The firm discussions fundraising trends revealed in the Philanthropy 50 and what they might mean to your instiution.
The most recent Nonprofit Fundraising Study affirmed that organizations with active board engagement in fundraising are more likely to see increased contributions. (Nonprofit Research Collaborative, October 2014.) How would you rate the stability of your current board? Do you have a board succession plan? Are there candidates queued up to rotate on once current members’ terms end? Identifying, recruiting, and onboarding new board members are essential steps to ensuring the long-term health and success of your nonprofit.
Talent management is a hot topic in the field of fundraising for a good reason; the data has repeatedly shown that non-profit success often lives or dies in the hands of a few high-performing fundraisers. 2015 will require non-profit leaders to face the talent crisis head on. Anticipated trends for 2015 will drive the need to find, keep, and grow fundraising talent.
Work smarter and not just harder in 2015 to secure transformation major outright and planned gifts.
In this issue of Points of Practice, Bentz Whaley Flessner presents ideas on how to effectively use segmentation in your annual giving program, helping you counter limited time, budget, and human capital.
To maximize endowment gifts, fundraisers need to focus a donor’s desired impact for the gift; not just determine the minimum amount. In this Client Advisory, Bentz Whaley Flessner provides tips on how to ensure the right endowment amount is set.