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 […]
We often talk about how today’s major gift donor is more sophisticated than ever, and thus more demanding. This is a good thing, because it makes those of us who are professional fundraisers more accountable and responsive to the needs of the donor. For example, a prospective donor, when approached with an idea that would […]
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 […]
One of the keys to successful fundraising is finding the intersection of organizational priorities with donor interest. Bentz Whaley Flessner introduces a methodology that organizations can use to begin to prioritize their philanthropic agenda.
For any organization considering a major fundraising campaign, developing a strong case for support, or “philanthropic agenda,” is critical to the campaign’s success. In this week’s Client Advisory, Bentz Whaley Flessner introduces the five elements of strong case for support.
In this October 2014 issue of Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Points of Practice, we present the steps to building a strong planned giving expectancy pipeline through segmentation of gifts, identification of prospective donor life expectancies and development of a schedule of gifts.
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 […]
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 […]