Prospect Research & Management

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7 Ethical Considerations When Implementing AI at Nonprofits

As the world witnesses an explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, the nonprofit sector is also exploring the vast potential of AI in fundraising efforts. While the excitement around AI is palpable, nonprofit leaders must approach its implementation with careful consideration of ethical implications. In this blog post, we will delve into the ethical considerations that nonprofit leaders must consider when embracing AI for fundraising.

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Practical Application of AI

The impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) is being felt across industries, reshaping the way we interact with technology and the world around us. This article explains why it’s essential to communicate clearly how AI is used, why it’s used, and how it improves the donor’s experience and the organization’s impact.

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In this guide, we'll review what your organization should know about fundraising predictive analytics and modeling.

Fundraising Predictive Analytics: Expert Tips for Nonprofits

Fundraising predictive analytics can help your nonprofit model future donor behaviors to better connect with supporters. Learn more with this complete guide.

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Navigating the AI Metropolis: Empowering Nonprofit Fundraising Through Data-Driven Strategies

The power of AI in fundraising is being harnessed further, accelerating the progress of our organizations and the causes we hold dear. Looking ahead and to ensure fundraising’s future is hopeful, good “citizens” are needed to harness the power of AI and use it for good, and quickly. Embracing the potential of our AI neighborhoods and a brighter, more data-driven future for nonprofits is taking shape. This article takes a look at the evolving landscape of AI in fundraising and how best to harness it for your organization.

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How Recent Changes in the U.S. Real Estate Market Affects Prospect Research

When conducting prospect research, a fundraising professional may reference many different data points as wealth indicators of a prospect. Research professionals often use real estate as a central data point to assess capacity, since it is very easy to identify. This article will help establish a baseline for the new normal of the real estate market in the United States and how it affects the prospect research professional’s day-to-day.

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Prospect Development in a Changing Landscape: Adapting Ethical Practices for the Future

The recent meteoric rise of ChatGPT, a chatbot built by OpenAI, has generated a flurry of posts and articles about the future of machine learning technologies. The conversation has raised some important ethical questions.

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building rapport

Four Ways to Build Rapport with Development Staff

As prospect development professionals, we are often called upon to leverage data to drive decisions. BWF shares these four tips to help prospect development professionals establish and maintain positive working relationships with frontline fundraisers in order to be a strategic partner in achieving fundraising success.

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A Trusted Partnership, Customized Solutions

The departure of the University of Central Florida’s AVP of Advancement Services led to the need for interim staffing and managed services. In addition, UCF wanted to improve its prospect discovery lists by better understanding which prospects were likeliest to accept a visit from gift officers. BWF provided embedded leadership that helped prioritize and shepherd projects and built a customized visit likelihood model to inform decision making.

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Positioning Information Strategy Teams During Mandatory Remote Work

Due Diligence Survey: UK & Europe vs. Australia

The growing interest in the the due diligence process along with the ethics and reputational risk in philanthropy is growing globally. This survey, which was a collaboration between BWF and PyroTalks CIC, initially focused on the UK & Europe and was later extended to include Australia thanks to a partnership with Apra Australia. The differences in findings have been summarized below to provide a useful perspective on international approaches to due diligence.

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