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Chris Clark and Dennis Prescott to Lead BWF National and International Consulting Teams

Minneapolis, MN, October 8, 2019 – Josh Birkholz, CEO of the global fundraising consultancy Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF), and Mark Marshall, President of Philanthropic Counsel, are excited to announce the promotion of Chris Clark to Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Counsel and Dennis Prescott to Senior Vice President of the Executive Partners program.  Clark and […]

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3 Steps to ensure your campaign is as successful in stewarding gifts as it is securing them.

Putting Stewardship First: 3 Recommendations for Stewarding Gifts

When planning a campaign, there are many questions institutions must ask of themselves. How much money should we realistically be trying to raise, and over what period of time? Do we have a strong enough case for support? Do we have enough prospects at each level on the gift pyramid? Do we have strong enough internal and external leadership? Do […]

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3 Reasons a Campaign Feasibility Study is a Good Idea

There can be tendency among organizations contemplating a fundraising effort to bypass a feasibility study and just begin a campaign.  This decision often stems from urgency around a single project, such as a building, but often lead to disappointing results that leave organizations wondering “what could have gone wrong?” Here are three reasons to resist […]

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3 Quick Tips for Campaign Planning

Dennis Prescott, Senior Associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner, offers these 3 quick tips for clients planning a campaign: Prepare Well. Preparing well for a campaign starts with a sound feasibility study. Invest in Leadership. Create leadership structures with individuals absolutely committed to the success of the effort. Remember Donors Give to Big Ideas. So, be […]

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