Joshua M. Birkholz is a principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner, where he consults leading nonprofits in higher education, healthcare, and human services in comprehensive campaigning, organizational structure, data-driven strategies, and productive business processes. Josh also oversees a consulting team conducting outsourced and in-house analytics and prospect development services. He is widely regarded as a leading innovator in 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 is a recipient of the prestigious Apra Visionary award for his contributions to prospect development. And in 2017, Josh received the CASE Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence which recognizes CASE faculty members for their outstanding performance at 10 or more CASE international educational programs.