For decades, we have seen telephone programs managed externally. Large nonprofits are increasingly outsourcing their caging/gift processing procedures. CRM systems are increasingly moving to cloud-based providers. And networking technology is increasingly moving to third parties. In all of these cases, the cost savings, accountability, and staffing challenges have made third party technology solutions very attractive […]
BWF Client Advisory — June 28, 2017 Today’s data-driven prospect development shops have more tools than ever before to identify top quality prospects. In a world growing more economically and culturally interconnected every day, the centers of wealth and philanthropy extend well beyond U.S. borders. Prospect development efforts, likewise, must bring a more global focus […]
Bentz Whaley Flessner is excited to report the significant figures announced in today’s release of this year’s Giving USA report. Total charitable giving rose 1.4%, in inflation-adjusted dollars, to an all-time high of $390.05 billion in 2016. Other key highlights include: While giving has now exceeded pre-recession highs, overall giving grew more modestly in 2016 compared to growth seen in […]
Consultants: Annie Harm | Bruce Flessner
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Growing Relationship Management: Checks and Balances to Ensure Success In a recent blog post, BWF Managing Associate, Bond Lammey, wrote about the value of establishing a relationship management policy. The relationship between a robust major gift program and an effective relationship management system has long been viewed as closely correlated. The challenge often isn’t establishing a […]
BWF Client Advisory — May 17, 2017 Staying Up to Date At its core, predictive models represent a snapshot in time. Whether that snapshot was taken one week or one year ago, it is the basis of your predictions and just like a printed photograph, this snapshot will degrade over time. This is not dissimilar […]
It is now that time of year when the class of 2017 is thinking about graduation and the next step coming in their lives. As advancement officers at colleges and universities, you are once again hoping you can crack the code to engage these recent graduates. For that matter, finding ways to engage not just the […]
Bentz Whaley Flessner is pleased to announce the promotion of Karl Miller to Managing Associate effective July 1, 2017. Karl joined the firm in 2016 and during this time he has provided counsel to great colleges and universities across the country as they achieved new fundraising heights. Karl has more than 20 of years of leadership experience in development. […]
The widespread adoption of data visualization in news sources and business reports has spurred the fundraising industry to adopt data visualization in its reporting. Management and staff request data visualization, often in the form of dashboards, for fundraising teams to monitor and report on production toward goals and to inform strategy development. While data visualization […]
Consultants: Katrina Klaproth | Maya L. Abate
The end-of-year gift processing and reporting season is over, and most advancement offices are gearing up for spring solicitations and appeals. Now is a good time to review advancement’s strategic priorities and evaluate departmental effectiveness. One critical but often overlooked aspect in achieving a successful fundraising program is the relationship and interaction between gift officers […]
Social databases are inexpensive to gain access to, and when married to your database, the combination can be powerful fundraising tool.
Many nonprofit fundraising shops have long since recognized the value and power of their own internal datasets. Good leaders know that evaluating and analyzing our data leads to important insights that inform our decision making and goal setting processes. A common sticking point in fully realizing this value, however, and in the adoption and integration of […]
Now that every 2017 NCAA Tournament bracket is officially busted, is it time to start planning for your 2018 bracket? Check out how industry experts are incorporating analytics into their picks.
What is R? R is an extremely powerful statistical & data analysis tool that can help you do your work more efficiently, enable you to perform advanced analyses for a large number of applications, and the new skills will impress your boss and colleagues! R is already widely-used in academic and business circles, and is […]