Higher Education Raises $46.73 Billion in 2018 According to the recently released 2018 Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) Survey, charitable support of colleges and universities reached $46.73 billion in 2018, up from $43.6 billion in 2017, a 4.6 percent increase when adjusted for inflation. This included a notable increase in gifts from “other organizations” – […]
Volunteers, especially in smaller nonprofit organizations, are an invaluable resource. Many of these small organizations are often run entirely by volunteers. According to Independent Sector, as of April 2018, “The updated value of a volunteer hour is the equivalent of $24.69, and 63 million Americans volunteered about 8 billion hours of their time, talent and […]
As the holiday memories fade and we start the new year, now is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and develop an action plan. It is time to go beyond just thanking donors and start engaging donors. There are many ways you can go beyond the standard acknowledgment letter to get personal […]
Highlighted this week are Giving Tuesday trends and major gifts.
CHICAGO, IL, November 7, 2018. Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF) and the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP) are excited to announce our recent partnership focused on the development of a long-term survey strategy and methodology. BWF’s goal is to further support AASP in assessing industry trends, ensuring that the results are broadly informative, connected to […]
This week in philanthropy brought nine-figure gifts for human and medical services.
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]