSM is on track and is seeing that as engagement increases, philanthropy is also increasing.

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Closing the Perspective Gap with Business Intelligence

While business intelligence commonly and effectively highlights performance, advanced solutions will show leaders how to navigate the path ahead. The question then becomes, “How do senior fundraising leaders build and manage technology operations?”

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The Importance of Refreshing Predictive Models

At its core, predictive models represent a snapshot in time. It is critically important that predictive models be monitored, evaluated, and refreshed on a regular basis. Unfortunately, only a small number of top-level fundraising teams operate under this paradigm.

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The 2020 aasp Survey Summary

The 2020 aasp Survey Summary

BWF partnered with aasp and Lindauer Global on an industry survey to capture career and talent themes within advancement services. With an expanded reach and focus on individual advancement services careers, this survey’s key findings highlight the differing perspectives and areas of opportunity.

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2020 Fundraising Analytics Survey

2020 Fundraising Analytics Survey

Analytics and data science have entered a new chapter in fundraising: widespread adoption, thriving production, and a constant drive to innovate. This full video report discusses 2020’s fundraising analytics survey results highlighting key findings.

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BWF Response to JAMA Survey Findings

BWF Response to JAMA Survey Findings

Philanthropy has been and continues to be a pillar in our country’s healthcare and academic medical institutions and organizations. BWF addresses its own views, insights, and survey results in comparison to the recent JAMA study’s findings regarding philanthropy in healthcare.

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BWF Shares Giving USA 2020 Highlights

BWF Shares Giving USA 2020 Highlights

Giving USA is a valuable source of information and data reporting for the philanthropic sector. In a short video, BWF provides key findings and highlights from the Giving USA 2020 Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2019.

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Principal Gifts: Why Malcolm Gladwell is Only Half Right

Principal Gifts: Why Malcolm Gladwell is Only Half Right

In the decade since the 2009 recession, giving has grown at unprecedented levels. During this time period, charities with business models aligned with high net-worth donors have seen the greatest period of growth.

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