Josh Birkholz, chief executive officer of BWF, is a leader in big philanthropy and innovator for the business of fundraising. In his 15 years of consulting the leading nonprofits, universities, and healthcare centers around the globe, Josh has redefined how we look at modern program design, fundraising in a smart economy, and branding in the high net-worth marketplace.
Josh is widely regarded as a trailblazer of 21st-century development strategies, having authored the sought-after book, Fundraising Analytics: Using Data to Guide Strategy and contributing to the books A Kaleidoscope of Prospect Development and Return on Character.
Josh is the Chair of the Advisory Council on Methodology for Giving USA. He is an instructor at the Rice University Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. He has the Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence from CASE. And he is a recipient of the prestigious Apra Visionary award for his contributions to prospect development.