Prospect Research & Management

Achieving a stronger prospect pipeline, optimized portfolios, and building capacity

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

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

Amidst the unprecedented impacts of the pandemic, countless programs and organizations are facing uncertainty and challenges. Intercollegiate athletics are no exception as colleges and universities try to determine next steps moving forward. BWF has the game plan to help succeed with athletics fundraising.

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Is Your Gift Sitting on the Shelf? Opportunities for Donor Advised Funds

Is Your Gift Sitting on the Shelf? Opportunities for Donor Advised Funds

This financial and social upheaval has created many new obstacles, inconveniences, anxieties, and lots of serious trouble for fundraising. However, donor advised funds (DAFs) may represent a new opportunity in these troubled times.

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Assessing Philanthropic Capacity for Prospects in High Cost of Living Areas

Assessing Philanthropic Capacity for Prospects in High Cost of Living Areas

What is your organization’s approach to assessing philanthropic capacity of your prospect pool? Do you use a formula provided by your wealth screening vendors or another industry-standard formula?

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Establishing Common-Sense Metrics for Prospect Research

Establishing Common-Sense Metrics for Prospect Research

We all know what amount of production is theoretically possible for a prospect research shop. However, the theoretical often breaks down once real-life circumstances are considered. What factors should we look to, then, to establish prospect research metrics?

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Cold Calls, the First Hurdle

Cold Calls, the First Hurdle

Major gift fundraising is not a big mystery. Donors make big gifts because they believe in the charity’s ability to bring change. Sounds simple, but it is far from easy. Here are some ways to simplify, strategize, and raise more money.

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