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Designing an Economy-Proof Fundraising Program

How can you best prepare to overcome a recession? Does your program have the necessary resiliency? Join BWF team members and client partners for an in-depth discussion that will address contingency planning, tackling challenges, managing opportunities, and the necessity of flexibility.

Past Webinars

Yours, Mine and Ours: Shared Technology Management in Advancement

An open discussion on collaboration between business owners and technology managers.

When Things Go Wrong: Communicating with Donors in Times of Crises

This webinar will guide you through the crisis communication process and the steps you should take to ensure that your most valued supporters are not left out in the cold.

The New Data Frontier

It’s Not About Predicting What People Will Do, but Instead About Predicting How People Feel. This webinar will guide you through engagement science and machine learning – understand how your organization can capture and predict the core drivers of philanthropy: pride, passion, awareness, and engagement.

Giving Days: What Are They Good For? Absolutely...Come Find Out!

With Giving Tuesday quickly approaching, it is important to question our investment in “tried and true” strategies and evaluate their impact on our overall success. Join the BWF Annual Giving and Digital Marketing team as we discuss how to identify the unique value proposition that a giving day can bring to your base-level giving program.

Set Yourself Up for Success with Business Intelligence

This webinar will offer strategies to advocate for BI effectively while managing expectations, what tools may be the best for your situation, and what to expect when implementing BI processes at your organization.

2022 Giving USA Report

Join AFP Minnesota as Joshua Birkholz, CEO of BWF, presents the 2022 Giving USA Report.

Planning Strategically for Your Next Campaign

Campaign planning has surged in recent months among nonprofit organizations as the pandemic wanes and organizations consider how best to meet the growing resource demands to fulfill their mission.

The Power of Perception: Great Campaigns Start with Great Ideas

Join BWF’s SVP for Strategic Communications Jay Wilson and the University at Buffalo’s Vice President for University Advancement Rod Grabowski as they discuss how communications drives successful campaigns.

Innovation and Impact Podcast Series Recap

Join Kathryn Van Sickle, host of the Development Debrief podcast, and BWF’s James Barnard as they recap the spring Innovation and Impact series. Together they will discuss series highlights, emerging themes from the episodes, innovations that have changed the industry, and the impact of fundraising in the modern era. Our hope is that you leave […]

How to Make Your Annual Giving Program a Pipeline Powerhouse

Join us for a webinar to discuss creating an annual giving strategy with objectives and metrics, developing lead generation and scoring models, creating donor journeys and prospect warming campaigns, and designing the infrastructure to make it all work.

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.