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Many development professionals are unhappy with the performance of their foundation board. Disengaged board members do not participate in fundraising, they do not attend meetings, or they promise they will help and do not follow through. If you are facing these types of situations with your board, you need to look at how you are […]
This week in philanthropy sees a number of eight figure gifts.
A number of eight-figure gifts were announced this week.
This week brings gifts to university athletics and multi-million dollar donations for healthcare.
Consultants: Anne Kvinge | Janet Cady | Jennifer A. Svihus | Kenneth G. Massey | Mark Marshall
Bentz Whaley Flessner is pleased to present the results of our 2017 Healthcare Survey on What the Affluent Think About Giving to Healthcare. The survey is designed to keep you informed on trends and attitudes towards healthcare giving. We hope the information we produce provides insight and assists you in evaluating and fine-tuning your programs […]
This week in philanthropy we continue to see a wide breadth of support for disaster relief as well as large gifts to educational institutions.
BWF is excited to welcome back Alexander Oftelie as a managing associate of the BWF Insight Division. From 2007–2013 Alex helped build BWF’s first analytics practice, DonorCast. He worked to bring analytics to the forefront of philanthropy and partnered with hundreds of leading non-profits to create innovative, measurable solutions. After BWF, Alex went on to have successful careers at […]
For decades, we have seen telephone programs managed externally. Large nonprofits are increasingly outsourcing their caging/gift processing procedures. CRM systems are increasingly moving to cloud-based providers. And networking technology is increasingly moving to third parties. In all of these cases, the cost savings, accountability, and staffing challenges have made third party technology solutions very attractive […]
This week brings major gifts for healthcare organizations, universities, and politically motivated gifts to the United Nations. In addition, new research on endowment projections for 2017.
Consultants: Katrina Klaproth | Maya L. Abate
The end-of-year gift processing and reporting season is over, and most advancement offices are gearing up for spring solicitations and appeals. Now is a good time to review advancement’s strategic priorities and evaluate departmental effectiveness. One critical but often overlooked aspect in achieving a successful fundraising program is the relationship and interaction between gift officers […]
Gifts to higher education reached $41 billion in fiscal year 2016, according to the latest Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. This is only a 1.7 percent increase from the $40.3 billion in 2015, and almost no growth when adjusted for inflation. Harvard University raised the most money, $1.19 billion in fiscal year 2016. The top 20 higher education institutions raised a total of […]
Proper investment in a philanthropy office is vital to success. With that investment comes increased questions, such as “What will success look like?” These questions come from the C-suite as well as the board. Being able to properly answer the “success” questions about the results of your program can help create partnerships throughout your organization. The […]
2016 was a year of major world events from the U.S. presidential election to Brexit to the spread of the Zika virus to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series! The world of philanthropy and fundraising was not without its own notable activities, trends, and events in 2016. Looking Back Record Number of Big Gifts At least 17 nine-figure gifts […]