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 […]
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A Case Study: What nonprofits can learn about wealth targeting from selling investment real estate on Facebook. I feel strongly about the power of the tools and strategies available today to savvy digital marketers. To put myself to the test, I decided that I would drink my own medicine and attempt to sell my home […]
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.