Technology & Operations

Systems and services solutions to improve fundraising operations or convert CRMs

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Bold and Blue campaign

BWF & South Dakota State University Foundation Case Study

This partnership with BWF helped SDSU become more data driven, have clearer insights into its operations, have the ability to make strategic decisions and make them faster, and have a better way to validate its strategy, thereby saving both time and resources.

Read More
Data Science & Analytics

Clearing the Way for Actionable Data

Dashboards are the proverbial tip of the iceberg for communicating actionable data. Below the surface is where the bulk of BI work takes place and is also where the majority of obstacles occur that can stop successful business intelligence implementation in its tracks. This article reviews some of the most common obstacles an organization may run into and how to clear the way for actionable data.

Read More

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: What was Old is New Again

DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) have the power to revolutionize giving to the organizations we support and may lead to new ways of thinking about equity and impact in philanthropy. BWF explains the advantages of DAOs and what nonprofit organizations can expect from this new (and old) form of giving.

Read More
Data Governance

Mission Control: Perform a Data Inventory in Preparation for a Successful Data Governance Launch

Data governance is becoming an increasingly salient aspect of fundraising operations and is rapidly gaining ground among top organizational priorities. For many organizations, one of the most challenging aspects of developing a system of data governance is figuring out where to begin. BWF provides these helpful tips to help you get started and plan strategically.

Read More

Multi-Vendor Partnerships

Fundraising operations has grown increasingly complex over recent years due to advances in technology and the need to support multichannel fundraising initiatives. Whether the topic is cloud computing, crowd fundraising, text-to-give, or a CRM upgrade, the choices for platforms and support are numerous and sometimes dizzying. This article explores this complexity as many organizations turn to outside support for implementation to provide strategic advice on how to navigate multiple consulting partners.

Read More

How to Use the RFP Process to Plan Effectively

The formal process of requesting proposals for the purchasing of products and services can provide immense value to an organization. The RFP process can maximize the return on investments, shed essential insight into the internal operations and structure, and increase organizational success.

Read More
Nonprofit CRM

Top Problems You May Experience After Go-Live with Salesforce

Problems often arise when implementing new software, but they need not be inevitable. Anticipating potential problems before going live can minimize or eliminate those potential issues after go-live. Below are several potential post-go-live problems you’ll want to be aware of in advance.

Read More

Cryptocurrency and the Nonprofit: A Beginner’s Guide

Cryptocurrency is all the rage these days amongst Millennials and Gen Z. How do we incorporate this newly created wealth to increase support with our other daily fundraising activities?

Read More
Prospect Development

Salesforce: What to Know Before You Go Live

To get the most out of the Salesforce platform, you need experts who understand the requirements of the philanthropy industry and who possess the technical knowledge to customize Salesforce to meet those requirements.

Read More