Raise your hand if you’ve never heard the adage “if it’s not in the system, it didn’t happen.” No hands? That’s what I suspected. That being said, who among us hasn’t also experienced examples of data living outside the system as a result of the tools within a fundraiser’s arsenal not “working” for them? Maybe […]
Consultants: Jeffrey A. Hilperts | Merrell Milano
For many fundraisers, the release of the Giving USA report is met with the same level of excitement as the Super Bowl. Months of buildup, anticipation, and drama culminate in one defining moment that brings to life the best of what our field has to offer. Of course, the advertising is less enthralling and none […]
Consultants: Jason Boley | Maya L. Abate | Merrell Milano
Data is one of a fundraising organization’s most valuable tools. Data serves as the foundation for good decision making and goal setting and informs strategic priorities. However, in order to effectively employ data, proper maintenance is critical. Data governance committees can be a valuable resource in developing policies and procedures for effective data management and […]
Bentz Whaley Flessner presents 4 guidelines for a successful database upgrade.
The need for data-driven reporting, metrics, and analysis at non-profits has increased in recent years. This growing need means your institution needs to focus on retaining and growing operations talent and recognizing the importance of their contributions.
Consultants: Katrina Klaproth | Merrell Milano
According to the results of a Bentz Whaley Flessner benchmarking survey, over 30 percent of gifts come in during the last few months of the year. While this significant increase is highly rewarding for institutions, the sheer volume causes complications for the hard-working operations teams in the back office who are responsible for entering and […]
In this third part of our three-part series, Bentz Whaley Flessner outlines upcoming challenges and decisions that your organization must confront. From facing threats to the charitable deduction, to how best to tackle analysis paralysis and tunnel vision, the shape of your organization’s fundraising future is being drawn today in the back office. Bentz Whaley […]