BWF is excited to share and celebrate Illinois State University’s campaign exceeding their $150 Million goal a year earlier than anticipated! This is only the institution’s second campaign in its history, and their team is doing an amazing job with the campaign. We are proud of our partnership and the efforts of the University and […]
Campaign kickoff events are as wide ranging as the organizations that they represent.
Healthcare organizations are recognizing concierge services as an essential component of grateful patient fundraising.
Bentz Whaley Flessner is currently seeking an experienced Project Associate to join our team in Minneapolis. About Us Bentz Whaley Flessner, a leading fundraising consulting firm for over 30 years, provides quality advice for every step of the development process to educational institutions, academic medical centers, healthcare systems, and other large environmental and social non-profit […]
Consultants: Jennifer A. Svihus | Kenneth G. Massey | Mark Marshall
Our 2019 Healthcare Survey, What the Affluent Think About Giving to Healthcare is designed to keep you informed of trends and attitudes regarding healthcare giving. We hope this information provides insight and assists you in evaluating and fine-tuning your programs to reflect the constantly changing donor landscape. Findings in this year’s survey include increased giving […]
We are pleased to announce the new headquarters for Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF). Our continued and expanding focus on strong client partnerships and experiences made finding an office that supported a world-class team a priority. BWF’s new, state-of-the-art workspace will accommodate a growing team, while utilizing the facility to leverage technology and collaboration tools to support our […]
Dementia currently affects more than 5.5 million people in the U.S., and this number is expected to double to approximately 16 million people in 30 years. This intersection between a growing population and donor demographic greatly emphasizes why all nonprofit organizations must become better aware of the ways in which their reputation, legal standing, and […]
Fiscal year-end is right around the corner for many of us. This is often a busy time, and year-end planning & goal-setting for the coming year is on everyone’s to-do lists. Regardless of whether the goal you’re setting is financial or based on activities, or whether it applies to your whole organization or only a […]
Behavioral economics provides a framework to understanding philanthropic behavior. March’s BWF Live Fundraising show, hosted by Alex Oftelie, provided a summary of how to more accurately understand your constituents motivation, and how it becomes expressed through behaviors such as giving, volunteering, event involvement, etc. In case you missed the show, click here to view. As […]
Women Give is an annual report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University. This year’s study, Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color, examines the intersection of race, gender and giving, and asks how we can attend to this intersection in order to better serve our communities and shared futures. Read […]
Consultants: Allison Gannon | Barett T. Christensen
BWF offers strategic fundraising services for nonprofits to invest their fiscal year-end dollars.
Minneapolis, MN, March 18, 2019—Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF), global fundraising consultancy, has announced changes in its executive leadership team. Joshua Birkholz, 11-year principal, will succeed Bruce Flessner as the Firm’s CEO. Flessner, company founder and principal, is stepping down from his role as CEO and leaving the Firm after 36 years of service. The BWF executive […]
For a growing number of hospitals, particularly nonprofit community hospitals, philanthropy is considered a necessity. Philanthropy is no longer seen as only supporting added extras—it’s now a source of revenue that supports the overall care of patients. In many community hospitals across the country, philanthropy is part of the revenue mix and is part of […]
Consultants: Bond Lammey | Roslyn P. Clarke
What strategies do you use to identify, track, and vet potential board candidates? Board members are your top donors, your most vocal cheerleaders, and are fiduciarily responsible for your organization. Your organization needs sound practices in place to ensure you have a pipeline of philanthropic, committed, and enthusiastic volunteers. This advisory offers tips for each […]
Higher Education Raises $46.73 Billion in 2018 According to the recently released 2018 Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) Survey, charitable support of colleges and universities reached $46.73 billion in 2018, up from $43.6 billion in 2017, a 4.6 percent increase when adjusted for inflation. This included a notable increase in gifts from “other organizations” – […]