For immediate publication MINNEAPOLIS, MN September 13, 2019. BWF®, global philanthropic consultancy, announces the acquisition of Groundwork Digital, the pioneering innovator of high‐touch digital communications for transformational giving. Groundwork Digital, most recognized for establishing best practices in nonprofit giving days and personalized video marketing, enables charities to build fundraising pipelines and engage with its closest […]
For immediate publication MINNEAPOLIS, September 3, 2019—Josh Birkholz, President and CEO of the global fundraising consultancy Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF®), is excited to announce and celebrate Bond Lammey, Managing Associate, as the new President of Apra for the 2019—2020 term. For 30 years, Apra has been committed to serving, representing and advancing the professionals and […]
BWF is excited to share and celebrate Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s announcement regarding the largest singular gift from an individual in the university’s almost 100-year history. The $19.5 million anonymous bequest is the leading commitment to date for the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, With You. Without Limits. The Campaign for Texas A&M University-Kingsville. We are […]
How can you ensure the intent, investments, and plans for your software implementation are clearly defined? Planning how to achieve your organization’s desired infrastructure design and requirements are essential to implementation success. Identifying complexities of the landscape will help you develop a concrete and executable technology and operations roadmap. Read more as BWF’s Wendy Jaccard shares her […]
Chicago Sun-Times journalist Sydney J. Harris keenly observed that “the two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” Doing just that is harder than ever, given that it’s no longer about pushing out information to people who once gave you […]
BWF is excited to share and celebrate UC San Diego’s transformational gift from Denny Sanford. Sanford’s gift of $100 million is to study empathy and compassion and to cultivate those qualities in physicians. The gift is among the largest of its kind ever made in the U.S. and involves an area of science that’s only […]
What are the top 3 attributes a healthcare CEO brings to philanthropic success for his/her hospital? Our experience with a large number of healthcare clients suggests these CEO attributes can make the most significant difference in how donors and prospects perceive hospitals and their philanthropic requests. The successful CEO is courageous—bringing an unwavering sense […]
For immediate publication MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2019—Josh Birkholz, President and CEO of the global fundraising consultancy Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF), and Mark Marshall, President of the Philanthropic Counsel division, are excited to announce the addition of Carole Arwidson as Director of Strategic Communications. Prior to joining BWF, Arwidson served as a member of the account […]
Recently I came across two quotes online that caught my attention: “The goal is to provide inspiring information that moves people to action.” –Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist at Canva “Without strategy, content is just stuff, and the world has enough stuff.” –Arjun Basu, SVP of Content Strategy at Bookmark Content In my new […]
For anyone who stays current with industry news, the principle of transparency has received a lot of attention lately. From Ray Dalio’s philosophy of “radical transparency”, which he discusses in his book, Principles, to Stanford’s recent research into “Fairness, Accountability, and the Transparency of Algorithms”, industry leaders are taking notice and challenging proprietary black boxes. […]
MINNEAPOLIS, June 21, 2019—Josh Birkholz, President and CEO of the global fundraising consultancy Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF), and Katrina Klaproth, President of Philanthropy Services, are excited to announce the addition of senior associate Wendy Jaccard to its team of consulting professionals. She brings over 25 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising and has worked with federated national and […]
This week sees major gifts to higher education and student success initiatives.
Bentz Whaley Flessner is currently seeking an experienced Project Associate to join our team in Minneapolis. About Us Bentz Whaley Flessner, a leading fundraising consulting firm for over 30 years, provides quality advice for every step of the development process to educational institutions, academic medical centers, healthcare systems, and other large environmental and social non-profit […]
This week sees large gifts to higher education and change-making initiatives.
This week in philanthropy brings several 8-figure and a 9-figure gift to the education and healthcare spaces.