Strategic Planning

Managing and maximizing strategic planning; getting the most out of goal setting, visioning, and framing

Follow these steps to build a powerful annual giving strategy.

8 Steps to Create a Powerful Annual Giving Campaign

A robust annual giving campaign is critical for creating a reliable fundraising stream. Follow these eight steps to build a powerful annual giving approach.

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Development Debrief Podcast

Innovation and Impact Podcast Series

Kathryn Van Sickle explores the theme of innovation in the fundraising industry. Be inspired by the guests as they talk about how they have shaped and shifted the sector through thinking outside of the box.

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CRM Analysis & Conversion

Identifying the Right Philanthropic Investments

According to a joint Candid and Center for Disaster Philanthropy 2020 study, between 7 and 34 percent of all nonprofits were at risk of closing because of the pandemic. At the heart of the discussions were budgets. As we look to 2022, now is the time to build more sustainable models and diversify revenue streams. What are some ways to approach investing in your advancement program with an eye on the return?

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Back-office Development Staff

5 Ways to Make the Case for the Advancement Operations in Fundraising

How do you make the case for non-frontline roles? Leaders are more likely to interact and prioritize the frontline officers, but a balance must be met to maximize ROI. Here are five ways to make the case for organizational support staff.

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Business Process Optimization

Year-End Goal-Setting Done Right

Fiscal year-end is right around the corner for many of us. This is often a busy time of year, and planning & and goal- setting for the coming year is on everyone’s to-do lists. Regardless of whether the goal you’re setting is financial or based on activities, or whether it applies to your whole entire organization or only a small team, here are some practical techniques that can help make your goal- setting more proactive, efficient, and accurate.

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Fundraising in Times of Uncertainty

Fundraising in Times of Uncertainty

When COVID-19 began, it left many in the philanthropic sector facing unprecedented challenges to overcome. Here BWF shares insights on fundraising in these uncertain times.

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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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The 3 C’s of Positioning Your Foundation for Success: Caution, Careful Strategy, Courage

The 3 C’s of Positioning Your Foundation for Success: Caution, Careful Strategy, Courage

What you can do to position your foundation for success both now and longer term in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, particularly if cost containment is demanded.

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The Essential Role of the Trusteeship Committee

The Essential Role of the Trusteeship Committee

The Trusteeship Committee’s responsibilities are among the most important work conducted by a board. When properly organized and empowered, the Trusteeship Committee should be responsible for recruiting exceptional members to the board who bring professional expertise, philanthropic leadership, and a passion for the organization’s mission.

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