Older, Wiser #2

Your campaign will flag, maybe fail, if: your constituents don’t have enough money. your constituents don’t love you enough. your constituents don’t believe you’re headed the right direction. you don’t have enough staff to discover, and then work, your prospects. your leaders (both your president and the cabinet, and the Board and other volunteer leaders) […]

Older, Wiser #1

Over the last 25 years I’ve seen dozens of “feasibility studies,” those misnamed instruments we’re convinced are needed before a campaign begins. My life would have been easier if I had known early on what they were supposed to do. Maybe it was because I was trained as an academic. Documents were to be digested […]

United by Goals

In an article titled, “United by Goals,” the November/December edition of CASE Currents discusses the importance of ensuring marketing and communications departments are integrated with the rest of the development team. BWF consultant Jennifer McDonough...

Balancing when Busy

Fundraisers get busy. Indeed, being busy can be a sign of great things to come, so long as we’re busy with the right things. But, being busy can knock you out of balance. By carefully calibrating your perceptions, your performance, and your priorities, you can ensure that your daily “best practices” are really the practices […]

Social Media and Fundraising Analytics workshops: Jan. 24-26 in NY, Boston and DC

We’re hitting the road! Josh Birkholz, Principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner, and myself (Justin Ware, Director of Social Media at BWF) will be in New York City on 1/24, Boston on 1/25 and Washington, DC on 1/26 for the “Navigating Modern Fundraising: Social Media and Fundraising Analytics” workshops. Learn about Bentz Whaley Flessner’s latest innovations in … Continue reading »