Josh Birkholz

Josh Birkholz, leader in big philanthropy, data science pioneer, and innovator for the business of fundraising is a principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner. Josh consults the leading nonprofits universities, and healthcare centers in comprehensive program development, organizational structure, major giving, data-driven strategies, campaigns, and productive business processes. Josh also oversees service lines providing program capacity analysis, staffing assessment, prospect development, predictive science, digital communications, and new technologies.

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 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.

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