Strategic Planning

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

The Ticking Time Bomb in Stewardship

The Ticking Time Bomb in Stewardship

Now is the time to make sure that you have identified any potential gaps in your stewardship plan and have made plans to address these.

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Focus on the Fundamentals? 5 Ways to Keep Athletics Fundraising Strong

Repeal of the Athletic Seating Deduction

The athletic seating deduction was an important facet within college and university fundraising. However, in January 2018 new tax laws reexamined this deduction, making it non-deductible for donors. Here we provide a brief synopsis of change and alternatives for fundraisers to consider.

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The Importance of Personal Referrals

The Importance of Personal Referrals

Enhance donor satisfaction and engagement, while increasing the likelihood of closing future major and planned gifts.

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Giving USA 2018 Report

Giving USA 2018 Report

BWF is excited to report the findings of this year’s Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy.

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5 Ideas for Engaging Next Gen Donors

5 Ideas for Engaging Next Gen Donors

Why do non-profit leaders need to better understand this generation? For one thing, next gen donors are expected to inherit an estimated $59 trillion dollars by 2061 and it is estimated that they will allocate almost half that sum to charitable causes.

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Why and How to Engage Women Donors

Why and How to Engage Women Donors

Women make up 45 percent of American millionaires. In 2013, an estimated 60 percent of high-net-worth women made their own fortunes, and some estimates put as many as two-thirds of all wealth in the U.S. will be controlled by women by the year 2030.

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5 Takeaways from the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study

5 Takeaways from the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study

For the study in early 2017, over 600 nonprofit organizations in a variety of sectors from the U.S. and Canada were polled. The goal of the research was to assist organizations in seeing what prospect identification processes other nonprofits use, compare their effectiveness, and explore related insights.

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Understanding Your High- and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Donors

Understanding Your High- and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Donors

In 2017, The Philanthropy Workshop released a study on the perspectives and philanthropic practices of high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Highlighted are key survey findings, what these findings can mean for your organization, and the valuable next steps for moving forward.

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The 1.5 Million Wealthy Women of Facebook

The 1.5 Million Wealthy Women of Facebook

During the strategy development process, we analyze, craft, and build targeted audiences for cultivation purposes. Of interest to our clients is how to find and deliver targeted messaging to high-net-worth constituents on Facebook. The growth of wealthy women on Facebook is of particular interest to organizations.

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