When I think of the next generation of donors, I think of individuals who were raised in an on-demand culture and have been shaped by social media, mobile technology, a post 9/11 world, and a deep recession. They are self-starters, self-learners, and self-motivators. Universal connectivity, highly curated global information, on-demand video, and 24/7 news cycles […]
Women make up 45 percent of American millionaires. In 2013, an estimated 60 percent of high-net-worth women made their own fortunes, and some estimates put as many as two-thirds of all wealth in the U.S. will be controlled by women by the year 2030. Women’s influence in philanthropy continues to change. Did you know that […]
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Be sure to check out this fascinating article about some cutting edge machine learning being used to decode the language used by the 4,000-year-old Indus Valley Civilization! For more than a century, thousands of examples of Indus “seals” – small tablets with a few symbols accompanied by some sort of animal – have been found […]
Total charitable giving in the U.S. rose an estimated 4.1% to more than $373 billion in 2015.
Tips on how to balance donors’ relationships with the institution and the individual fundraisers.
To maximize board members’ impact on philanthropy, organizations need to provide members with structure, process, and support. In this week’s Client Advisory, Bentz Whaley Flessner offers 4 tips for effectively engaging your board in philanthropy.
In this issue of Points of Practice, Bentz Whaley Flessner outlines strategies for building meaningful relationships to and through the point of solicitation as well as for integrating a well-paced execution of key interactions. The article addresses what can often represent hurdles in the moves management process.
Recent stats reveal an important emerging trend in philanthropy: today’s donors are interested in impact. In this week’s Client Advisory, BWF outlines a few things nonprofits can do to demonstrate their organization’s impact.
To maximize endowment gifts, fundraisers need to focus a donor’s desired impact for the gift; not just determine the minimum amount. In this Client Advisory, Bentz Whaley Flessner provides tips on how to ensure the right endowment amount is set.
This November 2014 issue of Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Points of Practice, outlines ways to maximize year-end fundraising.
In this October 2014 issue of Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Points of Practice, we present the steps to building a strong planned giving expectancy pipeline through segmentation of gifts, identification of prospective donor life expectancies and development of a schedule of gifts.
There can be tendency among organizations contemplating a fundraising effort to bypass a feasibility study and just begin a campaign. This decision often stems from urgency around a single project, such as a building, but often lead to disappointing results that leave organizations wondering “what could have gone wrong?” Here are three reasons to resist […]
Ten reasons why nonprofit organizations should consider a comprehensive campaign.