Healthcare Philanthropy

Strategies, tips, and resources to inspire philanthropy at your healthcare institution.

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BWF’s 2019 Healthcare Survey Results Released

Our 2019 Healthcare Survey, What the Affluent Think About Giving to Healthcare is designed to keep you informed of trends and attitudes regarding healthcare giving. We hope this information provides insight and assists you in evaluating and fine-tuning your programs to reflect the constantly changing donor landscape. Findings in this year’s survey include increased giving […]

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How Does Your Nonprofit Compare? 5 Takeaways from the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study

5 Takeaways from the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study The 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study was recently completed and released. For the study, over 600 nonprofit organizations in a variety of sectors from the U.S. and Canada were polled in early 2017. This study was sponsored by the Association of Philanthropic Counsel, funded by […]

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5 Ways to Curb Even the Highest Philanthropy Turnover

What’s Wrong with Healthcare Philanthropy: Addressing the Issue of Fundraiser Turnover Did you know that the average tenure for a fundraiser in the healthcare sector is about 15-16 months? Surveys show, people start thinking about leaving within 3-4 months in a new position. Turnover in fundraising is costly for an organization – costs could exceed […]

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Three Keys to Successful Philanthropy Discovery Visits

Discovery visits – a tedious and often a dreaded task for major gift officers. Most fundraising professionals realize this necessity but often do it reluctantly.  These visits are valuable for focusing your work, increasing philanthropic support, and can be personally rewarding. Building your donor pipeline –prospect identification is how the pipeline gets filled. Identification comes from […]

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NIH Funding Creates Philanthropic Opportunities

21st Century Cures Act: Opportunities to Leverage Philanthropy

If you represent a large academic medical center, medical college, or an institution with a deep medical research enterprise, the recently announced 21st Century Cures Act could offer you positive philanthropic positioning. Passed by overwhelming bipartisan support, the act allocated $4.8 billion toward the National Institutes for Health (NIH) budget, with nearly $4 billion for research. Of course, this funding […]

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