Latest Past Events

20th Annual Liberal Arts Vice Presidents Conference

As we look ahead to 2022, we strive to determine how to best adapt to the new conditions impacting liberal arts colleges and universities. Institutions across the country are seeking insights and ideas for moving forward in response to these changes.

Past Webinars

2021 Year in Review and 2022 Predictions

Join BWF's CEO Josh Birkholz, as he recaps 2021 learnings and shares predictions for what to expect in fundraising in 2022.

Next Gen Annual Giving Series

The focus of this “Next Gen Annual Giving” webinar series will be placed on modernizing annual giving to reverse the trend in donor decline many nonprofits have faced over the past decade.

Your supporters are more than just actions: developing 360° constituent perspectives to drive untapped donor growth

Organizations that adopt the model “who you are and what you do must represent how you feel” often fail to see the unmet potential or to identify areas of opportunity.

Business Intelligence Through the Lens of Leadership

Are you looking to use data to inform significant decisions in areas such as staffing alignment, achieving fundraising goals, or productivity analysis? Decision makers must fully understand the capabilities of business intelligence. This webinar will offer case studies and approaches to align your organization’s data with the decisions you need to make.

Due Diligence Survey Results

Join BWF and Pyro Talks to review the results of the Due Diligence Survey and gain insights into how you can incorporate these findings in your own organization.

Student Stories Case Study

UC San Diego, an early adopter of {{firstname}}’s Student Engagement Team (SET) program more than doubled the donors and dollars raised through the recently retired phone program… and at a fraction of the cost.

The Current State of Healthcare Donors: New Research on the Impact of COVID and Other Trends

Join us as we share the results of our latest survey, which asked donors about the impact of the pandemic on their giving, their giving priorities, their future event attendance, as well as other factors that impact their contributions to healthcare. 

Understanding Business Intelligence

When your check engine light comes on, the dashboard shows you exactly what the problem is, how much it will cost to fix, and the locations of the most reliable auto shops in your area. Business intelligence makes that more sophisticated approach a reality for your fundraising operation.

Defining Organizational ROI While Facing Budget Constraints

As your organization reevaluates its budget for the post-pandemic future, how can you prepare for conversations regarding return on investment for operations staff and frontline fundraisers?

Planning for Philanthropic Success in the New World of Disruption

This webinar discusses making the case for your institutional budget, clarifying priorities for the short and long term, and creating the right level of institutional engagement to impact your mission.

Strategic Donor Engagement in the Short Term for Long-Term Success

Stewardship, retention, and engagement now need to involve two-way communication. What are we hearing from our donors? How do we respond? And how do we stay on message?

Managing Your Prospect Pipeline—Strategies During Times of Disruption

This webinar shares practical techniques for effective remote communication between staff members, with or without a dedicated prospect development team.

Managing Your Talent in Times of Economic and Societal Disruption

How do you sustain motivation and collaboration in a distributed workforce? In some ways, this is not new. Join us to figure out how to navigate this shift, when to do it, and what really works.

Creating Special Event Solutions in Challenging Times

This webinar will help you find creative and practical techniques for hosting your special event virtually as well as other digital solutions that can be adopted instead of hosting a virtual fundraising event.

Understanding Your Engagement Index—Priming Your Organization for Current and Future State

In this webinar, Alex Oftelie outlines methods and the impact of understanding your constituents engagement today while empowering insight and agility in philanthropic and outreach activity in the coming weeks and months.

Reviewing Philanthropic Priorities in Alignment with the Current Marketplace

This webinar offers tips for reviewing and repositioning the case for support to your organization’s valued stakeholders.

Sustaining Optimal Board Leadership in Times of Crisis

In this webinar, you’ll hear from seasoned experts about how to ensure your boards stay engaged on your institution’s behalf, with courage, calm, confidence, and commitment to your cause.

The Remote Development Office–Maintaining the Mission

This webinar will discuss the challenges you may be facing as a leader of a remote team as well as how you can ensure your own success at maintaining the mission of your nonprofit organization.

Positioning Information Strategy Teams During Mandatory Remote Work

A strategic evaluation of current projects and a thoughtful shifting of priorities for your operational teams will position them to better face the new philanthropic environment.

Remote Donor Engagement During Physical Distancing

Not having face-to-face events doesn’t mean you can’t have important interactions. Join us for some active tips to keep engaged virtually.

Donor Messaging in Times of Uncertainty

During times of uncertainty, it’s vital to demonstrate that you care about your stakeholders and remind them they are valued members of your larger community.