This week brings the largest Gates gift in over a decade and several million dollar gifts for universities.
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 […]
This week highlights some major gifts to nonprofits, record breaking donation distributions from one of the largest Jewish donor-advised fund, and a new nonprofit exchange traded fund platform.
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 […]
This week in philanthropy brings major gifts to a theater program, a botanical garden, a high education institution, and a global wildlife conservation organization.
This week brings large donations to non-profit organizations and universities and a huge loss for the world of philanthropy, as David Rockefeller passes away at the age of 101.
This week brings major gifts for universities and healthcare organizations across the country and Florida public universities and their affiliated foundations are under scrutiny.
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 […]
This week in philanthropy Barnard College’s board of trustees voted to divest from energy companies that deny climate change and Harvard was ordered to reveal financial records of an influential donor.
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 […]
This week highlights major gifts in education, a big milestone in one of the largest-ever fundraising campaigns, and a look at MacArthur grant semifinalists.
This week features large donations to non-profit institutions, the creation of Snapchat’s foundation, and a record year for educational fundraising.
This week highlights major gifts in education, a statement from President Trump regarding nonprofits’ political activities, and the launch of the Biden Foundation.