Donor Relations

Engaging and stewarding donors and prospects

Certainties of Fundraising in Uncertain Times

Certainties of Fundraising in Uncertain Times

We are far from normal. As much as we work to embrace the uncertainties of these times, let’s stay grounded in the certainties of these times.

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Focus on the Fundamentals? 5 Ways to Keep Athletics Fundraising Strong

Focus on the Fundamentals? 5 Ways to Keep Athletics Fundraising Strong

Amidst the unprecedented impacts of the pandemic, countless programs and organizations are facing uncertainty and challenges. Intercollegiate athletics are no exception as colleges and universities try to determine next steps moving forward. BWF has the game plan to help succeed with athletics fundraising.

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Courageous Creativity: Fundraising During COVID’s Intermission

Courageous Creativity: Fundraising During COVID’s Intermission

What can our arts and culture fundraisers do during this very difficult “intermission”? How do you keep your audience actively engaged with your organization when there are no shows or galas? BWF consultant Amy Lampi shines a spotlight on the importance of being courageous and creative during these unprecedented times.

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Rethinking Gift Officer Metrics During COVID-19

Rethinking Gift Officer Metrics During COVID-19

Given the current, remote-only work environment for nonprofits, the focus on continuing meaningful work without the benefit of face-to-face engagement has become more important than ever.

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Strategic Donor Engagement During Economic Uncertainty

Strategic Donor Engagement During Economic Uncertainty

During economic uncertainty, donor engagement is key. BWF offers strategies for engaging donors during COVID-19 and other times of crisis.

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Those Most in Need: NGO Fundraising During a Global Pandemic

Those Most in Need: NGO Fundraising During a Global Pandemic

NGOs (non-governmental organizations) come in all shapes, sizes, and mission focus areas. In many instances, they play the role of global matchmaker—identifying areas where there is a need and matching donor passions to support these specific needs.

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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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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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