Strategic Planning

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

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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Five Important Findings for Community Hospital Fundraising

Five Important Findings for Community Hospital Fundraising

For a growing number of hospitals, particularly nonprofit community hospitals, philanthropy is considered a necessity. Philanthropy is no longer seen as only supporting added extras—it’s now a source of revenue that supports the overall care of patients.

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Small Shop Volunteer Engagement

Small Shop Volunteer Engagement

Volunteers, especially in smaller nonprofit organizations, are an invaluable resource. Here are some critical points to consider when setting up your volunteer program and its participants for success in a small shop.

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Fundraising in 2018: Looking Back to Move Forward

Fundraising in 2018: Looking Back to Move Forward

As 2019 begins, we can look back on 2018 and explore important trends that have shaped philanthropy and consider how they will affect the year ahead. The world of giving has been shaped by at least five trends.

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