Strategic Planning

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

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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Principal Gifts: Why Malcolm Gladwell is Only Half Right

Principal Gifts: Why Malcolm Gladwell is Only Half Right

In the decade since the 2009 recession, giving has grown at unprecedented levels. During this time period, charities with business models aligned with high net-worth donors have seen the greatest period of growth.

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Stewarding Donors with Dementia

Stewarding Donors with Dementia

Dementia currently affects more than 5.5 million people in the U.S., and this number is expected to double to approximately 16 million people in 30 years.

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Women Give 2019

Women Give 2019: Generosity Links Women Across Race and Ethnicity

Women Give is an annual report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University. This report seeks to draw increased visibility to the role and impact of women of color in the philanthropic sector.

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